With his first official coming up on the calendar, 4-star corner Smith Snowden has narrowed his list of potential teams to eight.

The 2023 cornerback from Skyridge (Utah) High School in Lehi has the nearby Utes still in the mix. Also included in his top eight are Pac-12 foes Washington State, Oregon State, Colorado, and Stanford as well as BYU, Northwestern, and Utah State.


Snowden takes an official visit to Northwestern this upcoming weekend. Utah was among the first teams to offer him, extending a scholarship back in September 2020. Snowden was on hand for the Utes’ regular-season win over Oregon on Nov. 20 last year.

He’s rated as the 487th overall prospect in the 2023 class by the industry-generated 247 Composite. However, 247Sports’ own model has Snowden rated as a 4-star and the 34th-ranked corner in his class.

“With Utah, it’s the Pac-12 champs,” he told 247Sports. “They send their defensive backs to the league almost every year. And their defensive scheme is unmatchable.”

In 13 games as a junior last season, Snowden was credited with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries, helping Skyridge to an appearance in the state 6A semifinals. The 5-foot-9, 173-pound Snowden also competes in track and just recorded an impressive 10.57 in the 100m at the BYU Invitationals last weekend.