The last time the Colorado Buffaloes were slated to have an all-Texas backfield was when Steven Montez and Patrick Carr came to Boulder. Montez stuck around (and started), but Carr transferred out of CU after a promising freshman year and is now playing a pretty big role on his hometown Houston Cougars. The Class of 2020 is also slated to have an all Texas backfield, with Brendon Lewis signed on at QB and now Stacy Sneed as the running back.
Stacy (I’m sure he has heard more than his share of ‘Stacy’s Mom’ jokes) plays at Mansfield Timberview high school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He’s a running back by trade, but his explosion lets him line up all over the offense, at slot back and slot receiver as well. A nephew of Forever Buff Rod (or Roderick Sneed), Stacy has a family connection that helped guide him to Colorado, choosing the Buffs over teams like Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Illinois, Houston, Boise State, Missouri, and Texas Tech. He had offers from just about every school that hits Texas hard (other than A & M and UT), but chose to play for Darian Hagan and Mel Tucker.
Stacy is a smoooooooooth operator in the open field. Sure, he has the breakaway speed to run away from guys, but every cut he makes is towards a bigger patch of green grass, which is hard to do in high school. He has great balance, long strides, and some nifty jukes and cuts that drop dudes in the dirt. He’s a willing blocker, plays physical, and can catch the ball pretty naturally out of the backfield. The complete package.