Tech’s fastest? Looks like Broderick Snoddy

The issue of who is Georgia Tech’s fastest player has apparently been settled.

In a sprint competition touted on Twitter by Tech players, A-back Broderick Snoddy bested quarterback Justin Thomas Wednesday afternoon in a matchup of former state 100-meter track champions.

Snoddy, who redshirted last fall as a true freshman, and Thomas raced in what appears to be a 40-yard dash at the Brock Football Practice Facility. In a video posted on Facebook, Snoddy and Thomas took their stances with teammates lining the field on either side. Snoddy steadily separated from Thomas, looking back at him as he passed the finish line.

A Tweet from quarterback Vad Lee said it all: “I know one thing. Broderick Snoddy is the fastest man I have seen with my own two eyes!!!!”

Snoddy won the Georgia Class AAA 100- and 200-meter championships as a junior, winning in 10.69 and 21.46 seconds. Thomas, who arrived at Tech last week with the incoming freshman class, won the Alabama Class 4A-6A this spring in 10.79 seconds.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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Upstate jacket

June 27th, 2012
10:34 pm

Hope they are fast with ball in hand.

NW JACKET

June 27th, 2012
10:35 pm

NW JACKET

June 27th, 2012
10:37 pm

Oop! 2nd…It will be interesting to get them on the field at the same time. How about Thomas at a litte A-back with an option to pass? Hmmm.

NCJacket

June 27th, 2012
10:40 pm

Kinda glad Justin Thomas didn’t win. It’s never good when a freshman shows up and is the fastest on the team. This should give him something to work for. Good luck fellas.

InsideOut

June 27th, 2012
10:51 pm

Snoddy ran a 10.21 his senior year, the fourth fastest time in the country. He had a foot injury during the state finals.

dry dirt road

June 27th, 2012
10:56 pm

Might as well have lined up Vad lee against Justin, because that’s where the qb competition will be. For that matter, all the players should have lined up for wind sprints back and forth for about 20 times in total if only 40 yard sprints, as opposed to watching only two players. Need to get then in shape for VT and Logan Thomas. Must stop LT for first tv game of season. LT was about as embarrasing to stop as Bo Jackson was, or maybe Larry Smith in the 1965 Gator Bowl when he ran it right up the middle against BD’s team when he ran it right up the middle through the D Line and inside LBs for a long td on black and white tv game that night.

Dog kicker

June 27th, 2012
10:58 pm

Speed Kills!!

Ramblin Man

June 27th, 2012
11:32 pm

dry dirt road are you serious? This was a race between two champion track guys. I am sure they had been messing with each other and the challenge got made. The team gets up for 6am workouts and has been playing 7v7 against morehouse and ga state. Not to mention the drills Lee and Washington have been working on with the WRs and ABs.

5150 UOAD

June 27th, 2012
11:36 pm

2-of-3 need another race.

I have chatted with a few guys on Facebook and they seem to be RELAXED and FOCUSED. They are really having fun and enjoying their time together.

The best thing the guys have said is that THEY Know what CPJ is about and what he is expecting.

www

June 27th, 2012
11:54 pm

congrats to snoddy on winning.

and congrats are in order to thomas for blazing fast as well.

how about these guys (and other guys on the team who used to run track) make this a quarterly event? end of fall practice, before the bowl game, end of spring practice, summer OTAs.

keep a running tally (see what i did there?) and award a trophy/plaque annually that sits in the athletic association lobby.

might add some incentive when recruiting some fast rbs, dbs, wrs, qbs, etc. ya never know what will catch a recruit’s eye.

5150 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
12:09 am

Talking to Gotsis right now.

ME: How is you summer going? You going to be on Campus in August?

AG: Hey yeah it’s winter here so it’s really cold, yeah should be in camp August 2nd

ME: COLD? WTF? How COLD does it get? I never thing of cold an Australia.
Crockadile Dundee never woer a winter coat. LMAO

12:00am
AG: Hah yeah we are opposite to you guys! It’s like 9 degrees this morning ! Hahah crocodile Dundee !

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
2:33 am

9 degrees–they are on the Celsius scale. What is that in Farenheit? 45-50 degrees? Never really cared much about how to convert C to F as we don’t fool with C here. Us & Indonesia only countries using the F scale plus inches & feet. None of that metric crap Congress has been trying to force feed us for about 50 years. Heckfire, it gets colder than that in the Big A @ Thanksgiving—about every 29 years! C’mon big guy. You & Kallon & Chungong (sp?) will make a hell of an International Wrecking Crew on D Line.

WnE

June 28th, 2012
7:19 am

Well, one thing is for certain is that Justin Thomas is even SMALLER than advertised.

He looks maybe 5-8 tops in that video and could be 5-7, he’s definitely not 5-11 or anywhere close to that size.

SMALL & “fast” guys can be found anywhere, the key to winning MNCs is to find BIG 7 “fast” guys ala Herschel, Bo, Trent Richardson etc.

Having a bunch of fast runts (5-10 & smaller) won’t help GT us when we play teams tougher than Dook.

Snoddy is buried on the A-back depth chart, so his speed doesn’t seem to making a major difference, if he were 6-2 and 215-220 lbs. and ran the same way then we’d have something special on our hands.

GT Fan5

June 28th, 2012
7:25 am

Put the pads on and try it again. You’ll find a different result. Check out this film of Justin Thomas. Kid can fly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io21_dVAKUY

RambleOn84

June 28th, 2012
7:45 am

Yeah, I have to agree with recruiting expert WnE on this one…there has NEVER been a guy under 5′10″ to help out a team in college football…

Percy Harvin, Warrick Dunn, Jacquizz Rodgers, Joe Hamilton, Barry Sanders…all BUMS.

And also agree Snoddy obviously must suck…if you can’t start as a true freshman, you aren’t worth the Charmin Extra Soft you wipe your butt with.

All hail the great Recruiting Expert and his supreme knowledge!

RambleOn84

June 28th, 2012
7:47 am

Hey WnE,
To help us out a little more on the recruiting trail, maybe you can start sending harassing Twitters to some more 17 year old boys…really helped us out with Vad.

Thanks, sweetie.

NorthAvenueRules

June 28th, 2012
7:58 am

Can you imagine these two in the back field together in a few years with some impressive blocking from the bigs CPJ is recruiting?… AWESOME!!!!

WnE

June 28th, 2012
8:10 am

re:
RambleOn84

June 28th, 2012
7:45 am

Yeah, I have to agree with recruiting expert WnE on this one…there has NEVER been a guy under 5′10″ to help out a team in college football…

Percy Harvin, Warrick Dunn, Jacquizz Rodgers, Joe Hamilton, Barry Sanders…all BUMS.

And also agree Snoddy obviously must suck…if you can’t start as a true freshman, you aren’t worth the Charmin Extra Soft you wipe your butt with.

All hail the great Recruiting Expert and his supreme knowledge!
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You pull out 5 guys spread out over 25+ years from when they first started playing their college ball with 2 of them having been RETIRED after having 10+ year careers in the NFL (Dunn & Sanders).

When was Joe Ham’s freshman season?

1995?

He’s approaching 20 years since he came out of HS.

CFB has changed a lot since then, at the BCS level CFB now mirrors the NFL where you have to have the SIZE in addition to the speed to have good chance at high level success.

One Percy Harvin at GT would mean nothing, surround him with a bunch of future NFLers like he had at Florida and then you might be on to something.

You can stay in denial all you want, but GT ain’t competing for MNCs with undersized “pony size A-backs” (quoted from older GT fans that I know), and with 5-9/5-8 run first weak armed option QBs.

We’ll look great vs. MTSU, SC State, and Dook, but when we play the “big boys” we’ll appear over matched and “out physicaled”.

Tokyo jacket

June 28th, 2012
8:18 am

NCJacket, Percy Harvin showed up at UF and was the fastest player on the team. That worked out well for all involved.

juvenal

June 28th, 2012
9:43 am

Ken, Q i am asking-what % of ex-nfl GT alums broke 2 years out of the game?

Ramblin Man

June 28th, 2012
9:52 am

I know I will regret this later. WnE what depth chart are you refering to? The one from last year when he was redshirted or the one you looked at in all your meetings with CPJ? The AB slots are pretty wide open minus O. Smith’s spot. I will grant you I felt better when we had AA and Smith back there due to thier size, but Jones (5′9″ 202lbs) and Peoples (5′10″ 185lbs) both played well at that position. If Bostic and Snoddy can get the plays and blocking down I feel sorry for any LB that will be asked to cover them on passing routes. I would also add that if the roster is correct Andrews has been listed as a AB and he stands 6″ 203lbs. Last but not least do you really believe Thomas is 5′7″? Do you really believe in that warped hate filled mind of yours that so many schools would have recruited him for QB or DB with him standing 5′7″? COME ON MAN even you can do better than that.

Rich

June 28th, 2012
10:01 am

Broderick Snoddy is very fast, but he never ran a 10.21, which would be the second fastest 100m time ever posted by a Georgia high schooler, behind the 10,19 Tyreek Hill ran this year. His personal best of 10.45 is very good and almost certainly makes him the fastest player on the Tech team in many years, but 10.21 is a whole different level.

chas_jacket

June 28th, 2012
10:24 am

Thought the WhinEy one was banished. Barry Sanders was 5′ 8″ . Speeds is one of the most critical attributes period. Dont forget these are 18 year olds just entering college weight programs – they will bulk up. Really believe snoddy and justin will get on the field somewhere this fall and make good things happen

wes

June 28th, 2012
10:28 am

Snoddy looks bulked up. Runs with confidence.

WnE has to be the biggest crybaby of all time. What a loser.

William Casey

June 28th, 2012
10:36 am

@DRY: I believethat Smith torched us in the ‘66 Orange Bowl.

GTBob

June 28th, 2012
10:41 am

I am pretty sure if we signed the number 1 dual threat QB in the country WnE would say his ankles were too big or something and there is no way he would ever compete with the “big boys”. Also, if you use the term “big boys” then you have outed yourself as a UGA fan. No one else above the age of 10 uses that phrase.

Jacket Man

June 28th, 2012
10:42 am

CPJ has been adding a ton of speed and athleticism to the program since he got on campus. These two players are just the tip of the iceberg; Tony Zenon and Michael Sumner on the offensive side of the OLS are also burners, and on the DLS, players like Jabari Hunt-Days and Francis Kallon are freak athletes who will prove to be monsters for their time on campus; feared by our competitors for years to come.

Joshua Barlowe

June 28th, 2012
11:32 am

WnE – How about LaMichael James from Oregon? He had a decent career.

chas_jacket

June 28th, 2012
11:45 am

GTBob, WhinEy was outed as a Ugag troll a long time ago. Since he/she hasn’t been on the blogs, has probably been texting trash to our new recruits.

crackbaby

June 28th, 2012
12:02 pm

5′9″ 190 and very fast is great for football at any level.

If not at A-back, then run back kicks. Play secondary. To play on Tech’s offense at ANY position (with the possible exception of QB), you have to block well. I hope Snoddy can block like a fiend so we see him on the field.

WnE

June 28th, 2012
12:28 pm

re:
Joshua Barlowe

June 28th, 2012
11:32 am

WnE – How about LaMichael James from Oregon? He had a decent career.

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He sure did have a decent career, AT OREGON!

Put James at Wake Forest or Duke or GT where he is not surrounded by a lot of other elite future NFL talent and then you’ll see that he’s an under-sized guy with no position.

Oregon has bent every rule including little to no drug testing to get good athletes to go all the way out to friggin’ OREGON to play FB.

GT is located in the middle of the deep south, FB in this part of the country is played with SIZE & SPEED.

Do you think James would have had the same success playing in the SEC a conference that doesn’t have gimmicky-type Oregon offenses, he’s not a TB and he’s not a WR, and tweeners with no true defined position in this part of the country get exposed pretty quickly.

If you’re happy beating Dook & MTSU, then fine but if you want to do better than 1-10 vs. UGA & 0-4 in bowls then we are going to have to recruit differently.

GT Lee

June 28th, 2012
12:34 pm

@ Football Guru Gollum’

Please go get a Div 1 coaching job so you can get the hell off of our blog.

Thanks

Does it really matter

June 28th, 2012
1:21 pm

do these guys qualify as have SEC speed??

Bryan GT04

June 28th, 2012
1:21 pm

I tend to ignore WnE except when I need a bit of a chuckle, but I’m trying to wrap my head around his statement of putting James at any school without other elite future NFL talent and he wouldn’t have any success, but then he asks “Do you think James would have had the same success playing in the SEC”. I thought the SEC was full of elite future NFL talent? Isn’t that where “the big boys” play?

FL Jacket

June 28th, 2012
1:26 pm

“If you’re happy beating Dook & MTSU, then fine but if you want to do better than 1-10 vs. UGA & 0-4 in bowls then we are going to have to recruit differently.”

WnE…

I promised myself I wouldn’t do this, but your ignorance knows no bounds. 1-10 against UGA includes the period of time we had Calvin Johnson, Derrick Morgan, Michael Johnson, Morgan Burnett, Dawan Landry, Keyaron Fox, Gary Guyton, Tashard Choice, P.J. Daniels, Vance Walker, and a host of other NFL-caliber talent. The reason, in several of those cases, we lost the games against uGA was because of how overmatched we were at the QB position being led by the likes of A.J. Suggs and Reggie Ball.

michael

June 28th, 2012
2:03 pm

whoop-t-do, look at me without full gear/ball. wonder if their times would be even better during a shopplifting heist??

Rocket City Jacket

June 28th, 2012
2:05 pm

Well, one thing is for certain is that Justin Thomas is even SMALLER than advertised.

He looks maybe 5-8 tops in that video and could be 5-7, he’s definitely not 5-11 or anywhere close to that size.
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LOL! You obviously have never played a sport in your life and you’re not very observant to boot. Snoddy and Thomas were not standing straight up until near the end of their run after they were jogging. However, Snoddy runs more upright than Thomas does so Snoddy looks taller when they were sprinting. When they are starting to stand straight up, you could see Thomas was an inch or maybe two (hard to tell since Snoddy is a little in front of Thomas).

Snoddy is listed as 5′9″ officially on GT’s official football roster (http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/geot-m-footbl-mtt.html). So that means Thomas is at least 5′10″. FWIW, the official roster has Thomas as 5′11″, but it’s not clear if the freshmen have actually been measured in since I don’t think that has happened yet. I could be wrong though.

He may not be the 5′11″ as advertised, but he CERTAINLY is not anywhere close to 5′ 7″. Anyway, I’m done feeding the troll. Hope you ate well.

Rocket City Jacket

June 28th, 2012
2:06 pm

Edit: When they are starting to stand straight up, you could see Thomas was an inch or maybe two taller (hard to tell since Snoddy is a little in front of Thomas).

michael

June 28th, 2012
2:09 pm

funny on the height. in highschool state finals i was listed as 6′4″ but i was/am only (barely) 6′. the reason was our coach wanted to intimadate fans/other teams and it helped that i could dunk behind my head. they must measure with cleats and helment on. who knows? who cares?? just win G.T.

WnE

June 28th, 2012
2:51 pm

re:
FL Jacket

June 28th, 2012
1:26 pm

“If you’re happy beating Dook & MTSU, then fine but if you want to do better than 1-10 vs. UGA & 0-4 in bowls then we are going to have to recruit differently.”

WnE…

I promised myself I wouldn’t do this, but your ignorance knows no bounds. 1-10 against UGA includes the period of time we had Calvin Johnson, Derrick Morgan, Michael Johnson, Morgan Burnett, Dawan Landry, Keyaron Fox, Gary Guyton, Tashard Choice, P.J. Daniels, Vance Walker, and a host of other NFL-caliber talent. The reason, in several of those cases, we lost the games against uGA was because of how overmatched we were at the QB position being led by the likes of A.J. Suggs and Reggie Ball.
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Those UGA teams we lost had even MORE future NFL talent than we did, which is one reason for the 1-10 record, AND they also had more talent at QB during that time frame, DJ Shockley & David Green did get hold a clipboard on an NFL sideline which makes them pretty dominant players at QB on the COLLEGE LEVEL, both guys won SEC-CGs .

Either way, your example is easily refuted with CFB facts.

FL Jacket

June 28th, 2012
3:01 pm

“Either way, your example is easily refuted with CFB facts.”

WnE…

You’ve said nothing new. You just need to admit that AJ Suggs and Reggie Ball were, by far, our weakest link in those games against uGA and most likely the reason we lost the 7 in a row from 2001-2007.

Fargo

June 28th, 2012
3:03 pm

WnE – Since you know that CPJ doesn’t recruit top players, why did you stalk Vad Lee and told him not to join GT because that would ruin his NFL chances?

WnE

June 28th, 2012
3:49 pm

re:
Fargo

June 28th, 2012
3:03 pm

WnE – Since you know that CPJ doesn’t recruit top players, why did you stalk Vad Lee and told him not to join GT because that would ruin his NFL chances?
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Did it ever occur to you that CPJ could easily bring in a decent passing QB that can also run if he would simply get an Offense that is from the 20th & 21st centuries?

GT could easily find their version of RG-III (Baylor, Wash. Redskins) or James Franklin (Mizzou) if GT would have hired a HC that wasn’t so hard-headed.

McCreay out of Cedar Grove and the QB out of Marietta (Jennings, both are 2013 guys)could be our next Joe Ham or even better than that the GT version of RG-III, but CPJ can’t get those guys because those types of Recruits know they can play for schools that will throw the ball more than 13 times per game (GT’s 4-yr. avg. under CPJ).

Maybe CPJ could open up his offense and stop lying to QB recruits or Recruiting QBs that cannot get serious looks at QB at other Colleges, TW, Justin Thomas, Dennis Andrews (already at A-Back after 1 semester on Campus), Synjin Days, all these guys were rated as run first NON-PASSING QBs coming out of HS and yet these are the guys that CPJ has decided to build his Program around, the so -called savior Vad Lee was only Recruited at QB by GT, Vandy & Minnesota, and NC State coming on late and looking at him as an “athlete”.

Do you really think that kind of QB-recruiting is going to hold up vs. a good team when the time comes to run a 2-min Offense?

Maybe CPJ could get us a “real OC” that will pass the ball 25+ times per game and then maybe we’ll get better QB Recruits.

wxl

June 28th, 2012
4:16 pm

When this class came in, I thought Snoddy and Shaq would be the two big surprises. I had read where Snoddy was developing into more of a power runner and playing more fullback in high school. If he has bulked up and has the power to get to the second level, his speed will make for some hugh touchdowns ala Dwyer. My bet is on Snoddy becoming the starting B back this year.

GT Lee

June 28th, 2012
4:19 pm

Gollum(aka WnE), WHY DID YOU STALK VAD LEE?

[...] Synjyn Days offered his breakdown of the match race between A-back Broderick Snoddy and quarterback Justin Thomas, run Wednesday at the Brock Football [...]

www

June 28th, 2012
5:35 pm

i kinda feel bad foe WnE at this point. you KNOW he doesn’t have any friends to be as obsessed with georgia tech as he is.

on second thought – NAH. he deserves all the bad karma coming his way…

www

June 28th, 2012
5:51 pm

lol @ Fargo

“WnE – Since you know that CPJ doesn’t recruit top players, why did you stalk Vad Lee and told him not to join GT because that would ruin his NFL chances?”

sad, right? i’m thinking the guy has some very repressed feelings toward CPJ and several GT players. he can’t explain to himself how/why he’s so interested in these guys so he interprets it as hate. classic closet case. not that there’s anything wrong with that but it’s a shame he can’t be honest.

Tech dropout

June 28th, 2012
9:07 pm

I reasoned that Ole Wrexxy would have committed suicide by now. Sure wish he had because it is obvious that he can’t stay off of a Tech blog otherwise. Please for the love of all GT fans out there… I have never seen someone with so much pain and negativity in their life. Even the things he likes he has to put down. Either kill yourself or see a doctor.

I’m tired of reading our crap reasoning.

AJC please make it so I can block others posts!

just the truth

June 28th, 2012
9:46 pm

You guys must be young or idiots when you respond to this fool. Do yourself a favor and quit acknowledging him. It just flames the stupidity he has.