Recap Article & Video of the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camp in TX

Long Snappers came out on April 27 to attend the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in TX from TX, CA, OK, NJ, MN, IL, LA, FL, AR, KS, GA and SC to get the best  Long Snapping instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on RubioLongSnapping.com.

Eatherly, GeronThe overall winner of the camp was Geron Eatherly (TX, ’16). Geron (pronounced with a hard G) had a good day throughout the whole camp and came on very strong in the finals. He can snap a D1 ball right now and he is only a sophomore. The more consistent he gets, the better he will be. Look for him to do some big things in Vegas! Great attitude and always improving.

TOP 2014 LONG SNAPPERS…

  • JC Everett (AR) was simply fantastic all day long in TX. He has completely transformed his body by losing twenty lbs of excess weight and adding some great muscle. He looks wonderful and is snapping the same way. He is very ready for the Air Force Academy!
  • Bronson Bruneau (MN) looked excellent all day in TX and definitely ready to earn the starting spot next year at Duke. He is a massive man with a ton of upside. His snapping and his frame looked great.
  • Jordan Frese (TX) is headed to Texas A&M in the fall and is right on path to do great things. Body is getting bigger and his form is coming along very nicely. Great personality and attitude.
  • Bobby Joe Nielsen (TX) is absolutely ripping the ball back to the punter. He uses every ounce of his body and I love it. Form is very good and he is accurate. Midwestern State got a good one in Bobby Joe!
  • Clayton Jackson (KS) looked very smooth and confident all day long in TX. The more he knows he can do it, the better he will. Incredible person on all levels.

TOP 2015 LONG SNAPPERS…

  • Michael Poujol (TX) passes the eyeball test very quickly and is becoming one of the most dominant Long Snappers in his class. Poujol left no doubt he was there to set himself apart from the others and that is exactly what he did with great snaps all day. He is ready for college now.
  • George Madden (OK) is built extremely well and has great form. This all equals to excellent snaps every single time. He was on fire all weekend and seems ready to dominate Vegas. Keep a very close eye on him. He is ready for college now.
  • Ryan Farr (NV) came all the way from Las Vegas but showed no jet-lag whatsoever. He is easily one of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country and is always snapping with great accuracy.
  • Sam Walkingstick (OK) could give Farr a run for the smoothest and most accurate Long Snapper in the country. Kid simply doesn’t miss!
  • Garrett Wilson  (NC) has put on about 2o lbs of muscle and it has definitely paid off with his snapping. He is built very well and snapping hard.
  • Grant Merka (TX) is snapping with a ton of confidence and snapping, easily, at the D1 level right now. The bigger he gets, the higher up the rankings he goes.
  • Matt Oliveira (NJ) has excellent size and is snapping a great ball right now. He is beginning to really believe in himself and that is a wonderful thing to see.
  • Garrett Stotts (TX) is a thick Long Snapper that snaps with good power and force. He is coming into his own and looking to make a big name for himself in the next couple months and I could easily see it happening.

Other notable 2015 Long Snappers: Peter Comaroto, Chris Clark, Tipa Galeai and Wyatt Leath

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS…

  • Conner Kirkegaard (CA) was great all day. I actually picked him as my horse to win the whole competition! He came up a bit short but was phenomenal all day long with fast, crisp snaps. Kid is on fire and ready to dominate Vegas.
  • Travis Arroyo (TX) is a massive Long Snapper with excellent form. His balance is good and he is intense when he is snapping.  Tons of upside on Arroyo. Great attitude.

Other notable 2016 Long Snappers: Dylan Alexander 

Rubio Long Snapping will next travel to Los Angeles, CA (May 4).  The Spring Camp Tour will conclude with the 12th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas May 10-11, 2014!

For more rankings, evaluations & future camp dates visit RubioLongSnapping.com or email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com. Be sure to follow @TheChrisRubio and find Rubio Long Snapping on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Rubio Long Snapping is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, and East Bay All-America Games.  The Road to the U.S. All-America Bowl & East Bay All-American Games begins now.

 Rubio Long Snapping at FBU Camps: Central Florida (April 4-5), Dallas, TX (April 25-26), San Diego, CA (May 2-3), Seattle, WA (May 16-17), Los Angeles, CA (May 30-31), Central Ohio (July 11-12).  Email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com to inquire about an invitation to these prestigious camps.

Now feel free to watch the full video recap below…

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Nike Spring Camp in IL – Recap

Long Snappers came out to IL on Sunday, March 17th from KY, MO, MN, KS, OH, IL, CT, IN, MI, IA and NY to get the best instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. The talent was the best I have seen this fall in one location. The overall winner of the camp was Tommy Sullivan (IL, ’14). Tommy has improved a great deal since his first camp with Rubio Long Snapping. He has transformed his body and his form is excellent. Sky is the limit for this Midwest Long Snapper.

Other Long Snappers that were exceptional throughout the day were….

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Miller, Gabriel

Miller was tremendous all day in IL

  • Gabriel Miller  (IN) – This Nebraska commit left no doubt the Huskers made a great decision in offering him a full scholarship. Miller ended up losing the entire competition by about a quarter of an inch. He is definitely ready for the next level.
  • Sean Corcoran (IL) – He has really put some good size on and his snapping with confidence. Definitely making a play to really push for the starting spot next year at Penn St. Looked the most solid I have seen him….and I have seen him many times.
Freeze, Patrick

Freeze was dominant all day in IL

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  • Patrick Freeze (IN) – This massive Long Snapper was amazing all day. He continually impressed me with his terrific form, hard snaps and confidence. If he snaps like he did in IL when he gets to Vegas, there is NO DOUBT he makes EVENT ELITE. Keep a very close eye on Freeze.
  • Wyatt Pfeifer (OH) – Just continues to improve and improve. Body is thick, strong and solid. His form is excellent and he is snapping as though he knows he is the best out there. Love that attitude when you can back it up…he can back it up.
  • Bronson Bruneau (MN) – Built like a college tight end and snaps like a college Long Snapper. Massive frame that could easily put on another 40 lbs. Huge upside on Bruneau. Dripping with possibilities.
  • Reid Buckingham (KS) – Easily one of the best Long Snappers in his class and could easily be the best IF he gets set. Tons of upside on this very smooth Long Snapper. Great attitude.
  • Nate Hawkins (OH) – Is a very athletic Long Snapper that never stops getting better. Slow and steady, he continues to climb the rankings. Great personality and very coachable.
  • Seth Combs (IL) – A Long Snapper with excellent form that snaps the ball very hard. Needs size to really push for top spots. Potential.
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Liam was throwing heat all day in IL.

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  • Liam McCullough (OH) – He proved, yet again, he is the best in his class. He has put on some great weight and looks different, in a good way, than he did just a couple months ago in Vegas. Liam easily snaps college speeds now and, when he gets through, he never misses. Amazing talent for his age. 
  • Nick Janicki (IL) – Might be the most athletic Long Snapper in his class. Improving rapidly and could easily make a play for the top Long Snapper in his class.
  • Jake Knight  (MI) – He has D1 size as a sophomore and is close to snapping a D1 ball as well. Powerful Long Snapper with tons of potential. Keep an eye on him.
  • Ben Makowski (IN) – Very thick Long Snapper oozing potential. Very close to being “there” and when he gets there, the rest of his class will suffer.
  • Hunter Varga (IL) – Has really been working on his form and it is paying off. He snaps a smooth ball and will be as good as he wants to be. Snapping hard will be key for Varga.
  • Jackson Mahorney (KY) – Very smooth Long Snapper with great form. The harder he snaps, the better he will be. Built thick and strong.

2016 and Beyond…

Walsh, Ryan

Walsh is well beyond his years with his Long Snapping.

  • Ryan Walsh (IL) – Amazing talent for his age (2018). Form is exceptional and he uses all of his body when he snaps. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will be. Handles pressure well.
  • Nate Durham (IL) – Is really impressing me and I almost shocked he is only a 2017. Snaps with great form and solid speed. Great attitude.
  • John Shannon (IL) – Was excellent all day for his first Rubio Long Snapping camp. This freshman has a very bright future with his Long Snapping.

Other notables from the camp in IL: Jackson Mahorney, Hayden Grover, Joseph Kramer, Samuel Wilson, Brandon Wolf, Matt Combs, Seth Combs, Clay Chasteen and Jake Hess.

Rubio Long Snapping will continue it’s Nike Spring tour on Saturday, April 13th in Charlotte, NC. That camp will be followed by camps in GA and CA all leading up to the 11th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on May 4-5, 2013!

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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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Meet the 2013 Members of the TOP 12!

After every National Snapping Event in Las Vegas in January, I choose the TOP 12 underclassmen Long Snappers. They are the best of the best out in Vegas and are selected to participate in the Invite Only TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE (these Long Snappers will be chosen after the Spring Event in Vegas) during the summer. Only the true great ones are allowed to attend the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp and you must do extremely well in Vegas to be considered. The percent of Long Snappers that have been invited to this camp and continued their careers into college is well over 95%!

If you make this list, you obviously can snap the ball and do it well. Now, I wanted to give you a bit of insight on them off the field. In alphabetical order….

Top12er_11Name: Nate Adams
School: Greenway High School, AZ
Grad Year: 2014
Ht:“6 2′
Wt: 214
GPA: 3.83
SAT/ACT: Have not taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Stanford
2. Arizona
3. Oregon
4. Florida
5. Arizona St.

Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends
2. Weight lifting
3. Playing any sport

What is your favorite movie?
Gladiator

What is your favorite food?
Steak

What is favorite motivational quote?
“If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
I train harder than anyone in the country; I am consistent with my snaps and I am an athlete that will make plays down field.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am extremely good at Call of Duty, and can play the piano.

 

Curtis BillenName:  Curtis Billen
School: Mariner High School, WA
Grad Year: 2014
Ht:”  6’ 2”
Wt: 225
GPA: 3.6
SAT/ACT:
Took ACT on February 9, 2013
Taking SAT March, 2013

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington
2. Boise St.
3. Washington St.
4. Oregon
5. Eastern Washington

Hobbies:
1. Weight Lifting
2. Video Games
3. Refereeing youth football games

What is your favorite movie?
The Water Boy

What is your favorite food?
Chicken Alfredo

What is favorite motivational quote?
Trust, but verify
Vladimir Lenin adopted and made famous by U.S. president Ronald Reagan

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
The thing that makes me the best long snapper in the country is my work ethic. I workout every day, which includes weight lifting and aerobic exercises.  After that, I go through my long snapping routine each and every day.  Also, my grades are important to me, so I make sure I complete all of my class work to the best of my abilities and also I complete all of my homework everyday. 

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I was a three time state champion in Freestyle, Greco, and Collegiate wrestling before 8th grade.


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: Bronson Bruneau Bronson Bruneau
School: Lakeville North High School, MN
Grad Year: 2014
Ht: 6’5”
Wt: 205
GPA: 4.28
SAT/ACT: 27

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Stanford
2. Clemson
3. Virginia
4. Notre Dame
5. Vanderbilt

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Basketball
2. Hanging out with friends
3. Playing the piano

What is your favorite movie?
Rocky 3

What is your favorite food?
Strawberry Jello

What is favorite motivational quote?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
I have a strong work ethic and strive to be the best that I can be. I am coachable and work to achieve my goals.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I have spent over 400 hours in the last two years volunteering at two different hospitals and working for health related causes.

 

Reid BuckinghamName: Reid Buckingham
School: Lawrence Free State High School, KS
Grad Year: 2014
Ht: 6’2
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.88
SAT/ACT: 24

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Colorado St.
2. TCU
3. Wisconsin
4. Baylor
5. Oklahoma St.

Hobbies:
1. Weight lifting
2. Fishing/Outdoor Sports
3. Traveling to famous hamburger joints across the Midwest

What is your favorite movie?
The Prestige

What is your favorite food?
Yes

What is favorite motivational quote?
“If you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.” – Mike Jackson

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
“I am dedicated to my craft and am able to accept constructive criticism to constantly improve. I am never satisfied or have felt that I am good enough and embrace the struggle and the ups and downs that come with being the best Long Snapper in the country.”

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
When I was in 5th grade I placed 2nd in the Kansas Youth Oratorical Contest (public speaking).

 

Tanner CarewNameTanner Carew
School: Damien High School, CA
Grad Year: 2014
Ht:  6′ 2″
Wt: 210
GPA: 3.1
SAT/ACT: Not yet taken

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Oregon
2. Arizona
3. Florida
4. Utah St.
5. Nevada

Hobbies:
1. Wakeboarding
2. Training
3. Off-Roading

What is your favorite movie?
Rain Man

What is your favorite food?
Prime Rib

What is favorite motivational quote?
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
My attitude, work ethic and confidence.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I can solve and Rubik’s Cube in under one minute while riding a wakeboard.

 

CJ KellerName: CJ Keller
School: Brophy College Preparatory, AZ
Grad Year: 2014
Ht: 6′ 2″
Wt: 185
GPA: 3.94
SAT/ACT: N/A, scheduled to take it in April.

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Stanford
2. Vanderbilt
3. Northwestern
4. Maryland
5. Cal Berkeley

Hobbies:
1. Hiking
2. Swimming
3. Doing Charitable Service Project, especially if it involves travel

What is your favorite movie?
Zero Dark Thirty

What is your favorite food?
Chinese food

What is favorite motivational quote?
Most people see what is, and never what can be.”    Albert Einstein

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
Defined goals, dedication to hard work,  consistency, great coaching and supportive parents all contribute to me becoming  the best high school Long Snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I travelled to Kenya last summer to build a school for an impoverished village.

 

Alan LucyName: Alan Lucy
School: Dinwiddie High School, VA.
Grad Year: 2014
Ht: 6′
Wt: 225
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT: SAT 1510 / ACT Not yet taken

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Oregon
2. Florida
3. South Carolina
4. Texas A&M
5. Maryland

Hobbies:
1. Traveling
2. Drag Racing
3. Fishing

What is your favorite movie? 
Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? 
Crab Legs

What is favorite motivational quote?
“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” (Lou Holtz)

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
My drive to always improve my snapping and reach the next goal I have challenged myself with.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am very adventurous. I love flying and traveling and seeing new places.

 

Liam McCulloughName: Liam McCullough
School: Worthington Kilbourne High School, OH
Grad Year: 2015
Ht:” 6’3”
Wt: 215
GPA: 4.0
SAT/ACT: 30
Top 5 College Choices:
1. The Ohio St.
2. Stanford
3. Wisconsin
4. Florida
5. Michigan St.

Hobbies:
1. Cooking
2. Traveling
3. Training (lifting, plyometrics, Long Snapping)

What is your favorite movie?
Borat

What is your favorite food?
Anything that at one point had a central nervous system

What is favorite motivational quote?
“…From he who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from he who has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.”(Luke 12:48)

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
I train harder than anyone else I compete with – in lifting, plyometrics, and long snapping. I strive every day to make myself the best athlete, snapper, and person I can be. I am very humble and face every aspect of my life with a positive yet determined attitude.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I can pick up an instrument and learn to play it by ear with minimal assistance. I have done this with around a dozen instruments.

 

Wyatt PfeiferName: Wyatt Pfeifer
School: Buckeye Valley High School, OH
Grad Year: 2014
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 245lbs
GPA: 3.4
SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Duke
2. Cincinnati
3. Ohio St.
4. Illinois
5. Bowling Green

Hobbies:
1. Riding Dirt Bikes
2. Water Sports
3. Working out

What is your favorite movie?
Dumb and Dumber

What is your favorite food?
Sushi

What is favorite motivational quote?
“Train like your second, play like your first”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
My ability to perform under pressure and my consistency snapping the ball. The amount of effort I put into being the best Long Snapper comes with my desire to acheive success, that is what makes me the best Long Snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I always have a smile on my face
Zach WadeName: Zach Wade
School: Bremen High School, GA
Grad Year: 2014
Ht:” 6’1”
Wt: 210
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT: Taking SAT in march

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Auburn
2. Georgia
3. Clemson
4. Tennessee
5. Florida

Hobbies:
1. Lifting weights
2.Working on our farm
3. Long Snapping

What is your favorite movie?
300

What is your favorite food?
Chicken Alfredo

What is favorite motivational quote?
“Tough people embrace tough times”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
I feel that my form is perfect, that I am consistent, I’m athletic, I snap a tight spiral and I have good ball speed.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
One unique quality about me, is that I am very straight forward.

 

Casey WilsonName: Casey Wilson
School: St. Pius X Catholic High School, GA
Grad Year:2014
Ht: 6’2
Wt: 200
GPA: 3.4
SAT/ACT: Taking on March 9th at St. Pius X Catholic High School

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Georgia Tech
2. Auburn
3. University of Georgia
4. Florida St.
5. Louisville

Hobbies:
1. Bass Fishing
2. 4 Wheeling/Mudding
3. Weight Lifting

What is your favorite movie?
Step Brothers

What is your favorite food?
Rice and gravy

What is favorite motivational quote?
“The difference between where you are now and where you want to be is your commitment to getting there.” -Rubio

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country?
Athleticism and dedication to achieve my set goals.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am naturally a lefty, but do most two handed things with my right hand, and most one handed things with my left hand.

 

Davis WinkieName: Jonathan Davis Winkie
School: South Forsyth High School
Grad Year: 2014
Height: 6’6″
Wt: 250
GPA: 4.07
SAT: 2120

Top 5 Schools:
1. Vanderbilt
2. Georgia
3. Harvard
4. Northwestern
5. Texas A&M

Hobbies:
1. Coaching youth baseball
2. Weight lifting
3. Golf

Favorite movie:
The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite food:
My momma’s poppyseed chicken.

Favorite quote:
There are no good plays or bad plays, only the next play.

Why am I the best?
I’m the best Long Snapper in the country because nobody else has my combination of dependability, size, strength, and smarts.

Unique quality?
I am a human playbook- in addition to knowing all of my plays for my primary position of center, I also know every assignment for guard, tackle, and tight end as well. I’m that guy on the O-line.

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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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The 10th TOP 12er is Bronson Bruneau!

The 10th member of the exclusive TOP 12 is Bronson Bruneau (MN, ’14)!

Bronson is an incredible talent with an extremely long frame. He snaps the ball very quickly right now and is still raw. With some fine tuning, he could easily move well into the top of his class. Keep a very close eye on this Long Snapper.

Once again, congratulations to the 10th TOP 12er – Bronson Bruneau!

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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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YouTube videos from the 11th Annual Event

ALL of the YouTube videos are up for the Long Snappers from the 11th Annual Event in Las Vegas. To view them, simply go the Rubio Long Snapping YouTube channel and type in the Long Snapper’s name you’d like to embrace. That should give you a list of that Long Snapper’s videos that he has done with me. If you are still having troubles, type in “Rubio Long Snapping, Name of Long Snapper, 11th Annual Event” and this should do it.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • Anytime you go to a Rubio Long Snapping camp, you get another YouTube video made for you.
  • All of these videos will be posted on your profile within two more weeks.
  • Yes, you can use these videos for your own recruiting purposes and you should as it shows credibility from me and not some Average Joe making it.
  • No, I don’t know how to download them but I bet Google does:)

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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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