Semi-Finalists for the Chris Rubio Award

Here is the semi-final list for this year’s Chris Rubio Award. These Long Snappers have proven, through multiple stats, that they deserve to be on this list to possibly win the award on January 15, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV at the JW Marriott.

Past winners include Scott Daly (Notre Dame), Cole Mazza (Alabama) and Blake Ferguson, twice! (LSU)

The members of this semi-final list will now be required to provide the following…

  • No more than a one minute updated highlight tape that shows great snaps and incredible athleticism (on YouTube)
  • Three letters of recommendation (scanned and emailed to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) from a current coach, a current teacher and a reporter that covers their area explaining why the Long Snapper deserves to win this prestigious award (that is THREE total letters).

Everything mentioned above needs to be emailed by no later than December 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm pst. If all is not received by December 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm pst, the Long Snapper will NOT have a chance to win the award. Following review of all the material, three finalists will be announced on December 10th.

Here, in alphabetical order, are your 15 semi-finalists…

  1. John Aloma, CA, 2016
  2. Johnny Den Bleyker, CA, 2016
  3. Nate Durham, IL, 2017
  4. Thomas Fletcher, TX, 2017
  5. Kyle Gibbs, CA, 2017
  6. Mitch Hall, NC, 2017
  7. Harrison Freeman, NC, 2015
  8. Conner Kirkegaard, CA, 2016
  9. Jon Letter, TX, 2016
  10. Jake Munoz, GA, 2016
  11. Bradley Robinson, MI, 2016
  12. Riley Shackelford, CA, 2016
  13. John Shannon, IL, 2016
  14. Ben Wyatt, NC, 2016
  15. Koby Walsh, CA, 2016

Semi Finalists

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Rubio Long Snapper John Shannon is an Army All-American

Today, Rubio Long Snapper and Notre Dame commit, John Shannon was given his Army All-American jersey at his high school!

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Shannon is currently the #1 Long Snapper in his class and has been dominant throughout his time with Rubio Long Snapping. He is known for his power and tenacity when snapping the ball.

He earned the U.S. Army All-American spot by winning the competition at the FBU TOP GUN camp this past July in Ohio.

Congratulations to John and his family!

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Class of 2016 is Starting Strong

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

 

Think you can compete with these guys?

Prove it this fall and at VEGAS XXVII!

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

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

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FBU TOP GUN RECAP

Over 60 Long Snappers came out to the FBU TOP GUN camp in Ohio to compete against each other for spots to the FBU 7th & 8th All-Star games along with the granddaddy of them all, the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL in San Antonio, TX.

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On the first day, the two best Long Snappers in attendance, John Shannon (’16, IL) and Johnny Den Bleyker (’16, CA) were chosen to battle for the first All-American spot. They went head to head on The Rubio Target to see who would be the first to five. These two didn’t disappoint with both scoring on each snap. Eventually, John Shannon couldn’t be beat and earned the first All-American spot.

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Jacob Zuhr with Erik Richards of the Army All-American Bowl

For the youth, four 2020 Long Snappers were chosen to battle. Kameron Hawkins (CA), Jacob Zuhr (FL), Jackson Worthen (KY and Zane McCracken (GA) competed for one spot for the FBU All-Star game. The snaps were crisp and all did very well but the best of the best on this day was Jacob Zuhr and he was selected to be an FBU All-Star!

On day two of the FBU TOP GUN camp, the Long Snappers were taken through several competitions involving speed, accuracy and athleticism. After two days of charting, the top four 2016 Long Snappers were Jake Cesear (CA), Geron Eatherly (TX), Ben Wyatt (NC) and Johnny Den Bleyker (CA). Geron Eatherly battled Ben Wyatt to start off the finals and both did very well but Eatherly proved to be too much for Wyatt.

Next up was Jake Cesear against Johnny Den Bleyker. Both started slow but then it heated up quickly with Den Bleyker coming out on top. Snaps were crisp and on target for both Long Snappers.

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Army All-Americans Johnny Den Bleyker and John Shannon

The finals was Eatherly vs Den Bleyker. One of these two would be the final US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN Long Snapper. These two Long Snappers did not disappoint with both averaging in the low .7s with the ball being right on target. In the end, Den Bleyker proved his dominance and earned the spot.

For the 2020 Long Snappers, the final four to compete for the last spot were Kameron Hawkins (CA), Zane McCracken (GA), Michael Bastuga (IN) and Jackson Worthen (KY). It came down to Hawkins vs Worthen in the finals with Worthen being nails and earning the spot. I was VERY impressed with this group of incoming 8th graders. The future is bright with Rubio Long Snapping! (You should see the form on these kids!)

Congratulations to all of the Long Snappers in attendance and I wanted to give a couple shootouts to some of the guys that really stood out in my eyes….

Jackson Worthen FBU

Jackson Worthen

2016: Jake Munoz, Harrison Freeman, Jackson Quiggle, Riley Shackelford and Phillip Thomas

2017: Ryan Culbertson, Paul Lawless, Matthew Smith

2018: Jarrett Key

2019: Quentin Skinner and Rhys Suter

Rubio Long Snapping will be partnered with FBU again in 2016 with new locations being posted within a couple months and camps starting in March. See you soon.

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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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Article & Rankings for the Class of 2016 Long Snappers from the IL Camp (4/12)

The rankings are completed for 2016 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camps in IL!

Long Snappers in this class came out from IL, IN, MI, MO OR, NY , MD, CO, NE OH & SD to get the best instruction and most exposure for Long Snappers in the country.

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

Next update opportunity will be at the Rubio Long Snapping event, VEGAS XXVI on May 9-10.

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Steven Wirtel was outstanding in IL and moved up to the #5 spot in his class!
  • John Shannon showed incredible power and ended up winning the whole camp.
  • Tim Fean has improved dramatically and is becoming one of the great snappers in his class.
  • John Shannon has incredible power behind his snaps.

    John Shannon has incredible power behind his snaps.

    Trent Kramer might be the strongest Long Snapper in his class. Tons of power on his snaps.

  • Paul Monaco is smooth and quick with his snaps. Always improving.
  • John Murphy has great form and a wonderful attitude.
  • Bradley Robinson is a very accurate and smooth Long Snapper with a bright future.
  • Bradey Sorenson REALLY impressed me and is definitely one to watch. Kid can move up VERY quickly.

Notables: Jake Yelich, Austin Spiewak, Carter Kragero, Creighton Schoening, Greg Royal, Carter Kragero, Hunter England

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KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the profiles section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

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

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2016 Long Snappers

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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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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IL Summer Camp Recap

Long Snappers came out on July 13 to attend the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in IL from WI, KY, NE, MI, OH, IN, IA, CAMO, NC, RI, NJ, FL, CO and IL to get the best  Long Snapping instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on RubioLongSnapping.com.

This was a camp where college Long Snappers could come out to get instruction and assist with the camp, and they did not disappoint. College Long Snappers that were present and got better were: Taybor Pepper of Michigan St, Nick Monaghan of Missouri, Seth Combs of Illinois St. Nate Hawkins of Navy, Reid Buckingham of Emporia St, Wyatt Pfeifer of Western Michigan, Josh Appel of Indiana St, John Wirtel of Kansas, Scott Daly of Notre Dame, Will Henrichs of Olivet Nazarene, Greg Hohenstein of Bowling Green St and Nathan Gibbs of Youngstown St.

CALCAGNO, JOEThe overall winner of the camp was Joe Calcagno (IL, ’17). Calcagno did very well throughout the entire day of camp. When he gets his body set up in the right direction and snaps the ball hard, he will be very hard to beat. Thick and strong Long Snapper with a lot of upside. Very good attitude and handles pressure well. Keep an eye out for Calcagno in the future.

To see videos and pictures of the Long Snappers below, please go to RubioLongSnapping.com

TOP 2015 LONG SNAPPERS…

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  • Ben Makowski (IN) was phenomenal all day long. Great size and attitude. The Purdue commit showed he is definitely worth a scholarship and the Boilermakers are lucky to get him. All around great human being.
  • Hunter Varga
  • Owen Gilbert
  • Zach Wood
  • Jake Knight
  • Chase Urbach
  • Harley Whitehouse
  • Tommy Merickel
  • Brendan Lowery

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS…

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  • John Shannon (IL) left no doubt he is the best Long Snapper in his class. He is strong and snaps the ball as hard as anyone I have ever go through Rubio Long Snapping. Very close to having it all click. Regardless, he is a full on scholarship Long Snapper.
  • Steven Wirtel
  • Bradley Robinson
  • Phillip Thomas
  • Trent Kramer

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS….

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  • Jake Hess had a great camp and could have easily won the whole thing. His form is coming along nicely and he is built strong. When he gets his head all the way through and with speed, he is phenomenal. Handles pressure very well.
  • Marshall Coluzzi
  • Nate Dunham
  • Shiloh Mast
  • John Davis

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS…

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  • Ryan Walsh has come along way in the past couple of years and just continues to get better and better. Built strong and has great form. Confidence will be key in the next couple of years. Kid can already snap well.
  • Ross Hinders

The next stop will be Dallas, TX on July 15, followed by Charlotte, NC (July 26), Atlanta, GA (July 27) and Los Angeles, CA (July 30).  For more information, rankings, evaluations, etc., visit RubioLongSnapping.com

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Meet The TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE members

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

Aloma, JohnName: John Aloma

State: California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht 6’1″

Wt: 193

GPA: 4.0

SAT/ACT: N/A

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

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

What is favorite movie? Anchorman

What is your favorite food? Chocolate and bacon

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

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

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

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

Block, CodyName: Cody Block

State:Arizona

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

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

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

What is favorite movie? End of watch

What is your favorite food? BBQ chicken pizza

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

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

Carty, AJName: Aidan “AJ” Carty

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

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

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

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

What is favorite movie?Miracle

What is your favorite food?Oreos

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

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

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

Den Bleyker, JohnnyName:  Johnny Den Bleyker

State:  California

Grad Year:  2016

Ht:  6′ 1″

Wt:195

GPA:  3.74

SAT/ACT: Hasn’t taken yet

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

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

What is favorite movie?  Gladiator

What is your favorite food? Meat

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

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

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

Eatherly, GeronGeron Eatherly

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

Farnsworth, WesleyName: Wes Farnsworth

Nevada

2015

6’2″

210

3.3

Colleges
University Washington
Oregon  State
Oregon
Washington State
San Jose state

Hobbies
Football
Baseball
Marshmallow golf

Movie: Grid Iron Gang

Favorite Food: Seafood 

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

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

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

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

Ferguson, BlakeName: Blake Ferguson

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

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

Freeman, HarrisonName: Harrison Freeman

State: NC

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 215

GPA: 4.25

SAT/ACT: N/A

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

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

What is favorite movie? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

What is your favorite food? Chicken Parm

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

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

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

Goebel, HarrisonName: Harrison Goebel

State: UTAH

Grad Year:2015

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

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

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

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

What is your favorite food? Whipped cream

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

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

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

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

Griffiths, TylerName: Tyler Griffiths

State:North Carolina

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’3”

Wt:230

GPA: 3.9

SAT/ACT: 1640/25

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

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

What is favorite movie? Draft Day

What is your favorite food? Taco Bell

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

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

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

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

Kirkegaard, ConnorName: Conner Kirkegaard

State:California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 195
GPA: 3.6
SAT/ACT:

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

Hobbies:
1. Football
2. Lacrosse
3. Hunting

What is favorite movie? -The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food? -All.

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

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

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

Knight, JakeName: Jake Knight

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

Lovingood, RileyRiley Lovingood

Tennessee

2015
6’1
230
3.75
23

1.Tennessee

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

Favorite movie is: Zoolander

Favorite food is: a Chickfala Sandwich

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

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

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

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

Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT:

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

Hobbies:
1. Snapping
2. Football
3. Basketball

What is favorite movie? Jack Reacher

What is your favorite food? Steak

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

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

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

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

Meyer, ScottName: Scott Meyer

State: Georgia

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 210

GPA: 3.4/4.0

SAT/ACT: n/a

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

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

What is favorite movie? Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Steak

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

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

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

Ober, JordanName: Jordan Ober

State: Nevada

Grad Year: 2015

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

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

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

What is favorite movie?
Armageddon

What is your favorite food?
Chipotle burritos with extra steak

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

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

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

Parris, RyanName: Ryan Parris 

State: Alabama

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’0

Wt:230

GPA:3.4

SAT/ACT:ACT- 23

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

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

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

What is your favorite food? Raw Oysters

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

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

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

Poujol, MichealMichael David Poujol

State: Texas

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 220

GPA: 3.6

ACT: 28

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

Hobbies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reiter, DonaldName: Donald Reiter

State: Arizona

Grad Year: 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ht:6’2
Wt:225
GPA: 3.4
SAT/ACT:

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

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

What is favorite movie? 300

What is your favorite food? Pizza (only chicago)

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

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

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

Simmons, RyanName: Ryan Simmons

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1 & 1/2

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.3

SAT/ACT: 1558/ 21

Top 5 College Choices:

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

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

What is favorite movie? Ocean 13

What is your favorite food? Sushi

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

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

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

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

Wirtel, StevenName: Steven Wirtel

State: IL

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 200

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT:

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

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

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

What is your favorite food? Breakfeast Burrtios

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

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

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

Rubio Long Snapping Business Card

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EVENT ELITE MEMBER #5

Congratulations to John Shannon (IL, 16)on being selected to the 2014 Event Elite!

Here was your clue: EVENT ELITE member: people tend to need one a ton on road trips then the first of a sister with a famous code in the 90s

1st part:  people tend to need one a ton on road trips (travelers always need a restroom on the road…another word for restroom is JOHN)
2nd part: the first of a sister with a famous code in the 90s (most famous zip code in the 90’s was easily 90210 and the sister was SHANNON Doherety)

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

Shannon, John

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Recap Article & Video of the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in IL

Long Snappers came out on March 30 to attend the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in IL from IL, OH, IN, MS, MD, IA, KY, MI, TN, NY, MO, PA, NJ and NC  to get the best  Long Snapping instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on RubioLongSnapping.com.

Whitehouse, HarleyThe overall winner of the camp was Harley Whitehouse (MO, ’15). Harley had a great day and handled the pressure very well. He was snapping hard and with a lot of confidence. Really came on when he needed to in order to lock up the victory. Love to see him get his spiral locked down and a bit more speed but he is well on his way. Expect to see great things from Harley in Vegas!

TOP 2014 Long Snappers…

  • Wyatt Pfeifer was flat out dominant all day. The Western Michigan commit left no doubt he is worth of a scholarship with smooth and accurate snaps all day long in Chicago.
  • Mitch Hardy showed, yet again, great improvement. He is snapping a very accurate ball and has a lot of confidence. Always getting better and overflowing with an amazing attitude. The coaches will love him at Arkansas St.
  • Andrew Robinson is a VERY quick learner that shows great poise every time I see him at a camp. Body is very solid and he is accurate.

Other notable 2014 Long Snappers: Will Henrichs

TOP 2015 Long Snappers…

  • Ben Makowski was easily the top 2015 Long Snapper in attendance. He is a massive man with great power and determination. If he reaches through well, he is easily as good as anyone in the country. Keep a very close eye on him in Vegas. This kid is making a very big name for himself.
  • Tyler Griffiths looked wonderful at the camp. He is built very well with great athleticism and an excellent attitude. He is gaining a lot of confidence and should make serious move in rankings if he keeps this going in Vegas.
  • Matt Foley came out from CA and did well all day. His form is excellent and he is creating a lot of speed with his legs.
  • Hunter Varga is gaining confidence and it is paying off. He is a very consistent and accurate due to his very good form.

Other notable 2015 Long Snappers: Carson Vey, Jake Knight, Brendan Lowery, Jeremy Ashworth and Jackson Mahorney 

TOP 2016 Long Snappers…

  • John Shannon had a good day in Chicago. He easily snaps at D1 speeds and it isn’t even close. His frame is very solid and he is strong. The more he locks down his spiral, the better he will be. Hard worker and coachable.
  • Steven Wirtel shows a lot of promise and is well on his way to greatness. He might just have the most potential of anyone in his class. Sky is the limit for Wirtel. Keep a very close eye on him in Vegas.
  • Phillip Thomas had a great day in Chicago. He has improved a ton and just keeps getting better. His form is very good and he is starting to get a lot of confidence and that will pay off big time in the end. Great day for Phillip

Other notable 2016 Long Snappers: Paul Monaco, Brad Robinson

TOP 2017 Long Snappers…

  • Nate Durham was wonderful all day long in Chicago. He is large for his age and already has great form. I am very impressed with how well he listens and always is improving.
  • Joe Calcagno did well in Chicago. He has a great attitude and his form is looking solid. Good day for him and his future is bright.
  • Shiloh Mast impressed me all day in Chicago. He is snapping the ball hard and with a ton of confidence. Keep an eye on him.

Other notable 2017 Long Snappers: Jake Hess, Benji Gormley, Kyle O’Connor, Marshall Coluzzi, Jeremiah Riordan and Grant Miller

Rubio Long Snapping will next travel to Dallas, TX (April 27), and Los Angeles, CA (May 4).  The Spring Camp Tour will conclude with the 12th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas May 10-11, 2014!

For more rankings, evaluations & future camp dates visit RubioLongSnapping.com or email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com. Be sure to follow @TheChrisRubio and find Rubio Long Snapping on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Rubio Long Snapping is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, and East Bay All-America Games.  The Road to the U.S. All-America Bowl & East Bay All-American Games begins now.

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Now feel free to watch the full video recap below…

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

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

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

CJ Keller

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

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

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The Finalists from the Spring Event

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

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Andrew MacLean was dominant all weekend in Vegas!

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

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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.

2015

Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson was dominant all weekend in Vegas!

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

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

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

Thank you

 

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Nike Spring Camp in IL – Recap

Long Snappers came out to IL on Sunday, March 17th from KY, MO, MN, KS, OH, IL, CT, IN, MI, IA and NY to get the best instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. The talent was the best I have seen this fall in one location. The overall winner of the camp was Tommy Sullivan (IL, ’14). Tommy has improved a great deal since his first camp with Rubio Long Snapping. He has transformed his body and his form is excellent. Sky is the limit for this Midwest Long Snapper.

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

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Miller, Gabriel

Miller was tremendous all day in IL

  • Gabriel Miller  (IN) – This Nebraska commit left no doubt the Huskers made a great decision in offering him a full scholarship. Miller ended up losing the entire competition by about a quarter of an inch. He is definitely ready for the next level.
  • Sean Corcoran (IL) – He has really put some good size on and his snapping with confidence. Definitely making a play to really push for the starting spot next year at Penn St. Looked the most solid I have seen him….and I have seen him many times.
Freeze, Patrick

Freeze was dominant all day in IL

2014 

  • Patrick Freeze (IN) – This massive Long Snapper was amazing all day. He continually impressed me with his terrific form, hard snaps and confidence. If he snaps like he did in IL when he gets to Vegas, there is NO DOUBT he makes EVENT ELITE. Keep a very close eye on Freeze.
  • Wyatt Pfeifer (OH) – Just continues to improve and improve. Body is thick, strong and solid. His form is excellent and he is snapping as though he knows he is the best out there. Love that attitude when you can back it up…he can back it up.
  • Bronson Bruneau (MN) – Built like a college tight end and snaps like a college Long Snapper. Massive frame that could easily put on another 40 lbs. Huge upside on Bruneau. Dripping with possibilities.
  • Reid Buckingham (KS) – Easily one of the best Long Snappers in his class and could easily be the best IF he gets set. Tons of upside on this very smooth Long Snapper. Great attitude.
  • Nate Hawkins (OH) – Is a very athletic Long Snapper that never stops getting better. Slow and steady, he continues to climb the rankings. Great personality and very coachable.
  • Seth Combs (IL) – A Long Snapper with excellent form that snaps the ball very hard. Needs size to really push for top spots. Potential.
McCullough, Liam

Liam was throwing heat all day in IL.

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  • Liam McCullough (OH) – He proved, yet again, he is the best in his class. He has put on some great weight and looks different, in a good way, than he did just a couple months ago in Vegas. Liam easily snaps college speeds now and, when he gets through, he never misses. Amazing talent for his age. 
  • Nick Janicki (IL) – Might be the most athletic Long Snapper in his class. Improving rapidly and could easily make a play for the top Long Snapper in his class.
  • Jake Knight  (MI) – He has D1 size as a sophomore and is close to snapping a D1 ball as well. Powerful Long Snapper with tons of potential. Keep an eye on him.
  • Ben Makowski (IN) – Very thick Long Snapper oozing potential. Very close to being “there” and when he gets there, the rest of his class will suffer.
  • Hunter Varga (IL) – Has really been working on his form and it is paying off. He snaps a smooth ball and will be as good as he wants to be. Snapping hard will be key for Varga.
  • Jackson Mahorney (KY) – Very smooth Long Snapper with great form. The harder he snaps, the better he will be. Built thick and strong.

2016 and Beyond…

Walsh, Ryan

Walsh is well beyond his years with his Long Snapping.

  • Ryan Walsh (IL) – Amazing talent for his age (2018). Form is exceptional and he uses all of his body when he snaps. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will be. Handles pressure well.
  • Nate Durham (IL) – Is really impressing me and I almost shocked he is only a 2017. Snaps with great form and solid speed. Great attitude.
  • John Shannon (IL) – Was excellent all day for his first Rubio Long Snapping camp. This freshman has a very bright future with his Long Snapping.

Other notables from the camp in IL: Jackson Mahorney, Hayden Grover, Joseph Kramer, Samuel Wilson, Brandon Wolf, Matt Combs, Seth Combs, Clay Chasteen and Jake Hess.

Rubio Long Snapping will continue it’s Nike Spring tour on Saturday, April 13th in Charlotte, NC. That camp will be followed by camps in GA and CA all leading up to the 11th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on May 4-5, 2013!

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