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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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

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  • 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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