Recap of the CA Fall Camp

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to CA on October 29, 2017 for their fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will travel the country this fall instructing Long Snapper and getting them all ready for their season and beyond. Following WA, Rubio Long Snapping will head to TX on 11/12, NC on 11/19, GA on 12/3, AZ on 12/10, OH on 12/17 and then the Super Bowl for Long Snappers, VEGAS XXXI on January 1-15, 2018.

Long Snappers from CA, NV and Japan all traveled to his camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping.

The overall winner of the camp was Kameron Hawkins. Kam is a 2020 Long Snapper from CA that was just coming off a win in Seattle last week. Just like last week, Kameron was the overall champion as well as the speed champion. His confidence is building and he doesn’t look to be letting up on the gas. He left no doubt of his dominance in the finals by only hitting threes! Not to mention, every single three Kameron hit, was a pure “swish” going into the opening. It was incredible to watch as he only took three snaps total in the finals. Kameron is an absolute workhorse that continues to improve on a daily basis with his Long Snapping, attitude and athleticism. As for snapping the ball, Kameron is at the college level right now.

The finals in CA were between Kameron Hawkins (CA, 2020), Charles DeRosier (CA, 2018), JJ Lindsay (CA, 2019), Danny Dixon (CA, 2019), Hidetka Kanazawa (Japan, JC) and Aidan Livingston (CA, 2019).

You can see the full finals video below…

Here are the RSI Scores from the CA Camp…

TOP JC & 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

John Aloma

John Aloma is a JC Long Snapper that is matured well with his body and mind. Snapping form is very solid and he throws some solid heat back to the punter. He has one of the smoothest and prettiest snaps in the country. He does a great job of exploding and using all of his body when he snaps.

Kyle Petrucci is a massive man that has been with Rubio Long Snapping since 2012 and it is easy to see. His form is excellent, he gets his long legs fully involved and his ball is extremely easy to catch. Very solid personality on this Long Snapper that can be snapping for many years to come.

Kyle Petrucci

Noah Howell is thick, strong and is beginning to truly snap with a lot of confidence. When Noah really lets the ball fly out of his hands, he is as good as anyone in the country.

Jac Casasante is a pure athlete that can rip the ball back to the punter. Incredible amount of power and speed on his snaps and his footwork.

Hidetka Kanazawa is a JC Long Snapper from Japan that is currently playing in the states and was impressive all day long in CA. Body is strong and he moves very well on his feet. Ball was quick and can easily hit D1 speeds.

Robert Fiene has incredible follow through and snaps a very powerful ball. His ball will punish the punter’s hands if he is not ready. Moves well on his feet.

Noah Howell

Charles DeRosier has improved well over the past couple of months and he is snapping the ball with solid power. Impressive Long Snapper with great pop on his snaps. Excellent attitude on this hard worker.

Max Nieland is looking thick and strong with solid snaps all day long. Moved very well on his feet and shows great promise to be able to snap at the next level.

Morgan White is an extremely powerful Long Snapper that can easily snap a ball in the .7s when he lets the ball fly out of his hands.

Mason Somerman has really done a good job of increasing his body mass and is snapping with solid confidence.

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Nathan Weneta

Nathan Weneta was very impressive all day long in CA. His body is looking solid and he is really good on his feet. Weneta was snapping some incredible balls and left no doubt he definitely has the ability to play at the next level. Keep a very close eye on him at VEGAS XXXI.

Simon Samarzich

Simon Samarzich is easily one of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country. Every single snap is right at the D1 level and they all look the same. It is almost amazing to see Simon snap pearl after pearl after pearl. One of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class that could be doing this for a long time.

Jack Landherr has the ability to snap a D1 ball that can rip through a punter when he is on. Love his athleticism as he can absolutely fly down the field. Pure poetry when he is running on punt coverage.

Dylan Black came out from Nevada and snapped balls sub .80 all day long. He is growing well and is looking like a D1 Long Snapper with his body and snaps. Moves very well on his feet.

Jack Landherr

Aidan Livingston is a smooth and consistent Long Snapper with a ball that is easy to catch. Methodical Long Snapper with very high academics. Listens well and is coachable.

JJ Lindsay is a smooth lefty that has a ball that really pops back to the punter. Frame is solid and he has long legs that generate a great amount of power on the ball.

Gage King has a great frame and his potential is off the charts.

Danny Dixon is a thick and strong Long Snapper that did a great job in making it to the finals.

Jesse Vasquez is improving quickly and will have tremendous accuracy once both hands get all the way through to the punter on each snap.

Notables: Nicholas Peck, Justin Morris, Travis Hansen, Andrew Gonneville, Peter Bowden

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins was simply a machine all day and is simply overflowing with confidence. Ball is at the D1 level right now, easily, and he doesn’t seem to be letting up at all. Incredible work ethic.

Jacob Garcia looked very solid at the CA camp. Body is maturing and he is getting stronger by the second. Ball is very tight and he was extremely consistent with his snap speeds that just lived at .75 all day long. Keep an eye on Garcia at VEGAS XXXI.

Tony Villarreal was snapping with great power with snap speeds consistently under .80. He has gained some good size and was impressive all day long.

Jacob Garcia

Cruz Rubio is a thick and powerful Long Snapper that moves well on his feet for his size. Cruz can easily get the ball sub .80 when he gets his eyes through and follows all the way through with his fingers. Great upside.

Aaron Estrada showed solid athleticism and quick hands that consistently had the ball under .80

Andrew Wells is a pure athlete that can run like the wind. Body is powerful and he is quick with his hands. Locking down his spiral will push Wells way up the rankings.

Cody White has a great attitude and a smooth snapping motion.

Notables: Davis Salom, Triston Hayes, Trevor Heid, Bryce Felt

TOP 2021 & BEYOND LONG SNAPPERS

JT Greep

JT Greep was very accurate and consistent all day long. Ball was smooth and he showed very good promise. Balance is solid and he handled pressure well.

Chris Kent

Chris Kent is a big Long Snapper with good speeds and a smooth snapping motion. Great attitude and excellent upside on Kent.

Notables: Jack Ritchie, Jamie Feldermann, Brendan Smith, John Mora

 

 

 

Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

Chris Rubio can help you to become the best snapper you can be! In just 12 years, Chris Rubio has become the #1 snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on Chris Rubio’s word day in and day out on who the best snappers are in the country. Chris Rubio has assisted in almost 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-ons to major Universities just for snapping.
Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

It’s simple, if you want to get yourself better, noticed and into the next level: go through Rubio Long Snapping

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RSI Score Comparisons Between CA & NC

As you know by reading this blog, Rubio Long Snapping has adjusted the testing aspect of all regional camps this spring with the “introduction” of the RSI. I put “introduction” in quotes because RSI has been around for MANY years at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS Events but has just recently been worked into the regional camps to add continuity and to track the Long Snappers and their improvement.

For the first Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA, the RSI scores are shown here and the NC RSI scores are shown here. Now that two camps have concluded, I wanted to start comparing and contrasting two geographical areas and their Long Snappers. This could get VERY interesting! Here you go….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Overall winners of their respective camps were Simon Samarzich and Drew Little. Both are only sophomores!
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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

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 CA Spring Camp (3/5/17)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to CA on March 5th, 2017 for their spring camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this spring instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the 2nd biggest event of the year (the largest is our January Vegas Event), VEGAS 30!

This was the first Rubio Long Snapping regional camp that featured the RSI Testing to track a Long Snappers progress throughout the year and it was an overwhelming success. You can find out more about this new format HERE and the RSI’s from this actual camp already posted HERE

Simon Samarzich

Long Snappers from CA, NV, TX, IL, GA & UT all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Simon Samarzich (CA, ’19).  VEGAS 30! Samarzich has been on a tear ever since VEGAS XXIX in January where he was one of the most dominant Long Snappers in his class. You can tell he has been working hard and smart to fine tune his overall snapping motion. He is very athletic and extremely consistent with his snapping speed. Tons of upside on Simon as he just continues to improve.

You can see the full finals below….

Top 2017 Long Snappers

Noah Rodriguez-Trammell

Noah Rodriguez-Trammell looked his usual casual and comfortable self. He has great size, snaps a really smooth ball and is easily one of the most consistent Long Snappers in his class. Utah is getting a good one.

Harrison Hoffman was very solid all day and even got an offer from San Jose St. right after the camp. Easily the smoothest Long Snapper in CA and possibly the country. Never stops impressing me.

Chance Nelson is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. Kid can fly downfield and is snapping a solid ball back to the punter.

Scott Stevens snaps a powerful ball and can pass an eyeball test from three miles away. Kid is massive and can play right now in college.

Notables: Johnny Fuentes and Nick Rovetti

Top 2018 Long Snappers

Brendan Bentley

Brendan Bentley was on fire all day in CA. Body is looking very solid and he is definitely moving better on his feet. Should be a flat out pure athlete by VEGAS 30. Love his attitude and work ethic.

Gabriel Cervantes continues to impress me with his overall frame and his snapping. Kid has grown about a foot in one year and he is using all of his body really well when he is snapping. Sky is the limit for this kid.

Kyle Petrucci was very impressive when he was snapping the ball hard back to the punter. Massive human being that is beginning to move better on his feet.

James Townsend is incredibly athletic and can easily be one of the top Long Snappers in his class. When he has everything click, his snaps are glorious.

Jesse Hooper was impressive in CA with his strong frame and powerful snaps.

Noah Howell is starting to really pick up steam and was looking solid in CA. Kid has great upside and starting to show off his true potential

Matt Tokos has a great personality and a smooth snap. He is the type of kid that a coach will love on and off the field.

Notables: Waide Brummer, Andrew Domingo, Max Nieland

Top 2019 Long Snappers

Ryan Aguilar

Ryan Aguilar had a very good day in CA. His snapping form is solid and he is able to handle pressure well. Consistency of his speed and just becoming more fluid throughout will really help him out at VEGAS 30.

Mason Napper came all the way out from GA and was impressive. I love his large from and he has great consistency with his snaps. He hovered right around .77 all day long. Excellent upside on Napper.

Nathan Weneta had a solid day in CA. Great from and moves extremely well on his feet. The less he thinks, the better he does. Upside is huge.

Dean Lau won the overall speed competition with a snap of a .72 at 15 yards! Not only can Lau snap the ball fast, the kid can run like the wind. Definite factor on punt coverage.

Brad George is athletic and snaps with rage…..and I love it. Great attitude on a terrific Long Snapper and person.

Dylan Black had a good day with snaps in the .7s. Consistency of speed and size will be huge for Dylan as we creep towards VEGAS 30.

Aidan Livingston impressed me with his work ethic, form and his accuracy. More power and confidence will push him well into the .7s by VEGAS 30.

Notables: JJ Lindsay, Jesse Vasquez, Reed Simmons, Derek Bedell

Top 2020 Long Snappers and beyond….

Aaron Estrada

Aaron Estrada had a great day and made into the finals even though he had an ear infection and was sick. Starting form is good and he handles pressure well. Estrada got a little fatigued in the end but I have a feeling it was due to his body just saying “that’s enough” Very impressive day for Estrada.

Kameron Hawkins has, quite possibly, the best form in his class. He uses his body extremely well and can hit in the low .8s very consistently. Works hard and smart at all times.

Cruz Rubio is a thick, strong Long Snapper that moves well on his feet for his size. When Cruz gets set, he is the best in his class and can hit in the low .7s. Consistency of speed is going to be huge for him.

Jacob Garcia snaps a really nice tight spiral with good consistency. Need to see him get some more pressure on his left hand to center the ball more on the punter. Really good improvement over the past couple of months.

Notables: Michael Munoz, Michael Tokos, Tony Villarreal, Andrew Wells, Chris Kent, JT Greep, Kurt Chesney, Jamie Feldermann

KEY POINTS:
* My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.)
* My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
* My rankings ARE done by me and my several select members 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 PLAYER PROFILES, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class and find your name.

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

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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RSI Scores from CA Spring Camp (3/5/17)

Aguilar, Ryan 19 CA 35.06
Bedell, Derek 19 CA 39.47
Bentley, Brendan 18 NV 55.71
Black, Dylan 19 NV 30.43
Blackburn, Jack 19 CA
Bowden, Peter 19 CA 28.00
Brummer, Waide 18 CA 60.00
Cervantes, Gabriel 18 CA 44.12
Chesney, Kurt 22 CA 7.32
Dixon, Danny 19 CA 27.59
Domingo, Andrew 18 CA 10.71
Dumas, Matthew 23 TX
Eleopoulos, Alex 22 CA 12.77
Estrada, Aaron 20 CA 54.55
Feldermann, Jamie 21 CA 41.25
Flores, Leo 19 CA 6.19
Fuentes, Johnny 17 CA 38.03
Garcia, Jacob 20 CA 32.43
George, Brad 19 IL 22.50
Gonneville, Andrew 19 CA 18.52
Greenway, Kyler 19 CA
Greep, JT 21 CA
Hall, Nathan 20 CA 9.09
Hansen, Travis 19 CA 3.06
Hawkins, Kameron 20 CA 17.24
Hoffman, Harrison JC CA 27.63
Hooper, Jesse 18 UT 7.06
Howard, Eddie 18 CA 9.68
Howell, Noah 18 CA 14.12
Hughes, Jack 18 CA 9.68
Ingvoldsen, Kace 19 CA 3.00
Johnson, Ty 22 CA 7.59
Kent, Chris 21 CA
La Brie, Cole 19 CA
Lau, Dean 19 CA 3.53
Lindsay, JJ 19 CA 6.67
Livingston, Aidan 19 CA 10.71
Lopez, Mateo 20 CA
Luna, Asher 19 CA 6.59
Manheim, Toby 24 CA 6.74
McCowan, Ryan 18 CA 10.71
Mitsuda, Jonthan 19 CA
Mora, John 20 CA
Morris, Justin 19 CA 15.31
Munoz, Michael 20 CA 6.59
Napper, Mason 19 GA 15.58
Nelson, Chancellor JC CA 18.07
Nieland, Max 18 CA 19.48
Osthus, Luke 20 CA 19.15
Perez, Ricardo 18 CA 3.00
Perez, Ricardo-Esteban 19 CA 3.00
Peterson, Ty 18 CA 12.24
Petrucci, Kyle 18 CA 30.38
Raab, Jacob 18 CA 12.90
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Rhodes, Matthew 19 CA
Rodriguez-Trammel, Noah 17 CA 25.00
Rovetti, Nick 17 CA 12.24
Rubio, Cruz 20 CA 3.49
Samarzich, Simon 19 CA 56.00
Sicaeros, Troy 20 CA 3.30
Simmons, Reed 19 CA 6.45
Skidmore, Brett 19 CA
Somerman, Mason 18 CA 17.24
Stevens, Scott 15 CA 23.38
Talamaivao, Cody 19 CA 6.90
Tamayo, Adrian 19 CA 38.46
Tobias, Jack 18 CA 3.33
Tokos, Matthew 18 NV 6.59
Tokos, Michael 20 NV
Townsend, James 18 CA 17.44
Vasquez, Jesse 19 CA 6.45
Villareal, Tony 20 CA 29.35
Walsh, Scott 18 NV 30.68
Wells, Andrew 20 CA 6.25
Weneta, Nathan 19 CA 49.32
White, Cody 20 CA 3.26
Williams, Tanner 18 CA 13.33


Starting this spring, all Rubio Long Snapping camps will feature a shortened version of the VEGAS testing format. Once the Long Snapper has completed the test, they earn an RSI which is the fairest and most accurate way to judge a Long Snapper by numbers. Once you register, for a Rubio Long Snapping camp, a full, detailed explanation will be in your confirmation email.

Each Long Snapper will now be tested on The Rubio Long Snapping Target with one snap per section instead of three. Meaning, you get one regular snap, one block left, one block right, and one speed for both punt snaps and short snaps to total eight snaps. Therefore, at the end of testing, the RSI will be tripled to reveal the participants’ RSI for that particular camp. Trust me, I do get that a Regional Camp RSI will not be the exact same as a VEGAS Event RSI for several reasons (length of test, pressure of Vegas, etc.) but it will pretty darn close and definitely fair. 

The RSI is an excellent way for a participant to truly show how good of a Long Snapper they are as it balances the accuracy along with the speed of the ball, plus it will show how well the Long Snapper grows through each and every Rubio Long Snapping camp. Also, the RSI‘s will be posted on each Long Snappers profile after every camp they attend.  Please note: the RSI does not account for athleticism, spiral or mentality.

RSI‘s can range from zero to basically 80 (if a Long Snapper was to get a score 48 points and averaged .65 on their punt snaps). I believe the highest I have ever encountered a 60.61 by Kasey Kelleher at VEGAS XXIX. The 12 finalists at VEGAS XXIX all had above 50’s on their RSI and that was a record. A 30 is usually pretty darn solid. 

Please Note: The RSI is not completely how your Rubio Long Snapping ranking will be calculated as there are many factors to being a great Long Snapper. The main things that each Long Snapper will be ranked on are the following:

  • Speed (should be less than .75 for a 15 yard punt snap)
  • Accuracy (all snaps should be in The Rubio Zone)
  • Consistency (a college coach is going to want to see how consistent you are with your speed…if you can snap a .75, your snaps should be right around there, well, consistently)
  • Mentality (how well do you handle pressure)
  • Athleticism (do you move well or does it look like you are in pain when moving)
  • Size (an ideal Long Snapper would be about 6’3″ and 235)
  • Spiral (does the ball look pretty, slice through the wind and easy to catch)
  • Blocking (will you be able to withstand a major college rush) If you have ever been to a Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Event, you know that one of the main parts of competition day is when each Long Snapper gets tested on The Rubio Long Snapping Target.

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

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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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2017 Long Snappers!

The rankings are completed for ALL  2017 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping fall Camp in CA.

Next ranking opportunity will be in IL on November 9th and at VEGAS XXV.

Thomas Fletcher

#1 Long Snapper in the class of 2017, Thomas Fletcher

This class of Long Snappers is really staring to shine with three sophomores standing out.

  • Leading the pack was Thomas Fletcher of WA. Fletch was outstanding all day long in CA. He has done a good job of perfecting his form and getting bigger hasn’t hurt at all. He was on fire all day long and was even snapping in the low .7s to high .6s at times. Kid is very good and did well enough to take the top spot for his class!
  • Liked what I saw from Noah Rodriguez-Trammel as well. Kid is built VERY long and is dripping with potential.
  • Peter Snodgrass did well at the camp with his very quick hands and consistent snaps.

Notables: Koltin Anderson and Karson Thomas

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. 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 rankings section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

Be sure to check out the amazing recap video below from the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in CA. You will love the drone footage.

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