The narrow strip of utter chaos known as the line of scrimmage is familiar territory for Edinburgh Community High School senior Dakota Sneed.
Not just one side, but both.
Like so many Lancers football players past and present, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound center/defensive end has made a career of helping move an offense downfield one minute and then attempting to stop one the next.
“I like playing both sides. I’ve been doing it since my sophomore year, and it’s really not as tough as people think,” said Sneed, who carved out varsity minutes as a freshman as Edinburgh’s left tackle in 2010. “But I still think I need to get better in my explosiveness.”
Sneed at this time is drawing interest from no less than eight college programs (Ball State, Illinois State, Harvard, Bucknell, Indianapolis, Rose-Hulman, Hanover and Manchester). The fact he is No. 1 in his class academically with a 4.39 grade-point average only makes him that much more of a desirable prospect.