Recap of the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp (July 18-20, 2016)

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On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the best high school Long Snappers in the country visited the IMG Academy to train with Rubio Long Snapping and compete at the prestigious TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE camp!

Thomas Fletcher

Thomas Fletcher

This camp is obviously filled with talent as all Long Snappers are great and could be written about in this blog, but I will only mention a few that really stood out to me.

The top overall Long Snapper and champion (second time in a row!) was Thomas Fletcher! The recent Alabama commit left absolutely no doubt he is the best Long Snapper in the country and it is not even close. He handles pressure (check out the domination in the finals HERE) as well as anyone I have ever had, has absolutely zero wasted movement and has tremendous hips. The bigger and stronger he gets, the more dominate he will become in college and beyond. Fletcher is easily one of the top Long Snappers to ever go through Rubio Long Snapping.

Notable 2017 Long Snappers

Kyle Gibbs

Kyle Gibbs

Kyle Gibbs has been improving drastically as of late and is really coming along. He was very consistent throughout the camp and had good speed on all three days. Moves well on his feet and was impressive.

Mitch Hall

Mitch Hall

Mitch Hall showed excellent accuracy and consistency in FL. Body is built long and he has room to put on some good weight and size over the next couple of years. Smooth Long Snapper with great form. More explosion at the start of the snapping motion will help a bit with overall speed.

Jacob Potter

Jacob Potter

Jacob Potter was very impressive over the three day span at IMG. Body is beyond strong and he is doing much better moving his feet and being more agile on them. He is starting to snap with great power and confidence which is great for him but bad for the others in his class. Potter had a great three days under a lot of pressure.

IMG_1234 copyJoe Calcagno is a thick, strong and snaps with great power. Ball can be very tight and right on target when he follows through and snaps hard. Upside is tremendous on this recent Penn St. commit. Make sure you continue to watch him this year and beyond as he can be one of the best out there.

 

 

 

Ross Reiter

Ross Reiter

Notable 2018 Long Snappers

Ross Reiter was unshakeable all week in FL. He is a very thick, strong Long Snapper with a tight spiral and excellent accuracy. Ball really pops back to the punter and is catchable. One of the prettiest snaps you will see in the country. Excellent attitude.

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley

Oscar Shadley is a very athletic Long Snapper with a D1 frame and he still has a year of high school left. Powerful Long Snapper that looks like he could play multiple positions in college. The sky is the limit for this Long Snapper.

Roen McCullough

Roen McCullough

Roen McCullough looks to have the most upside of the 2018 Long Snappers. When Roen is on, there is no one that is even close to him in his class. Body is large, he is strong and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Consistency of his greatness will be the key for Roen moving up the rankings and taking the top spot!

 

Belly Flop Champions!

Congratulation to Marshall Coluzzi as he took back the title for the Long Snappers in the annual belly flop contest! You can actually watch the whole contest HERE on Periscope.

Be sure to check out Rubio Long Snapping on Twitter and Facebook as many videos were created highlighting the weekend!

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r4ubio5Rubio 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 College Camp (July 16-17, 2016)

J-A-VstrsMany of the top college Long Snappers in the country came out to the incredible IMG ACADEMY in Bradenton, FL for two days of great instruction and camaraderie. This is always one of my favorite camps due to the high level of snapping and getting to see all of the Long Snapper’s personalities.

Josh Appel

Josh Appel

The top overall Long Snapper was Josh Appel of Indiana State. Appel is a back to back champion of this camp and is looking very solid heading into his senior year and future in the NFL. He has great size, an incredibly fast snap (not uncommon to see him in snap in the .6s and EVEN high .5s for 15 yards). Keep a close eye on Appel and you will not be disappointed.

Dillon Paprota

Dillon Paprota

The Accuracy Champion of the camp was Dillon Paprota of Bucknell. Paprota is just heading to Bucknell this fall but already looks like a seasoned vet. He has excellent size and strength with an extremely powerful snap. Accuracy is obviously off the charts and he has a great demeanor. Already expecting him to win this camp next year.

TOP LONG SNAPPERS

Drew Williams of South Carolina is going to be one of the top overall Long Snappers in college next year with his outstanding speed, solid accuracy and great athleticism for the Gamecocks.

Ryan Farr of the Florida Gators was on fire at the college camp. This left is very smooth and his accuracy is excellent. Only going into his second season with the Florida Gators and they look to be set for some time with his great snaps.

Tanner Carew of the Oregon Ducks was excellent all camps. Athletic Long Snapper with very good power and an incredibly smooth snap. Always fun to watch Carew snap and see his personality.

Drew Williams

Drew Williams

Tanner Carew

Tanner Carew

Ryan Farr

Ryan Farr

Notables: Hunter Arbit of FIU, Andrew Earle of Rhodes College, Geron Eatherly of Tulane, Harrison Freeman of South Carolina, Tyler Griffiths of NC State, Greg Hohenstein of Bowling Green, Zach Moore of Southwestern Oklahoma State, Michael Poujol of Texas, Jackson Quiggle of NC State, Steven Romero of New Mexico, Keaston Sinicki of UNC Charlotte, Carson Vey of Penn, Zach Wood of Marshall, Jake Abraham of Georgia Southern and Luke Hutchison of Washington

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r4ubio5Rubio 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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