Recap of the GA Spring Camp (4/30/17)

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

Speed champion Oscar Shadley, Rubio and overall champion Jarrett Key!

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be Vegas 30 on May 13-14!

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

Long Snappers from AL, GA, OH, MI, FL, TN, CT, MS, MA, NJ, SC, VA, NC & KY all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of long snapping. 

The overall camp champion was was Jarrett Key (TN, ’18)Jarrett was on fire all day and definitely proved that he was worthy of the TOP 12 shirt he received at the start of the camp from his dominance at VEGAS 29. His form is excellent and he is one of the most consistent Long Snappers in his class. Great attitude and always rock steady with his snapping. His victory earned him a free admission to VEGAS 30 on May 13-14!

The finals were between Jacob Potter (60.81 RSI), Jarrett Key (50.60 RSI), Clay James (45.21 RSI), Oscar Shadley (44.59 RSI), Cade DeGraw (38.96 RSI) and Jackson Worthen (34.09 RSI) can be seen below…

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS

Jacob Potter

Jacob Potter was the top overall seed in the finals and was about one inch away from winning the whole thing. He was was snapping with great confidence and he was beyond solid all day long in GA. Kennesaw St. is getting a very good Long Snapper and a great person.

David Demeter looked very good in GA. Kid is a pure athlete that will definitely be a factor on punt coverage in college. Very impressed with his footwork and overall drive. Form is solid and he snaps a quick ball. Good attitude on Demeter

Connor Finnicum did well in GA with his good size and solid form. Ball is accurate and he has the ability to snap in the .7s. Very good upside on size and consistency.

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley was the overall speed champion of the camp and looked great throughout the day. Excellent frame and he is a true athlete. Ball is crisp and as pure as anyone in the country. He has no problem hitting sub .75 regularly and he is ready for college now.

Jack Hadley came down from NJ with his large, strong frame and was easily one of the most dominant Long Snappers in attendance. Ball is very smooth and on target. Extremely accurate Long Snapper with excellent upside and attitude.

Cade Long was on fire in GA and left absolutely no doubt he is one of the top Long Snappers in his class. Ball is clean and he has put on some good weight over the last couple of months. Easily one of the most consistent and accurate Long Snappers in his class.

Clay James came up from Florida and left no doubt he was on a mission to show his dominance. He was snapping with a purpose and I loved watching him all day. Body is thickening up very well and he was inches away from being crowned champion. Great attitude and always improving.

Bryce Bouwens was accurate and consistent with good upside in GA. Body is thick and he is strong. We he snaps with full power and gets his eyes all the way through, he can dominate.

Dillon Hayes is one of the most accurate Long Snappers in his class and can handle pressure as well as anyone else in the country. As he continues to gain strength, he will dominate his class.

Maddie Golden has a very solid quick snap motion with a powerful ball. Love to see focus on consistency of speed to improve his ranking. Works hard and he is always improving.

Evan Dvorchik has good size for a Long Snapper and he can snap the ball into the low .7s and even high .6s when he is on. The more athletic he becomes, the higher he will move up the rankings. Great attitude and he works yards.

Trey Corley showed great promise at the camp in GA. Body is excellent and the potential for Corley is off the charts. Speeding up his hands will make his ball quicker out of the gate and increase the overall speed of his ball.

Payton Dunagan has incredible flexibility and hovers right in the middle of the .7s. His athleticism is solid and he is always improving.

TJ Harvey came out and had a great day in GA. Ball is smooth and powerful. Very fast Long Snapper that can hit in the high .6s. Excellent attitude.

Notables: Camren Wood, Bailey Williams, Collin Springer, Brennen Milliron, Jon Eric Kirkland

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner is a Long Snapper with great size and power that can hit in the .6s at 15 yards. He could snap in college right now with his frame and accuracy. Looking down his consistency and dominating a camp is the last step for Skinner.

Drew Little had a great day in GA. Smooth, accurate and consistent Long Snapper that has extremely minimal wasted movement. Lefty that is absolutely incredible when his spiral is on and tight.

JC Vega is a physically fit Long Snapper that can bring a ton of heat on the ball. Moves well on his feet and is quick with his hands. Very good potential on Vega

Christian Johnstone is a tall, athletic Long Snapper that is right on the cusp of greatness. He can hit in the .7s and looks to dominate VEGAS 30 this May. Keep a very close eye on Johnstone.

Brendan Beattie has an extremely fast and powerful ball that rips back to the punter. Ball is accurate and consistent. Locking down his spiral will push him way up the rankings.

Cade DeGraw made it to the finals and snapped a great ball throughout the day in GA. He showed great accuracy and consistency. Upside is solid.

William Wagner is a thick and strong Long Snapper that snaps a powerful ball. He did really well during the speed competition and was impressive.

Mason Napper is a thick and strong Long Snapper that has a nice ball back to the punter and holder. Body is great for a Long Snapper. Getting his eyes through will really push him up.

Zach Lassiter was snapping some great balls in the speed competition. He was hitting in the .7s. He could dominate VEGAS 30 and find himself a TOP 12 Camp spot

Cody Olszewski is a thick and strong Long Snapper that was snapping some heat in GA. Love how quick his hands are and you should definitely keep an eye on him at VEGAS 30.

Carson Knight showed good promise and was able to get the ball into the upper .7s on occasion. Great upside

Notables: Luke Payne, Brandon Hurst, Griffin Kaye

TOP 2020 and BEYOND LONG SNAPPERS

Jacob Zuhr

Jacob Zuhr left no doubt he is the best freshman Long Snapper in the country. He was snapping, easily, in the .6s and was accurate while doing it. Form is excellent and he is gaining some good size. He is absolutely incredible to watch at his age.

Jackson Worthen is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class and handles pressure well. Very accurate and consistent that works hard.

Zane McCracken has great form and is gaining some solid size. Smooth and accurate Long Snapper with a great upside.

Notables: Michael Bowles, Sam Doughty, Xander Echols, Jake Foggia, Grant Reid

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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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Recap of the FL Fall Camp (10/2/16)

Lindale Football Stadium at NightRubio Long Snapping traveled to Florida on October 2, 2016 for their fall camp and the talent there was tremendous. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling across the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them ready for the biggest event for specialists in the country, Vegas XXIX. Next stop is PA on Sunday, October 9th!

Long Snappers from across the state of Florida were on hand to obtain the best instruction and most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Oscar Shadley (FL, ’18)! Oscar was very impressive all day, snapping fast and accurate footballs through the whole morning session. He carried that momentum over to the afternoon where he reached the finals of the winner’s bracket for the accuracy competition, and was dominant in the speed competition having 5 of his 6 snaps in the .6s (and his worst was .72)! He won the camp through a dominant effort in the overall championship round. He is very well developed physically and has the confidence to play at the next level. Expect a huge performance out of Oscar at Vegas XXIX!

Top 2017 Long Snappers

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Paul Lawless

Paul Lawless (FL) was the pick to win the competition after the morning session. He was very smooth all day and effortlessly gets the ball back to the punter. He has a tremendous frame, very long and can put on more weight without any issue. He uses his legs very well for how tall he is, just needs to focus on keeping his butt down when he is getting set in his stance to help his snap from going high.

Ethan Willis (FL) had a great camp and shoed a lot of promise throughout the day. He has extremely long arms and very quick hands that allow him to get the ball back very quickly. After seeing himself during the film session, Ethan started to be more conscious of his legs and needing to be more aggressive and quicker with his leg lock. Continuing to work on that as well as flexibility will be huge for him.

Top 2018 Long Snappers

Clay James

Clay James

Clay James (FL) was off the charts all day and was the winner of the winner’s bracket of the accuracy competition. His form is darn near perfect and really uses it to his advantage to snap very fast times (on top of being in the finals for the accuracy competition, he was also one of the last two in the speed competition with camp champion Oscar Shadley). Clay has the ability to be dominant when all things are clicking, and expect him to show this in Vegas XXIX.

Zach Castano (FL) really impressed through the morning and afternoon sessions. His form was extremely sound and was very accurate. Very athletic kid who moves very well and was hungry to learn everything he could about Long Snapping; was very attentive and engaged in all classroom session. Really enjoyed working with Zach and look forward to see his continued improvement.

Braxton Baker (FL) was probably one of the smoothest Long Snappers at the camp. His ball cut through the air with ease, and everything was effortless to him. Big strong athlete who needs to develop his flexibility a bit more to allow his legs to fully lock out. Once he gets the full power out of his legs, punters better watch out because the ball will be humming back.

Evan Dvorchik (FL) had a great camp. His form is almost there, and with continued focus on not popping up when he snaps will make it perfect. He snapped from very good balls throughout the day, but fine tuning his technique just the tiniest amount will make him more consistent and become very, very good.

Top 2019 Long Snappers

Enzo Anthony

Enzo Anthony

Enzo Anthony (FL) was very close to winning the whole camp. He came back through the knockout round of the accuracy competition and ended up winning the finals vs Clay James. Enzo shows tremendous upside for someone of his age. His form is so sound and he snaps such a tight spiral. As he continues to develop physically and get a little more power in his snap, he is going to be one of the top Long Snappers in his class.

Frank Melgarejo (FL) impressed all day. He is a very physically developed for his age, and with continued work will become a tremendous Long Snapper. A little work on weight distribution (sitting back at the beginning, sitting back down at the end) along with flexibility (not popping up so much as he snaps) will be monumental in his development. I know he will continue to work on those and am excited to see him continue to develop!

Griffin Kaye (FL) had a very good camp. His form is very good, and when he decides to get set, he can snap with the best of them. The six inches between the ears will the biggest hurdle for Griffin, as he needs to stop thinking so much and just get set and snap the ball. When he does that he is great.

Top 2020 Long Snappers

Jacob Zuhr

Jacob Zuhr

Jacob Zuhr (FL) is extremely talented for his age. His flexibility is off the charts, and his form is darn near perfect. He snaps a very tight spiral that cuts through the air effortlessly. Excited to see Jacob continue to develop physically as he has a very bright future ahead of him!

Clay Caldwell (FL) took some very purposeful strides in his development at this camp. He came in very raw, but his attentiveness to detail and eagerness to learn from others, he came out a very more polished Long Snapper. I know Clay will continue to take all the fundamentals and skills he learned home and will come back to his next camp a very much improved Long Snapper.

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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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Recap of the FL Spring Camp (5/7)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to FL  on May 7th for their spring camp.

Long Snappers came out from FL, AL SC, TX, OK, MS, IL , MI and NC to learn from the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall winner of the camp was Thomas Fletcher (FL, ’17)! Fletcher is the top ranked Long Snapper in the country with offers from Memphis, Florida State, Portland State and Oregon. He left no doubt he deserves those offers and many more. Fletcher handles pressure as well as anyone I have ever had and has no wasted movement in his snap. Ball jumps out of the gate.

2016

Brett DioGuardi

Brett DioGuardi

Brett DioGuardi was the top 2016 Long Snapper in attendance in FL. He has good size and is a very accurate and consistent Long Snapper. Trusting his form and really letting the ball fly will assist with speed. Great attitude.

Aaron Blaylock had a great day in FL. Snapped with a lot of confidence and showed some solid athleticism. Excellent attitude and I love his drive. Kid is very persistent and is a workhorse.

2017

Thomas Fletcher

Thomas Fletcher

Thomas Fletcher was the top 2017 Long Snapper in attendance in FL. The kid is a machine and the more pressure there is, the better he does. He is ready for college right now. Zero wasted movement on his snap.

Matt Hembrough had a great day in FL. Growing like a weekend and snaps a very consistent ball. Lots and lots of upside on Hembrough. Keep a very close eye on him at XXVIII in May.

Paul Lawless is a very solid Long Snapper with a great attitude. When it all clicks for him, he will destroy his class. Very good upside

David Demeter is a tremendous athlete that really flies down field on punt coverage. Major factor on the punt team. Like to see him work on being quicker on his initial movement.

Gabe Hantz is a strong Long Snapper that just needs to focus on getting set to truly dominate. Good frame.

Notables: Eli McMullen, Kyle Childers

2018

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley was the top 2018 Long Snapper in attendance in FL. He can pass an eyeball test from 100 yards away and is a very good athlete. Working on consistency will be huge for him in VEGAS.

Clay James ended the day VERY strong in FL. The less he thinks, the better he does. Smooth Long Snapper with no wasted movement. Ball gets a good jump out of the gate 

AJ Covan is a machine with his accuracy. He rarely misses on The Target and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him win VEGAS.

Dillon Hayes is a solid Long Snapper with good speed. Snapping full speed at all times will be what I am looking for in VEGAS.

Notables:Yale Hardberger, Timothy Sivore, Grayson Yeager

2019

Frank Melgarejo

Frank Melgarejo

Frank Melgarejo was the top 2019 Long Snapper in attendance in FL. He is a very athletic Long Snapper that is always improving. Great attitude. 

Drew Little has excellent form and I want to see him really trust it when letting the ball go.

Enzo Anthony is a smooth, accurate Long Snapper with great form. Confidence will be huge in moving forward. 

Notables: Barrett Bollinger, Griffin Kaye, Louis Rahal

2020

Jacob Zuhr was the top 2020 Long Snapper in attendance in FL. Kid is EXCELLENT for his age and is always improving. He almost won the accuracy competition. 

  • KEY POINTS:
  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media.
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and 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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