What Do You Get at a Rubio Long Snapping Camp?

INSTRUCTION – There is simply no doubt that you will receive the best instruction in the country at a Rubio Long Snapping camp. It is unprecedented and known by college and NFL coaches throughout the country. When you sign up for a Rubio Long Snapping camp, you get perfection. I am there, my senior staff is there, on time and we don’t leave early.

EXPOSURE – Every camp that Rubio Long Snapping run offers the most exposure possible for Long Snappers. I bombard several avenues to make sure my Long Snappers are visible to all. The Rubio Long Snapping YouTube Channel has over 970,000 views (this is all just for Long Snapper….NO kickers are on the page). RubiosBlog.com has been viewed well over 1,000,000 times. @TheChrisRubio on Twitter has over 5,750 followers (many of which are coaches) and the Rubio Long Snapping Facebook Page has over 5,600 followers (many of which are coaches) and stories in publications all over the world make Rubio Long Snapping the one stop shop for the most exposure in the country.

PLAYER PROFILE PAGE – As soon as you perform in a camp in the fall (or after) of your freshman year, you get a PLAYER PROFILE PAGE….for free! This player profile page is controlled by me and it can have any information you wanted added to it at anytime. You can use it for your recruiting purposes throughout high school.

RANKINGS – As soon as you perform in a camp in the fall (or after) of your freshman year, you get a ranking. I don’t rank off a target. I don’t rank off a formula. That would be ignorant. I rank off of THIS blog that describes what makes a Long Snapper great. That ranking can be adjusted anytime I see you live. Coaches look to these rankings religiously in their recruiting of Long Snappers.

YOUTUBE VIDEO – At every single Rubio Long Snapping camp you attend, you will be filmed for a YouTube video. Those videos will be placed on your free player profile page. You can use the video at your own discretion. It is yours and there is no extra charge for this service.

FILM SESSION – At Rubio Long Snapping camps, I will go in with you to a classroom and review the morning sessions. Long Snappers attend but I really want the parents/guardians to attend as well since this is when a majority of the learning will take place.

RECRUITING SEMINAR – At Rubio Long Snapping camp, Chris Sailer and I run an hour long recruiting seminar where we hit on some key topics and always open it up to a Q&A session for the specialists and parents. You will not leave without all your questions answered.

PROVEN SUCCESS – Dont’ believe me? See what others have to say HERE

RUBIO LONG SNAPPING SHIRT – You know, to wear at prom and such:)

Trust me when I tell you, I could keep this list going and going and going. Things like Friendship, Confidence, Humor are just some immediate things that pop into my head….see you soon! Remember, Not only on the field, but off. I am not your coach. I am your Rubio and I will be there for you.

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

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Advice to Incoming Freshman from College Long Snappers

I offer up a ton of advice on this blog, my Twitter, my Facebook, through texts, e-mails and my camps. In my opinion, it is all good.

But, sometimes, the youth would like to hear from others as close to their own age as possible. No problem.

I asked several Rubio Long Snappers, who have just finished their first collegiate season of football, a simple question, “What is one bit of advice you would give to an incoming freshman Long Snapper now that you have essentially wrapped up your first year?

Here are their responses….

“Earn the respect of non specialists by working hard in the weight room and conditioning so they don’t just stereotype you as being just a “longsnapper”. Will go a long way with the coaches and put you a step ahead of the guy in front of you if there is one.” Conor Fry – North Carolina

“Never be satisfied. Although you may not come in and be the starter the first day you step on campus, once you earn that starting spot on the team you cannot get complacent. If you get complacent, somebody will catch up to you. While you are resting, someone else is getting better. Are you working? Or are you resting?” Reid Ferguson – LSU

“Have fun with it, enjoy the experience. If you redshirt embrace it, and get better. Make sure you are healthy and physically fit coming into your first year. The weight room and running will be difficult, so make sure you are prepared, and finally make sure to always be on time, which is 10 minutes early. That’s the best advice I can give, really kids just got to enjoy the gift they have been given.” Nolan Dowling – Western Kentucky

“Come in CONFIDENT, not cocky. They need to remember that they are a freshman again, no one cares that you were number 1 in the nation or a 5 star snapper. Although they should because they couldn’t do it. And don’t expect special treatment from coaches anymore. Once you step on that field you’re just another player, not someone they have to impress anymore.” Jake Abraham – Georgia Southern

“Realize that the strength staff is on your side. They will make fun of your athleticism and your position at first just keep working hard and keep your confidence up and they will come around. Also, to Enjoy the Process. The off season workouts, summer lifts, practices, and season are really hard and tiring. Find your own way to make them fun. Lastly, dont think of what you’re losing out on (parties & junk) but think about how much you’re gaining. (Discipline & work ethic)” John DePalma – West Virginia

“Be prepared for anything! Coaches will go to extreme lengths just to see how mentally tough a snapper is.  You’re gonna have bad days or a bad snap every now and then; it is how you respond to adversity that matters.  If coach is chewing you out and up in your face just nod yes sir and move on to the next snap.  Mental toughness is key!” Steven Romero – New Mexico

Have a short memory.  If you have a bad snap, coaches are going to get on you for it but you need to come back and respond.Duke Moran – CAL

Listen to the guys who currently share your position on the team. You may think you know all there is about physically snapping, but being a snapper entails much more than just throwing the ball between your legs (as you know). The mental aspect is more than half the game, and by creating a comfortability level with the men you share all your time with is essential to your success. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for help, because in reality, the people you want to ask were all freshman at one point and have taken your path before. They don’t care how good you were in high school, they want you to excel at the collegiate level and to benefit the team in all possible ways.” Joe Marvin – Penn St. 

For me one thing I never did was really practice snapping on a command and I really struggled with that coming into camp. So if I was going to give advice going into your first year for a long snapper I would say to be able to snap on a command along with on your own. Be able to snap out of your comfort zone for sure.Matt Cincotta – Marshall

You have to come in with a mindset that you are the best but practice like you are second string and fighting for a job. Football has a lot of distractions but the reason you are there is to get your education first. Basically this is something you have never experienced so you have to do something you have never done before.Daniel LaMontagne – Furman

Make a great first impression on your coaches, teammates, and professors. Also to enjoy and soak it all in because it’ll fly by before you know it.Scott Daly – Notre Dame

Not everything is gonna go exactly how you planned out in your head but just keep grinding, it’ll be worth it in the end.” William Eads – Middle Tennessee

GO TO CLASS!!! If you don’t go, YOU FAIL! Also learn how to manage your time. Time management is key for a college football player, especially of you make the travel squad. Study, study, study. If your grades are not up to par the coaches will leave you at home, it happened to a few guys here.Ryan Eustace – Arkansas St.

Always stay warm and make sure you’re paying attention to the game because standing on the sidelines will cause your legs to get cold, and there are a lot of distractionsRyan DiSalvo – San Jose St.

Come to the practice, lift, or run with an intense intrinsic attitude to improve yourself because it so easy to just go through the motions being that specialists are sort of dismissed by the coaching staff at times.” Jeff Overbaugh – San Diego St. 

“The most important thing to remember as a freshman long snapper on a college team is to have fun. Seriously, it sounds cheesy but taking this sport too seriously will be the death of you. You have worked so hard to get to where you are, and now that you’re here it’s important to take a step back and appreciate what you’re a part of. I wish all of you the best of luck. You have accomplished something few people can, and you should be beyond proud.Sodie Orr – Cal Poly SLO

You’ve made it to college however you have not arrived. You must work just as hard as you did making it to where you are now.Greg Hohenstein – Bowling Green

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Which Rubio Long Snapping Camps Should I Attend and When?

One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “Which camps should my son attend and when?”.

I have been running Long Snapping lessons, camps, and national events for over a decade now so I know what works out the best for the athletes. In a perfect world, here is exactly what I would do as a parent, and most likely will be doing before you know it.

6th Grade

  • If you feel your son is NOT ready mentally and physically, have him attend at least one Rubio Long Snapping camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL.  This will give you a chance to meet me and understand the way I work and speak.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • If you feel your son is ready mentally and physically, contact me and we can discuss him actually participating in a Rubio Long Snapping camp. I would choose a 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL. The sooner they get the form down, the better they will be in the long run. Once I get their form down, we just wait for their body to develop and BOOM, you have greatness.

7th Grade

  • If mentally and physically mature enough, I will allow a 7th grader to attend my camps. The sooner they get the form down, the better they will be in the long run. Once I get their form down, we just wait for their body to develop and BOOM, you have greatness.
  • If you feel your son is NOT ready mentally and physically, have him attend at least one Rubio Long Snapping Camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1-day Nike Camps in CA, NC, GA, TX or IL.  This will give you a chance to meet me and understand the way I work and speak.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • Start private lessons with either me or someone I recommend.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • Buy the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Instructional DVD.  This is the best way to learn.  Plus, you can watch it over and over again.

8th Grade

  • This is the time to begin attending Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.  I would choose the 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL.  I would attend ALL 3 camps when Rubio Long Snapping comes to your region of the U.S.  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • At this age, if mentally and physically mature enough (major bonus if they have been to my camps), they should start the Vegas Events. No one will expect anything from an 8th grader, so this should be the least stressful Vegas they will ever encounter. Once again, the sooner they go this, the better they will be in the long run.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

9th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping  Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 Camp in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

10th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping  Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1-2 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.
  • Attend 1 Local College Camp.  These are essentially tryouts.  Go to get experience.  It will pay off for when it really counts.

11th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 2-3 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  This is the time to get your name on the map. College coaches will be setting up their recruit boards.  This is the time to shoot for “TOP 12″ and “Event Elite”!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • Attend Multiple College Camps within reason.  These are essentially tryouts.  Be realistic with your skill level.  Attend camps at all levels of college football (D1, D2, D3, etc.)
  • Attend the “TOP 12″ & “Event Elite” Camp.  This is an “Invite Only” Camp that brings together ONLY the best of the best.  You can only get invited by attending the VEGAS Events and proving that you are one of the best while competing again the best.  This camp is the ULTIMATE GOAL.  This is the best camp that you will ever attend, if invited.

12th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 3-4 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to prove to every college coach in the United States that you are worthy of a scholarship or walk on spot.  Scholarships and preferred walk on spots will be earned based on performance as a Long Snapper!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • DO NOT stop working once you have decided on a college.  This is the #1 mistake made.  Work harder than ever as the next level is even more difficult. DO NOT REST ON YOUR PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS.…It will catch up with you. Trust me.

College / NFL

  • Attend the College Camp each year to stay sharp and prepare yourself for upcoming seasons and an NFL Future.
  • Rubio Long Snapping will be holding another NFL camp this coming year. Last year’s was a great success with many Long Snappers being brought into NFL camps simply for their performance at the camp! Be on the lookout!

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are the #1 Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Businesses in the World.  Feel free to ask around. We will teach and guide you from 7th Grade all through the day that you retire from the NFL.

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

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Rubio Long Snapper Liam McCullough (OH, ’15) Offered a Scholarship to Wisconsin!

Rubio Long Snapper Liam McCullough, a TOP 12 member, has been offered a full scholarship to the University of Wisconsin!

Liam has been with Rubio Long Snapping for two years and has been dominant during that time. He has been snapping D1 speeds for quite some time now and, recently, has transformed his body into D1 size as well. The sky is the limit for Liam. He is big, snaps extremely well and is very coachable.

Congratulations once again to Liam and his family!

Liam McCullough

 

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Nike Summer Camp in TX – RECAP

Long Snappers came out to TX on June 9 from OK, MN, MI, AL NM and TX to get the best 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 Adonis Smith (TX, ’13). He is headed to Air Force and finished off his high school career in style. Very athletic and he is snapping with great explosion and confidence. The sky is the limit for Adonis!
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Top 2014

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  • Jordan Frese  (TX) was dominant all day long and left no doubt he was the top 2014 Long Snapper in attendance
  • Austin Alfaro (TX) was beyond solid all day and has a bright future with his snapping Bronson Bruneau (MN) is big, athletic and overflowing with potential.
  • Jake Davis (TX) is built very well and snaps with a ton of power Bobby Joe Nielsen (TX) has incredible form and leg power Andrew Robinson (MI) is right on the cusp of being one of the best in his class and with more consistency will have it.
  • Damian Brinson (LA) is an extremely quick learner with a good frame a bright future. Works hard and works smart.

TOP 2015

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George Madden

  •   George Madden (OK) was exceptional all camp. He is built very well and snaps hard every single time.
  •   Garrett Stotts (TX) did well in Texas and showed he has the potential to be a top kid in his class.

 TOP 2016

  • Travis Arroyo (TX) is big, strong and has incredible form. Snaps with power and is headed in the right direction.
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      Jonathan Cain (OK) has very quick hands and tons of potential.

Hunter Ryan (TX) is extremely accurate and will be as good as big as he gets.

 

Rubio Long Snapping will continues it’s summer tour with stops at University of Oregon (6/15), University of Washington (6/17), The TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp (6/21-23), The Underclassmen Invite Event (6/29-30), CA (7/11), LSU (7/13), NC (7/15), GA (7/17), The College Camp (7/19-21), MA (7/25), IL (7/27) and CA (7/29)

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Rubio Long Snapper Cory Blane Commits to Old Dominion!

Rubio Long Snapper Cory Blane (SC, ’13) has committed to Old Dominion as a preferred walk-on!

Cory is a terrific Long Snapper and athlete that will be joining Rubio Long Snapper Rick Lovato at Old Dominion.

Big day for Rubio Long Snappers and texts for me. Blane had to say “It’s all thanks to you, your teaching, and your faith in me. Me and my family thank you for all that you have done for us. You’ve helped me accomplish a life long dream! I thank you again and again Rubio!”

What a way to start the weekend! Congratulations once again to Cory Blane!

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Lights…Camera….SNAP!

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As well all know, the summer time has become a hot bed for camps and fine-tuning your talent. Since I know you will be working on your Long Snapping throughout the months of June, July and August, I decided I might as well make a contest out of it.

The contest will be called Lights…Camera…SNAP! and the object is very simple:

Film yourself snapping consecutive 3 pointers (red rectangle) on The Rubio Target. The most consecutive amount of snaps that score a 3 pointer, with the film uncut, will receive a free Rubio Long Snapping camp in the fall of 2013 and a $60 Gift Certificate at WizardKicking.com!

Rules….

  1. Film CANNOT be cut. The film must be continuously running throughout the entire process. A cut film will be automatically eliminated.
  2. It must be done on an official Rubio Long Snapping Target from Wizard Kicking. The old one on white vinyl material will not suffice.
  3. You can take breaks while filming if you would like. Honestly, I think that would just make it harder to keep a groove so godspeed to you.
  4. Long Snappers from 6th grade to second year of JC are eligible.
  5. You must have a minimum of 8 bungees holding the Target to the frame. Nice try making the Target loose so the ball slides in….I know your tricks:)
  6. It must be filmed the same way I film all of my Long Snappers at my camps. Long Snapper in bottom left or right hand corner of screen, Target in the upper opposite corner.
  7. You must have the back of The Target at a depth of 15 yards from the ball.
  8. I need to be able to see the Long Snapper and Target throughout the whole process. If at any point, the Long Snapper or Target are off screen during a snap, the video is void.
  9. The video must be load to YouTube with this as the title: Your Name, Rubio Long Snapping, Lights…Camera…SNAP!
  10. In the info section of the video, you must only put this information: Your Name, Grad Year and State. Anymore and the video will be void.
  11. As soon as you submit the video, you give up all rights of said video to Rubio Long Snapping and Chris Sailer Kicking.

The contest will officially end on September 1, 2013 at noon pst. Please contact me if you have any questions, Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com

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Get to Know the Event Elite Underclassmen Long Snappers…

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

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

Name: Joel Baldwin Baldwin_Event_Elite

School: Tupelo High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’2”

Wt: 215

GPA: 3.7

SAT/ACT: 25

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Florida

2. Mississippi State

3. Ole Miss

4. Duke

5. Vanderbilt

Hobbies:

1. Spending time with my youth group at Church

2. Long Snapping

3. Playing Tennis

What is your favorite movie? Hot Rod

What is your favorite food? Roast Beef and Rice

What is favorite motivational quote?
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My high goals and ability to achieve those goals make me the best Long Snapper in the country. I will do everything I can to be better than the person that is in front of me.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am both a Varsity Football player and a Varsity Tennis player.

Name: Aidan “AJ” Carty Carty_Event_Elite

School: Servite High School

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6″3

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.8

SAT/ACT: n/a

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Notre Dame

2. Duke

3. Clemson

4. Michigan

5. Washington

Hobbies:

1. Snowboarding/Skiing

2. Wrestling

3. Building catapults

Favorite Movie: The Other Guys

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers

Favorite Quote: “To infinity and beyond” – Buzz Lightyear

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My determination and my attitude

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I dance when I drink milk

Name: Seth A. Combs Seth Combs

School: Hononegah High School

Grad Year: 2014

Height: 5’-11”

Weight: 190

GPA: 3.0

ACT: 22 (Retake Schedule June 2013)

SAT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1.) University of Minnesota

2.) Illinois State University

3.) Wisconsin

4.) University of Kentucky

5.) Northern Illinois

Hobbies:

1.) Football

2.) Weight Lifting

3.) Hanging out with friends

Favorite Movie: Invincible

Favorite Food: Buffalo wings

Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” – Tim Tebow

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I have a growth mindset which allows me to see effort as the path to mastery. I embrace challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, learn from criticism, and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. I also have great work ethic, along with athleticism to be able to make plays down field.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I have a strong will. I have the will to win and the desired to succeed.

Name: JC Everett JC Everett

School: Siloam Springs High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 5’10”

Wt: 247

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 26

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Arkansas

2. Ole Miss

3. Duke

4. SMU

5. Florida

Hobbies:

1. Weight Lifting

2. Working on our farm

3. Outdoor sports (hunting, fishing, etc.)

What is your favorite movie? Elf

What is your favorite food? Italian

What is favorite motivational quote? Motivation: It is not strength but desire that moves us.

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and willingness to learn. Tell me to fix anything with my snapping and consider it done.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have coached two 6th grade football teams in the past two years.

Name: Blake Ferguson Blake Ferguson

School:

Buford High School

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’3”

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.96

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1. LSU

2.Tennessee

3. Georgia

4. Oregon

5. Florida

Hobbies:

1. Video/Media Editing

2. Cooking

3. Weightlifting

What is your favorite movie? Braveheart

What is your favorite food? Seafood

What is favorite motivational quote? 
“”Success always looks easy to those who weren’t around when it was being earned.”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I believe that I am the best long snapper because I strive for excellence in everything that I do, which not only includes my long snapping abilities, but also my academic pursuits, character, and relationships with God and others.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have Type 1 Diabetes. It has shown me that I have the inner drive to overcome any obstacle.

Name: Patrick Freeze pfreezerubio

School: Chesterton High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 260

GPA: 2.35

SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Notre Dame

2. Western Michigan

3. USC

4. Alabama

5. Indiana State

Hobbies:

1. weightlifting

2. fishing

3. adventuring

What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food? cinnamon rolls/donuts

What is favorite motivational quote? “Train insane or remain the same”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Size

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I love working with the special ed kids at my school

Name: Jordan FreseFrese

School: Keller High School

Grad Year:2014

Ht: 6″1

Wt: 200

GPA:

SAT/ACT: 1530(taking again soon)/ not taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:

1. USC

2. Houston

3. Ok St

4. San Diego St

5. A&M

Hobbies:

1. Snapping Balls

2. Getting Invited to Snapping Camps

3. Answering Questionnaire

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Food: Beef

Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I thrive under pressure.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I have a very keen sense of humor.

Name: Garrett Frum Frum_Event_Elite

School: Moorpark High School, CA

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’2

Wt: 230lbs

GPA:3.1

SAT/ACT: ACT:21 SAT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Utah State

2. Cal Poly SLO

3. Fresno State

4. Oregon State

5. Washington

Hobbies:

1. Weight lifting

2. Hanging out with Friends

3. Referring youth football games

What is your favorite movie? The Pursuit of Happiness

What is your favorite Food? Steak

Favorite Quote: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: What makes me the best long snapper in the country is my constant hunger to achieve greatness. I take pride in my work ethic on the field and in the classroom. In addition, I train (weight lifting and snapping) harder than any other snapper in the country.

Something people may not know about me: I made Marmonte League finals in shot put this year (2013). I dedicate two Saturday afternoons a month to the “Take 5” organization helping disabled children for the last two years.

Name: Justin Garza  Justin Garza

School: Carlsbad High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 5’11

Wt: 210lbs

GPA:3.67

SAT/ACT: 1560

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ohio State

2. SDSU

3. Kansas State

4. ASU

5. Colorado

Hobbies:

1. Umpiring

2. Dirt Biking/Wake Boarding

3. Hiking

What is your favorite movie? Into the Wild

What is your favorite Food? Mexican/BBQ

Favorite Quote: 

1. Win The Day

2.If  you don’t fall your not trying hard enough

3. You can be a bad loser or you can be a good loser but your still a loser so don’t Lose

4. Live Life, Love Life, Live it Long

 

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: The qualities that make me the best long snapper in the world are my abilities to take directions and criticism and use them to my advantage. I’m the hardest working and dedicated player/student that you can find. I will never stop training and trying to improve in every aspect. I snap a very fast ball and my accuracy and consistency have improved greatly and is almost dialed in. I’m Extremely Athletic. That is what makes we the best long snapper in the country.

Something people may not know about me: I love photography and I’m also very good at it.

Name: Mitchell Jon Hardy Mitch Hardy Event Elite

School: Muskego High School, Muskego, WI

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6 ft 2 in

Wt: 245 lbs

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 20 (retaking June 8th, 2013 at Muskego High School)

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Wisconsin
2. Minnesota
3. Ball State
4. Illinois
5. Navy

Hobbies:
1. Watching Deadliest Catch
2. Hanging out with friends
3. Working on my 2000 Chevy Silverado

What is your favorite movie? Dodgeball, A True Underdog Story

What is your favorite food? Buffalo Chicken Wings

What is favorite motivational quote? Seven days without training makes a weak one

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I feel that my drive and dedication to the craft is what makes me the best long snapper in the country. I am always working on my form and doing whatever I can to get bigger, stronger and faster.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I work at a Movie Theatre

Name: Nate Hawkins Hawkins_Event_Elite

School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School, OH

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.43

ACT: Taking in June 2013

Top 5 College Choices
1. Notre Dame
2. Rutgers
3. Florida State
4. UCLA
5. Colorado State

Hobbies
1. Skiing
2. Golf (Links and Disc)
3. Lifting

Favorite Movie: Rudy

Favorite Food: Anything with my Mom’s pasta sauce, especially Ravioli.

Favorite Quote: “Find a way to win” – Msgr. Lewis Gaetano

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: I am determined to do my best. I will find every possible way to get better, and I strive to make every single snap better than the last.

Something people may not know about me: I like to watch professional cycling.

Name: Joe Lang Lang_Event_Elite

School: Pullman High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:6’3″

Wt: 225 Lbs

GPA: 3.52

SAT/ACT: Signed up June 1st (SAT) and June 8th (ACT)

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Illinois

2. UW

3. WSU

4. Arizona

5. Montana St.

Hobbies:

1. Cooking

2. Golfing

3. Playing Cards

What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is The Intouchables. (French movie)

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is teriyaki chicken with white rice.

What is favorite motivational quote? “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My humility; it allows me to create standards for myself. Standards hold me and only me accountable for everything I do. My standards go above any goal I would ever set for myself. Being humble fuels my desire to always work towards the next level, and approach every task with relentless determination.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? Through hardships I have encountered in my life, I have become altruistic, due to the need to put my family’s well being before my own.

Name: John Morrison MORRISON_Event_Elite

School: Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA)

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 5’11”

Wt: That’s not important (171)

GPA: 95

SAT/ACT: 2210/33

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Alabama

2. Cornell

3. Yale

4. Georgia

5. Harvard

Hobbies:

1. Any kind of exercise– hiking, lifting, etc.

2. Playing guitar

3. Seeing new places and doing new things

What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump or Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Pizza, but it has to have good crust. The crust can make or break a pizza.

What is favorite motivational quote?

“It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” – from “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I have a drive to practice harder and more effectively than any other snapper in the country. Every day I make sure I am improving each aspect of my game, from my technique, to my physical fitness, to my mental readiness. When I finish high school, I want to be the most dependable long snapper in the country, and I do everything within my power to make that goal a reality. I also have the advantage of speed and mobility that makes me ideal for punt coverage.

Name: Kyle Murphy Kyle Murphy

School: Ardrey Kell High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6′ 3”

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 1550/23

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Ole Miss
2. Tennessee
3. Clemson
4. UNC
5. NC State

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Working out
2. Fishing
3. Golf

What is your favorite movie? Sahara

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is favorite motivational quote? “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right” -Henry Ford

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Out working everybody else in the country , having goals and being driven towards them, and always being able to stay mentally in control.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I once hit a full court shot in a game and I also once threw a no hitter.

 

Name: Chris Nieto Nieto_Event_Elite

School: Segerstrom High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’4

Wt: 205

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2. Colorado
3. Notre Dame
4. San Diego State
5. USC

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Basketball
2. Music
3. Video Games

What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is favorite motivational quote? What we do in life echos in Eternity.

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I feel I am the best long snapper because I am calm and smooth with my approach. I also can get down field and make a play as well. I have been long snapping competitively since I was 9 years old in Pop Warner and now in High School. No situation rattles me. Snapping into the end zone or any situtation. I am always calm and collective.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? A unique quality I have is I am also a 3 year varsity starter for my High School basketball team.

 

Name: Christian Samarzich Christian Samarzich

School: Upland High School – Upland, California

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’2

Wt: 213

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT: June 1st taking for 1st time

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Nevada Reno
2. University of Southern California
3. Montana State
4. Colorado State
5. Portland State

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Photography
2. Training and Working Out
3. Eating and sleeping

What is your favorite movie? tie–The Dark Knight and Step Brothers

What is your favorite food? Sushi and Pizza

What is favorite motivational quote? It ain’t 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? The 3 D’s — my Desire, Drive and Dedication

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a new car and don’t have a drivers license yet.

Name: Wyatt Tucker SmithTSmith

School: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Grad Year: December, 2013

Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 234lbs

GPA: 3.16

ACT: 21

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Baylor

2. Oregon

3. Georgia

4. Ole Miss

5. Washington

Hobbies (name only three please):

1. Water Sports

2. Basketball

3. Playing Guitar

What is your favorite movie? Good Will Hunting

What is your favorite food? Pasta of any kind.

What is favorite motivational quote? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My combination of size and athletic ability is as good as any in the country. The fact that i am never completely satisfied also fuels me. I strive every day to improve in football and life.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I plan to major in Education and Coaching in order to help kids get on the right track out of high school, and surround students with positive influences on and off of the football field.

Name: Tom Sullivan Tom Sullivan

School: Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 225lbs

GPA: 4.8

ACT: 30

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Boston College

2. Duke

3. Northwestern

4. Cal

5. Penn

Hobbies (name only three please):

1. Magic Tricks

2. Golf

3. Lifting Weights

What is your favorite movie? School of Rock

What is your favorite food? Wings

What is favorite motivational quote? “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t”- Jerry Rice

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I am confident, and want to win more than anyone else. I accept nothing but perfection, and will do anything to get to it. I am not afraid of any one on one challenge to prove I am the best.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I’m a sucker for Disney musicals.

Name: Adam Vaughtvaught

School: Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’7

Wt: 240 lbs

GPA: 2.7

SAT/ACT: 1320

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ole Miss

2. NC State

3. South Carolina

4. Elon

5. Tennessee Tech

Hobbies:

  1. Following college and professional football
  2. Basketball
  3. Water Sports

What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump

What is your favorite food? Grandma’s Apple Pie

What is favorite motivational quote? “When writing your life story, don’t let somebody else hold the pen”-Anonymous

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I believe I am the best long snapper in the country because I understand how important the role of long snapper is to a football team. I know that hard work and determination is the only way to succeed. I do not believe I am a perfect long snapper, because perfection means I can never get better. I am the best long snapper in the country because I am not perfect, but I will never stop trying to be.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh.

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Rubio Long Snapper Nolan Frese Earns Scholarship for the Houston Cougars!

Long time Rubio Long Snapper and TOP 12er Nolan Frese has recently been put on scholarship at the University of Houston!

I recently wrote about Nolan for his academic success and now I am proud to write about him for his athletic success. Nolan is work horse that has grown with his Long Snapping and frame a great deal since his days at Keller HS in Texas. He is as good a person as he is a Long Snapper and I am very proud of him.

Congratulations once again to Nolan Frese and the entire Frese family!

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TX Camp Highlight Videos

Rubio Long Snapping is happy to announce that Highlight Videos will now be available for purchase at Rubio Long Snapping Camps in TX on June 9, 2013.  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 rate of $125 for the Dallas camp.  Here is how it will work:

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

2. Thy are taking a LIMITED number of kickers, punter and Long Snappers. If you are interested, email them immediately.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2014 Long Snappers from the 11th Annual Spring Event

The rankings are completed for the class of 2014 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas!

TONS of movement in this class and get ready to see a new #1 Long Snapper! This summer is going to be massive for this class. I am not sure I have ever had a class capable of so much movement.

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from the Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why I am at all my camps.
  • 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 for the class of 2014, please go HERE

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Congratulations to the FINAL EVENT ELITE Member: John Morrison!

Did you figure out the clues?

LAST EVENT ELITE member: planetary object + city view from a prison and something an emu might not embrace – a consonant + splash of a big #

(This clue has absolutely nothing to do with anything! The only reason why I put something so odd was to really confuse everyone and throw off Morrison who has figured out every single clue I have put out!!! GOT YOU MORRISON!!!)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper John Morrison (GA, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Morrison was a very hard choice for me. He is not the biggest man in the world, or even his class, but he has heart and is always improving. He snapped EXTREMELY well out in Vegas and was finally snapping with an immense amount of confidence. He reminds me a ton of Rubio Long Snapper Matt Fortin for obvious reasons.

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Congratulations to the next EVENT ELITE member: Joel Baldwin!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE: last of cat who was hitched to 80’s icon and Rubio style + what I do against @TheYount when we compete in snapping

(Billy JOEL was married to 80’s icon Christie Brinkley and BALD is Rubio style + I always win when Christian Yount and I compete in snapping)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Joel Baldwin (MS, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Baldwin had a terrific Vegas event. He snapped with a ton of confidence and has a very fast snap back to the punters. The bigger he gets, the more he will improve.

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Congratulations to the next EVENT ELITE Member: AJ CARTY!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE: 1st of person in non-senior citizen non-female band w/ bad facial hair & home base, at times, for things that one would consume

(AJ McLean is a member of the Backstreet Boys. That bad is a boy band, non-senior citizen and all male, non-female. Then, a shopping CART is where things you consume, eat, would reside until you check them out of the store)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper AJ Carty (CA, ’15) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Carty has been on a roll for the past couple of months. He is built like a D1 Long Snapper already and he is snapping like one as well. Tremendous attitude and snaps the ball with great force.

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The Dozen Most Common Questions I Get About Long Snapping

1. What makes a Long Snapper great? The answer is HERE

2. How do you make a highlight tape for a Long Snapper? The answer is HERE

3. How do I know when to attend camps? The answer is HERE

4. Do I, or my son, need private lessons for Long Snapping? The answer is HERE

5. How do I get exposure as a Long Snapper? The answer is HERE

6. What is the difference between a walk on, a preferred walk on and a scholarship? The answer is HERE

7. What does the recruiting process of a Long Snapper look like? The answer is HERE

8. How do I get recruited as a Long Snapper? The answer is HERE

9. Should I make my highlight tape available on YouTube or on DVD? The answer is HERE

10. How should I hold my hands on the ball when Long Snapping? The answer is HERE

11. What is Gray Shirting? The answer is HERE

12. And, last but not least, why do you not need to call Rubio “coach?” The answer is HERE

BecauseImThere

 

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Congratulations to the next Event Elite Member: Chris Nieto!

Did you figure out the clues?

Next EVENT ELITE: splash of actress that was asked to put them (evening/morning  band) on & flowery athlete mishap spot + a thing fish dont have

(CHRIStina Applegate, the actress, was sprayed about in PM DAWN’s, evening/morning band,  song, 2:26 in, and Derek ROSE injured his KNEE + fish don’t have TOES…… Therefore, Chris Nieto )

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Chris Nieto (CA, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Nieto is built extremely long, is athletic and has a major upside due to his frame and quick hands. He has the potential, if he works right and hard, to easily be a scholarship Long Snapper.

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Caption Contest!

Found this pic and couldn’t pass it up! The difference with this contest is that Sailer is also opening it up to his kickers on his blog. Given, I demand the Long Snappers produce better and more responses than the kickers.

The contest will end on Thursday, May 23 at noon pst. All captions must be submitted on this blog!

Let the games begin….

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Congratulations to the next EVENT ELITE member: Joe Lang!

Did you figure out the clues?

Next EVENT ELITE member: name of a very obscure and bleary river in the northwest and an early inventor of cold, fast footwear.

(An obscure/bleary, another word for shadowy, river in the northwest is the Shadowy St. JOE river in Idaho. Then, Lange were the first manufacturers of plastic ski boots)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Joe Lang (WA, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Lang is built very well, snaps with great aggression and is extremely coachable. Tell him to do something and simply consider it done! …..FYI: I have not told him about his hair yet:)

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Congratulations to EVENT ELITE Member: Nate Hawkins!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE: first name of a guy who used to “regulate” with some G and a splash of the last name of a 71 year old REALLY smart guy.

(Warren G and Nate Dog sang a song called regulate: Nate. Then, Stephen Hawking is a 71 year old genius: Hawkins
!)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Nate Hawkins (OH, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Nate is beyond accurate, consistent and all-around solid with his Long Snapping. Built well and handles pressure like a champ!

Nate Hawkins Event Elite

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