We just confirmed the commitment of Smithfield Selma High running back/wide receiver/defensive back Joshua Snead to Duke today.
“He loved the fact that Duke never wavered on him,” his coach, Anthony Barbour, said this afternoon. “They really like his speed and ability to make plays in space.
“They are looking at him for their defensive backfield, but also like his speed on offense.”
Snead’s other finalists were Wake Forest and N.C. State, his coach said.
Barbour said that Snead has 4.3-second speed in the 40-yard dash. Last season as a junior, he rushed for 850 yards despite splitting time with three upperclassmen. He also played safety on defense and returned kicks, including two for touchdowns.
Snead is ranked No.17 on The Observer’s first Top 25 N.C. Prospects list for the coming season.
“Academically, he’s in great shape,” Barbour said. “He wants to do something in the medical field, perhaps become a doctor. That made Duke a perfect fit.”