His uncles, through his mother, Linda Snow, also provided him unique opportunities.
"I remember the first time I met Allen Iverson," Jewone said. "I was star-struck. I met a lot of players, really everybody that played for the Sixers when [Eric Snow] played. I met LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal ..."
"I'm trying to make my own name," he said.
So far, so good.
"He's a really good kid," said WVU defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel. "I'm excited about him. He's got the bloodlines. We just have to get him to play West Virginia's defense a little more than Canton McKinley's. But he's a bright kid. I really like him. He's a good football player."
"I feel I've been doing pretty well so far," Jewone Snow said. "I still got a couple things to learn. I've been taking reps with the 'twos' and last year I was with the scout team half the time. I didn't take many reps. Just trying to get better every day."
And make his own name.