A photo made the rounds on social media Friday night featuring five of the University of Kentucky's highly touted football recruits standing in one of the new end zones at Commonwealth Stadium.
There was quarterback Gunnar Hoak, offensive lineman Landon Young, linebacker Kash Daniel and wide receiver Dakota Holtzclaw, all in town for a weekend of UK recruiting camps.
In the middle of the picture — wearing a great, big smile — was running back Benny Snell, who has plenty to be cheerful about when he looks forward to his future as a Wildcat.
"Man, I am so happy," he told the Herald-Leader on Monday. "Every time I'm there, I've just got the biggest smile on my face when I talk to Drake and Landon and Tate. When I've got guys like that — it just makes me so happy."
Snell is speaking of Drake Jackson, Landon Young and Tate Leavitt — all four-star offensive linemen who have committed to play for Kentucky. Factor in other highly touted recent additions to the offensive line like Marcelys Jones and George Asafo-Adjei, and it's enough to make any running back dream of a college career full of big runs.
The 6-foot, 210-pound Snell committed to the Cats in February. He chose UK over Iowa, Cincinnati and several Mid-American Conference schools. Big Ten powers Ohio State and Penn State also showed interest, but Snell didn't feel like he needed to wait.
Like most of UK's 2016 recruiting class, Snell is an Ohio native who formed a quick bond with recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow. Once he got on campus, that feeling spread to the rest of the program.
"How Marrow and the coaches were talking to me — I felt like it was home already, while I was there," he said. "They took me in, and it was just family from the get go. And I just know that they care about me, and that's the only thing that matters.
"I go to other schools and visit, and they're just talking about the (recruiting) process. I know Kentucky really cares."
Scout.com and 247Sports both rank Snell as one of the top 50 running backs nationally in the class of 2016. As a junior at Westerville Central last season, he ran 295 times for 2,077 yards and scored 28 touchdowns. He also had nearly 300 yards receiving.
All smiles off the field, Snell says he "runs mad" once he steps between the lines. And he's willing to do whatever is needed when he's out there.
"I'm an all-around back," he said. "If you need me to block, I'm going to pick up a blitz. When I get to the outside, I'm going to score. If you need me to catch a pass, I'm catching it. And I'm just going to try to get every yard that I can."
Snell — the son of Ben Snell, a former running back who played professionally and was a member of the Baltimore Ravens practice squad — said he's been working on his footwork over the summer. His personal-best 40 time is a 4.45, and he's been doing extra ladder drills and sprints to improve his speed.
As part of last weekend's camp, Snell got to work out on the new Commonwealth Stadium playing surface. He said UK's new football home "looks amazing" and he's anxious to get a peek at the almost-completed recruiting room.
"I'm already excited, and I don't even know what it's going to look like."
Snell said new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson has been in his ear, telling him the Cats will be running the ball plenty in the future.
Coaches from other schools are still calling him, too, but they don't seem to be getting anywhere.
"I kind of give them the cold shoulder, but they still try and I let them talk," Snell said. "I know Kentucky is where I want to be."