NFL Training

In lieu of a Rubio Long Snapping NFL camp this year, I will be personally offering private lessons in Northern Idaho. Spots are limited and I will not be taking a mass group.

After speaking with college and NFL coaches, scouts and agents, I was advised to run specific lessons, this year, with each NFL ready Long Snapper to offer more one on one interaction to give back to the scouts and agents. Last year alone, Rubio Long Snapping had ELEVEN Long Snapper earn tryouts based on Rubio Long Snapping film and my word.

For this year, Rubio Long Snapping will not be running a NFL Free Agent camp to focus solely on the private lessons with NFL Free Agents

One of the things the coaches, scouts and agents liked the most is that there was no bias. If you can snap and move at the next level, I tell them that. If you can’t snap and move at the next level, I tell them that as well. I don’t care if I have seen you snap at my camps or not. This is all about a bottom line with the NFL. You either are the full package or you are not.

With eleven guys getting tryouts, it is quite clear that my word is good and definitely respected.

The lessons will offer the following….

  • Private instruction with me in an indoor location
  • Film to review as well film to send out to agents and teams with my stamp of approval on it.
  • Game plan to get each Long Snapper ready for their pro day.
  • Detailed planning on meetings with agents and coaches.

I will get you ready, it is up to you what you do when you get there!

If interested, email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com as are limited and once they are gone, they are gone.

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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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Rubio Long Snappers in College Football Games (9/22-9/24)

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 22

CLEMSON vs GEORGIA TECH

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

WYOMING vs EASTERN MICHIGAN
TCU 
vs SMU
USC 
vs UTAH

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

WISCONSIN vs MICHIGAN STATE
NEVADA 
vs PURDUE
FLORIDA STATE 
vs South Florida
CHARLOTTE vs Temple
KENT STATE vs ALABAMA
SAN JOSE STATE vs IOWA STATE
COLORADO STATE vs Minnesota
GEORGIA vs OLE MISS
IOWA vs RUTGERS
CENTRAL MICHIGAN vs VIRGINIA
EAST CAROLINA vs VIRGINIA TECH
WAGNER vs BOSTON COLLEGE
SYRACUSE vs UCONN
GARDNER-WEBB vs OHIO
APPALACHIAN STATE vs AKRON
MIAMI (OH) vs Cincinnati
WAKE FOREST vs Indiana
MISSISSIPPI STATE vs MASSACHUSETTS
PENN STATE vs MICHIGAN
PITTSBURGH vs NORTH CAROLINA
DUKE vs NOTRE DAME
FLORIDA vs TENNESSEE
BYU vs WEST VIRGINIA
BOISE STATE vs OREGON STATE
UTSA vs OLD DOMINION
WESTERN ILLINOIS vs NORTHERN ILLINOIS
DELAWARE STATE 
vs MISSOURI
VANDERBILT 
vs WESTERN KENTUCKY
TULSA 
vs FRESNO STATE
COLORADO 
vs OREGON
BALL STATE 
vs Florida Atlantic
LSU vs AUBURN
NORTH TEXAS vs RICE
ARMY vs Buffalo
GEORGIA SOUTHERN vs WESTERN MICHIGAN
NICHOLLS STATE vs SOUTH ALABAMA
HOUSTON vs Texas State
Central Arkansas vs ARKANSAS STATE
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
vs FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
LOUISIANA TECH 
vs MIDDLE TENNESSEE
NEW MEXICO STATE 
vs TROY
TEXAS SOUTHERN 
vs Alabama State
Missouri State vs KANSAS STATE
SOUTH CAROLINA 
vs KENTUCKY
OKLAHOMA STATE 
vs BAYLOR
NEBRASKA 
vs NORTHWESTERN
LOUISVILLE 
vs MARSHALL
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 
vs TULANE
STANFORD 
vs UCLA
SOUTHERN MISS 
vs UTEP
BOWLING GREEN 
vs MEMPHIS
ARKANSAS 
vs TEXAS A&M
IDAHO 
vs UNLV
CALIFORNIA 
vs ARIZONA STATE
AIR FORCE 
vs UTAH STATE
WASHINGTON 
vs ARIZONA 

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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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It Wasn’t Supposed to be This Difficult

IMG_0550Headed to college…..

Everything is different now. People are looking at you like you are odd. You are at a whole new place in your life. Family is calling you. Old friends have wished you well. Everything is changing.

You knew it was coming and you worked for countless years to get to this point. You definitely had not done it all on your own. The list of people that have assisted you in getting to this point is gigantic and seems to keep growing.
 
You are amazed with yourself that you actually did it. You planned and planned and planned for this moment, yet, you still are overwhelmed that it finally came to fruition.

You don’t think you will be able to get through it. There’s no way you can. You continuously remind yourself that you are not the first person to do this, and definitely will not be the last.

The days get longer and longer. You look at old photos on your phone. You text. You call. You sob. You check Facebook. Sometimes you cry when people are looking and, a lot of times, when they aren’t. You never thought it would be this rough. This IS what YOU wanted, right?
 
You have spoken to others that have gone through what you are struggling with. You insist there’s no way they could have had it this rough. Times are different. Things are different. This is what you wanted, right? This is for the best, right? This is the next step in life, isn’t it?
 
Yes.

Yes it is. This is the plan. This is the way it needs to be. This is what has to happen in life in order to advance.

Who would have thought being a parent and having your child go to college would be so tough:)

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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 Nick Umble

A couple months ago I received a call from a Long Snapper named Nick Umble. It was a standard phone call that I receive several times a month. He told me how he was recently very interested in Long Snapping and wanted to go full speed into it to get to the next level. He said he was very determined and would stop at nothing.

All things I had heard before. 

But then he told me he was born in 1978 and was just about to RETIRE from the Army as a GREEN BERET. To say that Nick has done a TON for his country is a major understatement. He said he did what he needed to do in the Army and was ready for his next challenge.

Long Snapping was his next challenge.

Umble, NickNeedless to say, Nick is VERY driven and will stop at nothing. I have worked with him several times and he is an absolute workhorse. He is a large, strong Long Snapper that will do EXACTLY what you tell him to do.

Colleges need to look at him seriously for his drive, dedication and for the fact that since he has already retired from the Army, his schooling will be free.

The film you see below is from his first Rubio Long Snapping camp in WA this fall. I have worked with him since and he is already MUCH improved.

He deserves a shot at the next level and he will get one.

#LetNickPlay #TeamRubio

Read below for FULL details on Nick’s incredible life over the past three decades….

I was born in Clinton, Iowa on the 20th of June 1978, to Mark and Carol Umble. I attend Mediapolis HS in Mediapolis, Iowa where I played football (4 years) and ran the 3200 meters in track (Jr, Sr Years). I enlisted in the Army on the 13th of September 1996 and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. I then went on to complete Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at the Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) in Gulfport, Mississippi for the MOS of 51 Bravo, Carpentry Masonry Specialist. I was assigned to 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy) on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During my time as a vertical engineer I served as a team leader.

    I attended the Special Forces Selection and Assessment Course in April of 1999 and was selected to attend the SF engineer sergeant’s course. Upon completion, I was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in September 2002. During my time with 1st Group I have been assigned to various Special Forces Operational Detachments. I was assigned to Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 163 as a Junior Engineer Sergeant, Operational Detachment Bravo (ODB) 160 as the Assistant Operations Sergeant, ODA 161 Senior Engineer Sergeant, 2/1 HSC Operations Sergeant, ODA 1131 Operations Sergeant, ODB 1130 Operations Sergeant, ODA 1431 Operations Sergeant, ODB 1430 Operations Sergeant in Afghanistan, Company First Sergeant for the Group Support Company, and current serving as the Advanced Skills Company Operations Sergeant.

    I have deployed all over the world in support of peacetime and combat operations and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (two tours), Operation Iraqi Freedom (two tours), and Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines (two tours), along with 20 other overseas missions to several different countries in SE Asia and the Middle East.

    My awards and decorations include the Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Indian Parachutist Badge, Royal Thai Parachutist Badge, Philippine Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star Medals (third award), Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Army Commendation Medal for VALOR, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (sixth award), Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/ two stars), Iraq Campaign Medal ( w/ one star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/ numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/ 2nd numeral (two overseas duty stations Hawaii, Okinawa)), NATO Medal. My unit awards include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (second award), Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Army Superior Unit Award.

    I have attended and completed the follow Military Courses; Air Assault Course, Basic Airborne course, Basic Leaders Course (WLC), Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), Special Forces Selection and Assessment Course (SFAS), SERE Training, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC), Senior Leaders Course (SLC), Special Operations Static Line Jumpmaster Course, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC), Stryker Transition Course, Joint Personnel Recovery Execution Course (PR-300), Joint Personnel Recovery Plans and Operations (PR-301), Joint Personnel Non-Conventional Assisted Recovery Plans and Operations (PR-303).

    I am currently married to Mrs. Jenn Wade live in Puyallup, WA.  I have one daughter Ms. Brookelyn Grace (10). 

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Games Featuring Rubio Long Snappers (10/15/15)

Teams that have a Long Snapper that has participated in a Rubio Long Snapping camp will be in bold and CAPITALIZED.

Will you be on this list in the future, prove yourself this fall and at VEGAS XXVII to make it happen

As always, this list is VERY big and with so many Rubio Long Snappers playing (Rubio problem) I can miss someone. If I have missed a team, please just let me know. Please note: this is only a list of D1 teams. If I continue with D1AA-NAIA, you’d be reading until the following weekend.

GAME ON!

Tuesday, October 13

ARKANSAS STATE vs South Alabama

Thursday, October 15

UCLA vs STANFORD

AUBURN vs KENTUCKY

WESTERN KENTUCKY vs NORTH TEXAS

Friday, October 16

Cincinatti vs BYU

HOUSTON vs TULANE

BOISE STATE vs UTAH STATE

UNLV vs FRESNO STATE

Saturday, October 17

WESTERN MICHIGAN vs OHIO

EASTERN MICHIGAN vs Toledo

South Florida vs CONNECTICUT

TULSA vs EAST CAROLINA

PURDUE vs Wisconsin

MARSHALL vs FLORIDA ATLANTIC

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL vs MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Texas Tech vs KANSAS

Bucknell vs ARMY

WEST VIRGINIA vs BAYLOR

Iowa vs NORTHWESTERN

OLE MISS vs MEMPHIS

LOUISIANA TECH vs MISSISSIPPI STATE

LOUISVILLE vs FLORIDA STATE

PITTSBURGH vs GEORGIA TECH

BUFFALO vs CENTRAL MICHIGAN

NORTHERN ILLINOIS vs MIAMI (OH)

AKRON vs BOWLING GREEN

GEORGIA STATE vs BALL STATE

KENT STATE vs MASSACHUSETTS

AIR FORCE vs COLORADO STATE

IDAHO vs TROY

VIRGINIA TECH vs Miami (FL)

ALABAMA vs TEXAS A&M

SYRACUSE vs VIRGINIA

OKLAHOMA vs KANSAS STATE

RUTGERS vs INDIANA

MICHIGAN STATE vs MICHIGAN

NEBRASKA vs MINNESOTA

CHARLOTTE vs OLD DOMINION

VANDERBILT vs SOUTH CAROLINA

OREGON STATE vs WASHINGTON STATE

NEVADA vs WYOMING

NEW MEXICO STATE vs GEORGIA SOUTHERN

APPALACHIAN STATE vs LOUISIANA MONROE

HAWAII vs NEW MEXICO

FLORIDA vs LSU

WAKE FOREST vs NORTH CAROLINA

BOSTON COLLEGE vs CLEMSON

TEXAS SAN ANTONIO vs SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

TCU vs IOWA STATE

UCF vs TEMPLE

USC vs NOTRE DAME

MISSOURI vs GEORGIA

PENN STATE vs OHIO STATE

ARIZONA vs COLORADO

ARIZONA STATE vs UTAH

OREGON vs WASHINGTON

SAN DIEGO STATE vs SAN JOSE STATE

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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 tomajor colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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ASK RUBIO “My coach just….”

Dear Rubio….

My coach just took another job at a bigger school. What do I do now?
-Angry Long Snapper

Angry Long Snapper…
I have actually answered this question a couple times recently due to coaches leaving or being fired. Bottom line, just go out and do your job. It most likely will happen again in other positions. The coaching change will not impact how you snap the ball. That is what is most important: how you snap the ball to enable your team to win. You chose the school, not the coach. If you did choose the school based on the coach, you have obviously NOT been paying attention to what Sailer and I have been saying for years.
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Dear Rubio….

I have recently committed to snap for a coach that could possibly be leaving the University after this season. He wants to take me with him to the bigger college and snap over there. The problem is that although the current school is a HBCU I feel like I would feel more at home and do better with my studies there instead of the bigger school.

-Snapper From the Deep South

Snapper From the Deep South….
Stay with your commitment. The coach wants you to go to make his job easier. If you go with him, he won’t have to start from scratch and recruit another Long Snapper. He knows you are good and will do a solid job…that is why he recruited you.

I always say, pick a school that you can see yourself being happy at IF you weren’t playing football. You will have a lot of downtime in the off-season and if you aren’t happy, you will want to transfer and that RARELY works out. Stay with the smaller school.
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8 Things Every Parent Can do to Help with Recruiting

Follow these easy steps to make your son and/or daughter a more recruitable athlete…

 

  1. Do NOT overstep your bounds. If I have said it once, I have said it a hundred times….the coach will be recruiting your son and/or daughter, NOT you.
  2. Be very supportive of your son and/or daughter. I know they are going through their teenage years and this one can be tough, but remember, you were once a teenager (even if they don’t acknowledge) and times can be tough.
  3. Make sure your son and/or daughter will actually have a chance to go to college. There are tons of hoops to jump through nowadays, and you want to make sure your child has them all covered.
  4. Create a nice, clean highlight tape that is available on YouTube. Remember, you do NOT have to be an award winning director to create a great video.
  5. Review possible questions that a coach might ask your son and/or daughter. Role play if you will. Make sure your child speaks clearly, slowly and is looking you in the eyes.
  6. Do research on schools and try as hard as you can to take some trips to the schools on NON sports days. Sure, every school looks amazing on game day, but that is not reality. It will only look like that about six weekends per year. Go to the campus on a Tuesday, see what is really like. Go during different seasons so you can truthfully understand the different weather the area might have.
  7. Be sure your son is getting the right type of exposure from the right people. Just because someone tells you something, doesn’t mean it is true. Ask around, ask other parents. Do your homework.
  8. Allow your kid to be on social media, but make sure they know you are monitoring them. Nothing personal to the athletes, but they are young and they are dumb (sorry, it’s true and the reason I know it’s true is because every single adult was also, you guessed it, young AND dumb once as well) and they will make mistakes. The only difference is that when an adult used to be young and dumb, only the people that saw them do something ignorant knew about it. Now, with the onslaught of social media, the world can know about it in less than a second. Even saying that, there are so many benefits to social media for them to be off of it (one of the first questions a coach will ask me, “is the kid on Facebook? Have him friend me so I can contact him”).

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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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Questions a Preferred Walk-On Should Ask

As you know from THIS blog, a Long Snapper is recruited either as a full scholarship athlete, a preferred walk-on or just a walk on. They are all very different.

A long time Rubio Long Snapping parent, Mike Frese (older son, Nolan,  is starting on scholarship at the University of Houston, after being a preferred walk-on and his younger son, Jordan, will be a preferred walk-on at Texas A&M this fall) sent me some questions that his sons used during the recruiting process and asked me if I would like to share them with other parents and Long Snappers. They are great, so I am and I will even give some insight on each.

1. Who is on the roster that snaps (besides starter ________) Do any position players snap? What year are they, are they on scholarship? Is ________ on scholarship? This is a great starter question as it shows you are serious and want to know who your competition is. If other position players do snap, watch them and see how much they actually do. If they RARELY do it, don’t worry as they won’t be ready. 

2. Will I be on the 105?  The 105 (you should know this if you read the other blog that I already linked to!) is the number of athletes they can bring in the first wave (think the first day of Hell Week). If you are on this, that is a very good sign. If you are not, might be a code red.

3. How many LS make travel team? They will usually take two. If they have someone that can get the ball back there that plays another position, they may only take one as this guy can fill in if all hell breaks loose during a game. (Head’s Up to Coaches – THIS PLAN DOESN’T WORK!)

4. If I’m on 2 deep but not starting (redshirt) would I still travel? See answer to #3

5. Are you recruiting any other  LS for this year? They may or may not be honest with you on this one. Odds are they will take two preferred walk-ons and let you battle for the spot. Why not? It would be like having two hot, girls who are paying for the date fight to see who gets you. Win, win.

6. Will the program assist in my application & enrollment? This should be a definite YES! If it is not, they most likely aren’t too into you.

7. Housing? Food? Parking? What will it cost my parents? Any differences between for walk-ons from scholarship players? A scholarship player shouldn’t have to pay a thing while the preferred walk-on will have to cover it all. What you are essentially asking in this question is, as a preferred walk-on, would you be able to pay to eat with the team at training table, live with the team in the same dorms and get the same parking as the athletes on full scholarship.

8. How soon can I be on scholarship when I earn starting job? (Best & worst case scenarios) Best, right away and this is why you will start to hear the term “NON-RECRUITED WALK-ON.” If you hear this, it means they want to be able to put on scholarship ASAP once you start (think within days) while if you are a “RECRUITED WALK-ON” you will most likely have to wait until next quarter, semester or school year. Usually, if you start the whole season, you get it right after and if you are coming in after the starter graduates in the fall, they will usually run you through the gauntlet in Spring Ball to see if you can handle the pressure and deserve it.

9. When do u need me to decide/commit? When I decide, what are the next steps in the process? This should be your basic stuff….stop taking trips to schools, be proud of your commitment, get ready to start working hard (they will usually send you workout plan)

10. When are spring practices? Can I come watch one? If they say no, they don’t like you…AT ALL.

11. When will summer school start (summer workouts). Do you want me then? You want them to say yes and you should definitely go. It will show you are dedicated and determined. 

Hope this helps and feel free to comment below if you have any other questions.

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Games – Weekend of 11/21/13

Here we go….week thirteen!

Get your DVR ready to see A LOT of Rubio Long Snappers in action. If I miss one, please just email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again as well as update this page immediately. The list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping camps is very large and it is tough to keep track (tough problem to have, huh?)

Below are games that will have a Rubio Long Snapper on the team in bold.

GAME ON!!!!!

Tuesday
Buffalo vs Miami (OH)

Wednesday
Northern Illinois vs Toledo

Thursday
Rice vs UAB
Rutgers 
vs UCF
UNLV vs Air Force

Friday
Navy vs San Jose State

Saturday
Citadel vs Clemson
Cincinnati 
vs Houston
Oklahoma vs Kansas State
Memphis 
vs Louisville
Virginia 
vs Miami (FL)
Old Dominion 
vs North Carolina
Michigan State 
vs Northwestern
Illinois 
vs Purdue
Duke vs Wake Forest
Michigan 
vs Iowa
Mississippi State 
vs Arkansas
East Carolina 
vs North Carolina State
Pittsburgh 
vs Syracuse
Massachusetts 
vs Central Michigan
Bowling Green vs Eastern Michigan
Coastal Carolina 
vs South Carolina
Chattanooga vs Alabama
Georgia Southern 
vs Florida
Hawaii 
vs Wyoming
Georgia State 
vs Arkansas State
New Mexico State 
vs Florida Atlantic
Oregon 
vs Arizona
Idaho vs Florida State
Texas A&M 
vs LSU
Boston College 
vs Maryland
UTSA 
vs North Texas
BYU 
vs Notre Dame
Inidana 
vs Ohio State
Nebraska 
vs Penn State
Middle Tennessee 
vs Southern Miss
UTEP 
vs Tulane
Colorado State 
vs Utah State
Utah 
vs Washington State
New Mexico 
vs Fresno State
California vs Stanford
Marshall 
vs FIU
Kentucky vs Georgia
Tulsa 
vs Louisiana Tech
Louisiana-Monroe 
vs South Alabama
SMU 
vs South Florida
Connecticut 
vs Temple
Vanderbilt vs Tennessee
Western Kentucky 
vs Texas State
Arizona State vs UCLA
Missouri 
vs Ole Miss
Kansas 
vs Iowa State
Baylor 
vs Oklahoma State
USC 
vs Colorado
Washington 
vs Oregon State
Boise State 
vs San Diego State
Liberty 
vs Charleston Southern
Wofford vs Furman
Harvard vs Yale
Campbell 
vs Davidson
Howard 
vs Hampton
Charlotte vs Morehead State
Eastern Kentucky 
vs Murray State
Cornell vs Penn
Gardner-Webb vs Presbyterian
Brown vs Columbia
Princeton vs Dartmouth
Bucknell 
vs VMI
Stephen F. Austin vs Northwestern State
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Prairie View A&M
Eastern Illinois 
vs UTM
South Dakota State vs Youngstown State
Southern Illinois 
vs Indiana State
Montana 
vs Montana State
Elon vs Samford
Northern Arizona 
vs Southern Utah
Western Carolina vs Appalachian State
Sam Houston State 
vs Central Arkansas
Southeast Missouri State vs Jacksonville State
Stetson vs Mercer
Western Illinois 
vs UNI
Portland State vs Eastern Washington
UC Davis 
vs Sacramento State
McNeese State vs Lamar

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Three Rubio Long Snappers Nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy!

RubioThat’s right! Three Long Snappers that have attended a Rubio Long Snapping camp have been officially nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy!

This award “honors college football’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.” This is an incredible honor and I am proud of all three nominees…

Alan D’Appollonio – Arkansas

Ryan Iverson – Colorado

Kelly Mason – Kentucky

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Games – Weekend of 11/7/13

RubioHere we go….week eleven!

Get your DVR ready to see A LOT of Rubio Long Snappers in action. If I miss one, please just email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again as well as update this page immediately. The list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping camps is very large and it is tough to keep track (tough problem to have, huh?)

Below are games that will have a Rubio Long Snapper on the team in bold.

GAME ON!!!!!

Tuesday
Bowling Green vs Miami (OH)

Wednesday
Central Michigan vs Ball State

Thursday
Oklahoma vs Baylor
Troy vs Louisiana
Oregon vs Stanford
Prairie View A&M 
vs Alcorn State

Friday
Louisville vs Connecticut
Air Force vs New Mexico

Saturday
Western Kentucky vs Army
SMU vs Cincinnati
Vanderbilt vs Florida
TCU 
vs Iowa State
Missouri vs Kentucky
UAB vs Marshall
Penn State 
vs Minnesota
Iowa vs Purdue
Auburn vs Tennessee
Kansas State 
vs Texas Tech
Florida State vs Wake Forest
Arkansas vs Ole Miss
Appalachian State
 vs Georgia
VIrginia vs North Carolina
Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan
Tulane
 vs UTSA
USC vs California
Nevada vs Colorado State
Illinois
 vs Indiana
Syracuse vs Maryland
Nebraska vs Michigan
Hawaii
 vs Navy
Boston College vs New Mexico State
UTEP vs North Texas
Mississippi State
 vs Texas A&M
BYU vs Wisconsin
Tulsa vs East Carolina
North Carolina State
 vs Duke
FIU vs Middle Tennessee
Kansas vs Oklahoma State
Arizona State
 vs Utah
UTM vs Memphis
Old Dominion vs Idaho
Southern Miss vs Louisiana Tech
Arkansas State
 vs Louisiana-Monroe
Virginia Tech vs Miami (FL)
Houston
 vs UCF
Texas vs West Virginia
LSU vs Alabama
Notre Dame 
vs Pittsburgh
Utah State vs UNLV
Colorado vs Washington
UCLA 
vs Arizona
Fresno State vs Wyoming
San Diego State vs San Jose State
Wesley College vs Charlotte
Brown vs Yale
Harvard vs Columbia
Marist vs Campbell
Coastal Carolina 
vs Charleston Southern
Bucknell vs Fordham
Savannah State vs Howard
San Diego vs Morehead State
Eastern Illinois 
vs Murray State
Citadel vs Elon
Samford 
vs Furman
Dayton vs Drake
Western Carolina 
vs Georgia Southern
Montana 
vs South Dakota
Abilene Christian vs Incarnate Word
Jacksonville vs Mercer
Nicholls vs Sam Houston State
Indiana State 
vs South Dakota State
Missouri State vs Southern Illinois
Davidson 
vs Stetson
Montana State vs Eastern Washington
Presbyterian vs Liberty

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Games – Weekend of 10/3/13

Here we go….week six starts tonight!

Get your Tivo ready to see A LOT of Rubio Long Snappers in action. If I miss one, please just email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again as well as update this page immediately. The list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping camps is very large and it is tough to keep track (tough problem to have, huh?)

Below are games that will have a Rubio Long Snapper on the team in bold.

GAME ON!!!!!

Texas vs Iowa St
Western Kentucky vs Louisiana Monroe
UCLA 
vs Utah
BYU vs Utah St.
Nevada 
vs San Diego State
Air Force 
vs Navy
Eastern Michigan 
vs Buffalo
Maryland vs Florida State
Penn State 
vs Indiana
Michigan State 
vs Iowa
Texas Tech 
vs Kansas
Illinois vs Nebraska
Ball State 
vs Virginia
Georgia State 
vs Alabama
North Carolina 
vs Virginia Tech
Army vs Boston College
Central Michigan vs Miami (OH)
South Alabama 
vs Troy
UTSA vs Marshall
Western Michigan 
vs Toledo
Florida Atlantic 
vs UAB
Massachusetts 
vs Bowling Green
Georgia Tech vs Miami (FL)
Minnesota vs Michigan
East Carolina 
vs Middle Tennessee
Kansas State 
vs Oklahoma State
Clemson vs Syracuse
Georgia 
vs Tennessee
North Texas 
vs Tulane
Rice 
vs Tulsa
North Carolina State 
vs Wake Forest
Washington State 
vs California
FIU vs Southern Miss
Oregon 
vs Colorado
Ole Miss
 vs Auburn
Arkansas 
vs Florida
LSU 
vs Mississippi State
New Mexico State
 vs New Mexico
TCU 
vs Oklahoma
Arizona State 
vs Notre Dame
Kentucky 
vs South Carolina
Louisiana Tech 
vs UTEP
Missouri 
vs Vanderbilt
West Virginia 
vs Baylor
Ohio State 
vs Northwestern
Washington
 vs Stanford
San Jose State 
vs Hawaii
North Greenville 
vs Charleston Southern
Gardner-Webb vs Charlotte
Colgate vs Cornell
Morehead State 
vs Campbell
Davidson 
vs Dayton
North Carolina Central vs Howard
Dartmouth 
vs Penn
Columbia vs Princeton
Elon vs Furman
Presbyterian 
vs Wofford
Appalachian State vs Citadel
Jacksonville vs Drake
Western Illinois 
vs Illinois State
Abilene Christian 
vs Pittsburg State
Georgia Southern vs Samford
Southern Illinois 
vs South Dakota State
Jacksonville State 
vs UTM
Youngstown State vs Indiana State
UC Davis 
vs Southern Utah
Bucknell vs Lafayette
Portland State vs Montana
McNeese State vs Central Arkansas
Mercer 
vs San Diego
Northern Arizona vs Montana State
Yale vs Cal Poly
Prairie View A&M vs Grambling State
Western Carolina vs Chattanooga
Austin Peay vs Eastern Kentucky
Liberty 
vs Old Dominion
Weber State vs Eastern Washington
Incarnate Word 
vs Southeastern Louisiana

Northern Colorado vs Sacramento State

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Highlight Videos for the Rubio Long Snapping Camps

Rubio Long Snapping is happy to announce that Highlight Videos will now be available for purchase for ALL of the Rubio Long Snapping Camps this spring and in Vegas! This is an incredible opportunity and will only be available to a limited number of Long Snappers, kickers and punters that reserve their video.  They are offering a rate of $150 for a video.  Here is how it will work:

1. You can preegister for this service by e-mailing info@VarsityTape.com with your contact info, which camp you will be attending and, this is important, if you are kicker or Long Snapper. The staff will get back to you, within 24 hours, with further instructions.

2. They are taking a LIMITED number of kickers, punter and Long Snappers. If you are interested, e-mail them immediately.

Below is an example of the videos. I am very impressed with the company and their services. If you choose to purchase a highlight video, the video will be yours to use as you see fit.  My recommendation: Email the video to coaches, add the video to your Rubio Long Snapping Player Ranking Profile, add the Video to your NCSA Player Profile and add it to your YouTube page.

Please note: you will still get the standard Rubio Long Snapping YouTube video at the camp. This video for sale is much more robust and powerful.

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Rubio Long Snapper Wyatt Tucker Smith Picks Up Offer from Central Arkansas!

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Rubio Long Snapper Wyatt Tucker Smith (MS, JC/2014) has picked up a full scholarship offer from Central Arkansas!

This is Wyatt’s second offer with his first being from Troy a month back. Wyatt is a great Long Snapper and person. Here is what his profile evaluation says…

Wyatt is just flat out great! He is built, easily, like a D1 Long Snapper. He snaps like one, he runs like one and he looks like one. He is ready now. Snaps a nice, smooth ball with some great strength behind it. Very impressive to watch him snap the ball. Great attitude and continuously working to get better. Tell him to do something and just consider it done. Great attitude.

Congratulations once again to Wyatt Tucker Smith!

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Games – Weekend of 9/26/13

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Here we go….week five starts tonight!

Get your Tivo ready to see A LOT of Rubio Long Snappers in action. If I miss one, please just email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again as well as update this page immediately. The list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping camps is very large and it is tough to keep track (tough problem to have, huh?)

Below are games that will have a Rubio Long Snapper on the team in bold.

GAME ON!!!!!

Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech
Iowa State vs Tulsa
Middle Tennessee
vs BYU
Utah State 
vs San Jose State
Miami (OH) 
vs Illinois
Northern Illinois vs Purdue
Miami (FL) vs South Florida
SMU vs TCU
South Carolina vs UCF
Oklahoma State vs West Virginia
South Alabama vs Tennessee
East Carolina vs North Carolina
Virginia vs Pittsburgh
Navy vs Western Kentucky
Akron vs Bowling Green
Toledo vs Ball State
Colorado vs Oregon State
Florida State vs Boston College
Connecticut vs Buffalo
Wake Forest vs Clemson
UTEP vs Colorado State
LSU 
vs Georgia
Iowa 
vs Minnesota
Central Michigan vs North Carolina State
Oklahoma
vs Notre Dame
Army vs Lousiana Tech
Houston 
vs UTSA
Ole Miss vs Alabama
Texas A&M 
vs Arkansas
Florida vs Kentucky
Tulane vs Louisiana-Monroe
Florida Atlantic vs Rice
Wyoming vs Texas State
Arizona vs Washington
Kent State vs Western Michigan
Arkansas State vs Missouri
UAB vs Vanderbilt
UNLV vs New Mexico
San Diego State vs New Mexico State
Wisconsin vs Ohio State
Air Force vs Nevada
Stanford vs Washington State
Southern Miss vs Boise State
USC vs Arizona State
California vs Oregon
Fresno State vs Hawaii
Howard 
vs North Carolina A&T
Cal Poly vs Portland State
Cornell 
vs Yale
Monmouth vs Columbia
Drake vs Mercer
Davidson vs Morehead State
Coastal Carolina vs Elon
Illinois State vs Missouri State
Charlotte vs Presbyterian
Campbell 
vs Valparaiso
Eastern Kentucky vs Eastern Illinois
Tennessee State vs Central State
Eastern Washington vs Sam Houston State
Western Carolina 
vs Samford
North Dakota State vs South Dakota State
Charleston Southern vs Appalachian State
Murray State vs Jacksonville State
South Dakota vs Western Illinois
Tarleton State vs Abilene Christian
Sacred Heart vs Bucknell
Furman 
vs Citadel
Chattanooga vs Georgia Southern
Albany vs Old Dominion
Holy Cross vs Dartmouth
Lamar 
vs Grambling State
Eastern New Mexico vs Incarnate Word
Kentucky Wesleyan vs Liberty
Youngstown State 
vs Southern Illinois
Prairie View A&M 
vs Stephen F. Austin
Indiana State
vs  Tennessee Tech
Sacramento State vs Weber State
Montana vs Northern Arizona
Idaho State vs UC Davis
Rhodes 
vs. Berry
Georgia Military vs Iowa Western

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Rubio Long Snapper Blake Ferguson (GA, ’15) Commits to LSU!

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Blake Ferguson (GA, ’15) has committed to LSU!

Ferguson was offered by LSU this summer and that made him the earliest offer ever for a Long Snapper. Blake is obviously an incredible Long Snapper with text book form. He has great size, an amazing attitude and just rips the ball back to the punter. LSU got a great one in Blake!

Blake will be replacing older brother Reid at LSU when he graduates.

Head Coach Les Miles has basically just locked himself in almost a decade of great snaps! Congratulations once again to Blake and the Ferguson family. Geaux Tigers!

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Making Sure You Are Ready for College

I recently posted a blog about being a freshman that spoke about how to handle yourself in the first year of college. After speaking to college coaches and national sports writers, I felt that I better write a new blog about actually making sure you are ready to graduate high school first, in order to be that freshman.

GO SPEAK TO YOUR COUNSELOR 

One of the biggest issues high school students have is believing they can get into a specific college simply because they are graduating from high school. There is nothing that can be farther from the truth. You actually can graduate from high school, even with honors, and still not get into specific schools. You MUST make sure your counselor knows which particular schools you are interested in so you are able to plan to take the specific classes that each school requires. If they (your counselor) brushes you off and gives you a “trust me, you are definitely on course to graduate” type of answer, you need to insist they double check that you have the right classes for the school(s) you are shooting for after high school.

For instance, some schools require four years of English or extra Fine Arts classes. Nothing against electives, but imagine if you missed out on getting into a college simply because you forgot to take an art, cooking or ceramics class? Don’t roll your eyes, I have seen it happen…several times. 

TAKE BOTH THE ACT & SAT TESTS
If you are planning on going to college, you know of the SAT and ACT tests. Some regions of the country lean more towards one test over the other. The best advice I can give is to take them both and take them both twice.

Let’s face it, the first time you do anything, you are caught a little off-guard and are not really sure of what you are doing. The first time you take the ACT & SAT is simply to become familiar with it and know what to expect the second time. If you end up doing very well the first time, that’s great! Now, just think how much better you will be able to do the second time.

The reason for taking them both (even though, as I stated, one may be more common in your region of the country) is simple: you may do better on one over the other. True, they are both similar in nature but, for some reason, I have seen many athletes do average on one and dominate the other. For example, I had one athlete that scored approximately 1,900 out of 2,400 on the SAT. Very respectable score but nothing to write home about in the long run. He proceeded to take the ACT and scored an amazing 35 out of 36! People at NASA score in that zone 🙂 Had he not taken both tests, he would never had known how high a score he could have achieved to impress the colleges and make his entry, as an athlete, that much easier.

Rubio Long Snapper Scotty Thompson
made sure he was all set in high school
and earned a full scholarship to NC State

GET CLEARED BY THE NCAA
When you have fully decided that you are headed to college after high school, you want to make sure you register with the NCAA. Once you are registered (not the easiest process but it will pay off in the end) and have shown you are taking the right classes, you will be cleared by the NCAA. Being “cleared” basically means you are now eligible to play sports at the NCAA level (college). It does NOT mean that you necessarily will be admitted to the college of your choice, but it does mean you are eligible to play IF you do get in.

This is huge for coaches and recruiters as it shows that you are ready to go and they won’t have to jump through a ton of hopes in order to get you to play. Think of it as being pre-qualified to buy a car or home.

To cut questions off at the pass, YES, even if you are 100% sure you are attending a JC (Junior College), you should take the ACT, SAT and get cleared by the NCAA in high school. The reason is, if you are cleared, you will be able to leave your JC early without having to stay and complete your A.A. degree. You would be able to enroll at a four year college for Spring Ball instead of having to wait until the Fall to start with the team. This can be huge for recruiting purposes and you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities that may come up for you.

Be sure to spread this blog out to as many high school athletes as possible so they don’t have to miss out on an opportunity and wonder what if?

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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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