Georgia Tech lands 15th commitment in Carrollton speedster Broderick Snoddy

Georgia Tech landed its 15th commitment of the Class of 2011 over the weekend and, in the process, landed one of the fastest players in the state.

Broderick Snoddy, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound fullback from Carrollton, committed to the Yellow Jackets after visiting the school for the second weekend in a row.

“I just liked it down there,” said Snoddy, whose No. 4-ranked and undefeated Carrollton team will take on Cairo in the Class AAA quarterfinals this Friday. “It was hard to turn down Georgia Tech. You know it’s one of the best schools as far as academics and education. Then they have a great football program that competes for championships. And their fans show them a lot of love.”

In Snoddy, the Yellow Jackets are getting one of the fastest players in Georgia. He won Class AAA state championships in both the 100-meter (10.76 seconds)  and 200-meter (21.91) dashes. Snoddy said Tech plans to play him at A-back and kick returner. He has rushed for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Trojans this season.

To this point, Snoddy’s other offers have come from Jacksonville State, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southern and Delaware. But Snoddy’s recruiting had picked up considerable steam during his senior season. Georgia, Miami and Notre Dame are among the schools to have shown increased interest in recent weeks and months.

“I was starting to hear a lot from other schools, but I didn’t feel like waiting around,” said Snoddy, who is friends with Tech junior Jerrard Tarrant, a Carrollton High graduate. “Georgia Tech was where I wanted to go all along. I love it. It’s great.”


  1. OL Trey Braun, (6-5, 275), Tallahassee, Fla.
  2. OLB Darius Caldwell (6-5, 210), Mays HS
  3. OL Bryan Chamberlain (6-4, 280), Albany-Monroe HS
  4. LB Chaz Cheeks (6-3, 220), East Hall HS
  5. WR Jeff Greene (6-6, 200), Starr’s Mill HS
  6. LB Jabari Hunt-Days, (6-3, 226), Hillgrove HS
  7. DT Tre Jackson (6-5, 295), Wayne County
  8. QB Vad Lee (6-2, 200), Durham, N.C.
  9. LB Tremayne McNair (6-2, 225) Jacksonville, N.C.
  10. OL Shaquille Mason (6-2, 305), Columbia, Tenn.
  11. ATH Chris Milton (6-0, 175), Charlton Co. HS
  12. DB Dominique Noble (6-2, 187), Mount Ulla, N.C.
  13. RB Broderick Snoddy (5-9, 190), Carrollton HS
  14. S Darren Waller (6-5, 204), North Cobb HS
  15. ATH Airyn Willis (6-2, 180), High Point, N.C.


84 comments Add your comment


November 22nd, 2010
12:04 pm

Mr. Magoo

November 22nd, 2010
12:07 pm

What are his stats for this year?

Rodney Dangerfield

November 22nd, 2010
12:13 pm

This guy is fast. I’m surprised he didn’t receive more interest from bigger schools. You can’t teach speed.

GT Competes for Championships - HA!

November 22nd, 2010
12:18 pm

He should have just stuck with the ” My Friend Plays there” line.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

November 22nd, 2010
12:19 pm

Who cares…….Tech sux!!!!


November 22nd, 2010
12:25 pm

Diamond in the ruff. He is gonna be a burner. Open field with the ball in his hands will be fun to watch


November 22nd, 2010
12:32 pm

Sounds like he’ll be a lethal weapon on the rocket toss. He and Bostic returning kicks could be dangerous, too.

Go Jackets!

Big Bob

November 22nd, 2010
12:37 pm

Tech can’t even win the State Championship, losing 8 out of 9 and about to be 9 out of 10 to UGA.


November 22nd, 2010
12:40 pm

If you guys don’t get some offensive and defensive linemen it won’t matter how fast he is.

GT Sambo

November 22nd, 2010
12:47 pm

1eyedJack, Tech is recruiting better players. I am happy with the direction we are going from a recruiting standpoint. We are probably going to have 6 OL (all 3-star rated) in this class. As far as the DL, I think we are getting the big bodies we need, as long as we can find a true NT. The LB corp should be markedly better in the next two years.


November 22nd, 2010
12:48 pm

Seems like fans of the “program” in Athens would have enough to worry about without having to sniff around in other teams’ business. If my memory and the trophies in the Edge Center are correct, Tech has the more recent Conference and National Championships in this State.

Congrats and good choice Broderick…looking forward to seeing you play on The Flats.

Flag Boy

November 22nd, 2010
12:58 pm

Congrats on beating out the likes of Jacksonville State, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southern and Delaware for this kid. Keep up the good work!


November 22nd, 2010
1:07 pm

Good pick-up for tech…I had hoped that the dawgs would make a run at him even though i know we are looking at others…I had read that he liked the dawgs, but evidently they didn’t make an offer. He’s a very good back with speed….


November 22nd, 2010
1:12 pm

We have the need for speed! Welcome aboard, my man!

UGA owns you tasty bees..

November 22nd, 2010
1:22 pm

UGA already has a back VERY similar to him in size, stature, and speed. His name is Carlton Thomas. UGA needs more power backs, the ones that get those extra few YAC.

Sanford Drive

November 22nd, 2010
1:22 pm

WHO???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????


November 22nd, 2010
1:25 pm

Is it a good thing when 14 of your 15 committments are best described as “diamonds in the rough” or “sleepers”?


November 22nd, 2010
1:30 pm

Looks like we’re developing some pretty good size & speed there…we need some big D-linemen.

Erked Russell

November 22nd, 2010
1:39 pm

First! (adj.) – generally, one of the most coherent posts in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports blog comment thread.


November 22nd, 2010
1:39 pm

snoddy, should mesh with that jerk head coach

Score Check

November 22nd, 2010
1:45 pm

Coach Paul “man-boobs” Johnson’s players are soooo much better than what gt had with the ones Chan brought in.


South GA

November 22nd, 2010
1:48 pm

Cairo will romp over Carrollton this weekend.


November 22nd, 2010
1:50 pm

Snoddy should be a perfect fit for those Snotty and Snoody yellow maggot fans. Perfect.

Mark Richt

November 22nd, 2010
1:53 pm

sleeze, is it good when 14 out of your 15 recruits are described as repeat offenders and partial qualifiers?

Go Jackets 88

November 22nd, 2010
1:56 pm

We better hope Shaw Green works out and Lanier is getting better! Our D line is terrible. I have confidence that our O line will get better!

South Ga Dawg

November 22nd, 2010
2:03 pm

Tech? Dangerous? Speed? hahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahah!


November 22nd, 2010
2:11 pm

Saw these stats posted on 11/15 on another forum, don’t know the accuracy:

“on the year Snoddy has played in 11 games with 116 carries 1,102 yards & 18 TD’s”

Someone else also posted that he hasn’t really concentrated on football until this season which probably influenced his recruiting. He could be a sleeper pick. We will see. Either way, its good to have that kind of speed on your team. He will fit in somewhere.

atl gator

November 22nd, 2010
2:15 pm

Dr. Noisewater: you do. You’re the one cruising a Tech blog.

Big Al

November 22nd, 2010
2:15 pm

Welcome Broderick.


November 22nd, 2010
2:24 pm

I had never heard of this guy until 2 weeks ago when my Stephens County High Indians played the trojans and he absolutely torched us. He was unbelievable!! Best high school running back ive seen in a while. I think it is a good thing for Tech that he was a “late bloomer” because otherwise the leg humpers would have gotten him and he would have been someone else for our defense to worry about next year…Go Jackets

Ramblin Man

November 22nd, 2010
2:26 pm

He had 15 carries for 201 yards and 3 tds in the first playoff game on the 19th. I was reading about this kid when I read about the commitment the other day wondering who is this. He really just started playing football last season and has concentrated more in track and field until his senior season. Time will tell if he pans out and for the UGA fans that are looking at his star rating you should know that UGA has been putting out feelers with Crowell not commited yet.
Hopefully the o-line meshes better and stays healthy next year along with Green and McCoy making serious contributions on the d-line. This team is starting to look like they have potentiol, now if they will only play up to it.


November 22nd, 2010
2:27 pm

First off, congrats to Broderick. We look forward to seeing you rock the White and Gold next season.

Secondly, the whole CPJ can’t win with his own players argument is way premature. Most of the upper-classmen, with the exception of a few (Anthony Allen to name one), are Gailey’s recruits. We won’t know whether or not CPJ is a good recruiter or talent evaluator until the next couple of seasons when all the upper-classmen are his players. Our young guys are making an impact on the field now and the experience they are getting is invaluable. Better days are ahead. For now let’s hope we saved that perfect game for next weekend. God knows we need it.

Go Jackets…What’s the good word?


November 22nd, 2010
2:35 pm

Congrats to Broderick. Looks like he made a wise pick.

Chip can’t you delete some of the nonrelevent comments that have been posted?

The Old Ball Coach

November 22nd, 2010
2:36 pm

UGA gets all of those great recruits. I just don’t know what happens to them! 5-6 with those recruiting classes?? How many have been arrested?


November 22nd, 2010
2:42 pm

i smell…….. some thuga jealousy. Get your puppy dog noses off a GT recruitment blog – if you’re not so desperate to find out our signings, you sure spend a lot of time and effort in writing out hardly witty responses – i think it says enough that you sign these “4-5 star” players year after year and are struggling to become bowl eligible the last two seasons (shreveport last year, need a win this year) – i’m sorry but domination isn’t a 5-6 season with wins over LA-L, Idaho St and a mediocre TN team….now i’m not saying that tech is having an incredible season – hardly – there are a lot of issues – but i’m not posting all over the dominance of my football team either – losing the players we did, a rebuilding is almost assured and i have every ounce of faith with a struggling season almost finished that we will improve

with that said – good luck to this young man – look forward to watching him

GT Sambo

November 22nd, 2010
3:03 pm

I’ll be interested to see who UGA gets if they can’t sign Crowell. I know that Snoddy was one of their possibilities (Quan Bray is another, and he already has an offer from UGA). He seems like he has that Maurice-Jones Drew type of body. I wonder if he can catch the ball out of the backfield like MJD.

GT Joe

November 22nd, 2010
3:30 pm

UGA overlooked the guy because his criminal record was clean

Matthews Dawg

November 22nd, 2010
3:33 pm

GT bloggers…congrats on the pick up. Just like you guys post on our blogs, b/c Chip’s recruiting articles are mostly the same on both sites. I’m sure there are some who like to come on here and bash your recruits, just like you all do with ours. Some of the people on both sides need to quit taking every little comment so seriously and know if you get p-o’ed, they are just going to keep doing it. With that being said…I will say Go Dawgs and I hope we kick some butt this weekend! I’m just not sure our defense can stop you all! THWGT!!


November 22nd, 2010
3:39 pm

Well, this thread sure has headed down into the sewer (again)

Congrats on choosing Georgia Tech. Cant wait to see you in the white and gold.

I’m glad UGA fans are deeming this Carrollton player’s skills beneath them. We’ll take all of the Carrollton players at GT from here on out, thank you.

Coach Richt

November 22nd, 2010
3:39 pm

This guy has way too much character or we would have recruited him. For golly sakes, he doesn’t even have an arrest record. Just not UGA material with no arrest record.


November 22nd, 2010
3:56 pm

He is a good pick up for GT. His best 100m time this year was a 10.60, which is best in AAA, and 8th fasted in all divisions. UGA got there’s though. Justin Scott-wesley ran a 10.35 earlier this year, giving him the title of fastest man. none the less, Snoddy should turn out to be a great back. I had heard he was going in as a b-back though (even if he is a little small)

Chip Towers

November 22nd, 2010
4:08 pm

Burdell: Gee, thanks. You’re so kind.

Jacket Backer

November 22nd, 2010
4:08 pm

Great decision and welcome Broderick! Looking forward to seeing you play on the Flats.

Go Jackets!!


November 22nd, 2010
4:09 pm

Welcome to the Flats Mr. Snoddy and congratulations on your decision to attend Georgia Tech. This kid sure has some impressive 100 and 200 meter times, and apparently he has been exclusively involved with track as opposed to football until last season. Hence, he was not going to any football combines in order to waste his time running when he was more focused on competing in track meets. A very good commitment for Paul Johnson’s recruiting class. Thanks for the quick information Chip! Now we need some larger bodies on the defensive side.

We will find out Saturday in Athens if both Georgia teams get to go bowling this season. For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to Looking forward to another great chapter of clean old fashioned hate.

GT man

November 22nd, 2010
4:29 pm

Wow, we got somebody that chose GT over Delaware and Jacksonville State!!!


November 22nd, 2010
4:37 pm

I bet he’s the worlds greatest isn’t he Chip? I bet UGA beat out teams like the Patriots and the ‘72 Dolphins. UGA is gooooooood.


November 22nd, 2010
4:42 pm

Congrats to Broderick Snoddy on landing a scholly to the school you wanted, best of luck except for the final game in November each year.



November 22nd, 2010
4:43 pm

Just checking to see if you were reading Chip! Like I said in the post of MINE that you deleted…I thought you and Zach do a good job with the HS commentary. Enjoyed watching the big upset on Friday…I had forgotten how many good players Grayson had graduated last season.


November 22nd, 2010
4:46 pm

Nevermind my terrible use of the present/past tenses of pretty much every verb in my previous post! :)


November 22nd, 2010
4:49 pm

He’s been playing for a short time and is just starting to get noticed by the “big” schools. Should he wait for all the offers to come in so bloggers won’t pick on which schools had already offered or just go ahead and make his decision. Having a list of interested colleges and ranking them and then choosing a “hat” in front of a media circus is “bush league”. The kid wants to play at GT and he will do well at A back and get in next year as a kick returner. Glad to have you.