Nebraska Football: Garrett Snodgrass should be in line to make impact

CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 21: An Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 21: An Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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It’s time to see what he can bring to the table for Nebraska Football.

As the defensive MVP for Nebraska Football in 2019, Garrett Snodgrass will have big expectations placed upon him in 2020. He was a highly-touted in-state recruit coming out of high school, and now he will look to translate his success to the next level.

Snodgrass was ranked the fourth overall player in the 2019 class from the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He committed to the program on November 24, 2017. As a freshman last year, the six-foot-three, 225 pound linebacker did not see much action last year. He played in three games on special-teams a, making his debut at Purdue he also managed to be a part of the coverage unit against Wisconsin and Maryland.

That should change this year. There is going to be an infusion of youth at the position, and Snodgrass certainly has the skill set and build to be successful. For what it’s worth, only playing in three games last season allowed him to use his redshirt for the year.

The linebackers as a whole for Nebraska Football are huge part of the defense. With the particular athletes Nebraska has on that side of the football, they can double as both run-stoppers and pass-rushers. Snodgrass certainly fits the bill in that regard. Head coach Scott Frost noticed that Snodgrass was making progress over the course of the year. That was certainly encouraging to hear, especially since he’s a freshman.

"“Snods, I think he just needed a year in the program to kind of get his feet wet,” Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said of the York native recently on the Husker Sports Network. “But he kept coming on as the year went along and did an unbelievable job sacrificing for us on scout team.”"

Snodgrass will be part of a triple-threat at the linebacker position. In addition to him, Jackson Hannah and Luke Reimer will also be tasked with manning the position. Those are three talented names, and I truly think that Snodgrass is the most talented out of the three. I expect him to see a fair amount of playing time next season. He is definitely going to be a mainstay at the position for the rest of his time in Lincoln. He has that type of durability and dependability.

I would go so far as to say I expect him to start a couple games next year. It’s time to see what he can bring to the table. Furthermore, it is time for Scott Frost to begin playing all the underclassmen he redshirted last year. Snodgrass is a tremendously talented football player, and I can’t wait to see what he does playing for his hometown team.