Recap of the CA Fall Camp (10/30/16)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to California on October 30th, 2016 for their fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the biggest event of the year, VEGAS XXIX!

Long Snappers from CA, NV, AZ, CO and NH all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Noah Rodriguez-Trammell (CA, ’17)! NRT was on fire all day and simply great throughout the competition segment. He is snapping with a great deal of confidence and racked up his third Rubio Long Snapping regional camp victory. Obviously, it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him take the grand prize this January in Vegas. His victory in CA earned him a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Noah Rodriguez-Trammel and Andrew Toothman below from the live feed on the Rubio Long Snapping Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be  NC (11/20), TX (12/4), AZ (12/11) and GA (12/18)

Top 2017 Long Snappers

Alex Michaelsen

Alex Michaelsen

Alex Michaelsen was very sharp out in CA. He is snapping with more confidence and looks like he thickened up a bit. Ball comes out hot and he has shown some good improvement.

Scott Stevens was outstanding in CA. MAJOR improvement and might be the top JC Long Snapper in the country. He can pass an eyeball test from a 1/4 mile away. WATCH HIM CLOSELY AT VEGAS XXIX.

Harrison Hoffman is a great JC Long Snapper and easily one of the smoothest in his class. Kid is just flat out good all around.

Gavin Campbell has put on some size and was snapping great power. Even his misses were rockets. He locks down his consistency a bit more and it is game over for the rest of his class.

Chancellor Nelson is a very long JC Long Snapper that rips the ball back to the punter. He should be able to dominate VEGAS XXIX once he locks down his snapping motion.

Koltin Anderson had a great day in CA and could have easily ended up winning the whole thing. Body is thick and he is snapping with good power.

Karson Thomas catches a good wave and he is awesome. Great frame and tons of upside.

Johnny Fuentes had waves of brilliance and I love his attitude. Once he locks down his accuracy and consistency, he will move way up the rankings.

Andrew Toothman had the best camp of his career. Form is good and he is very accurate. Made it all the way to the accuracy finals.

Notables: Rex Goossen, Leif Schulte, Wyatt Tucker, Jake Twining, Matt Buell

Top 2018 Long Snappers

Brendan Bentley

Brendan Bentley

Brendan Bentley came out from NV and did not disappoint. His body is thick and strong. He snaps with a great deal of power and the ball really jumps back to the punter. The more he gets his hands and body set, the more dominant he is. Great talent.

Max Nieland is snapping with a lot of confidence right now and I love it. Slowly but surely moving his way up the rankings and can easily make a big name for himself this January at VEGAS XXIX.

Kyle Petrucci continues to ooze with potential. Passes an eyeball test quickly. Love to see him snap with more confidence and get his body to go straight back instead of up and back.

James Townsend is an extremely athletic Long Snapper with tons of potential. Once he gets his lower half fully involved, he will dominate his class. Kid is good and on the verge of being great.

Matt Tokos is one of the happiest Long Snappers on the planet and he should be, kid snaps pearls back to the punter. Great form, he is thick and headed in the right direction.

Robert Fiene is an athletic Long Snapper with good power. Lots of upside.

Andrew Domingo really impressed me in CA with great pop and movement. Love to see him put on some more lbs by VEGAS XXIX.

Notables: Charles DeRosier, Ace Thayer, Tanner Williams

Top 2019 Long Snappers

 

Nathan Weneta

Nathan Weneta

Nathan Weneta was outstanding in CA. Moves VERY well on his feet and is a true student of the position. Ball is crisp and almost at the D1 level right now and he still has two more years of high school football left.

Simon Samarzich is a true athlete that can snap. Might be able to play multiple positions at a smaller college in the future. Love to see him focus on his Long Snapping to get all of the kinks worked out by VEGAS. The potential on Simon is simply off the charts.

Adrian Tamayo can really let the ball fly. Love to see him put on some more size by VEGAS XXIX to gain even more power. Snapping with some great confidence and shows me good things all around.

Mason Peterson did really well in CA. Snaps the ball in the mid .8s and should be able to get the ball into the .7s by VEGAS XXIX. Handles pressure well and I like his attitude.

Notables: Peter Bowden, Matt Delucia, Andrew Gonneville, Jack Landherr, Aidan Livingston, Reed Simmons, Brett Skidmore, David Barela

Top 2020 Long Snappers

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins has excellent form and showed he could, and should, win a Rubio Long Snapping camp very soon. CONFIDENCE and dominating pressure will be keys for Kam in VEGAS. Kam is an extremely accurate Long Snapper that will continue to get better with more strength and athleticism. Snaps the ball as well as anyone I have seen at his age. Overall speed on the ball and his legs will be key in dominating his class throughout the years.

Aaron Estrada did well in CA. Body is growing like a weed and he handles pressure well. Moves well on his feet and he is snapping with some good power. Trusting his form and letting the ball go will be huge as we progress through the fall, VEGAS and his high school career.

Jaden Sanchez is an athletic Long Snapper with great power in his body. When he snaps with confidence, he really lets the ball fly out of his hands. Locking down his snapping motion will help a ton by VEGAS XXIX. Sanchez was impressive in CA.

Cruz Rubio is a strong Long Snapper with quick hands. Ball can get back to the punter in the .7s WHEN he gets his eyes through and gets fully set. Great potential on this Long Snapper from CA. Moves well on his feet for his size.

Notables: Jacob Garcia, Tony Villareal, Michael Tokos, Zane Maningo

 

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media.
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and my several select member of my senior staff. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the profiles section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons Weekend of Oct. 29th – 30th

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Pictured: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Blake Ferguson gives private lessons and holds group sessions in the Baton Rouge Area.

Football season is underway and so is Rubio Long Snapping’s FALL camp series! Now is the time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

Rubio Long Snapping has Senior Instructors and Staff Members all over the country running private lessons and holding group sessions.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  The instructors teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

To find out more about upcoming Rubio Long Snapping events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

Here is a complete list of available instructors throughout the country:

Arkansas

  • Ryan Eustace – Jonesboro

California

  • Jason Bertoni – Santa Monica
  • Casey Hales – San Francisco
  • Ryan Simmons – San Diego
  • Matt Wigley  – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday: 1pm – Group Session, 3pm – Private Lesson, 4pm – Private Lesson & 5pm – Private Lesson

Colorado

  • Tanner Gibas – Denver

Florida

  • Ryan Farr

Georgia

  • Jeff Abraham – Atlanta
  • Harrison Elliott – Atlanta/Macon
  • Danny LaMontagne –  Atlanta

Illinois

  • Nolan Owen – Chicago

Indiana

  • Josh Appel – Terre Haute

Kansas

  • Corey Adams – Kansas City

Louisiana

  • Aaron Golub – New Orleans
  • Blake Ferguson – Baton Rouge

Minnesota

  • Nick Monaghan – Minneapolis

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln

New Jersey

  • Alan Lucy – New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Steven Romero – Albuquerque

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh

Pennsylvania

  • Carson Vey – Philadelphia

Tennessee

  • Derrick Lopez

Texas

  • Kevin Ballinger – Houston
  • John Finch – Dallas Fort Worth
  • Chris Roberson – Houston  

Utah

  • Matt Foley – Provo

Washington

  • Brendan Lopez – Seattle area

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Senior Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

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In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Top 2017 Long Snappers by Region

Here is a look at the TOP 2017 Long Snapper in each region of the country.

NORTHWEST (States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska)
Matt Baldeck, ID
Baldeck did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in WA on October 23, 2016. He is easily one of the most powerful Long Snappers in the country. His snaps almost punish the punter when they get to him. Not uncommon for him to be in the low .7s to high .6s. Form is very good and he is using his whole body really well. Body is thick and his frame is solid. Baldeck is always improving and his athleticism is moving forward. Plays on the top team in Idaho so he is used to handling pressure. Going to be a solid pick up for a college in the next couple of months.

Eli Jenkins, WA
Eli showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on August 31, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper and his body is definitely maturing and turning into a college frame. It is really simple with Eli…the harder he snaps, the better he does. His form is very good and he really needs to trust it by just letting the ball fly out of his hands. If he can do that, he will move way up the rankings. CONFIDENCE will be key with Eli. Good attitude and listens well. Smart Long Snapper.

Jake Gibson, OR
Gibson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class and is like a machine when he snaps the ball. Uses his body well and has great form. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will be. Form is so good that he just needs to trust it and never stop. Excellent person and Long Snapper.

Zachary England, WA
Zach did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is built strong with some decent feet on him. Love to see him snap AND move with the utmost confidence. Trust in his own self will help a ton in the long run. His hands are VERY quick and he does a great job of getting the ball out of the gate. Need to see him make sure he gets his hands locked on the ball before he snaps it so the spiral is there with each snap. He is so quick that he can almost jump his own gun. Very good potential.

Dan Cantrell, ID
Cantrell is a very athletic Long Snapper that was really impressive at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. Kid can move down field and shows good aggression. He has good power on his snaps and his accuracy is solid. Love to see him lock down the spiral and make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed and fluidity on the ball. TONS and TONS of upside. Could be the type of player that plays two positions in college.

Luke Miller, WA
Luke did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is long athlete that moves well on his feet. True mover down field and will be a factor on punt coverage. Love to see him narrow down his stance just a tad just to increase the overall use of his legs which will give much more speed on the ball. If he can get to average under .8 by XXIX, he will move WAY up the rankings. TONS of potential on this athletic Long Snapper.

Cody Schwindt, WA
Cody showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is a very long athlete that moves really well on his feet. Very raw talent with big upside. Form is very good and he is close to using all of his legs at all times. Love his attitude. Need to see him put on some weight and snap with full power at all times. Consistency will be key as we head into VEGAS XXVIII and beyond.

Cody Clements, WA
Cody showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in WA on October 23, 2016. Body is very thick and he has good form and power. Love to see him snap with CONFIDENCE and really let the ball fly out of his hands. Needs to move back to 25-30 yards when snapping at home to see how strong he is. Cody is absolutely dripping with potential and can be one of the best in his class.I know it and I need him to know it. Increasing his athleticism by VEGAS XXIX will help a ton in rankings. Kid can do it.

Derek Smith, WA
Liked what I saw out of Derek at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and is built well. Form is solid and he is using all of his body during the snapping motion really well. Athletically, he moves quickly but I would like to see him get a little more control of his body. During the snapping motion, if he can lock down his release point and snap the ball with FULL power at all times, he will definitely increase his speed to get under .8 and knock out his accuracy. GOOD potential.

Calvin Maher, WA
Calvin showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is built very long with a frame that can easily put on some good weight in one year before college. Starting form is very good and he does a solid job of getting all the way through with his upper body. Slow motion drills to get his lower half fully involved will help a ton in gaining speed and consistency. Not thinking so much will help as well. Good potential.

Zack Jenkins, WA
Zack did well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He has a very good follow through and has the ability to hit some snaps in the .7s….at times. Need to focus on having consistent form so all of his snaps are the same. Getting his lower half fully involved will greatly increase the speed of his ball. Excellent athletic ability. Tons of potential and I liked what I saw out of him in WA.

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Kyle Gibbs, CA, Committed to the Naval Academy!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Gibbs had VERY good showings at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. Body is solid and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Missed being an Army All-American by about a 1/4 of an inch at best. Moves well on his feet and is really finding his groove out on the field. The more he can dominate pressure situations and not overgrip or oversnap the ball, the better he will be. Definitely headed in the right direction when he is snapping the ball and looks to only get better over the next year as he moves towards the college level.

Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, CA, Offer from Colorado State!
Noah had a solid couple days at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and moves pretty darn well on his feet for a man of his size. Extremely smooth PATs and his punts are like a machine…same snap every single time. Love to see him make his hands just a tad quicker and have no wasted movement at the start of the snap. VERY close to being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. He is the type of Long Snapper that can just get better and better throughout college….definitely has not hit his peak yet and he is already excellent.

Alex Michaelsen, CA, Offer from Army!
Michaelsen did very well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He shows good athleticism on his feet and has the ability to be a factor in punt coverage. Ball is smooth and when he lets it fly out of his hands, he dominates and can get in the low .7s. Confidence will be big for him moving farther up the charts. Time for Michaelsen to KNOW he is one of the best in the country instead of HOPING he is. Keep a very close eye on this Long Snapper this fall and at VEGAS XXIX in January.

Harrison Hoffman, CA
Harrison did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a very long athlete with room to easily put on about forty pounds over the next couple of years. Coming back after a year at Air Force and he is ready to go now. Ball is smooth and he does a great job in reaching all the way back to the punter. Needs to work on getting his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Love to see him below .79 at all times by VEGAS XXIX. Hard worker and just an all-around great kid.

Jonathan Goldstein, CA
Goldstein did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a long athlete with a frame that can put on about forty pounds over the next couple of years with the right condition coach. His snapping motion is smooth and he really gets some good speed on the ball. His snaps will be even faster once the spiral is locked down on each and every snap. Adjusting non-dominant hand will help this process. Very good upside. Size will be a major key in moving up the rankings.

Karson Thomas, NV, Committed to Nevada!
Karson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He has an excellent frame and can pass an eyeball test right now. Definitely looks the part of a college athlete. Needs to make sure he is snapping at full power at all times. Ball can be in the low .7s and I want to see it down there with each and every snap. FULL CONFIDENCE in his form and snapping motion will be in moving up the rankings. Kid is absolutely dripping with potential. Major upside.

Jeff Hansen, CA
Hansen did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a very smooth Long Snapper with good balance and a nice snapping motion. His hands are quick and he is very accurate. I would feel pretty darn comfortable in him playing in a college game right now. It will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of VEGAS XXIX but I have a feeling it won’t disturb him at all. Like to see him work on his athleticism and focus on snapping with full power at all times. Hansen is very solid.

Peter Snodgrass, CA
Snodgrass did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is one of those Long Snappers that is is right on the cusp of greatness and once it all clicks (hint: it will be soon), he will absolutely dominate. I have seen him snap a major D1 ball at times, but I need to see it ALL of the time. Like to see him focus on just smoothing out everything and making sure every snap is the same. CONSISTENCY of dominance is the big thing. Making sure his butt is down, making sure his hands follow through the proper way, making sure his spiral is locked down. This kid is CLOSE.

Zac Grant, NV
Zac did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is large man with good power and I like his athletic ability. Big man and he moves well for his size. Love to see him narrow down his stance a bit to create more overall speed on the ball and make sure he is not running and/or moving too high so it will be easy for him to cut and break down. Ball is smooth and he has a ton of potential. Consistency is going to be the key for him moving up the charts. I am very interested to see him in the fall and at VEGAS XXIX.

Koltin Anderson, CA
I liked what I saw out of Koltin at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. Big and strong Long Snapper with a great work ethic and attitude. Coaches dream in college. Eyes and head getting through smoothly every single time will be key in him moving forward as that will really increase his overall speed and accuracy.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado)
Devin Noth, CO
Noth showed me some great things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. VERY athletic Long Snapper that will definitely be a factor heading downfield on punts. Punt returns will have to keep an eye on him at all times he is on the field. Ball is crisp and his hands are quick. Once his butt gets down just a tad more and his back becomes parallel to the ground, he will move even farther up the rankings as he will greatly increase his speed and accuracy.

Caleb Lawver, UT
I was VERY impressed with Lawver at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a smooth Long Snapper with great accuracy and consistency. Moves well on his feet. Locking down his overall accuracy by his release point will get him into the 30’s on the Target. Literally, wouldn’t surprise me to see him when VEGAS in January. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes up the rankings. VERY good attitude.

Steven Green, CO
Steven showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with good starting form and powerful hands. Love to see him slow it down so he can lock down the snapping motion. Built well so if he can get his lower half fully involved, he will create a lot of speed on the ball. Legs fully locked will help a ton to get him under .8 for a punt snap. Making sure he does lay down drills to ensure a very tight spiral will help with speed and catchability as well.

 

SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)
Jake Pagel, TX
Pagel showed me some good things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. He is a thick Long Snapper with very quick hands that can really get the ball moving back to the punter. When he is on, he is REALLY on and has a ball that is as quick as any Long Snapper in the country. Like to see him focus on making sure he is always leaning back to maintain more accuracy and that he really locks down snapping under pressure. The kid has great upside and could be one of the greats in college with simple fixes. Solid attitude that will do well in college.

Justin Hathoot, NM
Hathoot looked VERY solid at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on August 31, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor in punt coverage. Body frame is good and he has room to put on some good size over the next couple of years. Needs to make sure he locks down his release point to really focus on accuracy and making sure he is hitting the target. Ball is coming out hot and he has good speed. Locking down the location will move him up to a 4.5 and even 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. Keep a very close eye on Hathoot at VEGAS XXIX.

Caleb Cantrell, TX
Nice jump in the rankings and very well deserved after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. Body is athletic and his form is solid. Does a really nice job of using his whole body well and getting his speed locked down. Not uncommon to see him snapping in the low .7s. VERY quick hands and the ball continues to rise to the punter. Putting on some size and making sure he is getting all the way up a bit quicker will help out a ton. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON THIS KID AT VEGAS XXIX!

Jarrod Jacobson, TX
Jarrod showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a good frame and an excellent attitude. Tell him to do something and just consider it done. Hands are quick and he is always improving. Snapping with full confidence and making sure his head gets all the way through with each snap will help his speed get into the low .7s and even high .6s. Form is good and he needs to trust it. Good upside. Coaches will love him in college.

Chris Clore, TX
Clore showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He continues to work on his body and he is looking more and more like a D1 athlete all of the time. Incredible transformation of his overall frame and I am very proud of him for it. Times are right in the .7s over the summer which is a very good improvement since VEGAS XXVIII in May. Kid has been working hard and smart, and it is obvious. Love to see him focus on making sure he is really whipping his elbows through so he creates more whip on the ball and is not so rigid. Improving athleticism will be another key in moving up. Great attitude.

Noah Caldwell, TX, Offer from South Eastern OK. State!
Noah showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with a frame that can grow and dominate in the next couple of years. Ball is smooth and he has some very quick hands. Needs to make sure he gets fully set before he snaps in two ways: with his left hand on the ball (this will help with any spiral issues) and also with his butt getting all the way down (this will help with accuracy and speed). Love his working man’s attitude and I know he can do well in college.

Steven Taylor, TX
Steven showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is getting bigger and stronger every time I see him and you can definitely tell he has been working on the side with a Rubio instructor. Form is coming along nicely. Love to see him focus on a couple things: not dragging the ball at all, making sure his balance is back and not rocking into the snapping motion. At times, he basically slowly moves into the initial snap motion and that will alert the timer, and, more importantly, the defender when he is about to snap. Needs to make sure that once he is ready, he EXPLODES! out of the gate so he is quicker. Always improving.

Caleb McKee, TX
Caleb showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper with VERY quick hands. The ball really jumps out of the gate well. So quick that I would actually like to him to make sure he gets fully set before starting the snapping motion so he gets a good grip (and spiral) on the ball. If he can get his lower half fully involved, he will absolutely crush the competition. I really think getting fully set and following through with his fingers will increase his overall accuracy. Excellent potential. Watch him this summer in TX and at VEGAS XXIX.

Ethan Zenzen, TX
Massive jump in the rankings and well deserved after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in TX. Good frame and moves well on his feet. Athletic. Form has improved immensely and he is getting some decent pop on the ball. Needs to make sure he locks down his release to gain more accuracy. LOTS of upside. Great attitude.

George Rios, TX
George did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on January 21-22, 2016. He moves well on his feet and gets his upper body through really well when he is snapping punts. Practically hands the ball to the punter. Love to see him not think so much prior to the snap and focus on getting his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Upper body is solid and when his lower body catches up, he will dominate.

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)
Trevor Dhabalt, IA
Dhabalt did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a strong and stocky Long Snapper who can, at times, easily have the fastest snap in the country. He gets set, looks at you and then BOOM! the ball is in the punter’s hands. It is almost intimidating at first. Hands are so quick, it can be hard to time him. Once he gets his form fully settled in and has the same snapping motion over and over, he will lock down his accuracy/consistency and then he is unstoppable. Moves really well on his feet and is a factor on punt coverage. Quiet and solid.

Kobe Paez, NE, Committed to Chadron State!
Kobe showed me some good things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a very athletic Long Snapper that can really fly down the field on punt coverage. Form is good and he has the ability to get some good speed on the ball. Like to see him focus on really driving his elbows more to create more whip and speed on the ball. Also, making sure he has the same form and snapping motion on every single snap will allow him to be much more consistent with his snaps. Very close to getting “it”.

Ryan Langan, NE
Ryan did VERY well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Took him a while to catch his groove in IL, but, once he did, WATCH OUT! Easily could have won the whole camp and would’ve looked great doing it. Form is solid and he is snapping a nice, hard ball back to the punter. Ryan has INCREDIBLE upside and reminds me a lot of Rubio Long Snapper Wesley Farnsworth of Nevada. True athlete that can snap. CONSISTENCY will be the key to him getting to a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HIM AT VEGAS XXIX.

Kyle Eckelberg, WI
Kyle showed me some great things at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Frame is solid and he uses his whole body really well. His hands are quick and he gets the ball out of the gate with no hesitation. Love to see him focus on getting his eyes through to improve his speed a bit and make sure he gets back up quicker after the snap. Blocking and being able to stop a D1 player getting through the A gap will be huge for him. GREAT upside and he should be able to show it at VEGAS XXIX.

David Bryan, WI
David did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA. He has a good frame and shows good athleticism. Very strong upper body really gets the ball back to the punter quickly. Needs to focus on making sure he gets his head AND eyes through for more accuracy and consistency. Right on the cusp of greatness and I am interested to see his progress at VEGAS XXVII.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)
Drew Wise, KS
Wise was on fire at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Body is VERY solid and he can pass an eyeball test from a college coach quickly. Wise’s snaps can be VERY quick and really punish the punter. He definitely goes with the notion of snapping the ball THROUGH the punter. Like to see him focus on making sure he is not overthinking the process and keeps his hands steady on the ball. I would be absolutely shocked if he isn’t a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper BEFORE VEGAS XXIX. He is good and knocking on greatnesses door.

Benji Gormley, MO
Benji looked excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He has grown a good deal and is snapping with a ton of confidence. Loved watching him snap in IL with a swagger. It was almost like he was shocked he didn’t win the whole thing. The bigger he gets, the better he will be in the long run. Kid is looking good and could/should dominate XXIX in January! WATCH THIS LONG SNAPPER.

Reid Williams, MO
Reid did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He has a thick frame and strong hands. Form is good and he showed me some good speed in IL. Love to see him not tap the ball prior to the snap as he is creating a patter which we don’t want or need. Also, making sure he is snapping with full power at all times will allow him to NEVER have a snap in the .8s again. I am really looking forward to watching him this fall and at VEGAS XXIX! Kid is dripping with potential and can be one of the greats.

Chaz Satnan, MO
Chaz did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Kid is a monster and his Long Snapping form gets better by the second. When he gets his butt down and his back parallel to the ground, he can absolutely throw heat and almost punish the punter. Hovers right in the mid to low .7s and can dip into the .6s when he trust his good form and lets the ball. Controlling that speed with the proper and consistent release point will help with accuracy. Blocks well and hard to get by him. Big upside for a pro style team. Chaz has improved EVERY SINGLE TIME I have seen him in action and that says a lot about his work ethic.

Reeves Blankenship, LA
Impressed with what I saw out of Reeves at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a great frame and is built thick. Definitely headed to a college body now let alone in a year from now. Ball is pretty darn smooth and accurate. Like to see him extend the ball out a bit more to gain more speed and to trust himself. Confidence will be key. Very good upside on Blankenship. Keep a very close eye on him this fall and at VEGAS XXIX.

Jordan Silver, MO
SMOOOOOOOTH is how I would describe Silver at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in TX. Frame is very good and athletic. Moves well on his feet. Passes an eyeball test and will crush it when he puts on just a tad more weight. GREAT attitude. Love to see him lower his butt a bit more in order to get more of his legs involved. This will greatly increase the speed of his ball and get him into the .7s and possibly .6s sooner than he thinks. MASSIVE UPSIDE on Silver.

Trey Icamina, LA
Icamina did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with good, quick hands that get the ball out of the gate very quickly. Like to see him rise up a bit to use more of his large frame. Also, slow motion drills to get his lower half fully involved will help a ton to ensure he gets more speed on the ball and get up under .8 by the fall camp in TX and definitely by VEGAS XXIX. Kid has a ton of potential.

Justyce Hankins, OK
Justyce did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a very good frame and tons of potential. He can definitely pass an eyeball test quickly. Love to see him focus on using his whole body to gain more speed on the ball. Slow motion drills will be key to make his snapping motion smoother and lock down his consistency. Kid is dripping with potential. Spiral will be another key I will be focused on over the next couple of months as we head into VEGAS XXIX.

Dominic Brocato, LA
Dominic did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good starting form. Love to see him focus on making sure he is not bouncing prior to the snap and that he gets fully settled in before he starts his snapping motion. That will really help his overall speed and get him into the .7s by VEGAS XXIX in January. I like his attitude and he works hard.

JP Morris, OK, Committed to Mount St. Mary’s!
JP is absolutely oozing with potential after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in TX on February 28th, 2016. Kid can pass an eyeball test from a 1/4 mile away and looks like a D1 tight end right now. Built really well. Needs to flatten his back at the start and then make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed. Need to see him hitting in the .7s, with a tight spiral, by VEGAS XXVIII in May. The upside on JP is off the charts. Once it clicks, he destroys others in his class.

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)
Joe Calcagno, IL, Committed to Penn State!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Calcagno is a monster physically and did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Built thick and he has great power throughout his body. Ball is crisp and he is snapping with very good speed right now. He has the ability to block and get his head up quickly after a great snap. In college, he will most likely drop a tad bit of weight to get his body downfield a little quicker, but right now, since he also plays line in the CCL, he has to maintain his size. Kid works hard and has very good upside. Love his attitude. The harder he snaps, the better he is. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see him leave VEGAS XXIX with a win and a scholarship.

Kasey Kelleher, OH, Offers to Bowling Green and Toledo!
Kelleher did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Strong Long Snapper that can move well on his feet. Ball is powerful and really explodes back to the punter. He can catch a groove and really dominate a camp and all the Long Snappers around him. Locking down his accuracy and consistency will be key as his speed is already at the D1 level. Love his attitude and he has very good upside.

Nate Durham, IL
Nate was a stud at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016 and ended up winning the whole camp! Ball is powerful and he is snapping consistently in the .7s. Body is solid and he can pass an eyeball test.

Matt Hembrough, IL
Hembrough did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. His snaps are crisp, powerful and have solid speed. He is right in the .7s and will be in the .6s by VEGAS XXIX with some more size. Love to see him be at 210 in January. Kid is an athlete and has great upside. Heck of an attitude and he works hard. Getting up when blocking is going to be a big key in getting to that 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper mark.

Kyle O’Connor, OH, Offer from Army!
Kyle did well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in PA on October 9th, 2016. He has arguably the quickest hands in the country. It is seriously hard to time Kyle at 15 yards. Love to see him adjust his tempo a bit so he doesn’t always just the snap ball right when he gets his hands set. If he can change it up a bit, he will throw off the defensive players a bit and not allow them to predict his snap. Also, his form is EXCELLENT and he needs to TRUST it by just letting the ball fly out of his hands. FULL POWER will push him into the low .6s and completely ready for college. Quiet and dominant is how I expect him to be at VEGAS XXIX.

Zach Appio, IL
Appio looked excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. CONFIDENCE is through the roof and he was snapping some absolute heat all day. He definitely had some of the fastest times throughout the day with snaps consistently in the .7s and even some dipping into the high .6s. Love to see him focus on putting on some size and making sure he gets back up quicker for blocking purposes. Ball is really crisp and pops to the punter. An extra ten to 15 lbs will do wonders for him and stopping a defender coming through the A gap. Easily could be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by the end of Sunday night at VEGAS XXIX.

Marshall Coluzzi, IL
Coluzzi was solid at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He has a good frame and can move well on his feet going forward or to the side. Form is good and he is a very smooth Long Snapper. Type of kid that just doesn’t miss and his consistency is off the charts. Every single snap looks exactly the same. Over and over. Almost can put you to sleep and that is a good thing for a punter. You always know exactly what you are going to get with Coluzzi. Love to see him to continue to focus on really driving his legs and getting all of his thick body back to the punter to increase overall speed while locking down the spiral and not overthinking. Less thinking will definitely help Coluzzi in the long run. Smooth Long Snapper that will make his punter happy.

Dylan Castro, IL
Dylan looked very solid at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Body is thick, he has good power and he is looking more and more athletic every single camp. Ball is extremely smooth and he might be one of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country. He is like a machine with his accuracy. When he really explodes out of the gate, he can EASILY snap in the .7s. Love to see him continue to work on his athleticism and make sure he is getting his head up a bit quicker after the snap to stop a rusher. Quiet assassin out on the field. Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him break the high score on the Target at VEGAS XXIX.

Cole Stewart, IL
Stewart did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. Body is strong and his ball is catchable. Accurate Long Snapper with very good consistency. Mark my words, Stewart can easily be one of the best Long Snappers in his class IF he can speed up the starting motion of his hands. Ball tends to be a little slow out of the gate and that gives the defensive man a moment to jump him. If he can speed up his hands, he moves WAY up the rankings. I predict he dominates VEGAS XXIX.

John Davis, IL
Davis did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He has an athletic build and snaps a very smooth ball. Form is good and he shows good accuracy. Like to see him snap with more confidence and just let the ball go. Trusting in himself and his form will push him well under the .78 mark of snapping to the punter. Confidence will be key in everything he does: snapping, blocking and running. Getting closer and I like his attitude. He has the ability to handle pressure well.

 

NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
Kevin Crabtree, MA, Committed to Villanova!
Crabtree did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a large Long Snapper with good upper body power. Smooth and quick snap that is right on with his accuracy. Love to see him get his large lower half down a bit more to ensure more overall speed on the ball. Tends to keep his butt up and rush the process just a tad. Settling and really exploding will get him in the .6s and be more accurate as well. Just about to hit his stride. I would bet by XXIX, he dominates the whole thing.

Brian Keating, CT
Brian had a solid performance at the Spring Rubio Long Snapping Camp in New Jersey. Was very accurate all day, and had decent velocity on the ball. Needs to engage his legs more and try to reduce a slight hitch in his snap to make everything quicker. Know he will put the effort in and work to be great.

Carson Tebbetts, CT
Carson showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and moves with power through agility parts of Vegas. Like to see him gain a bit more control on his feet. Definitely comes in hot but can be a tad out of balance. Snaps are very smooth, accurate and consistent. He is like a machine when snapping. TRUSTING in his good form will help a lot with speed and getting him under .80 on a regular basis. He can do this and I know it….I need him to know it.

Harry Blair, NY
Harry showed a ton of potential at the Rubio Long Snapping camp in New Jersey. He is extremely long and was snapping very accurately all day. Think if he shifts his weight back slightly, and really explodes back to the punter rather than falling forward after he snaps he can put more heat on the ball. Combine that with the consistency he showed with his accuracy and he can be very good.

Ryan McNeil, MA
McNeil had waves of brilliance at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and that ability to put on some good weight over the next year. Ball is smooth, catchable and he has very good accuracy. Hands are quick and they reach back well (why the good accuracy). LOVE to see him do slow motion drills to focus on using all of his legs. If he can get his long legs involved, he will put a hole in the punter and easily be in the low .7s. TONS of upside. Good attitude. At XXVIII in May, he should be focused on EVENT ELITE and nothing else.

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)
Billy Taylor, NJ
Liked what I saw out of Billy at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Billy has a good frame and he can move well on his feet. Form is solid and he can snap a quick ball. Confidence will be key as he moves up the rankings. Love to see him not think so much and really just let the ball fly out of his hands.Trusting his form and believing in himself will help a ton. Ball can pop back to the punter when he follows all the way through. Right on the cusp of greatness.

Tristan Sokach-Minnick, PA
Tristan showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. First off, he can pass an eyeball test quickly. Moves well on his feet but I would like to see him focus on not running so high so he be a bit more agile. Ball has power when it comes off his hands. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the .6s by XXVIII in May and throughout his senior year. He was on my short list of TOP 12 members. He should be all over the EVENT ELITE if he does what I know he can. Very good attitude and lots of upside.

Ryan Schwind, VA
Ryan did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC on July 11, 2016. He is a very smooth and consistent Long Snapper with each snap looking the same. It is like a machine snapping out there. His overall form is good and he has solid accuracy. Love to see him focus on getting his eyes all the way through with each snap to ensure even more speed and accuracy. Ryan is right on the cusp of greatness. I KNOW he can be dominant and I need him to know it as well. He could/should DOMINATE the fall and VEGAS XXIX!

Ryan Cassidy, NJ
Ryan showed a ton of promise at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in New Jersey on May 7th, 2016. Extremely athletic and long with a powerful snap. Needs to aim a little lower and let the ball climb naturally back to the punter. Small tweaks away from being dominant.

Nick Low, VA, Committed to Chicago!
Low did well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in NC. Body is thick and he has good power. Hands are VERY quick and his form is coming along really nicely. SMART Long Snapper with good zip. More he trusts his form to let the ball go and locks down his spiral, he will dominate. Great attitude.

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)
Thomas Fletcher, FL, Committed to Alabama!
OFFER HIM YESTERDAY!!! COMPLETELY DOMINATED at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL and it wasn’t even close. His form is flawless, his hands are quick and he is getting bigger. No one is even close to him right now and he is, easily, the best Long Snapper in the country. You could put him in a competition with any other high school, and a heavy majority of college kids, and Fletcher would win. Just start the competition and walk away as the winner will be decided for you as soon as Fletcher touches the ball. I will say it again, Fletcher is THE BEST LONG SNAPPER IN THE COUNTRY AND IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE

Mitch Hall, NC, Committed to Louisville!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Mitch did really well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is still growing like a weed and has a frame that will hold at least another forty lbs in college. Ball is smooth, very accurate and he handles pressure like a champ. Snaps are fast and will be even quicker when he doesn’t ease into the snapping motion. Being a little quicker out of the gate will really get the ball flying out of his hands and make him pop in front of the recruiters. Memphis offered a great one in Mitch. EXCELLENT ATTITUDE.

Jacob Potter, GA
Potter did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a thick, strong Long Snapper with great power in his snap. Body is tough. Moving better on his feet and starting to be a factor heading downfield. Ball is smooth and catchable. Like to see him continue to get his butt down a bit more to get more of his massive lower half involved which will give him more speed. Also, driving his elbows will help with speed as well. Kid has come a long way and just continues to improve.

Raymond Freeman, FL, Committed to Air Force!
Freeman did extremely well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor on punt coverage. Ball is VERY fast and can punish the punter. Air Force definitely got a player in Freeman. His hands are like rockets and the ball will jump back to the punter. When Freeman just snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is absolutely incredible. Locking down the spiral will move him even farther up. I would be shocked to not see him as a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper at XXIX in January.

Austin Reeves, NC
Reeves is hitting his stride and showed me some great things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Reeves has a solid frame and moves well on his feet. Smart Long Snapper with a smooth release and great accuracy. Power and confidence will be the biggest factors I look for in making him a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by XXIX. Love his attitude and he is a workhorse.

Paul Lawless, FL
Lawless had a great early October fall camp in Florida. He is very long and athletic and snapped well all day. Some small tweaks in his stance by dropping his hips a little will help his ball from rising up. Great kid and attitude who is very close to being great. Relaxing and letting his body do all of the work. CONFIDENCE will be huge with him at VEGAS XXIX. No need to think at all for Lawless.

Matthew Smith, GA
Matthew did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an excellent athlete that moves extremely well on his feet. Ball is crisp and powerful back to the punter. Ball can be very fast and when he lowers his back to parallel, he can get in the .6s. When he focuses on getting his butt down and just Long Snapping, he is EASILY one of the top kids in the state and even country. Massive amount of upside on Matthew. Watch him dominate at VEGAS XXIX.

Ryan Culbertson, SC
Culbertson did well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Good, solid frame and he is a hard worker. Starting form is solid and he snaps a very smooth and catchable ball. Needs to make sure he just completely unleashes all of his power on every snap. When he is timid, he doesn’t drive his elbows and the ball will fall of the table towards the end of the snap to the punter BUT when he snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is completely different and dominates. Moving in the right direction and has good upside. Great kid.

Thomas Zozus, FL
Tommy did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is sitting on a ton of potential and is definitely one to watch over the next year. I fully expect him to dominate this fall and make a major name for himself at VEGAS XXIX in January. Body is good and he can pass an eyeball test. For his size, he moves really well on his feet and is an athlete. Love to see him focus on not rolling into his snap and making sure he is VERY quick out of the gate. Kid is dripping with promise. WATCH HIM.

William Stover, NC
Stover showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He moved well on his feet during the agility section of Vegas and his hands are quick. Nice, powerful snap that gets back to the punter with good accuracy. Love to see him really focus on getting his lower half fully involved to create even more speed on the ball. Also, locking down his release point will help with his consistency. He is very close to being “there” with his snaps. Keep a very close eye on him this summer and fall. He should absolutely dominate XXIX.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the WA Fall Camp (10/23/16)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to Washington on October 23rd, 2016 for their fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the biggest event of the year, VEGAS XXIX!

Long Snappers from WA, ID, OR, CA & LA all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Matt Baldeck (ID, ’17)! Baldeck was on fire all day long and was throwing some severe heat out in the Northwest. His snaps are VERY powerful and he easily get in the low .7s to high .6s. He dominated the speed competition and almost won the accuracy competition. Confidence is high right now and he is making a solid name for himself across the country. Powerful and thick frame. His victory in WA earned him a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Matt Baldeck and Kellen Dyer below from the live feed on the Rubio Long Snapping Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be CA on October 30th, followed by NC (11/20), TX (12/4), AZ (12/11) and GA (12/18)

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Jake Gibson

Top 2017 Long Snappers
Jake Gibson was very solid in WA. His form is excellent and he is nails under pressure. Nothing rattles the kid and he uses all of his body really well to gain some good speed.

Zack Jenkins did really well in WA. Ball is on target and he is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class. Widening out on his stance and his waistline will help a ton. LOTS of upside on Zach.

Eli Jenkins is dripping with potential and I love when he lets the ball fly out of his hands. Really has a good upside.

Cody Clements is a large Long Snapper with a strong frame and tons of potential. Confidence will be huge as we head into Vegas.

Notables: Brock Olive, Calvin Maher and Braden Otto

Top 2018 Long Snappers

Kellen Dyer

Kellen Dyer

Kellen Dyer was VERY solid in WA. Ball is accurate and he has some great consistency. Needs to make sure he quickens up his hands and legs. No knee hitch will equal the ball in the .7s. Really impressed with his overall work ethic and attitude.

Spencer Luce is overflowing with potential and could easily dominate his class with more accuracy and consistency. CONFIDENCE is going to be huge for him as we head into VEGAS. This could be off the charts good.

Notable: Grayson Broussard

Top 2019 Long Snappers

JJ Lindsay

JJ Lindsay

JJ Lindsay showed me some great things in WA. Love his form and his overall attitude. Built with long legs and he is already using them well.

Dean Lau is an incredible athlete that destroys all athletic tests I throw his way. MAJOR factor in punt coverage as we move into VEGAS and beyond. Size and strength will be huge for him as he continues through the process.

James Durr showed me a lot of potential. He is a smooth Long Snapper with good upside. Built well and I like his attitude.

Top 2020, 2021 & 2022 Long Snappers

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins has excellent form and showed he could, and should, win a Rubio Long Snapping camp very soon. Kam is an extremely accurate Long Snapper that will continue to get better with more strength and athleticism. Snaps the ball as well as anyone I have seen at his age. Overall speed on the ball and his legs will be key in dominating his class throughout the years.

Cameron Landes has a ton of potential and could stay in the top five of his class for all four years of high school. Built REALLY long with a frame that can put on about fifty pounds over the next couple years. Ball is smooth and accurate. Moves really well on his feet.

Alec Eckert is a very long athlete for the class of 2021. Great frame and dripping with potential. Making sure he works on his flexibility and not dragging the football back will help a ton in the long run. He will be as good as he wants to be with his Long Snapping.

Anna DeCaprio was VERY impressive for her first Rubio Long Snapping camp. She has great explosion and an excellent spiral for her age. Widening out her stance and getting her hips straight will help a ton. Great first camp.

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media.
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and my several select member of my senior staff. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the profiles section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons Weekend of Oct. 22 & 23

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Center: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Casey Hales hold private and group lessons in the San Francisco area.

Football season is underway and so is Rubio Long Snapping’s FALL camp series! Now is the time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

Rubio Long Snapping has Senior Instructors and Staff Members all over the country running private lessons and holding group sessions.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  The instructors teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

To find out more about upcoming Rubio Long Snapping events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

Here is a complete list of available instructors throughout the country:

Arkansas

  • Ryan Eustace – Jonesboro

California

  • Jason Bertoni – Santa Monica
  • Casey Hales – San Francisco
  • Ryan Simmons – San Diego
  • Matt Wigley  – Laguna Hills
    • Sunday: 8am – Private Lesson, 9am – Private Lesson, 10am – Private Lesson & 11am – Group Session

Colorado

  • Tanner Gibas – Denver

Florida

  • Ryan Farr – Ganesville

Georgia

  •  Jeff Abraham – Atlanta
  • Harrison Elliott – Atlanta/Macon
  • Danny LaMontagne –  Atlanta

Illinois

  • Nolan Owen – Chicago

Indiana

  • Josh Appel – Terre Haute

Louisiana

  • Aaron Golub – New Orleans
  • Blake Ferguson – Baton Rouge

Minnesota

  • Nick Monaghan – Minneapolis

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln

New Jersey

  • Alan Lucy – New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Steven Romero – Albuquerque

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
  • Scotty Thompson – Raleigh

Pennsylvania

  • Carson Vey – Philadelphia

Tennessee

  • Derrick Lopez

Texas

  • John Finch – Dallas Fort Worth
  • Chris Roberson – Houston  

Utah

  • Matt Foley – Provo

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Senior Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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New Prep Camp Format!

You asked for it, you got it!

The Prep Camps will now be run from 8:30 am to 12 pm and will be specifically formatted to get the Long Snapper completely ready for VEGAS XXIX.

You will literally do everything at the Prep Camp as you would in VEGAS. The day will be quicker and the cost will be lower.

For more information on the CA Prep Camp, go HERE

For more information on the TX Prep Camp, go HERE

For more information on the GA Prep Camp, go HERE

See you soon and be ready for the biggest and best VEGAS, ever!

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Top 2019 Long Snappers by Region

Here is a look at the TOP 2019 Long Snapper in each region of the country.

NORTHWEST (States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska)
Mike Zahara, WA
Super laid back kid. Didn’t get overly worked up about anything. Kept his cool and took instruction well. Thought it was a great sign from a kid of his age, not getting frazzled or frustrated. Really good form. Has long frame that can fill out nicely. Once he puts on some muscle and snaps hard, he will be great.

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Simon Samarzich, CA
Simon had a good weekend at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a true athlete that can be as good, or great, as he chooses to be with his Long Snapping. Once he fully dedicates himself to snapping, he could easily take the top spot and run with it. Accuracy is solid and his form is excellent for his age. Handles pressure well and could have actually won the whole thing in the desert. Like to see some more speed on the ball and that will come with consistency of snapping motion and size. Tremendous potential on Simon.

 

SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)
Hayden Hood, TX
Hood was excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class and showed no mercy in TX. His confidence is starting to come along VERY nicely and I love it. Needs to make sure he is focus on gaining some size as that will assist him in blocking, getting down field and the overall speed of the ball. Kid is very good and just looks to get better. Keep a very close eye on him this fall and definitely at VEGAS XXIX.

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)
Tyler Shaw, WI
Really liked what I saw out of Tyler at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He is a long athlete that is snapping with good power and confidence. Love to see him focus on leaning back more so he goes towards the punter and not up/forward. Falling forward will cause the ball to rise a bit and lose some accuracy. Kid has tremendous upside and can easily be one of the top Long Snappers in his class. WATCH HIM at VEGAS XXIX.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)
Caden Bolz, KS
Caden did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good power in his hands. Ball is quick and he has no problem hovering in the .8s at all times. By VEGAS XXIX, I want to make sure he is getting his eyes/head all the way through as this will greatly increase the overall speed of the ball AND the accuracy. Kid is dripping with potential.

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)
Jude Pedrozo, OH
Jude continues to impress me and didn’t let up at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and is snapping with a great deal of confidence. The upside on this kid is off the charts and he could make the TOP 12 in January if he continues to snap well. Overall accuracy and consistency is what I will be focused on seeing at VEGAS XXIX. He needs to know he can be one of the greats.

 

NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
Austin Sullivan, NY
I liked what I saw out of Austin at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is very large Long Snapper for his age and has a good snapping motion. Very fluid Long Snapper. I like his form and I want him to trust it. If he was to trust his form and really let the ball fly, he will be able to get well under .90 by fall and definitely by XXIX in January. TONS OF POTENTIAL on Austin and when his legs get fully locked and timed up, he will dominate. LOVE HIS ATTITUDE.

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)
Dominic Serapiglia, PA
Dominic did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC on July 11, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good overall form. Ball is tight and he is showing some good accuracy. Like to see him increase the speed of his legs as they are just a tad behind his very quick hands. If he can get his timing locked down, he will be snapping under .77 by VEGAS XXIX…easily. Increasing his athleticism will push him way up the rankings as well. Good upside and always improving.

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)
Quentin Skinner, GA
Skinner, AKA Mad Dog, had a solid weekend at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He can EASILY snap a D1 ball right now when he is on. Every once in awhile, he will forget to follow through and the ball will die. If he can fix that, and I know he can, he can be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by next Vegas if not sooner. CONSISTENCY will be his biggest thing to focus on.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Top 2018 Long Snappers by Region

Here is a look at the TOP 2018 Long Snappers in each region of the country.

NORTHWEST (States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska)
Spencer Luce, WA
Spencer showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is a Long Snapper with nice, large frame and has the ability to snap the ball with excellent power. I REALLY need to see him snap the ball with a tight spiral. Ball comes back quick and hard BUT if there is no spiral, it will be very tricky to catch for the punters. Spiral is going to be key. He locks it down and he moves way up the charts.

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Ross Reiter, AZ
Reiter did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. I purposely put him under a lot of pressure situations and he dominated all of them. Ball is beyond crisp and just gorgeous to watch. He always does an excellent job of making sure he accomplished what you want him to do. Ask Reiter to do something and just consider it done. Built strong and tough. He is very close to a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado)
Jesse Hooper, UT
Hooper showed me some great things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He moves with good aggression on his feet. Like to see him increase his 40 time a bit but the kid moves with passion and rage….I love it. Love to see him focus on locking down his spiral and leading with his elbows to create more whip. With as much power as he snaps with, he should EASILY be under .80 but the lack of spiral really crushed the speed. TONS of upside and he is right on the cusp. Keep a very close eye on this kid.

 

SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)
Karsten Battles, TX
Battles did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a Long Snapper with good athleticism that can be a factor going downfield on punt coverage. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and already looks the part of a college athlete. Love to see him focus on really getting set and making sure he doesn’t rush the process. Tends to jump the gun a bit and that will play with his spiral and accuracy. Kid is dripping with potential and can easily be one of the best in his class. Watch him at VEGAS XXIX.

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)
Ross Hinders, IA
Hinders did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a very athletic Long Snapper that moves well on his feet. Starting form is solid and he does a good job of getting his lower half fully involved in the snapping process. Like to see him lean back a bit more to make sure he doesn’t fall forward which can impact his accuracy and consistency. Getting fully set and leaning back while continuing to put on size will move him up. Quiet and deadly with his snaps.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)
Evan Gibson, LA
Evan did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016 and at the Underclassmen Invitational at the IMG Academy in FL. Body is looking very solid and he is built strong. Mature for his age. He has some very quick hands that really get the ball out of the gate quickly. Love to see him focus on slow motion drills to make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. With his frame and form, he could easily be under .8 by XXIX.

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)
Roen McCullough, OH
Roen did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Body is great and, when he is on, he can put a hole in the punter. He can easily be the fastest Long Snapper in the country for his age or the year above him. Making sure he is not over-gripping the ball so his spiral stays perfect and handling pressure will be the two biggest factors I check for this fall and at VEGAS XXIX in January. The ball is in Roen’s court and I know he can do it. When it clicks, he will take the top spot and it won’t be close.

 

NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
Matthew Aloni, NY
Big jump in the rankings and well deserved for Aloni after watching him at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC on July 11, 2016. Snaps are crisp, clean and very catchable. Form is solid and his body is able to pass an eyeball test quickly. Very good upside on Aloni. Love to see him focus on snapping with total CONFIDENCE and making sure he is whipping his arms through to create more overall speed on the ball. Like to see him under .78 by this fall and VEGAS XXIX.

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)
Michael Vojvodich, VA
Michael did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC. He is a VERY athletic Long Snapper that can fly downfield. Absolute factor on punt coverage and can be a game changer in coverage. Form is solid and he snaps with good power. Love to see him focus on completely locking down his spiral by VEGAS XXIX and making sure he is always going back instead of up and back, at times. Massive upside and I love what I see from Michael. Keep a close eye on him….TOP 12?????

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)
Oscar Shadley, FL, Offer to Marshall!
Shadley did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. First off, his frame is excellent for his age…he practically looks like he could play in college right now. Upside on him at this point is off the charts. Ball is accurate, he has good speed and he handles pressure well. Locking down the spiral and making sure he is fully in control of his consistency moves him into the top spot by XXIX in January.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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2nd Annual Rubio Long Snapper George Steward Award

Steward, GeorgeTo honor Rubio Long Snapper George Steward, let’s do this again!

If you have been following me on social media the past year, you know that the Rubio Long Snapping family suffered a terrible loss with the tragic death of Rubio Long Snapper George Steward one year ago today.

George was simply waiting at an intersection, with his long time girlfriend, when an out of control car crushed his car and ended his, and his girlfriend’s lives. They were 18 years old.

If you knew George, even for a second, you knew he was always smiling and having a good time. His smile was infectious. He was a big man with a big heart and an even bigger smile.

George was the perfect reflection of a Rubio Long Snapper.

I have spoken to his mom several times over the past couple of years. She is obviously extremely distraught over what has occurred but wants George to live on with Rubio Long Snapping. She told me he was extremely proud to be a Rubio Long Snapper (look at his graduation announcement) and was always in a Rubio shirt.

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George’s mom, Adrienne De La Fuente, wants to create a VEGAS scholarship in George’s name. She wants to sponsor a deserving Long Snapper that wants to go to VEGAS but possibly doesn’t have the means. She asked me to create the criteria, so here we go….

WHO: Any Long Snapper from 7th grade to 2nd year of JC

WHAT: This award will go simply to a happy Long Snapper. In honor of George, who was ALWAYS smiling and happy, this award will go to someone on that same page. To enter, you need to include at least three pictures of you with a genuine smile. Three more with you around others smiling and two letters of recommendation (yup, you guessed it, just stating you are happy person) from a family member and someone at your school.

WHEN: All entries must be in my hand by November 14th. Now, to make things easier this year, they can be mailed OR scanned and emailed to me at Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com

WHERE: All entries must be mailed to me at the following address:
Rubio Long Snapping
1104 Richardson Ave.
Lewiston, ID. 83501

If you win this award but have already signed up for VEGAS XXIX, I will push your win to VEGAS 30!

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UPDATE!!!!

jaden-sanchez8209And the winner, chosen by George’s mother Adrienne, is going to be Rubio Long Snapper Jaden Sanchez!

Here is just one testimonial about Jaden and his smile…

“Jaden Sanchez, a freshman at Bakersfield High School and 14 years old, sounds a lot like George… always smiling.  Jaden’s smile is infectious and makes everyone around him happier.  Jaden has faced many obstacles in his life but nothing keeps him from having that huge smile on his face.  Finding out about 4 years ago that he was diagnosed with alopecia and loosing every hair on his body was hard for him but he still found a way to stay positive and always had/has a smile on his face.  We would be at the dermatologist’s office with him and even when going thorough treatments and getting 16 shots in his head, I remember him having a smile on his face.  Jaden is a great young man with a great attitude on life… it shows in that awesome smile!”

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons Weekend of Oct. 15 & 16th

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Right: Lead Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Cory Adams leads group sessions and private lessons in the Kansas City area.

Football season is underway and so is Rubio Long Snapping’s FALL camp series! Now is the time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

Rubio Long Snapping has Senior Instructors and Staff Members all over the country running private lessons and holding group sessions.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  The instructors teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

To find out more about upcoming Rubio Long Snapping events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

Here is a complete list of available instructors throughout the country:

Arkansas

  • Ryan Eustace – Jonesboro

California

  • Jason Bertoni – Santa Monica
  • Ryan Simmons – San Diego

Colorado

  • Tanner Gibas – Denver

Georgia

  •  Jeff Abraham – Atlanta
  • Harrison Elliott – Atlanta/Macon
  • Danny LaMontagne –  Atlanta

Idaho

  • Rubio – Lewiston

Illinois

  • Nolan Owen – Chicago

Indiana

  • Josh Appel – Terre Haute

Kansas

  • Corey Adams – Kansas City

Louisiana

  • Aaron Golub – New Orleans
  • Blake Ferguson – Baton Rouge

Minnesota

  • Nick Monaghan – Minneapolis

Missouri

  • Corey Adams – Kansas City

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln

New Jersey

  • Alan Lucy – New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Steven Romero – Albuquerque

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
  • Scotty Thompson – Raleigh/Charlotte

Pennsylvania

  • Carson Vey – Philadelphia

Tennessee

  • Derrick Lopez

Texas

  • Chris Roberson – Houston  

Utah

  • Matt Foley – Provo

Washington

  • Brendan Lopez – Seattle area

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Senior Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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VEGAS XXIX CONTEST WINNER!!!!

Vegas XXIX_ContestAs you know, Rubio Long Snapping had a GIVE BACK CONTEST for a free admission to VEGAS XXIX.

All of my contests are difficult to judge, but this was one was probably the most tricky as everyone did a great job in expressing themselves and what they do to give back. I saw videos on topics ranging from….

  • Voluntarily mowing a cemetery lawn that takes THREE days…
  • Working with the Special Olympics
  • Volunteering for a Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Care packages of food for the needy
  • Organizing kid’s games at the local church
  • Heart screenings for teens
  • Serving meals to the needy
  • Working on a food drive for ELEVEN years
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Traveling to Costa Rica to help the poor
  • A project to keep kid’s in school
  • The Ronald McDonald House
  • It’s About the Warrior Foundation to help soldiers

Honestly, any one of the entries could have won but there are two that really stood out and here they are in alphabetical order….

Needless to say, I was VERY impressed with Nick Tibbetts and Jacob Zuhr for acting as leaders in their community. They not only volunteer, they started a volunteering organization to get others involved.

So, in the spirit of GIVING BACK, I am going to crown them BOTH the winners of the contest and they are both going to be given a FREE admission to VEGAS XXIX!

Congratulations once again to Tibbetts and Zuhr for going above and beyond in helping others. These two, and all of the others, are great examples of what the Rubio Long Snapping family is all about!

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the PA Fall Camp (10/9/16)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to Pennsylvania on October 9th, 2016 for their fall camp and it had the most overall talent at a camp in quite some time. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the biggest event of the year, VEGAS XXIX!

Long Snappers from nine different states all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

kasey-kelleher6065-1The overall camp champion was Kasey Kelleher (’17)! Kasey was on fire all day throwing back pearl after pearl. He won the speed competition with consistent snaps in the .6s and his accuracy is off the charts. Built with solid thickness and has a great mental attitude. Handles pressure well and never stops improving. He did a great job to beat Billy Taylor to win the championship and earn a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Kasey Kelleher and Billy Taylor below from the live feed on the Rubio Long Snapping Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be WA in two weeks with CA following one week later.

Top 2017 Long Snappers

img_2656Billy Taylor not only was the accuracy champion, he was on fire all day in PA. He is a VERY smooth and calm Long Snapper that has a nice frame with room to put on some lbs in the next year. Ball is tight and the harder he snaps, the better it looks. Great improvement since the TOP 12 Camp at IMG Academy in FL. He is really coming along and finding his groove. Billy could easily dominate VEGAS XXIX.

Kyle O’Connor looked VERY smooth in PA. His hands are like absolute rockets and it is almost hard to time him. He has a really methodical set up but then BOOM! he explodes on the snap. Very solid Long Snapper that can catch a groove and dominate.

Kevin Crabtree, the recent Villanova commit, is a large Long Snapper with good power and an accurate snap. Crabtree is right on the cusp of greatness and once his butt is a bit lower, he will dominate speed. Kid is good and knocking on greatnesses door.

NOTABLES: Ryan Walker

Top 2018 Long Snappers

 

james-rosenberry6604James Rosenberry looked very sharp in PA. Ball is very tight and hovers right in the .7s consistently at all times. Accuracy is solid. Really want him to focus on his athleticism as we gear towards VEGAS XXIX and he pushes himself to get into the TOP 12 Camp.

Alex Mykut is a newcomer and showed great potential. Right now, he is very raw and pretty much all over the place BUT he is absolutely dripping with potential. Smoothing out his snapping motion can make him one of the best in his class. With the right work, he could be a top kid at VEGAS XXIX.

Zach Drevno looked pretty sharp in PA. Built well and has a lot of power. The harder he snaps and the more he trusts his form, the better he will do in the long run.

NOTABLES: Evan Jennings, Brendan Moyer, Breck Gates

Top 2019 Long Snappers

 

austin-sullivan7162Austin Sullivan is sitting on a mound of potential in a great frame. Basically looks like a college Long Snapper right now. Snapping the ball with full power and trusting his form will make his a great one in his class. Upside is off the charts.

Brandon Hurst has good potential and a nice, long frame. He moves really on his feet and has raw talent. Should be able to tie everything together to push for a TOP 12 Camp spot at VEGAS XXIX.

Dominic Serapiglia showed waves of greatness in PA. Built thick and he has good strength. CONFIDENCE in his snapping ability will help a ton. Needs to believe in himself and not get stressed as we get past ten yards. Good upside.

Mike Wojciechowski is growing and getting more and more smooth as the camps progress. Handles pressure really well and has a glorious spiral on the ball. Size and strength will push him up the ladder. Form is great and his attitude is even better.

NOTABLES: Donte Eldridge,

 

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media.
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and my several select member of my senior staff. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the profiles section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons Weekend of October 8th – 9th

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Left: Harrison Elliott offers private lessons and groups session in the Macon & Atlanta Georgia areas.

Football season is underway and so is Rubio Long Snapping’s FALL camp series! Now is the time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

Rubio Long Snapping has Senior Instructors and Staff Members all over the country running private lessons and holding group sessions.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  The instructors teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

To find out more about upcoming Rubio Long Snapping events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

Here is a complete list of available instructors throughout the country:

Arkansas

  • Ryan Eustace – Jonesboro

California

  • Jason Bertoni – Santa Monica
  • Ryan Simmons – San Diego
  • Matt Wigley  – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday: 2pm – Private Lesson, 3pm – Private Lesson, 4pm – Private Lesson & 5pm – Group Session

Colorado

  • Tanner Gibas – Denver

Georgia

  •  Jeff Abraham – Atlanta
  • Harrison Elliott – Roswell
    • Saturday 10am – 12pm
    • Sunday 10am – 12pm
  • Danny LaMontagne –  Atlanta

Idaho

  • Rubio – Lewiston

Illinois

  • Nolan Owen – Chicago

Indiana

  • Josh Appel – Terre Haute

Louisiana

  • Aaron Golub – New Orleans
  • Blake Ferguson – Baton Rouge

Minnesota

  • Nick Monaghan – Minneapolis

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln

New Jersey

  • Alan Lucy – New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Steven Romero – Albuquerque

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
  • Scotty Thompson – Charlotte

Pennsylvania

  • Carson Vey – Philadelphia

Tennessee

  • Derrick Lopez

Texas

  • Kevin Ballinger – Houston
  • John Finch – Dallas Fort Worth
  • Chris Roberson – Houston  

Utah

  • Matt Foley – Provo

Washington

  • Brendan Lopez – Seattle area

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Senior Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the FL Fall Camp (10/2/16)

Lindale Football Stadium at NightRubio Long Snapping traveled to Florida on October 2, 2016 for their fall camp and the talent there was tremendous. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling across the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them ready for the biggest event for specialists in the country, Vegas XXIX. Next stop is PA on Sunday, October 9th!

Long Snappers from across the state of Florida were on hand to obtain the best instruction and most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Oscar Shadley (FL, ’18)! Oscar was very impressive all day, snapping fast and accurate footballs through the whole morning session. He carried that momentum over to the afternoon where he reached the finals of the winner’s bracket for the accuracy competition, and was dominant in the speed competition having 5 of his 6 snaps in the .6s (and his worst was .72)! He won the camp through a dominant effort in the overall championship round. He is very well developed physically and has the confidence to play at the next level. Expect a huge performance out of Oscar at Vegas XXIX!

Top 2017 Long Snappers

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Paul Lawless

Paul Lawless (FL) was the pick to win the competition after the morning session. He was very smooth all day and effortlessly gets the ball back to the punter. He has a tremendous frame, very long and can put on more weight without any issue. He uses his legs very well for how tall he is, just needs to focus on keeping his butt down when he is getting set in his stance to help his snap from going high.

Ethan Willis (FL) had a great camp and shoed a lot of promise throughout the day. He has extremely long arms and very quick hands that allow him to get the ball back very quickly. After seeing himself during the film session, Ethan started to be more conscious of his legs and needing to be more aggressive and quicker with his leg lock. Continuing to work on that as well as flexibility will be huge for him.

Top 2018 Long Snappers

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Clay James (FL) was off the charts all day and was the winner of the winner’s bracket of the accuracy competition. His form is darn near perfect and really uses it to his advantage to snap very fast times (on top of being in the finals for the accuracy competition, he was also one of the last two in the speed competition with camp champion Oscar Shadley). Clay has the ability to be dominant when all things are clicking, and expect him to show this in Vegas XXIX.

Zach Castano (FL) really impressed through the morning and afternoon sessions. His form was extremely sound and was very accurate. Very athletic kid who moves very well and was hungry to learn everything he could about Long Snapping; was very attentive and engaged in all classroom session. Really enjoyed working with Zach and look forward to see his continued improvement.

Braxton Baker (FL) was probably one of the smoothest Long Snappers at the camp. His ball cut through the air with ease, and everything was effortless to him. Big strong athlete who needs to develop his flexibility a bit more to allow his legs to fully lock out. Once he gets the full power out of his legs, punters better watch out because the ball will be humming back.

Evan Dvorchik (FL) had a great camp. His form is almost there, and with continued focus on not popping up when he snaps will make it perfect. He snapped from very good balls throughout the day, but fine tuning his technique just the tiniest amount will make him more consistent and become very, very good.

Top 2019 Long Snappers

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Enzo Anthony (FL) was very close to winning the whole camp. He came back through the knockout round of the accuracy competition and ended up winning the finals vs Clay James. Enzo shows tremendous upside for someone of his age. His form is so sound and he snaps such a tight spiral. As he continues to develop physically and get a little more power in his snap, he is going to be one of the top Long Snappers in his class.

Frank Melgarejo (FL) impressed all day. He is a very physically developed for his age, and with continued work will become a tremendous Long Snapper. A little work on weight distribution (sitting back at the beginning, sitting back down at the end) along with flexibility (not popping up so much as he snaps) will be monumental in his development. I know he will continue to work on those and am excited to see him continue to develop!

Griffin Kaye (FL) had a very good camp. His form is very good, and when he decides to get set, he can snap with the best of them. The six inches between the ears will the biggest hurdle for Griffin, as he needs to stop thinking so much and just get set and snap the ball. When he does that he is great.

Top 2020 Long Snappers

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Jacob Zuhr (FL) is extremely talented for his age. His flexibility is off the charts, and his form is darn near perfect. He snaps a very tight spiral that cuts through the air effortlessly. Excited to see Jacob continue to develop physically as he has a very bright future ahead of him!

Clay Caldwell (FL) took some very purposeful strides in his development at this camp. He came in very raw, but his attentiveness to detail and eagerness to learn from others, he came out a very more polished Long Snapper. I know Clay will continue to take all the fundamentals and skills he learned home and will come back to his next camp a very much improved Long Snapper.

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapper Jon Weeks is Mr. Consistent

iCongratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Jon Weeks on playing in his 100th consecutive game for the Houston Texans!

Weeks is from the class of 2004 Rubio Long Snappers. He has a long journey but his incredible work ethic has really paid off. Originally came to Rubio Long Snapping and did well at a January VEGAS Event but wasn’t ready for the big time….yet.

He came back in May, was dominant, earned a scholarship to Baylor and the rest is history. Weeks is a great story because of his dedication and size. You see, Weeks is about 5’10” which is definitely not the norm for an NFL Long Snapper.

Congratulations to Jon Weeks!

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapper Riley Lovingood Earns SEC Honor

riley-lovingood4225Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Riley Lovingood on earning SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for the University of Tennessee!

Riley had a crucial play in Tennessee’s victory over Georgia where he snapped a great ball and then proceeded to run down field and catch the ball, on the fly, over his shoulder, on the 6 yard line. A couple plays later, Tennesse caused a fumble and scored!

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Football Games (9/29-10/2)

Fall Camp Series 2016Here you go! This is the official list of games with a Long Snapper that have attended a Rubio Long Snapping camp. (this is just D1 and teams in bold have a Rubio Long Snapper)….

Looking to be the next great Rubio Long Snapper? It all starts this fall with camps across the country HERE

Please Note: The List of Rubio Long Snappers in college is VERY, VERY long so if I have missed one, please let me know at Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com and I will adjust ASAP.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

UCONN vs HOUSTON
KANSAS 
vs TEXAS TECH

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

STANFORD vs WASHINGTON
Toledo vs BYU

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

MIAMI (FL) vs GEORGIA TECH
RUTGERS vs OHIO STATE
NOTRE DAME vs SYRACUSE
Alcorn State vs ARKANSAS
NORTHWESTERN 
vs IOWA
BAYLOR 
vs IOWA STATE
TEXAS 
vs OKLAHOMA STATE
FLORIDA 
vs VANDERBILT
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
vs EAST CAROLINA
SMU 
vs Temple
GEORGIA STATE vs APPALACHIAN STATE
VIRGINIA vs DUKE
Buffalo vs BOSTON COLLEGE
OREGON STATE 
vs COLORADO
OHIO 
vs MIAMI (OH)
EASTERN MICHIGAN 
vs BOWLING GREEN
NORTH CAROLINA 
vs FLORIDA STATE
TENNESSEE 
vs GEORGIA
PURDUE 
vs MARYLAND
TULANE 
vs MASSACHUSETTS
WISCONSIN 
vs MICHIGAN
WAKE FOREST 
vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Minnesota vs PENN STATE
KANSAS STATE 
vs WEST VIRGINIA
LOUISIANA-MONROE 
vs AUBURN
ILLINOIS 
vs NEBRASKA
NAVY 
vs AIR FORCE
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 
vs BALL STATE
AKRON 
vs KENT STATE
TEXAS A&M 
vs SOUTH CAROLINA
SAN JOSE STATE 
vs NEW MEXICO
OKLAHOMA 
vs TCU
TROY 
vs IDAHO
UTAH vs CALIFORNIA
OLD DOMINION vs CHARLOTTE
KENTUCKY vs ALABAMA 
MEMPHIS vs OLE MISS
Houston Baptist vs WESTERN KENTUCKY
Florida Atlantic vs FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
UTEP 
vs LOUISIANA TECH
MIDDLE TENNESSEE 
vs NORTH TEXAS
RICE 
vs SOUTHERN MISS
WESTERN MICHIGAN 
vs CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MARSHALL 
vs PITTSBURGH
MISSOURI 
vs LSU
INCARNATE WORD 
vs Texas State
LOUISVILLE vs CLEMSON
MICHIGAN STATE vs Indiana
SAN DIEGO STATE vs SOUTH ALABAMA
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE vs NEW MEXICO STATE
ARIZONA STATE vs USC
OREGON vs WASHINGTON STATE
UTAH STATE vs BOISE STATE
WYOMING vs COLORADO STATE
ARIZONA vs UCLA
FRESNO STATE vs UNLV

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

NEVADA vs Hawaii

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of Oct. 1st & 2nd

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Left: Lead Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Nolan Owen leads private and group sessions full-time in the Chicago area.

Football season is underway and so is Rubio Long Snapping’s FALL camp series! Now is the time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

Rubio Long Snapping has Senior Instructors and Staff Members all over the country running private lessons and holding group sessions.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  The instructors teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

To find out more about upcoming Rubio Long Snapping events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

Here is a complete list of available instructors throughout the country:

Arkansas

  • Ryan Eustace – Jonesboro

California

  • Jason Bertoni – Santa Monica
  • Ryan Simmons – San Diego
  • Matt Wigley  – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday: 1pm – Private Lesson, 2pm – Private Lesson, 3pm – Private Lesson & 4pm – Group Session
    • Sunday: 9am – Private Lesson, 10am – Private Lesson, 11am – Private Lesson & 12pm -Group Session

Colorado

  • Tanner Gibas – Denver

Georgia

  •  Jeff Abraham – Atlanta
  • Harrison Elliott – Atlanta/Macon
  • Danny LaMontagne –  Atlanta

Idaho

  • Rubio – Lewiston

Illinois

  • Nolan Owen – Chicago
    • Saturday: 5pm – Private Lesson, 6pm – All Levels Group Lesson & 8pm – Private Lesson
    • Sunday: 11am – Advanced Group Lesson, 1pm – Private Lesson, 2pm – All Levels Group Lesson, 4pm – Private Lesson, 5pm – All Levels Group Lesson & 7pm – Private Lesson

Indiana

  • Josh Appel – Terre Haute

Louisiana

  • Aaron Golub – New Orleans
  • Blake Ferguson – Baton Rouge

Maryland

  • Matt Fortin – D.C.

Minnesota

  • Nick Monaghan – Minneapolis

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln

New Jersey

  • Alan Lucy – New Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Steven Romero – Albuquerque

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
  • Casey Hales – Durham
    • Sunday: Private lessons and Group sessions

Pennsylvania

  • Carson Vey – Philadelphia

Tennessee

  • Derrick Lopez

Texas

  • Kevin Ballinger – Houston
  • John Finch – Dallas Fort Worth
    • Sunday: 9:30am – Group Sessions begin
  • Chris Roberson – Houston  

Utah

  • Matt Foley – Provo

Virginia

  • Matt Fortin – D.C.

Washington

  • Brendan Lopez – Seattle area

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Senior Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Where Are They Now? Rubio Long Snapper Richard Wilcox

richard-wilcox3553Every once in awhile, there will be a Rubio Long Snapper that realizes, “You know what, maybe Long Snapping just isn’t for me anymore.” You are probably thinking to yourself, “Oh, I bet that really pisses Rubio off!!!” Actually, it doesn’t because it is not for everyone and like I always tell the parents and the kids when they make this decision, “As long as the kid is happy, I am happy!” Long Snapping is a great thing but being an all around great person that can also snap, is so much better in the long run.

This brings me to Richard Wilcox of Humboldt State University. Wilcox is a TREMENDOUS human being that graduated from high school in 2015. He was a very good Long Snapper and has an outstanding personality. He was always well beyond his years and we would have some great conversations at the CA camps and VEGAS.

Well, as it happens at times, Wilcox got to college and decided he needed to move on from Long Snapping to pursue a goal of his. I have been following him and his progress for quite some time and I asked if I could do a blog on him so here we go….

Where do you live? I currently live in Eureka, California attending Humboldt State university.

What is your major? I’m a business major, with a minor in writing.

What year do you plan to graduate? Well Thanks to a lot of AP classes in high school I am already an academic junior even though this is only my second year at HSU. I should hopefully graduate by Spring 2018

What is your fondest memory of your time playing college football? Well, I only played one year of college football at HSU but there was one time, after a game, when I signed an autograph for a little kid, yeah he probably didn’t know I was a long snapper, but he looked up to me, and that felt pretty cool.

untitled2How come you no longer play football? I decided that I wanted to focus on my degree, and my writing, to better prepare myself for my future.

If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snappers, what would it be? Listen to Rubio and practice religiously. It’s imperative to your development as a long snapper to practice. Oh, and stay out of your head, everybody has bad snaps, they don’t define you as a snapper.

If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snapping PARENTS, what would it be? Don’t be afraid to let your kid make mistakes, sometimes that’s the best way they learn and if a coach calls the house just pass the phone off to your athlete, that’s who they are calling for.

When was the last time you snapped a ball and for what reason? Over the summer at my brother’s house I was snapping in the street wearing socks and I tore a huge hole in them because of the asphalt haha.untitled

What do you do other than school? My dream job is to be a video game journalist, so with my free time I focus on refining my writing skills by writing for a website, Binderbits.com. I have been doing this for a little over a year now and it has helped me improve my writing exponentially and opened me up to opportunities a few years ago I was dreaming of achieving, including going to the Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA, which is an invite only industry event. On top of my writing I also recently started my own YouTube channel, DickDoesGaming. It is pretty bare bones right now as I kind of just started it, but I’m currently in the process of working out a content schedule so I can make sure my channel keeps up the consistency at which it publishes content, and once that’s finalized I’ll be pumping out videos on a regular basis!

What is the Youtube Channel all about? One day I hope my channel Is a combination of Video game gameplay, opinions, news, and interviews with developers and video game personalities, but since I don’t have the right equipment, time, or money to do this full time, I’m going to focus about video game news and culture while interjecting my personal viewpoints’, hoping to grow it from there over time!

Where can we follow you on social media? I’m most active on my twitter (@richardw55) where I post stuff about football, video games, and the occasional dumb joke. If the type of content I do is interesting to you, subscribe to my YT channel to get updates when I post new videos, it would mean the world!

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the IL Fall Camp (9/25/16)

ChicagoRubio Long Snapping traveled to Illinois on September 25th, 2016 for their fall camp and the talent did not disappoint. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the biggest event of the year, VEGAS XXIX!

Long Snappers from IN, TN, MI NE, WI, MO, MN, KS & IL all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

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Nate Durham

The overall camp champion was Nate Durham (IL, ’17)! Nate was exceptional all day long with smooth, consistent snaps and some good speed on the ball. Very accurate and consistent with snaps locked in the .7s all day long. Body is solid and he is snapping with some solid confidence. Very impressed with Nate as he was down in the final against Ryan Langan and fought back to win the championship and earn a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Nate Durham and Ryan Langan HERE on Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be FL next week with PA following one week later.

Top 2017 Long Snappers

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Joe Calcagno

Joe Calcagno was a machine all day long in Chicago. The Penn St. commit is a VERY strong Long Snapper with great power and excellent form. He is snapping with great confidence and is looking ready for the next level sooner than later.

Zach Appio got VERY hot throughout the day and was snapping very fast balls in the speed competition. Snapping with confidence and looked really good all day.

Dylan Castro is EASILY one of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country and is just always on point. Quiet and dominant Long Snapper. Really snapping with good power right now on the ball.

Ryan Langan won the speed competition and snaps a really powerful ball that crushes the punter. When he is on, he can hit in the high .6s. TONS of potential on this NE Long Snapper.

Chaz Satnan is a monster on the field and one of the most improved Long Snappers in the past year. The more he improves his athleticism, the better he is. Smooooooooth Long Snapper.

img_0864Drew Wise can be one of the best Long Snappers, easily, in the country when he is on. Being consistent and letting the ball fly out of his hands will help a ton in the long run. Upside is off the charts for Wise.

Erik Abrell is beyond smooth and looked great in IL. Body is solid and he snaps with power.

Matt Hembrough is a VERY athletic Long Snapper with a frame that a college coach is going to love. Rooms for some good weight and he has great form. Love his attitude.

NOTABLES: Tanner Curry, Grant Higgins

Top 2018 Long Snappers

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Trey Corley

Trey Corley caught fire several times in IL. Frame is very solid and he can pass an eyeball test right now. When he is on, he is REALLY on. Once he gets his eyes through, he will dominate. He could be an absolute monster at VEGAS XXIX.

Ron Gaines was really impressive in Chicago. He has done a great job working on his body and becoming more of an athletic Long Snapper.

Michael Vinson is a large Long Snapper with good power and the ability to snap in the .7s on punts. Love to see him focus on confidence and just letting the ball fly out of his hands.

Brendan Watson can snap a ball very quickly and once he locks down the spiral, he will dominate. He has a couple months until VEGAS XXIX, so he can easily make the fixes to dominate there.

NOTABLES: Bryce Bouwens, Jack Mullen, Alex Rosenbaum, DJ Shefland, Ryan Walsh

Top 2019 Long Snappers

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Patrick Szczesniak

Patrick Szczesniak has a very long, athletic frame with room to put on some good weight over the next couple of years.

Drew Little has great form and snaps a really nice ball. His punter must love him now and his future coaches will love him for his accuracy and consistency.

Brad George snaps the ball with some great power and VERY quick hands. Needs to lock down the spiral prior to VEGAS XXIX to really dominate.

NOTABLES: Charles Gambs, Logan Johnson, Nolan Rossback, Nathan Tokar, Charlie Burr, Kuper Imrem

Top 2020 Long Snappers

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David Boan is on the verge of being one of the greats. Keeping focus on his form and making sure he is continuing on this path will make for a fun journey.

Christo Kelly was impressive in IL with good overall snap speeds and a solid upside.

Ethan Jones was snapping the ball with some good form and a solid attitude.

NOTABLES: Michael Bastuga

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media. For summer camps, they have been promised by October 1, 2016 due to the amount of travel Rubio Long Snapping will have to do.
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and my several select member of my senior staff. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the profiles section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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