Recap the NJ Spring Camp (4/9/17)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to NJ on April 9th, 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!

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be Chicago on April 23rd.

This was the sixth 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

Long Snappers from NY, NJ, MD, VA, MA, PA, CT, OH, and NC all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

Senior Staff Member Corey Adams with Champion Corbin Robertson

The overall camp champion was Corbin Robertson (2018)! Corbin is incredibly smooth and his catchability is off the charts. He was the most accurate snapper of the camp, hitting 5 consecutive 3s on the target to go from 6th seed to camp champion! He was unflappable in the finals and handled the pressure very well. His victory earned him a free admission to VEGAS 30 on May 13-14!

The finals included Kevin Crabtree, Billy Taylor, Rino Monteforte, Jack Hadley, Jude Pedrozo and Corbin Robertson
TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS

Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor was dominant all day in NJ. His combination of speed (he was the speed champion of the camp!) and accuracy is top notch and Rutgers is lucky to have him on their team next year. His ball comes out so fast and in such a tight spiral, it looks like it is fired out of a jugs machine. He continues to develop physically and looks like he can step onto college field and play today.

Kevin Crabtree is a massive human being and was throwing heat all day. He went head to head with Billy in the speed finals, and was barely edged out. He moves very well for his size and his accuracy was consistently solid all day.

Mario McIntyre (JC) really impressed with his speed and physical ability. A lot of punters were caught off guard by his snaps as they pop out of his hands so quickly. Very solid long snapper, one of the most athletic people at the camp as well.

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley has everything you look for in a top long snapper: size, power, accuracy, athleticism. VERY large man who moves incredibly well. His form and flexibility is incredible for a person of his size. Ball comes out so effortlessly and just cuts through the air. Expect big things out of him in the future

Jon Jarrett really surprised at this camp. Was firing bullets back all day and was soaking up all the instruction and film work like a sponge. Very eager long snapper who will apply everything he learned and take the next step to being great.

Corbin Robertson obviously stood out as the camp champion, but even before then he was competing a high level. His ball is silky smooth and accurate; you could almost catch it with your eyes closed. Big kid who continues to improve at every camp. Excited to see him compete at Vegas 30!

Matt Aloni is a very technically sound long snapper who performed great all camp. Has great size and showed consistent accuracy all day. His form is something you can use as a video example for younger snappers. Very attentive all camp and will continue to improve like he has in the past!

Brian Richards had a great day and improved through it all. He has a very athletic build and can be a factor in coverage and blocking. With some work he can really climb the ranks.

Matt Gannon showed great accuracy all day. His form improved consistently after the film review in the afternoon. Great footwork in blocking, and crushed the agility portion of the camp.

Notables: Josh Windsor, Joseph O’Rourke, Robbie Wiley, Joseph Crima

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Jude Pedrozo

Jude Pedrozo was locked in all day with his speed and accuracy. Very athletic underclassman who has tons of confidence to go with his ability. Already competing at a high level for his age, time will only tell how amazing he can potentially be.

Drew Brenowitz showed tons of power all day. He snaps the ball so hard that he was missing high. Once he grasped the concept that is ball is climbing the whole way to the punter and to adjust his release point a little earlier, he was deadly accurate. Tons of potential.

Ryan Flowers is a big kid who very rarely misses. His accuracy was impressive all day and he really took in all the coaching through the day. A couple tweaks to get his speed down and he will be a dangerous snapper to look out for.

Evan Davis has tons of potential. Physically gifted and is very athletic for his size. Accuracy was spot on all day. Once he tightens up his spiral he will be one to keep an eye on.

Dom Serapigilia is a snapper who continues to improve every time I see him. His form for his size is incredible, and his consistency is directly correlated to it. He is a great kid who is un-rattled by any situation you put him in. Speed will continue to develop and he will start to become dominant.

Ryan Sullivan snaps such a smooth ball it looks effortless on the field. He has tons of potential once he starts to snap hard and focus on his speed. Excited to see him develop.

John Morton is a very big underclassman who has his accuracy down. Once he starts to use his big body and put some power behind the snap he will jump the rankings quickly.

Notables: Stephen Sokach-Minnick, Matt Blount, Joseph Shimko, Holden Ford

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS AND BEYOND…

Rino Monteforte

Rino Monteforte (class of 2022!) competed with the upperclassman as one of the top 6 for the accuracy portion of the camp. Has tons of confidence for his age and his form is very advanced. Very advanced for this point of his career and excited to see him grow!

Declan McCauley is a massive underclassman and looks like he could be a senior in high school. Frame is exactly what you want and he already has it filled out. His speed and accuracy is well beyond his age as well. Very impressed with his development and can’t wait to see what he develops into!

Bryce Eimer impressed all day. He advanced the furthest out of this age group in the speed portion of the camp. His form is very solid, and once he gets his accuracy locked in, he is going to be dominant.

Jake Deluccia absolutely fires the ball back to the punter. The ball jumps out of his hands and has a tight spiral. Transitioned into blocking very well. A few small adjustments to his stance and everything will come together.

Connor Rhinehart has come a long way in a short period of time. His body is starting to develop and it shows with the speed of his snap. He is very accurate and snaps a very smooth ball. Excited to see him to continue to develop physically and see what he grows into.

Luke Byrne is going to be something special once he develops a bit more physically. His ball has a very tight spiral and is very accurate. Once he can grow some strength and develop some flexibility he will be extremely impressive. One to watch.

Zack Taylor has big shoes to fill (older brother is Billy from class of 2017) but he is well on his way. His form is almost identical to his brothers (which is pretty darn good). Once he develops a bit more physically, the sky is the limit. Very excited to watch him grow.

Andrew Dufault (class of 2023!) shows incredible potential this early on. His form is very sound and he snaps a very good spiral. Once he makes a few small adjustments he is going to grow into something special.

Notables: Connor Montgomery, Colin Blount, Patrick Cooney, Spencer Rhinehart

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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 the NJ Spring Camp (4/9/17)

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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Recap of the NJ Spring Camp (5/7)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to New Jersey on May 7th, 2016 for their spring camp.

Long Snappers from CT, MA, MD, NJ, NY OH, PA, and VA all traveled to learn from the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Nick Tibbetts (CT, ’18)! Nick won the accuracy part of the competition and fended off Kasey Kelleher (OH, ’17) – also the horse in the competition – in the championship round. Nick is a big, strong long snapper who was very accurate and all over the Rubio Zone all day. He wasn’t rattled by the pressure and scored back to back snaps to win. Nick showed a ton of potential through the whole day and capped the camp off nicely!

2016

Chris Sayan

Chris Sayan

Chris Sayan (NJ) showed some very good speed and accuracy during the competition round and snapping live to punters after. Recently committed to Princeton, Sayan has all of the tools to be a great one down the road. VERY consistent Long Snapper that snaps a catchable ball.

Dylan Nadeau (MA) improved a tremendous amount throughout the day and showed a lot of promise with his great follow through and attitude. Flexibility was very solid and he has good upside.

2017

Kasey Kelleher

Kasey Kelleher

Kasey Kelleher (OH) was the top 2017 Long Snapper at the camp. He was snapping bullets all day (was timed in the mid to high .6s!) and almost came back to win the whole competition from the speed round. Kasey is one of the top ranked Long Snappers in his class and after his performance it is clear why.

Billy Taylor (NJ) had the best form at the camp, and was snapping pearls all day. He has started to put on quality weight and his ball has really picked up a lot of speed. His accuracy continues to be solid and he is really growing into a high quality snapper.

Ryan Cassidy (NJ). He is a very athletic Long Snapper who processes a lot of speed and power. I don’t think he realizes how hard he snaps, and because of this aims a little higher than he has to, but once he gets that release down he will be dangerous.

Notables: Harry Blair, Zach Cannon, Mike Colantuouno, Brian Keating, Jonathan O’Brien

2018

Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley (NJ) has busted onto the scene as of late. He is a very big long snapper, but is so smooth in his snapping motion. It almost looks effortless for him as the ball hums back to the punter. Really excited to see Jack continue to grow and compete in upcoming camps.

James Rosenberry (OH) was snapping pearls all day at the New Jersey camp. His form is almost as perfect as they come, and uses it to generate great speed and a tremendous spiral. Once he fills out a little bit he will be ready for the next level.

Michael Vojvodich (VA) made a lasting first impression at the camp. Very long frame and good athlete who snaps a very nice tight spiral with good accuracy. If he can tidy up his form and get rid of his little hitch he will be fun to watch.

Notables: Scott Lavelle, Ty Cobb

2019

Dom Serapiglia

Dom Serapiglia

Dominic Serapiglia (PA) showed a ton of potential for his age. Very big body and snaps a very smooth ball. Needs to get set and stop wiggling his fingers so much before his snap, but very small tweaks and he will be very good. Athleticism will be key to him really moving up the charts down the road. Good upside and works hard.

Notables: Evan Davis, John Morton, Austin Mosier

2020

Connor Rhinehart (PA) shows a ton of passion when it comes to long snapping. Extremely attentive to all instruction and holds his own against older competition. Only time will tell how great he can be.

Notables: AnthonyMennona , Teddy Wardell

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

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

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

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

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

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