Recap of the College Camp

Overall Champion Kyle Varnell of UAB

Rubio Long Snapping held it’s annual college camp for Long Snappers either currently in a four year university or those headed to one this fall. Long Snappers from all over the map came to Tampa, FL. to train with and against the best in the world of college football.

The winner of the overall competition was Kyle Varnell of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Kyle is a long athlete that moves very well on his feet. His ball is very smooth and catchable with excellent speed. Upside on Kyle is off the charts. He has a tremendous personality and is definitely the type of person that will be successful in whatever he chooses to do in life.

TOP LONG SNAPPERS

Ryan Farr of the Florida Gators was on fire Saturday and Sunday in Tampa. His form is darn near perfect and he is snapping the ball with a lot of power and agression. The thicker and stronger he gets, the better his overall power will be as he moves towards the NFL.

Steven Nixon of Mercer was excellent all weekend. He is strong, built well, moves like an athlete and is extremely consistent with his snapping. Not uncommon for Nixon to snap the ball in the .6s and right on the punter’s hip. Great overall personality and a Long Snapper the next generation could look up to.

Damon Johnson of USC (Southern Cal) was throwing absolute heat all weekend. Ball never even came close to .75 or higher. Damon is a very athletic Long Snapper that is driven to be the best in the country. Very powerful ball in short or long snaps.

Anthony Ratliff of East Carolin University was solid from start to finish with very accurate and consistent snaps to the punters and holders. Physically fit Long Snapper with great form and a smooth snap.

Logan Klusman of the Kansas Jayhawks was very sharp in Tampa. Body is maturing and he is snapping a very smooth and accurate ball. Ball can jump at the punter. The quicker his hands get at the start, the better he will be in the long run.

Jonathan Scandrett of Florida International University was throwing some very fast snaps back on both days. Listens well and has good upside. Ball could sting a punter if they aren’t paying attention. Built very athletically and once he extends a bit more, his ball will be more accurate and even quicker.

Peter Snodgrass of Northwestern looked extremely solid all weekend. Just heading into college and already looks like he has been snapping at the college level for years. Great upside and Snodgrass is definitely one to watch over the next couple of years.

Ian Lauvai of Sacramento State had a great camp. Thick and strong Long Snapper that was snapping pearls non-stop to the punters. Big fan of his demeanor and how calm he is under pressure.

Elias McMurry of Appalachian State is powerful and has done a great job transforming his body into that of a college athlete. When he gets his eyes through, he is as good as anyone in the country.

Grant Gustafson of Texas A&M probably had the most upside of any Long Snapper in attendance. He also can play tight end and he definitely looks the part. NFL frame right now and he can snap an NFL ball when he just lets it go.

Notables: Carson Tebbetts of StonyBrook, Chris Clore of the Colorado School of Mines, Wyman Baxley of South Carolina, Mike Curry of Penn State, Jackson Quiggle of NC State, Steven Wethli of Youngstown State, Aaron Blaylock of the Citadel and Kanyon Combs

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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 Journey of Rubio Long Snapper Damon Johnson

I wanted to tell you a quick story, that very few of you actually know about, regarding Rubio Long Snapper Damon Johnson.

Damon, a 2016 Five Star Rubio Long Snapper from CA, was offered a full scholarship to West Virginia back in June heading into his senior year. He took his trip there during the fall, fell in love with it and committed to be their next Long Snapper in October of his senior year.

On the Friday of VEGAS XXVII in January (several months after his commitment), Damon was packing the car for the weekend and was contacted by a Graduate Assistant from West Virginia.The G.A. informed Damon that West Virginia was not going to honor their commitment to Damon and there would be no scholarship for him as they were going to give it to another position. (I have been working with Long Snappers for well over a decade and this is the first time I have ever seen something like this happen. First time.) 

Damon was beyond dumbfounded and completely thrown for a loop. Down in the dumps would be the biggest understatement in the history of mankind. This is a kid, who is very quiet and doesn’t show much emotion, having to deal with a major ordeal before one of the biggest weekends of his life. Damon who was so loyal to West Virginia that he told many schools (North Carolina, Memphis, Portland State and BYU) that he was done with his recruiting to get ready for the Mountaineers.

Imagine heading to a Rubio Long Snapping Vegas competition with a full scholarship under your belt, knowing you could breathe a little easier and having it taken from you (out of your control) at the very last second. 99.9% of the Long Snappers and their families would have not shown up or been a visual mess. With the Johnson family, you would never be able to tell anything was even wrong. I am still amazed at how well they handled it all.

I told him and his family to simply relax and that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. I knew we could be headed for an uphill battle, but even I didn’t realize just how much of a fight it would entail.

After a call, USC immediately jumped on the Damon bandwagon and wanted him asap. A top tier Rubio Long Snapper is not always around after signing day and one had just appeared. Damon began communication with the Trojans but soon found out his English score on the SAT was simply too low to be a preferred walk-on at USC. This is where Damon goes from a boy, to a man.

Damon was told he would have to go to a JC, maintain a 3.5 GPA, take eight classes from summer through fall, and if he received a C or lower, he would disqualify himself. The eight classes had to be core classes (fluff elective classes would NOT be accepted).

This is a BIG reach for Damon. He is (was) not, let’s say, a very motivated and/or highly academic student….in the past. School was something Damon simply tolerated in order to play football and hang out with his friends. His entire mindset would have to change.

He stuck his head in the books, camped out in the library and hired any tutors he could find to help him TRY to achieve his goal of getting to USC. In the summer, he took English, History and Art History. In the fall, he took English, Biology with a lab, Sociology, History and Criminal Justice. He studied and studied and studied and studied and studied….well, you get my point.

About one week ago, Damon received his final grades from Citrus Junior College and found he had done it! USC already knew and congratulated him on his accomplishment. He would be able to get into USC and play football for them. To put even more icing on the cake, the Trojans presented Damon with a four year college scholarship to USC instead of a preferred walk-on!

Damon accepted, signed right away and will be enrolling at USC on January 4th.

I am EXTREMELY proud of Damon and his family. I really don’t think Damon, or his family, even believed he could do it. There were many calls, texts, emails between us all. Damon, and his family, have traveled an incredible emotional journey over the past year. His story is one that I will tell countless times as I am sure he and his family will as well.

Remember, recruiting is never easy and no two stories are the same. Patience is a key virtue throughout and, never forget, everything happens for a reason.

Congratulations once again to Rubio Long Snapper Damon Johnson! YOU DID IT….on the field and, more importantly, off the field as well.

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!
In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the CA Camp (3/6/16)

CA Camp2016Rubio Long Snapping traveled to CA on March 6th for their spring camp.

Long Snappers came out from CA, AZ, NV, CO & UT to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall winner of the camp was John Aloma! Aloma was on fire all day and Utah Ute commit was the first Long Snapper to ever win the accuracy and speed competition. His confidence is overflowing right now and his ball jumps back to the punter. He is looking ready for college now!

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS:

Johnny Den Bleyker

Johnny Den Bleyker

Johnny Den Bleyker was the best overall Long Snapper in attendance. His form is fantastic and his hands are rockets. ZERO wasted movement. Ball pops right out of the gate. UCLA got a great one.

  • Damon Johnson was outstanding all day. His ball seems to pick up speed on the way back to the punter. Very driven Long Snapper that does all of his speaking with his snaps. USC is lucky to get him

  • Riley Shackelford just committed to Portland State and you could see why they offered him a full ride. Kid is good, thick, strong and powerful with his snaps. Ball moves and his smooth.
  • Koby Walsh, who recently committed to UCLA as a preferred walk on, handled pressure very well and could have won the whole thing
  • Curtis Hernandez might just be the smoothest Long Snapper in the class of 2016. Definitely a sleeper of that class right now. Good upside.

Notables: Tim O’Donnel, Blake Gifford, James Kozachenko, Tanner Miller and Jacob Mimoun

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS:

Kyle Gibbs

Kyle Gibbs

Kyle Gibbs was purely poetic in his snapping all day in CA. Ball is FAST and he has really improved on his accuracy and consistency. The more consistent he gets, the better he will be. 5 Stars by XXVIII should be his goal.

  • Devin Noth showed great athleticism and when he is on, he is REALLY on. Gaining some consistency will be huge before XXVIII.
  • Karson Thomas has great size and snaps the ball with power. Could be the sleeper of his class. Great upside.
  • Noah Rodriguez-Trammel has tons of potential and is a flat out stud when snaps with full power.
  • Peter Snodgrass was impressive all day. Little tweaks will make him unstoppable. Great improvement of the last year.

Notables: Koltin Anderson, Gavin Cambell, Johnny Fuentes, Michael Lacilento, Caleb Lawver, Alex Michaelsen, Andrew Toothman

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS:

Ross Reiter

Ross Reiter

Ross Reiter left no doubt he was the best 2018 Long Snapper in attendance. I timed him in the low .6s and he has an excellent spiral on his ball. Very catchable. If he can get his eyes through each time, have fun out there and get set, he will be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by XXVIII.

  • Brendan Bentley had waves of brilliance, when he is on…he is really on. Needs to focus heavily on making sure he gets both of his hands on the ball and THEN snaps.
  • Charles DeRosier was very consistent and has done a great job of improving over the years.
  • Kyle Petrucci has major upside and when he trusts his form, he will punish the punter.
  • Joseph Ramos is a massive man that will simply be as good as he wants to be. If he pushes himself, he could take the top spot in his class.

Notables: Rob Fiene, Jake Radwan, Ace Thayer, James Townsend, Jac Casasante, Gabriel Cervantes and Matt Garcia

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS:

Simon Samarzich

Simon Samarzich

Simon Samarzich had a great day in CA. He moves well on his feet and can snap the ball back in the .7s. If he pushes himself a bit more with his Long Snapping, he could be one of the best ever. Consistency will be key by XXVIII in May.

  • Nathan Weneta is right on the cusp of greatness. He is growing by the second and might be the fastest running Long Snapper in his class. Kid flies through agility drills. 

  • Ryan Aguilar has tons of upside and could be one of the greats
  • Dylan Black showed good poise and he has some solid speed on the ball.

Notables: Ryan Aguilar

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS:

I was equally impressed with three 8th grade Long Snappers in attendance: Aaron Estrada, Kameron Hawkins and AJ Laux. All are working with great form and are handling pressure well. Definitely keep an eye on these three over the next couple of years.

Aaron Estrada

Aaron Estrada

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins

AJ Laux

AJ Laux

 


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 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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Class of 2016 is Starting Strong

Congratulations to the class of 2016 Rubio Long Snappers who have either already committed or have earned a scholarship!
John Shannon – Notre Dame
Johnny Den Bleyker – UCLA
Jake Cesear – Wisconsin
Steven Wirtel – Illinois, Kansas(PWO), Georgia (PWO)
Damon Johnson – West Virginia
Scott Meyer –
Air Force and Army
Logan Klusman – Army
Donald Reiter – Arizona (PWO)
Anthony Ratliff – Penn St (PWO)
Koby Walsh – Kentucky (PWO)
Colton Piatt – Kentucky (PWO)
Jake Munoz –
GA State
Clark Smith – Auburn (PWO)
Jon Letter – Houston (PWO)
Josh Brady – Jacksonville State
IV Seacat –
Texas Tech (PWO)
Jack Propst –
Ole Miss (PWO)
Marshall Simmons – Elon (PWO)
Ben Wyatt –
North Carolina, West Virginia
Harrison Freeman – Yale
Geron Eatherly – Oklahoma State (PWO)

 

Think you can compete with these guys?

Prove it this fall and at VEGAS XXVII!

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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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Article & Rankings Post VEGAS XXVI for the Class of 2016

Champion Donald Reiter!

Champion Donald Reiter!

The rankings are completed for the 2016 Long Snappers that participated at VEGAS XXVI!

Long Snappers in this class came out from over twenty states to get the best instruction and most exposure for Long Snappers in the country.

This class had the winner of the camp, Donald Reiter out of AZ. Donald is a great talent that is always improving. Nice spiral, powerful snap and incredible accuracy. Very happy for Donald.

Be sure to check out all of the photos on the Rubio Long Snapping Facebook page HERE

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Johnny Den Bleyker was off the charts all weekend. The UCLA commit truly left no doubt he was the top snapper in the country.
  • Damon Johnson showed excellent drive, speed and athleticism.
  • John Shannon has some of the best raw power I have come across in some time. The Notre Dame commit can put a hole in a punter if they are not paying attention.
  • Geron Eatherly is one of the most dependable snappers in the country. He is an absolute machine.
  • Steven Wirtel has incredible upside was dominant all weekend.
  • Ben Wyatt has great power and form. Recently offered by West Virginia and you can see why very quickly.
  • Jake Cesear is, easily, the most athletic Long Snapper in the country. Tons of potential.
  • Conner Kirkegaard is the real deal and just keeps on getting better. Incredible Long Snapper.
  • Anthony Ratliff has found his groove and was snapping bullets all weekend.
  • Scott Meyer is beyond smooth and coming along very nicely. Watch him.
  • Logan Klusman is a very smooth lefty that has two offers on the table.
  • Koby Walsh can be one of the best in his class. Great drive.
  • John Aloma has incredible form and a very fast snap.
  • Grant Jaffe is a massive Long Snapper with an amazing amount of potential.
  • Jake Munoz has the quickest hands in the country and it’s not even close.
  • Bradley Watkins showed incredible athleticism and snaps all weekend. Watch this kid closely.
  • Jack Quiggle was firing the ball back at VEGAS. Very impressive speed.
  • Travis Arroyo is a giant Long Snapper with great form and excellent accuracy.
  • Jon Letter has the ability to snap a D1 ball right now.
  • Colton Piatt continues to improve and impress me.
  • Bradley Robinson has incredible form and can be one of the best when he snaps the ball as hard as possible.
  • Brett DioGuardi passes an eyeball test quickly and improves at a very rapid rate. Tons of upside.
  • Harrison Freeman looks the part and is starting to snap like it as well. Great potential. Smart

Notables: Jack Propst, Jacob Fuqua, Phillip Thomas, Jack Munsey, James Workman, Ian Lauvai, Jared Enrico, Kyler Powell, Jake Yellich, Dylan Alexander

IMG_0629.JPGKEY 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 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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Article & Rankings from the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camp in CA

The rankings are completed for ALL Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camp in CA!

Long Snappers came out from CA, NV, AZ, WY, WA, UT and CO to get the best instruction and most exposure for Long Snappers in the country.

Next ranking opportunity will be at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in TX on March 15th.

Hoffman, Harrison

Harrison Hoffman

The overall winner of the camp was Harrison Hoffman. Harrison is headed to the Air Force Academy and will do great there. He is a smooth Long Snapper with a frame that will easily be able to pack on the pounds in the coming years. Great kid and always learning

TOP 2015 LONG SNAPPERS

  • Jordan Ober snaps so the ball is crisp, tight and moves quickly back to the punter. I would love to see him lower his butt just a tad to get even more speed on the ball. That’s a very simple fix that can be adjusted in less than a week. I also love his attitude.
  • Cody Block is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class. He moves very well on his feet, no matter what he is doing. His hands are extremely quick. He gets the ball out of the gate as well as anyone else in the country. I would love to see him focus on getting fully set and making sure he is going back instead of just straight up. This will increase the speed of the ball and keep him in the low .7s to even .6s over the course of a day.
  • Jonathan Goldstein is built long and his form has really progressed over the years. He has a frame that can put up some very good weight over the next year. Goldstein uses his whole body really well and he can snap the ball in the .6s at times on punts. He needs to make sure his consistency with that speed is locked down and that he is getting the same release point with all of his snaps. This kid can really snap. Watch him.
  • Peter Comaroto‘s form is excellent and he is always improving. Getting his footwork down and continuing to build his body will help in the long run. It is fun to watch this kid snap. UMASS is lucky to have him in the fall.
  • Richard Wilcox is fantastic when loose. The less thinking he does, the better he is. I love when he drives his elbows and creates some good whip and speed on the ball. He is built thick so he will have to really make sure he stays loose and doesn’t become too bulky which will slow the ball down. He has a great attitude.
  • Matt Foley is snapping the ball with confidence and is sure of himself. He looked good. I REALLY just need to see him focus on one snap and let it fly out of his hands full speed. Once he does that, I want it EVERY SINGLE TIME. He is as close as possible to a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. This kid is good.

Notables: Scott Stevens, Jack Dixon, JT Bale

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS

  • Johnny Den Bleyker was smooth, strong and fast. Den Bleyker has it all right now. The bigger he gets, the better he will be. Love when he gets fully set. Very dominant at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA. UCLA got a good one.
  • Damon Johnson had a great day at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA. Gets in a groove and is very dominant. His misses are becoming less and less frequent. Big thing for him is to just snap the ball as hard as he can at all times. Kid is flat out good and he will make a college coach very happy in the next couple of years.
  • Conner Kirkegaard had a much better day at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA. When he lets the ball just fly out of his hands, he is exceptional. Controlling his release point will be huge for him gaining accuracy. Speed is right on target. WORK HORSE.
  • Koby Walsh had another great day at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA. He is right in the mix with all of the great ones in his class. Now, he needs to lock down the consistency and take it to the next level. Show me he can win a camp and separate himself from those above him. Moves really well on his feet. Body is coming along nicely. I will be testing his blocking and movement a ton at VEGAS XXVI.
  • Jake Cesear – Simple: he gets to about 210 lbs and he will have a scholarship. Reminds me a lot of Rubio Long Snappers Aaron Brewer (Denver Broncos) and Chase Dominguez (Utah). TONS of upside. Kid is almost ready for a scholarship now. SMOOOOOOOOTH.
  • James Workman had another big jump in the rankings and well deserved. Workman is really locking down his consistency and is headed towards one of the greats in his class. The harder he snaps, the better he will be. Lowering his butt will help a bit to gain more speed and power. Kid is filled with potential. Watch him closely at VEGAS XXVI. EVENT ELITE?
  • Donald Reiter is coming along nicely and had a good day at the Rubio Long Snapping camp in CA. Needs to really focus on being as quick as possible going back instead of gradually going up. Very good attitude.

Notables: Jack Haney, Curtis Hernandez, Jacob Mimoun,  Jack Munsey, Andrew Tomlinson, Jared Enrico, Blake Gifford, Fletcher Dilley

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS

  • Thomas Fletcher is just flat out good. Really good. If I was a college coach, I would be looking at this kid VERY, VERY closely right now. The bigger he gets, the better he will be. Just trust me on this, watch him. It would not surprise me to see him win VEGAS XXVI.
  • Koltin Anderson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA. He is snapping the ball with confidence and good power. Like to see him continue to work on eliminating the hitch while still snapping full power. Strong bodied. Great attitude.
  • Alex Michaelsen is snapping the ball with good power and strength. Needs to make sure he is not over-gripping the ball so he keeps his spiral on lock down. Keeping his back flat will help with overall speed and power. VERY good potential and definitely one to watch.
  • Devin Noth of Colorado did well. Plain and simple, the bigger Noth gets, the better he will be. Kid has very good form and is snapping the ball well. He is snapping the ball with very good power and accuracy. Kid is flat out good. Keep a very close eye on him over the next two years and beyond.

Notables: Joey Tanaka, Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, Caleb Laver

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS & FUTURE STARS

  • Ross Reiter left no doubt he was the best in his class and it wasn’t even close. Kid is strong, has a great attitude and snaps with power.
  • Brendan Bentley showed QUICK improvement in a very short amount of time. Body is strong and his form is good. Loved what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in CA. Snaps the ball with good power. Like to see him sit down a bit more and make sure he is leaning back. VERY good potential and you should really keep a close eye on him.
  • Simon Samarzich continues to just plug along and dominate his age group in CA. VEGAS XXVI will be big to prove he is dominant at the national level. Wouldn’t put money against him showing up and snapping bullets.

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.

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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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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2016 Long Snappers

VEGAS XXV FinalsThe rankings are completed for ALL 2016 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping National Event: VEGAS XXV!

Approximately 300 Long Snappers came in from nearly every state in the country and even Canada to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snappers. This was what you call a true national event to see how you really compare against the best in the world. As I stated before, there is nothing like Vegas and this one definitely did not disappoint. Testimonials are coming in non-stop regarding the weekend.  With the addition of an agility and tackling station, athleticism really played a role in the rankings.

Next ranking opportunity will be at any Rubio Long Snapping spring and summer camp.

This group was simply amazing with the level of talent they brought out to the field on both days. I could make this post 20 pages long talking about each and every one of them. Here are the best of the best….

  • John Shannon:  This kid snaps with as much power as anyone I have ever worked with in over a decade.  The ball explodes out his hands towards the punter.  He uses his whole, strong, body really well.  Athletically, he moves with purpose and runs very hard.  His lateral movement is excellent.  I would like to see him control his body a bit more by VEGAS XXVI.  He is ready NOW for the next level.
  • Johnny Den Bleyker: Den Bleyker is EXTREMELY athletic and just destroyed the agility and tackling station at VEGAS XXV.  He moved flawlessly and made it look effortless.  Not only is he a great Long Snapper, but a true athlete as well.  Den Bleyker has very quick hands when he is snapping.  The ball flies out of the gate and is almost hard to time.  He has a great attitude and work ethic.  He is always improving. He is ready now for the next level.
  • Jake Cesear:  He is built EXTREMELY long and is, easily, one of the top athletes in his class.  Cesear has a frame that will be able to put on another 40 pounds in the next couple of years.  That will definitely make a difference on punt coverage. His starting form is very good and he is using his whole body really well. He needs to make sure he is keeping his weight back so he doesn’t fall forward and is able to block more efficiently.  There is TON of upside on this kid.
  • Ben Wyatt:  It was easy to choose Wyatt to be a member of the TOP 12.  Athletically, he ran very well and had a nice release.  He moved with purposed and was full of aggression.  He has very good control of his body.  Wyatt is a true student of Long Snapping and is always improving. He has made incredible advances in a very short amount of time. This kid has some severe raw power and tries to hurt the punter.  I love it.  Watch this kid.
  • Geron Eatherly:  Eatherly is definitely coming into his own and making a name for himself as one of the best Long Snappers in the country in his class.  His form is excellent and he uses all of his body.  I want to see him snapping as hard as possible each time, making sure he is fully reaching back on his follow through, and that he remembers to keep his balance back.  He has really easy fixes that I would expect are completed by VEGAS XXVI.  Athletically, Eatherly needs to be able to control his body a bit more when moving forward and laterally. He runs very hard.  I would like to see him have lighter feet over the bags.  He is headed towards greatness…quickly.
  • Koby Walsh:  He snaps with an incredible amount of confidence.  He is a Long Snapper that ALWAYS expects to win and I love it.  Athletically, he runs hard and with a purpose.  Walsh blocked well, had a good release, and a solid tackle.  The more he drives his elbows and just lets the ball fly, the better he will be.  He ALWAYS improves for me. He will make a college coach very happy in the near future.
  • Damon Johnson:  Athletically, he was, EASILY, one of the top Long Snappers throughout the weekend.  He runs really well.  He was fast, agile, and moved effortlessly through the agility and tackling station.  Johnson is definitely going to be a factor on punt coverage.  His form is excellent and the more he trusts it, the better he will be in the long run.  He can easily snap in the .7s and can get in the .6s IF he snaps as physically as hard as possible.  Getting his head up quickly after he snaps and making sure his spiral is completely locked down is going to be key in moving up.  You should keep a close eye on him as we finish off his junior year.
  • Charles McDonough:  Another solid jump in the rankings by McDonough after his performance at VEGAS XXV.  His form is looking very good and he is snapping with good power.  Locking down his spiral is going to be key for him.  He is rapidly moving up the rankings and could take the top spot by the summer time.  Athletically, he moves really well and showed great agility throughout the weekend. Keep a very close eye on him.
  • Logan Klusman:  Klusman really came on the scene and did very well at VEGAS XXV. He is an EXTREMELY smooth Long Snapper that snaps a very catchable ball.  The ball is tight and really quick.  Making sure he is fully following through will help a ton with his accuracy.  I want to see him throw his fingers all the way back and not just flicking them to the punter.  He won’t miss at that point.  Athletically, he runs hard with good lateral movement. He needs to get a bit more control of his body.  This kid should be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by VEGAS XXVI or the TOP 12 camp. Watch him.
  • John Aloma:  The kid snaps the ball as if he is trying to put a hole in the punter.  The ball is beyond fast. His snaps are smooth and very accurate.  Aloma is a true student of the position. I would love to see him KNOW how good he is and never snap without confidence…ever. His release point is huge for him and when he adjusts it, it is the only time he even misses his target.  Athletically, Aloma snapped, blocked, and released very well.  Being smooth and not heavy while going forward and laterally will be huge for him getting to the next level.  If he can lock down his athleticism, he is an EASY 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper.
  • Connor Kirkegaard:  When he was on, he was REALLY on.  By VEGAS XXVI, I want it to be one constant weekend of domination.  Snapping full speed and with max power will be crucial in getting him to be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper.  This kid can EASILY do it and needs to know he can do it. Giving his full effort with all snaps will be key.  Athletically, he runs very hard and accelerates well.  He needs to make sure he is in full control of his body at all times.  The ball is in his court and he will be as GREAT as he chooses to be.
  • Erik Dickerson:  He did exceptionally well at the agility and tackling station showing that he is a true athlete.  His movements were very smooth and fluid.  I have no doubt he will be a presence on punt coverage.  His snapping is very solid with good accuracy and speed.  He is able to hit in the .7s and has a good spiral.  Dickerson needs to make sure he is focused on getting his strong lower half fully involved to create more power on his punt snaps.  To increase his accuracy, I would love to see him make sure he gets his eyes all the way through and not pausing them towards the middle of the snap. There is TONS of potential and upside on Dickerson.
  • Scott Meyer:  Meyer is a very smooth Long Snapper with tons of upside.  When he is relaxed and just letting the ball fly, there is no one better in the country.  Athletically, he blocked well but needs to work on his agility.  Moving forward and laterally should be pretty darn flawless.  Aggression with his running and snapping will be key as well as he moves towards the next level. I would like to see him make sure he doesn’t pop out his feet when he is snapping so he doesn’t lose any power.  Snapping with his full power will be big for him.  Keep an eye on him.
  • Anthony Ratliff:  Ratliff had a great weekend at VEGAS XXV and is certainly in the lead for EVENT ELITE at VEGAS XXVI.  He is snapping with some very good power on his punts. He snaps with anger and I like it.  I would love to see him continue to work on the speed of his hands out of the gate. Quickness and no catchable hitch will be key in rising in the rankings.  Release point with his fingers will be a big help with his accuracy.  Athletically, he moved with good agility and speed. Ratliff needs to make sure he remains smooth and doesn’t look awkward when moving forward and laterally.  Trust me, keep a very close eye on this Long Snapper.

Notables: Donald Reiter, Trent Kramer, Jake Munoz, Gus Karres, Jack Quiggle, Josh Brady, Blevyns Jumper, Jon Letter, & Colton Piatt.

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.

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2016 Long Snappers!

The rankings are completed for ALL  2016 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.

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Connor Kirkegaard

This class of Long Snappers is a very tight knit group overflowing with talent.

  • The best 2016 Long Snapper at the camp was Conner Kirkegaard. He snaps, easily, at D1 speeds and left no doubt he is headed for the next level.
  • Johnny Den Bleyker was solid all day long and is easily one of the most well round Long Snappers in the class.
  • Koby Walsh was excellent all day and is oozing with confidence.
  • John Aloma was throwing some SEVERE heat in the speed competition.
  • Damon Johnson continues to improve and head in the right direction. It is all up to him.

Notables: Patrick Coughlin, Jacob Mimoun, Caleb Mitchell, Kyler Powell and Andrew Tomlinson

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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Meet The TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE members

Here are your TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE members! These are the Long Snappers (in alphabetical order) that were absolutely dominant throughout the year during the Vegas Events in January and May. Enjoy:

Aloma, JohnName: John Aloma

State: California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht 6’1″

Wt: 193

GPA: 4.0

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2. USC
3. University of Utah
4. San Jose State University
5. San Diego State University 

Hobbies:
1.Throwing shot put and discus
2. Coaching youth track
3. Watching football

What is favorite movie? Anchorman

What is your favorite food? Chocolate and bacon

What is your favorite motivational quote? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and my attitude towards adversity.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a twin brother that looks nothing like me.

State: GA
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6″3
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.1
SAT/ACT: 1550/not taken yet
Top 5 College Choices:
1. UGA
2. Clemson
3. South Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Florida
Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Wakeboarding
3. Boating
What is favorite movie?
The Other Guys
What is your favorite food? Steak
What is your favorite motivational quote? Dream big and dare to fail.
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and drive.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a twin.

Block, CodyName: Cody Block

State:Arizona

Grad Year:2015
Ht:6
Wt:220
GPA:3.76
SAT/ACT:1450

Top 5 College Choices:
1.San Diego state
2.Colorado State
3.UCLA
4.ASU
5.Michigan State

Hobbies:
1.wake boarding
2.mountain biking
3.racquetball

What is favorite movie? End of watch

What is your favorite food? BBQ chicken pizza

What is your favorite motivational quote?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Athleticism on top of an excellent LongSnapper. Humble

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I like to mentor/help other kids who were in my shoes at their age. Anywhere from football to life

Carty, AJName: Aidan “AJ” Carty

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’3
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.7
SAT/ACT: 30 (math – 33)

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington
2. Penn State
3. UCLA
4. Texas A&M
5. Yale

Hobbies:
1. Snowboarding
2. Ultimate frisbee
3. Annoying my sisters

What is favorite movie?Miracle

What is your favorite food?Oreos

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Tough times never last but tough people do” Dr. Robert Shueller

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My speed and accuracy and now finally my consistency makes me the best long snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?My pediatrician diagnosed me with failure to thrive when I was 1 and 2 years old.

Den Bleyker, JohnnyName:  Johnny Den Bleyker

State:  California

Grad Year:  2016

Ht:  6′ 1″

Wt:195

GPA:  3.74

SAT/ACT: Hasn’t taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1.  Colorado
2.  Washington State
3.  San Diego State
4.  North Carolina
5.  Duke

Hobbies:
1.  Lifting with my friends & teammates
2.  Playing any sport (mostly basketball) with my friends
3.  Playing strategic board games

What is favorite movie?  Gladiator

What is your favorite food? Meat

What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” — John Wooden

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?  1) I’ve known Rubio since I was 12;  2) I have been an athlete my entire life and have excelled at several different sports. Through my many years of playing on all sides of the ball, especially on defense, I have developed not only a physical, but a mental toughness.  I snap fast, I can block, I like to hit & tackle and I’m fast enough to get down field and stop the returner;  3) I am seen as a leader by my teachers, coaches & peers and I do well academically.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?  I am going to be balder than Rubio.

Eatherly, GeronGeron Eatherly

Texas
Class of 2016
 
6 foot
200 lbs
3.5 GPA
SAT/ACT. I haunt taken them yet but will this summer
 
Top 5 colleges 
1.University of Houston 
2.UTSA
3.Florida
4.Alabama
5.Arizona 
 
Hobbies
1.Play the piano
2.Play football with my friends 
3.Work out
 
My favorite movie is Rocky 4 
 
My favorite food is Steak
 
My favorite motivation quote is “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” -Kevin Durant
 
I AM the best long snapper in the country because of how hard I work and how Aggressive i am
 
one quality that i have is that i am empathetic 

Farnsworth, WesleyName: Wes Farnsworth

Nevada

2015

6’2″

210

3.3

Colleges
University Washington
Oregon  State
Oregon
Washington State
San Jose state

Hobbies
Football
Baseball
Marshmallow golf

Movie: Grid Iron Gang

Favorite Food: Seafood 

Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

What makes you the Best Long Snapper? I love my family and I know they are a crucial part of who I am and my success.   I drive myself hard on and off the field.  I have worked very hard to master my craft of long snapping and incorporating that into my athleticism.  I am very humble and appreciate those that have taken an interest in me and my future.

What is one Unique quality: Take pride in being a good role model for young kids

State: Nevada
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.24
SAT/ACT: 1580
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Florida
2. Oregon State
3. Cal
4. UCLA
5. TCU
Hobbies:
1. Lifting
2. Hiking
3. Hanging out with friends.
What is favorite movie? Tombstone
What is your favorite food? Gyros
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;E)” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> do not be dismayed,F)” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? The will and determination to be the best I can be.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I learned to juggle in 2nd grade.

Ferguson, BlakeName: Blake Ferguson

 State: Georgia
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.7
SAT/ACT: 1520, 25
Top 5 College Choices:
1. LSU
2. See #1
3. See #2
4. See #3
5. See #4
Hobbies:
1. Cooking
2. Soccer
3. Social Media
What is favorite movie? The Great Gatsby
What is your favorite food? Tied between Steak Burrito & Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
What is your favorite motivational quote? “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, that’s when you’ll be successful.”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Because I believe I am.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am currently involved in a 5 year Medical Research Study finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Foley, MattName: Matt Foley

State: California
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 215
GPA: 3.2
SAT/ACT: 1640/22
Top 5 College Choices:
1. BYU
2. SDSU
3. New Mexico
4. Arizona
5. Washington
Hobbies:
1. Weight Lifting
2. Hanging out with teammates
3. Netflix
What is favorite movie? Friday Night Lights
What is your favorite food? California Burrito (no pico de gallo)
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My determination to be the best and willingness to work as hard as it takes to reach that. And my hair.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I can eat more California burritos in one day than most people can in a week.

Freeman, HarrisonName: Harrison Freeman

State: NC

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 215

GPA: 4.25

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Duke
2. UNC
3. Yale
4. NCSU
5. South Carolina

Hobbies:
1. Longsnapping
2. Reading
3. Tutoring friends in Spanish

What is favorite movie? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

What is your favorite food? Chicken Parm

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Start strong, stay strong, finish strong”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? High level of confidence, ability to understand feedback for improvement and passion to excel; all to better my team as a whole.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a love for the Spanish language.

Goebel, HarrisonName: Harrison Goebel

State: UTAH

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’6”
Wt:242
GPA:3.98
SAT/ACT:21 (but just barely did a retake)

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Utah State
2.Colorado
3.Minnesota
4.CAL
5.NAU

Hobbies:
1.Baseball
2.Basketball
3.Madden (unbeatable)

What is favorite movie? Bo Knows (espn 30/30)

What is your favorite food? Whipped cream

What is your favorite motivational quote? “I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My size athleticism and my love and understanding of the game. Believing in myself so much that every time I step on the football field I believe I can make a game changing play.

What is one unique quality about you that  not everyone might know about? People have said that I am really humble. Almost too humble.

State: California
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT: Not yet given results from June 7th
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Stanford
2. Cal Poly SLO
3. Cal Berkeley
4. USC
5. San Diego State
Hobbies:
1. Golfing
2. Weight Lifting
3. Basketball
What is favorite movie?
21 Jump Street
What is your favorite food?
Sushi or Pizza
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“It isn’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” -Rocky
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
What makes me the best Long Snapper in the country is my work ethic, focus, and desire to succeed. I work hard everyday to improve and accomplish my goals.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a radio commentator for high school baseball.

Griffiths, TylerName: Tyler Griffiths

State:North Carolina

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’3”

Wt:230

GPA: 3.9

SAT/ACT: 1640/25

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Clemson
2. NC State
3.Chapel Hill
4.Louisville
5.Virginia

Hobbies:
1.White Water Kayaking
2.Buffets
3.Long Snapping

What is favorite movie? Draft Day

What is your favorite food? Taco Bell

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
-Lou Holtz

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I Work smart and everyone knows I Spit Hot fire!

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I make good bird noises, and I am the FCA president at my school. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Ca
2016
Ht: 6’0
Weight: 195
Top 5 colleges
1) UCLA
2) Oregon
3) Alabama
4) USC
5) Washington
Hobbies:
1) ride my bike
2) watch tv
3) go to the beach
The blind side.
CheeseBurgers.
“When you feel like quitting remeber why you started”.
The Amount of heart I have for not only long snapping but the game of football.
I’m color blind.

Kirkegaard, ConnorName: Conner Kirkegaard

State:California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 195
GPA: 3.6
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. ASU
2. UCLA
3. SDSU
4. USC
5. Oregon

Hobbies:
1. Football
2. Lacrosse
3. Hunting

What is favorite movie? -The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food? -All.

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Get busy living, or get busy dying” -The Shawshank Redemption

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? What makes me the best long snapper in the country is that I am an analytical thinker which enables me to continually perfect my craft to perfection. Also I’m diligent in the pursuit of perfection and striving to be the best at what I do, in everything I do.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?m Not everyone knows I can do magic, like card/coin tricks haha

Knight, JakeName: Jake Knight

State: MI
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3
Wt: 230
GPA: 4.1
ACT: 27
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Boston College
2. Cornell
3. Princeton
4. Vanderbilt
5. Villanova
Hobbies:
1. Golfing
2. Snowmobiling
3. Playing Basketball
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Food: Chicken queso burrito from Qdoba
Favorite Motivational Quote: “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” – Floyd Mayweather
I am the best long snapper in the country because I know how hard I’ve worked, and I have CONFIDENCE in myself that I am the greatest.
One unique quality everyone may not know about me is that I played Hockey for 12 years.

Lovingood, RileyRiley Lovingood

Tennessee

2015
6’1
230
3.75
23

1.Tennessee

Hobbies
1. Playing golf
2. Playing tennis
3. Playing Table tennis

Favorite movie is: Zoolander

Favorite food is: a Chickfala Sandwich

Quote: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strengthThey will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

Im the best snapper because of my mental edge and the ability to do the same fast and accurate snap every time

a unique quality: I always have to be the one driving, I hate riding with other people

State: OK
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6′ 2″
Wt: 245
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT:
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Tulsa
4. Texas Tech
5. UCLA
Hobbies:
1. Weightlifting
2. Wake boarding
3. Fishing
What is favorite movie? The Other Guys
What is your favorite food? Pulled pork
What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”
– William A. Ward
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I bring the best combination of snapping skill, blocking and tackling.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I can out kick my kicker!
State: Indiana
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6 ft 2 in
Wt:255lbs
GPA: 3.875/4.0
SAT/ACT: My scores are not posted yet
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Purdue
2. Minnesota
3. Wisconsin
4. Cornell
5. Ball State
Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Hunting
3. Four wheeling
What is favorite movie?
Saving Private Ryan
What is your favorite food? General Tso Chicken
What is your favorite motivational quote? “One Brick Higher”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I snap a fast, consistent, and smooth ball back to punter. My snaps are easy to catch and the punter can count on the ball being there every time.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? If I can’t be on the football field, I love to be out fishing or hunting.
McCracken, DrewName: Drew McCrackenState: GeorgiaGrad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Georgia
2. Georgia Southern
3. Mercer
4. UAB
5. Coastal Carolina

Hobbies:
1. Snapping
2. Football
3. Basketball

What is favorite movie? Jack Reacher

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite motivational quote? I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Work ethic

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might. Commitment

McCullough, LiamName: Liam McCullough
OH
2015
6’3″
220
3.6
30 ACT
Committed to THE Ohio State University
Hobbies:
Cooking
Traveling
Favorite movie: Anchorman
Favorite Food: Yes
“Everyone like to work at what they’re good at. You have to work at the things you hate in order to get better.”  -OSU Coach Kerry Coombs
I have great speed, accuracy, and consistency on my snaps. I have size and athleticism and move well after the snap. I have a great attitude and work ethic and am very coachable
I have an eidetic memory and can quote from hundreds of episodes of Spongebob and the Big Bang Theory. I can quote almost the whole movie anchorman and know a song containing every country in the world, as well as one containing every element on the periodic table. I know countless facts that are completely useless in life and am able to recall objects, images, sounds, and occurrences with high precision and in great detail.

Meyer, ScottName: Scott Meyer

State: Georgia

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 210

GPA: 3.4/4.0

SAT/ACT: n/a

Top 5 College Choices:
1. University of Georgia
2. University of Miami
3. West Virginia University
4. Mississippi State University
5. University of South Florida

Hobbies:
1. Long Snapping
2. Baseball
3. Hanging out with friends

What is favorite movie? Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite motivational quote? “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?  Strong work ethic, consistent, quick learner, always looking to get better

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? My dad is Jewish, My mom was raised Southern Baptist, and I go to Catholic School. Try to figure that one out…

Ober, JordanName: Jordan Ober

State: Nevada

Grad Year: 2015

Ht:6’1
Wt:190
GPA:3.2
SAT/ACT: 1390 And waiting for ACT score

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2.ASU
3. U of A
4. UC Berkely
5. Michigan St

Hobbies:
1. Golf
2. Play mini hoop (basketball)
3. Play piano

What is favorite movie?
Armageddon

What is your favorite food?
Chipotle burritos with extra steak

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

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
I am hard working and very dedicated to play the game that I love. I truly put all of my effort and heart into whatever I do. I practice day and night and when people are watching me, I remain calm and I snap better under pressure.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
Most people crack under pressure. I do the best under pressure.

Parris, RyanName: Ryan Parris 

State: Alabama

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’0

Wt:230

GPA:3.4

SAT/ACT:ACT- 23

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Alabama
2.University of South FLorida
3.University of Alabama in Birmingham
4.Southern Miss
5.Western Kentucky

Hobbies:
1. Kayaking
2.Fishing
3.Working on the farm

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

What is your favorite food? Raw Oysters

What is your favorite motivational quote? Amat Victoria Curum- Victory loves preparation

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I once kayaked over 100 miles in 4 days

Poujol, MichealMichael David Poujol

State: Texas

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 220

GPA: 3.6

ACT: 28

Top 5 College Choices
1. Texas
2. Ole Miss
3. TCU
4. N/A
5. N/A

Hobbies:

1. Fishing / Hunting
2. Working out
3. Being around My Family 

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious (all of Them)

What is your favorite food? A mediumare Sirloin Steak and a Baked Potato

What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Only those who go too far can possibly find out how far one can go”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? The ability to execute my responsibilities as a long snapper, under the pressure of a huge gathering of spectators and through any amount of distraction makes me the best Long Snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I enjoy using my creativity to build things like custom archery arrows, a personal  closet workshop and whatever may come to mind. I also like using a little home brewed chemistry to concoct home made pyro-techniques.

Reiter, DonaldName: Donald Reiter

State: Arizona

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6′ 0″
Wt: 230
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT: Not Taken Yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Stanford
3. Wisconsin
4. Boston College
5. Duke

Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends.
2. Building and constructing things.
3. I love to help out around the community and do things to better it. Also love serving in the church.

What is favorite movie?
Remember The Titans & The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food?
Definitely I am a steak and potatoes type of guy.

What is your favorite motivational quote?
(Verse) Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
I will never give up. I have the work ethic to keep going no matter the circumstance. I am always looking to improve and never settle on what just happens in the past. It is always about improvement with me. I have great character and a joy to be around. I always put my best effort forward and do it to the best of my ability.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a leader and have the greatest and upmost character. Always telling the truth and I am a very kind person.

Hayden SakName: HAYDEN SAK 
State: ILLINOIS
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 250 lbs
GPA: 3.9
SAT/ACT: 22 (Retaken 6/14)
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington State
2. Arizona
3. California
4. Colorado State
5. Minnesota
Hobbies:
1. Weightlifting
2. Snapping
3. Listening to music
What is favorite movie?
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
What is your favorite food?
Chevaps
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“It doesn’t take skill to hustle”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
My dedication to the game and my drive to make it to the next level.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I have two different colored eyes.
Shannon, JohnName: John ShannonState: ILGrad Year: 2016

Ht:6’2
Wt:225
GPA: 3.4
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1.ND
2. Alabama roll tide
3. Clemson
4. Texas
5. The U

Hobbies:
1. Eating
2. Snap chat
3. Front squats

What is favorite movie? 300

What is your favorite food? Pizza (only chicago)

What is your favorite motivational quote? “In my line of work only 1% makes it”  – Ray Lewis

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My ability to preform under any amount of pressure and deliver a perfect snap when needed.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I like playing with light switches

Simmons, RyanName: Ryan Simmons

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1 & 1/2

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.3

SAT/ACT: 1558/ 21

Top 5 College Choices:

1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
2. Northern Arizona
3. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
4. Cal
5. San Diego State

Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Playing the ukulele
3. Paddle boarding

What is favorite movie? Ocean 13

What is your favorite food? Sushi

What is your favorite motivational quote? You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. –  Rocky Balboa

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I will out work anyone else that you put me up against. Whether that’s in the weight room, on the field, or in just plain ole’ effort. I will out work anyone else.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am an avid Tai Chi student. In both mediation and in combat.

State: California
Grad Year: 2016
Ht: 6 feet
Wt: 215
GPA:3.11
SAT/ACT:
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Nebraska
3. Illinois
4. Washington
5. Duke
Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends
2. Playing Video Games
3. Snapping
What is favorite movie?
Lone Survivor
What is your favorite food?
Sushi
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
My work ethic. I work harder than any guy in our class, and make sure everything is perfect. I’m a perfectionist.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am teddy bear at heart. I’m the nicest person you’ll ever meet. I don’t wish bad on anyone.
State: NC
Grad Year: 2015
Ht:6’4″
Wt: 205
GPA: 4.0
SAT/ACT: 1560
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Wake Forest- Committed
2.
3.
4.
5.
Hobbies:
1. Piano
2. Water Skiing
3. Basketball
What is favorite movie? Step Brothers
What is your favorite food? London Broil
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” -Ludwig van Beethoven
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? In addition to excellent snapping, I have the athletic ability to cover punts.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I taught myself to play piano.

Wirtel, StevenName: Steven Wirtel

State: IL

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 200

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Georgia
3. Florida
4. Kansas
5. Alabama

Hobbies:
1. Working Out
2. Playing all different types of sports.
3. Spending time with my family.

What is favorite movie? Bad News Bears (Newer One)

What is your favorite food? Breakfeast Burrtios

What is your favorite motivational quote? “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic is better than any long snapper out there! I will always outwork my opponents.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a big heart and I’m willing to help anyone no matter who they are.

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #11

Congratulations to Damon Johnson (CA, ’16) on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue…. EVENT ELITE member: last of someone who was wicked smaht with numbehs then last of someone who performed magic in a forum

1st part:  EVENT ELITE member: last of someone who was wicked smaht with numbehs  (Matt DAMON last of someone who was wicked smaht with numbehs was a character in the Boston based movie Good Will Hunting)

2nd part: last of someone who performed magic in a forum (Magic JOHNSON played for the Los Angeles Lakers who played, at that time, at The Fabulous Forum)

Congratulations to Damon Johnson on being invited to the 2014 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp where only the best of the best Long Snappers in the country will be competing and learning!

Johnson, Damon

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Recap of the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on Feb. 23, 2014

Long Snappers came out to CA to attend the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on February 23rd from CA, AZ, NV, IA, OR and TX  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.

The overall winner of the camp was Oregon Duck commit and current #1 Long Snapper in the country, Tanner Carew (CA, ’14)! Carew left no doubt that he is the top Long Snapper in the country. Whether he was running down field like a gazelle or snapping an absolute rocket, Carew was the man. He was calm, handled pressure very well and almost nonchalant the whole day. He is flat out ready for the next level right now. Oregon got a great one in Carew.

Top 2014 Long Snappers

  • Niko Walsh (JC, CA) continues to become more and more confident with each snap. Might just be the best PAT snapper in the country and he is always working towards becoming better. Excellent snapper and person.
  • Colin Duffy (CA) was snapping great all day and showed me that the Duke commit is working his tail off to get ready for fall camp. Kid is always improving and he is snapping the ball hard.
  • Wes Bertoni (CA) is a JC Long Snapper that has not been snapping for that long but you would  never know. He rips the ball back to the punter and is oozing with confidence.
  • Elijah Richardson (CA) might snap the hardest ball in the country. He is built strong and thick with a ton of power from his body. He has an excellent attitude and has the ability to be a great college Long Snapper.

Other notable 2014 Long Snappers in attendance: Nick Avantino, Bo Smith, Zach Smith and Sam Vea

Top 2015 Long Snappers

  • Ryan Farr (NV) is coming off his win at the 12th Annual Rubio Long Snapping camp and is still riding the wave. He is VERY confident and smooth when he snaps a ball. He was recently offered a full ride to Oregon St. and that will not be a wasted scholarship on their part, this kid can snap!
  • AJ Carty (CA) was on fire all day in CA. He is built like a D1 Long Snapper already and snaps as fast as college snapper as well. Hands are quick and he has great form. Soon, he will flat out dominate a camp from start to finish.
  • Wesley Farnsworth (NV) has some of the quickest hands in the country and, when you combine that with solid form, just makes a flat out great Long Snapper. This kid can absolutely fly on his feet.
  • Matt Foley (CA) is a Long Snapper that just continues to plug away and never stay stagnant. Always improving with his form, speed and athleticism. Well on the way to greatness.
  • Michael Poujol (TX) has an absolutely great frame and snaps a rocket back to the punter. Once he locks down his spiral, he will be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper
  • Cody Block (AZ) is a JC Long Snapper built very strong with a nice, solid, consistent ball that is always on target. He will be ready to move on in December and will be a solid pick up for someone.
  • Ryan Simmons (CA) is quite possibly the most accurate and consistent Long Snapper in the country.
  • Grant Gluhaich (CA) is, pound for pound, has the strongest snap in the country. Watching this kid snap a ball is a pure joy.

Other notable 2015 Long Snappers in attendance: Richard Wilcox, Jordan Ober, JT Bale, Peter Comaroto, Harrison Hoffman, Tommy Merickel, Mike Soto and Paul Mesa

Top 2016 Long Snappers

  • Damon Johnson (CA) was a joy to watch all day long in CA. He continues to get bigger and stronger while still maintaining his form. His ball is quick and he is definitely headed in the right direction. The more confidence he gets, the better he will be.
  • Johnny Den Bleyker (CA) might be the most athletic Long Snapper in his class. Kid moves very well on his feet and snaps a great ball.
  • John Aloma (CA) showed great promise all day. Form is nearly perfect and he snaps the ball very hard. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes in the rankings.
  • Koby Walsh (CA) Has exceptional form and is really coming into his own. Confidence is rising and you can tell when he competes. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes in the rankings.

Other notable 2016 Long Snappers in attendance: Grant Crum

Top 2017 Long Snappers –

  • Trevor Dhabalt (IA) was very impressive to me all day in CA. He has great form and snaps the ball with a ton of power. Keep an eye on him.
  • Caleb Lawver (UT) has improved as much as anyone in the past couple months. His form is good and he is snapping with some great confidence.
  • Peter Snodgrass (CA) showed me some very quick hands and great form. Definitely headed in the right direction.

Other notable 2017 Long Snappers in attendance: Austin Roberts

Next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be in NC on Saturday, March 1 followed by GA on March 2! For the rest of the spring and summer schedule, please go to RubioLongSnapping.com!

For the full video recap, please check out the video below…

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RECAP: 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas

On May 4-5, 2013 well over 100 Long Snappers from around the globe came out to Las Vegas to participate in the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas sponsored by Nike. The talent was excellent and so were the conditions. The staff was overflowing with one staff member per three Long Snappers so everyone was able to get the full experience throughout the weekend. Day one of the Event was all about instruction and many Long Snappers stood out immediately to make a name for themselves.

After it was all said and done, the winner of the camp was CJ Keller (2014, AZ). CJ handles pressure as well as anyone in the country, was snapping bullets all day and is very, very accurate and consistent. Kid is a machine and outlasted the rest of the competitors to take home the title!

CJ Keller

Winner of the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event: CJ KELLER!

The 12 finalists that earned their spot through their RSI score on the Target were: Nate Adams (AZ), Wyatt “Tucker” Smith (MS), RC Brunstetter (NC), Jordan Frese (TX), Tanner Carew (CA), Justin Garza (CA), Jake Knight (MI), CJ Keller (AZ), Bryan Scanlan (IL), Blake Ferguson (GA), Jordan Ober (NV) and Chris Nieto (CA).

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The Finalists from the Spring Event

Here are some of the top performers, by graduating class, from the weekend…

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Andrew MacLean was dominant all weekend in Vegas!

  • Andrew MacLean was outstanding all weekend. He is built extremely well and snapping with a ton of confidence. This big Canadian has made quite a name for himself.
  • Jason Diffee was out in Vegas to get fine-tuned before heading off to Eastern Washington on scholarship. He did not disappoint.
  • Cody Block was smooth and is built well. Moves very smooth on his feet and is consistent with his snaps.

2014

Tanner Carew

Tanner Carew was dominant all weekend in Vegas.

  • Tanner Carew was off the charts all weekend and has taken the top spot in his class. Snaps absolute rockets, built like an athlete and has a tremendous attitude. Tell him what to do and just consider it done. TONS of upside on this already tremendous Long Snapper. 
  • Alan Lucy continues his dominance by snapping well and really doing a great job in transforming his body into a D1 athlete.
  • Wyatt “Tucker” Smith is easily the top JC Long Snapper in the country. Built like a college tight end and snaps fire back to the punter.
  • Nate Adams has an amazing frame, a smooth snap and is very consistent. Love the way he moves and has a nice, smooth snap back to the punter and holder.
  • Casey Wilson is easily the smoothest Long Snapper in the country and will be purely dominant once he locks down his blocking.
  • Patrick Freeze is big, strong and snapping with a lot of confidence.
  • Curtis Billen easily snaps in the .6s and has a solid frame.
  • Jordan Frese is the top Long Snapper in TX and showed it all weekend. Great improvement.
  • Chris Nieto is built extremely long and athletic with a ton of upside. Could end up dominating his class.
  • Adam Vaught is massive and is snapping with power. The angrier he is is, the better he snaps.
  • Garrett Frum is working like a mad men and continues to improve daily.
  • Justin Garza was on fire all weekend. Intense Long Snapper that showed a ton of potential.
  • Seth Combs was snapping rockets all weekend and looked great all around.
  • Mitchell Hardy is big and snapping with great confidence. Tremendous attitude.
  • Nate Hawkins is very smooth and accurate with his Long Snapping. The more aggressive he gets, the better he will be.
  • Joel Baldwin has a nice long frame and a very smooth snap.
  • JC Everett is extremely coachable and strong. Always improving.
  • Christian Samarzich has a good body and is locking down his spiral. Solid all around Long Snapper.
  • Tommy Sullivan just continues to impress me with how he is turning his body and snapping around for greatness.
  • John Morrison is not the biggest man in the world but was snapping like he was. Smart Long Snapper that snaps hard.
  • Joe Lang has a great frame and always improves. Excellent attitude. Bright future.

2015

Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson was dominant all weekend in Vegas!

  • Blake Ferguson left no doubt he was the best Long Snapper in his class. When he is on, he is easily a college level Long Snapper NOW!
  • AJ Carty is built like a college Long Snapper and he is only a sophomore. Sky is the limit for him.
  • George Madden snaps rockets and as soon as he locks down the spiral, he will dominate
  • Tyler Douglas is built extremely well and is snapping hard. Keep an eye on him.
  • Ben Makowski is snapping with a lot of confidence and built thick.
  • Ryan Simmons is just a machine that keeps getting better. Smart.
  • Jake Knight is long, lean and has tons of upside.
  • Tyler Griffiths did well with his strong body and quick hands. Lots and lots of potential.
  • Harrison Goebel was impressive to say the least. Built very well. Lots of upside.
  • Jordan Ober was impressive out in Vegas. Built long and has great consistency.
  • Grant Gluhaich might have been the most improved Long Snapper over the weekend. If he keeps growing, he will crush all.
  • Darren Diffee handles pressure well and is very accurate.
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  • John Shannon was phenomenal all weekend in Vegas. At times, can snap in the .6s already! Great frame. Needless to say, keep a very close eye on him. 
  • Johnny Den Bleyker did very well out in Vegas. Moves well on his feet and is very athletic. Great attitude.
  • Damon Johnson looked good with his form and was snapping the ball well. The more comfortable he gets with his ability, the better he will be.
  • Donald Reiter was impressive out in Vegas. He snaps a tight ball and shows waves of brilliance with his speed on the ball.
  • Conner Kirkegaard continues to be a solid Long Snapper with great speed. The more consistent he gets, the better he will be.
  • Grant Crum stood out with his continued performance all weekend. Could be the sleeper of his class.

Rubio Long Snapping will kick off it’s summer tour with camps in TX on June 9, the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp on June 21-23, the Underclassmen Invite Event on June 29-30, CA on July 11, NC on July 15, GA on July 17, the College Camp on July 19-21, MA on July 25, IL on July 27 and CA on July 29.

Rubio will also be running college specialists camps for  LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama, UCLA, Oregon and Washington as well. All information can be found on RubioLongSnapping.com

Thank you

 

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Highlight Videos Available Through Rubio Long Snapping

Rubio Long Snapping is happy to announce that Highlight Videos will now be available for purchase at Rubio Long Snapping Camps/Events.  The very first opportunity to purchase a professional quality highlight video will be this weekend at the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on May 4-5.  This is an incredible opportunity and will only be available to the first 30 Long Snappers, kickers or punters that reserve their video.  They are offering a discounted promotional rate of $100 for Vegas this year.  Here is how it will work:

1. You can preegister for this service by emailing info@varsitytape.com.  In the subject line type: “Vegas Video”.  The staff will get back to you with further instructions.

2. You can register for this service in Las Vegas.  However, if 30 others preegister, the service will no longer be available.  If you choose to take this route, you are taking a big risk.

A sample video (see below) was taken this past weekend at the 11th Annual National Snapping Preparation camp in Los Angeles.  This is a rough cut, so you can imagine how great the finished products will look.  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.

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Rubio Long Snapping Nike Spring Camp in CA – RECAP

Long Snappers came out to CA on Sunday, February  24th from CA, NV, NY, OR and NJ to get the best instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. The talent was overwhelming for all ages attending the camp. The overall winner of the camp was Chase Dominguez (CA, ’13). The Utah Ute commit was, as his norm, smooth and dominant all day. It is almost likes he lulls you to sleep and just crushes your hopes. Even his misses are only off by an inch or two. Chase, to say the least, is beyond ready for the next level.

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

Cole Mazza

Rubio Long Snapper Cole Mazza was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2013

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  • Cole Mazza (CA, ’13) is easily the best Long Snapper in the country. Missed getting into the finals by a quarter of an inch and just threw absolute heat all day. Watching him snap is a true spectacle. He is just that good.
  • Jason Diffee (JC, CA) continues to improve and impress me. Body is solid, his hands are quick and he listens very well. Extremely coachable and smart with his Long Snapping.
  • Wesley Bertoni (JC, CA) has improved immensely over the past two years and has truly transformed into one of the best JC Long Snappers in the country.

2014

Rubio Long Snapper Tanner Carew

Rubio Long Snapper Tanner Carew was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2014

  • Tanner Carew (CA, ’14) is really ironing out his form and becoming smoother to go along with his incredible speed and athleticism. Sky is the limit for this Junior.
  • Christian Samarzich (CA, ’14) is looking extremely good physically and snapping a very quick, hard ball. His snap and body are both very strong.
  • Chris Nieto (CA, ’14), as I have said before, will be one of the great ones, if he wants to be. Athletic as anyone in his class and very smooth. Think of a younger Chase Dominguez and you have Nieto. TONS of potential.
  • Tyler Moore (CA, ’14) has the size and smoothness to get to the next level. I know it, does he? Keep an eye on him.
  • Garrett Frum (CA, ’14) is strong, quick and extremely coachable. All the qualities to look for in a Long Snapper headed towards the next level.

2015

Rubio Long Snapper AJ Carty

Rubio Long Snapper AJ Carty was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2015

  • AJ Carty (CA, ’15) has D1 size and confidence right now. Snaps a very smooth and quick ball. Pops back to you before you even know it. Listens well, coachable and strong.
  • Ryan Simmons (CA, ’15) has been to coming to camps for quite some time and this was easily the best I have seen him perform….and I liked what I saw prior. Very strong Long Snapper that snaps an aggressive ball. Great attitude.
  • Chase Urbach (NJ, ’15) has been on fire since Vegas and doesn’t look to be letting up anytime soon. His form is exceptional and he is gaining confidence by the day. I would keep a very close eye on Urbach. He is really starting to impress me.

2016

Rubio Long Snapper Johnny Den Bleyker

Rubio Long Snapper Johnny Den Bleyker was the top Long Snapper in the class of 2016

  • Johnny Den Bleyker (CA, ’16) was very, very solid out in CA. He is strong, beyond athletic and like a machine when he is snapping the ball. Form is exceptional. The more he gets set, the better he will be. Bright future. He left no doubt that he is the best Long Snapper in his class.
  • John Aloma (CA, ’16) was as smooth as ever with his Long Snapping. Picture perfect form that will only get better, the bigger he gets. Great attitude.
  • Damon Johnson (CA, ’16) looked VERY solid on Sunday. He has grown and using his new found strength with his snapping.

Other notables from the camp in CA: Justin Goossen-Brown, Connor Kelsey, Peter Comarato, Matt Foley, Keller Murphey, Tommy Merickel, Collin Lippincott and Richard Wilcox.

Rubio Long Snapping will continue it’s Nike Spring tour next weekend, Sunday, March 3 at in Dallas, TX. That camp will be followed by camps in IL, NC, 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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