The RSI (Rubio Standard Index)

Starting this spring, all Rubio Long Snapping camps will feature a shortened version of the VEGAS testing format. Once the Long Snapper has completed the test, they earn an RSI which is the fairest and most accurate way to judge a Long Snapper by numbers. Once you register, for a Rubio Long Snapping camp, a full, detailed explanation will be in your confirmation email.

Each Long Snapper will now be tested on The Rubio Long Snapping Target with one snap per section instead of three. Meaning, you get one regular snap, one block left, one block right, and one speed for both punt snaps and short snaps to total eight snaps. Therefore, at the end of testing, the RSI will be tripled to reveal the participants’ RSI for that particular camp. Trust me, I do get that a Regional Camp RSI will not be the exact same as a VEGAS Event RSI for several reasons (length of test, pressure of Vegas, etc.) but it will pretty darn close and definitely fair. 

The RSI is an excellent way for a participant to truly show how good of a Long Snapper they are as it balances the accuracy along with the speed of the ball, plus it will show how well the Long Snapper grows through each and every Rubio Long Snapping camp. Also, the RSI‘s will be posted on each Long Snappers profile after every camp they attend.  Please note: the RSI does not account for athleticism, spiral or mentality.

RSI‘s can range from zero to basically 80 (if a Long Snapper was to get a score 48 points and averaged .65 on their punt snaps). I believe the highest I have ever encountered a 60.61 by Kasey Kelleher at VEGAS XXIX. The 12 finalists at VEGAS XXIX all had above 50’s on their RSI and that was a record. A 30 is usually pretty darn solid. 

Please Note: The RSI is not completely how your Rubio Long Snapping ranking will be calculated as there are many factors to being a great Long Snapper. The main things that each Long Snapper will be ranked on are the following:

  • Speed (should be less than .75 for a 15 yard punt snap)
  • Accuracy (all snaps should be in The Rubio Zone)
  • Consistency (a college coach is going to want to see how consistent you are with your speed…if you can snap a .75, your snaps should be right around there, well, consistently)
  • Mentality (how well do you handle pressure)
  • Athleticism (do you move well or does it look like you are in pain when moving)
  • Size (an ideal Long Snapper would be about 6’3″ and 235)
  • Spiral (does the ball look pretty, slice through the wind and easy to catch)
  • Blocking (will you be able to withstand a major college rush) If you have ever been to a Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Event, you know that one of the main parts of competition day is when each Long Snapper gets tested on The Rubio Long Snapping Target.

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Semi-Finalists for the Chris Rubio Award

Rubio AwardHere is the semi-final list for this year’s Chris Rubio Award. These Long Snappers have proven, through multiple stats and videos, that they deserve to be on this list to possibly win the award on January 13, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV

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

The members of this semi-final list will be narrowed done to three next Friday!!!

Here, in alphabetical order, are your 10 semi-finalists…

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Top 2017 Long Snappers by Region

Here is a look at the TOP 2017 Long Snapper in each region of the country.

NORTHWEST (States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska)
Matt Baldeck, ID
Baldeck did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in WA on October 23, 2016. He is easily one of the most powerful Long Snappers in the country. His snaps almost punish the punter when they get to him. Not uncommon for him to be in the low .7s to high .6s. Form is very good and he is using his whole body really well. Body is thick and his frame is solid. Baldeck is always improving and his athleticism is moving forward. Plays on the top team in Idaho so he is used to handling pressure. Going to be a solid pick up for a college in the next couple of months.

Eli Jenkins, WA
Eli showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on August 31, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper and his body is definitely maturing and turning into a college frame. It is really simple with Eli…the harder he snaps, the better he does. His form is very good and he really needs to trust it by just letting the ball fly out of his hands. If he can do that, he will move way up the rankings. CONFIDENCE will be key with Eli. Good attitude and listens well. Smart Long Snapper.

Jake Gibson, OR
Gibson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class and is like a machine when he snaps the ball. Uses his body well and has great form. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will be. Form is so good that he just needs to trust it and never stop. Excellent person and Long Snapper.

Zachary England, WA
Zach did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is built strong with some decent feet on him. Love to see him snap AND move with the utmost confidence. Trust in his own self will help a ton in the long run. His hands are VERY quick and he does a great job of getting the ball out of the gate. Need to see him make sure he gets his hands locked on the ball before he snaps it so the spiral is there with each snap. He is so quick that he can almost jump his own gun. Very good potential.

Dan Cantrell, ID
Cantrell is a very athletic Long Snapper that was really impressive at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. Kid can move down field and shows good aggression. He has good power on his snaps and his accuracy is solid. Love to see him lock down the spiral and make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed and fluidity on the ball. TONS and TONS of upside. Could be the type of player that plays two positions in college.

Luke Miller, WA
Luke did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is long athlete that moves well on his feet. True mover down field and will be a factor on punt coverage. Love to see him narrow down his stance just a tad just to increase the overall use of his legs which will give much more speed on the ball. If he can get to average under .8 by XXIX, he will move WAY up the rankings. TONS of potential on this athletic Long Snapper.

Cody Schwindt, WA
Cody showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is a very long athlete that moves really well on his feet. Very raw talent with big upside. Form is very good and he is close to using all of his legs at all times. Love his attitude. Need to see him put on some weight and snap with full power at all times. Consistency will be key as we head into VEGAS XXVIII and beyond.

Cody Clements, WA
Cody showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in WA on October 23, 2016. Body is very thick and he has good form and power. Love to see him snap with CONFIDENCE and really let the ball fly out of his hands. Needs to move back to 25-30 yards when snapping at home to see how strong he is. Cody is absolutely dripping with potential and can be one of the best in his class.I know it and I need him to know it. Increasing his athleticism by VEGAS XXIX will help a ton in rankings. Kid can do it.

Derek Smith, WA
Liked what I saw out of Derek at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and is built well. Form is solid and he is using all of his body during the snapping motion really well. Athletically, he moves quickly but I would like to see him get a little more control of his body. During the snapping motion, if he can lock down his release point and snap the ball with FULL power at all times, he will definitely increase his speed to get under .8 and knock out his accuracy. GOOD potential.

Calvin Maher, WA
Calvin showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is built very long with a frame that can easily put on some good weight in one year before college. Starting form is very good and he does a solid job of getting all the way through with his upper body. Slow motion drills to get his lower half fully involved will help a ton in gaining speed and consistency. Not thinking so much will help as well. Good potential.

Zack Jenkins, WA
Zack did well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He has a very good follow through and has the ability to hit some snaps in the .7s….at times. Need to focus on having consistent form so all of his snaps are the same. Getting his lower half fully involved will greatly increase the speed of his ball. Excellent athletic ability. Tons of potential and I liked what I saw out of him in WA.

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Kyle Gibbs, CA, Committed to the Naval Academy!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Gibbs had VERY good showings at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. Body is solid and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Missed being an Army All-American by about a 1/4 of an inch at best. Moves well on his feet and is really finding his groove out on the field. The more he can dominate pressure situations and not overgrip or oversnap the ball, the better he will be. Definitely headed in the right direction when he is snapping the ball and looks to only get better over the next year as he moves towards the college level.

Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, CA, Offer from Colorado State!
Noah had a solid couple days at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and moves pretty darn well on his feet for a man of his size. Extremely smooth PATs and his punts are like a machine…same snap every single time. Love to see him make his hands just a tad quicker and have no wasted movement at the start of the snap. VERY close to being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. He is the type of Long Snapper that can just get better and better throughout college….definitely has not hit his peak yet and he is already excellent.

Alex Michaelsen, CA, Offer from Army!
Michaelsen did very well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He shows good athleticism on his feet and has the ability to be a factor in punt coverage. Ball is smooth and when he lets it fly out of his hands, he dominates and can get in the low .7s. Confidence will be big for him moving farther up the charts. Time for Michaelsen to KNOW he is one of the best in the country instead of HOPING he is. Keep a very close eye on this Long Snapper this fall and at VEGAS XXIX in January.

Harrison Hoffman, CA
Harrison did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a very long athlete with room to easily put on about forty pounds over the next couple of years. Coming back after a year at Air Force and he is ready to go now. Ball is smooth and he does a great job in reaching all the way back to the punter. Needs to work on getting his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Love to see him below .79 at all times by VEGAS XXIX. Hard worker and just an all-around great kid.

Jonathan Goldstein, CA
Goldstein did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a long athlete with a frame that can put on about forty pounds over the next couple of years with the right condition coach. His snapping motion is smooth and he really gets some good speed on the ball. His snaps will be even faster once the spiral is locked down on each and every snap. Adjusting non-dominant hand will help this process. Very good upside. Size will be a major key in moving up the rankings.

Karson Thomas, NV, Committed to Nevada!
Karson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He has an excellent frame and can pass an eyeball test right now. Definitely looks the part of a college athlete. Needs to make sure he is snapping at full power at all times. Ball can be in the low .7s and I want to see it down there with each and every snap. FULL CONFIDENCE in his form and snapping motion will be in moving up the rankings. Kid is absolutely dripping with potential. Major upside.

Jeff Hansen, CA
Hansen did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a very smooth Long Snapper with good balance and a nice snapping motion. His hands are quick and he is very accurate. I would feel pretty darn comfortable in him playing in a college game right now. It will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of VEGAS XXIX but I have a feeling it won’t disturb him at all. Like to see him work on his athleticism and focus on snapping with full power at all times. Hansen is very solid.

Peter Snodgrass, CA
Snodgrass did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is one of those Long Snappers that is is right on the cusp of greatness and once it all clicks (hint: it will be soon), he will absolutely dominate. I have seen him snap a major D1 ball at times, but I need to see it ALL of the time. Like to see him focus on just smoothing out everything and making sure every snap is the same. CONSISTENCY of dominance is the big thing. Making sure his butt is down, making sure his hands follow through the proper way, making sure his spiral is locked down. This kid is CLOSE.

Zac Grant, NV
Zac did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is large man with good power and I like his athletic ability. Big man and he moves well for his size. Love to see him narrow down his stance a bit to create more overall speed on the ball and make sure he is not running and/or moving too high so it will be easy for him to cut and break down. Ball is smooth and he has a ton of potential. Consistency is going to be the key for him moving up the charts. I am very interested to see him in the fall and at VEGAS XXIX.

Koltin Anderson, CA
I liked what I saw out of Koltin at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. Big and strong Long Snapper with a great work ethic and attitude. Coaches dream in college. Eyes and head getting through smoothly every single time will be key in him moving forward as that will really increase his overall speed and accuracy.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado)
Devin Noth, CO
Noth showed me some great things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. VERY athletic Long Snapper that will definitely be a factor heading downfield on punts. Punt returns will have to keep an eye on him at all times he is on the field. Ball is crisp and his hands are quick. Once his butt gets down just a tad more and his back becomes parallel to the ground, he will move even farther up the rankings as he will greatly increase his speed and accuracy.

Caleb Lawver, UT
I was VERY impressed with Lawver at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a smooth Long Snapper with great accuracy and consistency. Moves well on his feet. Locking down his overall accuracy by his release point will get him into the 30’s on the Target. Literally, wouldn’t surprise me to see him when VEGAS in January. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes up the rankings. VERY good attitude.

Steven Green, CO
Steven showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with good starting form and powerful hands. Love to see him slow it down so he can lock down the snapping motion. Built well so if he can get his lower half fully involved, he will create a lot of speed on the ball. Legs fully locked will help a ton to get him under .8 for a punt snap. Making sure he does lay down drills to ensure a very tight spiral will help with speed and catchability as well.

 

SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)
Jake Pagel, TX
Pagel showed me some good things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. He is a thick Long Snapper with very quick hands that can really get the ball moving back to the punter. When he is on, he is REALLY on and has a ball that is as quick as any Long Snapper in the country. Like to see him focus on making sure he is always leaning back to maintain more accuracy and that he really locks down snapping under pressure. The kid has great upside and could be one of the greats in college with simple fixes. Solid attitude that will do well in college.

Justin Hathoot, NM
Hathoot looked VERY solid at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on August 31, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor in punt coverage. Body frame is good and he has room to put on some good size over the next couple of years. Needs to make sure he locks down his release point to really focus on accuracy and making sure he is hitting the target. Ball is coming out hot and he has good speed. Locking down the location will move him up to a 4.5 and even 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. Keep a very close eye on Hathoot at VEGAS XXIX.

Caleb Cantrell, TX
Nice jump in the rankings and very well deserved after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. Body is athletic and his form is solid. Does a really nice job of using his whole body well and getting his speed locked down. Not uncommon to see him snapping in the low .7s. VERY quick hands and the ball continues to rise to the punter. Putting on some size and making sure he is getting all the way up a bit quicker will help out a ton. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON THIS KID AT VEGAS XXIX!

Jarrod Jacobson, TX
Jarrod showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a good frame and an excellent attitude. Tell him to do something and just consider it done. Hands are quick and he is always improving. Snapping with full confidence and making sure his head gets all the way through with each snap will help his speed get into the low .7s and even high .6s. Form is good and he needs to trust it. Good upside. Coaches will love him in college.

Chris Clore, TX
Clore showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He continues to work on his body and he is looking more and more like a D1 athlete all of the time. Incredible transformation of his overall frame and I am very proud of him for it. Times are right in the .7s over the summer which is a very good improvement since VEGAS XXVIII in May. Kid has been working hard and smart, and it is obvious. Love to see him focus on making sure he is really whipping his elbows through so he creates more whip on the ball and is not so rigid. Improving athleticism will be another key in moving up. Great attitude.

Noah Caldwell, TX, Offer from South Eastern OK. State!
Noah showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with a frame that can grow and dominate in the next couple of years. Ball is smooth and he has some very quick hands. Needs to make sure he gets fully set before he snaps in two ways: with his left hand on the ball (this will help with any spiral issues) and also with his butt getting all the way down (this will help with accuracy and speed). Love his working man’s attitude and I know he can do well in college.

Steven Taylor, TX
Steven showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is getting bigger and stronger every time I see him and you can definitely tell he has been working on the side with a Rubio instructor. Form is coming along nicely. Love to see him focus on a couple things: not dragging the ball at all, making sure his balance is back and not rocking into the snapping motion. At times, he basically slowly moves into the initial snap motion and that will alert the timer, and, more importantly, the defender when he is about to snap. Needs to make sure that once he is ready, he EXPLODES! out of the gate so he is quicker. Always improving.

Caleb McKee, TX
Caleb showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper with VERY quick hands. The ball really jumps out of the gate well. So quick that I would actually like to him to make sure he gets fully set before starting the snapping motion so he gets a good grip (and spiral) on the ball. If he can get his lower half fully involved, he will absolutely crush the competition. I really think getting fully set and following through with his fingers will increase his overall accuracy. Excellent potential. Watch him this summer in TX and at VEGAS XXIX.

Ethan Zenzen, TX
Massive jump in the rankings and well deserved after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in TX. Good frame and moves well on his feet. Athletic. Form has improved immensely and he is getting some decent pop on the ball. Needs to make sure he locks down his release to gain more accuracy. LOTS of upside. Great attitude.

George Rios, TX
George did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on January 21-22, 2016. He moves well on his feet and gets his upper body through really well when he is snapping punts. Practically hands the ball to the punter. Love to see him not think so much prior to the snap and focus on getting his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Upper body is solid and when his lower body catches up, he will dominate.

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)
Trevor Dhabalt, IA
Dhabalt did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a strong and stocky Long Snapper who can, at times, easily have the fastest snap in the country. He gets set, looks at you and then BOOM! the ball is in the punter’s hands. It is almost intimidating at first. Hands are so quick, it can be hard to time him. Once he gets his form fully settled in and has the same snapping motion over and over, he will lock down his accuracy/consistency and then he is unstoppable. Moves really well on his feet and is a factor on punt coverage. Quiet and solid.

Kobe Paez, NE, Committed to Chadron State!
Kobe showed me some good things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a very athletic Long Snapper that can really fly down the field on punt coverage. Form is good and he has the ability to get some good speed on the ball. Like to see him focus on really driving his elbows more to create more whip and speed on the ball. Also, making sure he has the same form and snapping motion on every single snap will allow him to be much more consistent with his snaps. Very close to getting “it”.

Ryan Langan, NE
Ryan did VERY well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Took him a while to catch his groove in IL, but, once he did, WATCH OUT! Easily could have won the whole camp and would’ve looked great doing it. Form is solid and he is snapping a nice, hard ball back to the punter. Ryan has INCREDIBLE upside and reminds me a lot of Rubio Long Snapper Wesley Farnsworth of Nevada. True athlete that can snap. CONSISTENCY will be the key to him getting to a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HIM AT VEGAS XXIX.

Kyle Eckelberg, WI
Kyle showed me some great things at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Frame is solid and he uses his whole body really well. His hands are quick and he gets the ball out of the gate with no hesitation. Love to see him focus on getting his eyes through to improve his speed a bit and make sure he gets back up quicker after the snap. Blocking and being able to stop a D1 player getting through the A gap will be huge for him. GREAT upside and he should be able to show it at VEGAS XXIX.

David Bryan, WI
David did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA. He has a good frame and shows good athleticism. Very strong upper body really gets the ball back to the punter quickly. Needs to focus on making sure he gets his head AND eyes through for more accuracy and consistency. Right on the cusp of greatness and I am interested to see his progress at VEGAS XXVII.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)
Drew Wise, KS
Wise was on fire at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Body is VERY solid and he can pass an eyeball test from a college coach quickly. Wise’s snaps can be VERY quick and really punish the punter. He definitely goes with the notion of snapping the ball THROUGH the punter. Like to see him focus on making sure he is not overthinking the process and keeps his hands steady on the ball. I would be absolutely shocked if he isn’t a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper BEFORE VEGAS XXIX. He is good and knocking on greatnesses door.

Benji Gormley, MO
Benji looked excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He has grown a good deal and is snapping with a ton of confidence. Loved watching him snap in IL with a swagger. It was almost like he was shocked he didn’t win the whole thing. The bigger he gets, the better he will be in the long run. Kid is looking good and could/should dominate XXIX in January! WATCH THIS LONG SNAPPER.

Reid Williams, MO
Reid did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He has a thick frame and strong hands. Form is good and he showed me some good speed in IL. Love to see him not tap the ball prior to the snap as he is creating a patter which we don’t want or need. Also, making sure he is snapping with full power at all times will allow him to NEVER have a snap in the .8s again. I am really looking forward to watching him this fall and at VEGAS XXIX! Kid is dripping with potential and can be one of the greats.

Chaz Satnan, MO
Chaz did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Kid is a monster and his Long Snapping form gets better by the second. When he gets his butt down and his back parallel to the ground, he can absolutely throw heat and almost punish the punter. Hovers right in the mid to low .7s and can dip into the .6s when he trust his good form and lets the ball. Controlling that speed with the proper and consistent release point will help with accuracy. Blocks well and hard to get by him. Big upside for a pro style team. Chaz has improved EVERY SINGLE TIME I have seen him in action and that says a lot about his work ethic.

Reeves Blankenship, LA
Impressed with what I saw out of Reeves at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a great frame and is built thick. Definitely headed to a college body now let alone in a year from now. Ball is pretty darn smooth and accurate. Like to see him extend the ball out a bit more to gain more speed and to trust himself. Confidence will be key. Very good upside on Blankenship. Keep a very close eye on him this fall and at VEGAS XXIX.

Jordan Silver, MO
SMOOOOOOOTH is how I would describe Silver at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in TX. Frame is very good and athletic. Moves well on his feet. Passes an eyeball test and will crush it when he puts on just a tad more weight. GREAT attitude. Love to see him lower his butt a bit more in order to get more of his legs involved. This will greatly increase the speed of his ball and get him into the .7s and possibly .6s sooner than he thinks. MASSIVE UPSIDE on Silver.

Trey Icamina, LA
Icamina did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with good, quick hands that get the ball out of the gate very quickly. Like to see him rise up a bit to use more of his large frame. Also, slow motion drills to get his lower half fully involved will help a ton to ensure he gets more speed on the ball and get up under .8 by the fall camp in TX and definitely by VEGAS XXIX. Kid has a ton of potential.

Justyce Hankins, OK
Justyce did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a very good frame and tons of potential. He can definitely pass an eyeball test quickly. Love to see him focus on using his whole body to gain more speed on the ball. Slow motion drills will be key to make his snapping motion smoother and lock down his consistency. Kid is dripping with potential. Spiral will be another key I will be focused on over the next couple of months as we head into VEGAS XXIX.

Dominic Brocato, LA
Dominic did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good starting form. Love to see him focus on making sure he is not bouncing prior to the snap and that he gets fully settled in before he starts his snapping motion. That will really help his overall speed and get him into the .7s by VEGAS XXIX in January. I like his attitude and he works hard.

JP Morris, OK, Committed to Mount St. Mary’s!
JP is absolutely oozing with potential after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in TX on February 28th, 2016. Kid can pass an eyeball test from a 1/4 mile away and looks like a D1 tight end right now. Built really well. Needs to flatten his back at the start and then make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed. Need to see him hitting in the .7s, with a tight spiral, by VEGAS XXVIII in May. The upside on JP is off the charts. Once it clicks, he destroys others in his class.

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)
Joe Calcagno, IL, Committed to Penn State!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Calcagno is a monster physically and did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Built thick and he has great power throughout his body. Ball is crisp and he is snapping with very good speed right now. He has the ability to block and get his head up quickly after a great snap. In college, he will most likely drop a tad bit of weight to get his body downfield a little quicker, but right now, since he also plays line in the CCL, he has to maintain his size. Kid works hard and has very good upside. Love his attitude. The harder he snaps, the better he is. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see him leave VEGAS XXIX with a win and a scholarship.

Kasey Kelleher, OH, Offers to Bowling Green and Toledo!
Kelleher did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Strong Long Snapper that can move well on his feet. Ball is powerful and really explodes back to the punter. He can catch a groove and really dominate a camp and all the Long Snappers around him. Locking down his accuracy and consistency will be key as his speed is already at the D1 level. Love his attitude and he has very good upside.

Nate Durham, IL
Nate was a stud at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016 and ended up winning the whole camp! Ball is powerful and he is snapping consistently in the .7s. Body is solid and he can pass an eyeball test.

Matt Hembrough, IL
Hembrough did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. His snaps are crisp, powerful and have solid speed. He is right in the .7s and will be in the .6s by VEGAS XXIX with some more size. Love to see him be at 210 in January. Kid is an athlete and has great upside. Heck of an attitude and he works hard. Getting up when blocking is going to be a big key in getting to that 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper mark.

Kyle O’Connor, OH, Offer from Army!
Kyle did well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in PA on October 9th, 2016. He has arguably the quickest hands in the country. It is seriously hard to time Kyle at 15 yards. Love to see him adjust his tempo a bit so he doesn’t always just the snap ball right when he gets his hands set. If he can change it up a bit, he will throw off the defensive players a bit and not allow them to predict his snap. Also, his form is EXCELLENT and he needs to TRUST it by just letting the ball fly out of his hands. FULL POWER will push him into the low .6s and completely ready for college. Quiet and dominant is how I expect him to be at VEGAS XXIX.

Zach Appio, IL
Appio looked excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. CONFIDENCE is through the roof and he was snapping some absolute heat all day. He definitely had some of the fastest times throughout the day with snaps consistently in the .7s and even some dipping into the high .6s. Love to see him focus on putting on some size and making sure he gets back up quicker for blocking purposes. Ball is really crisp and pops to the punter. An extra ten to 15 lbs will do wonders for him and stopping a defender coming through the A gap. Easily could be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by the end of Sunday night at VEGAS XXIX.

Marshall Coluzzi, IL
Coluzzi was solid at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He has a good frame and can move well on his feet going forward or to the side. Form is good and he is a very smooth Long Snapper. Type of kid that just doesn’t miss and his consistency is off the charts. Every single snap looks exactly the same. Over and over. Almost can put you to sleep and that is a good thing for a punter. You always know exactly what you are going to get with Coluzzi. Love to see him to continue to focus on really driving his legs and getting all of his thick body back to the punter to increase overall speed while locking down the spiral and not overthinking. Less thinking will definitely help Coluzzi in the long run. Smooth Long Snapper that will make his punter happy.

Dylan Castro, IL
Dylan looked very solid at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Body is thick, he has good power and he is looking more and more athletic every single camp. Ball is extremely smooth and he might be one of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country. He is like a machine with his accuracy. When he really explodes out of the gate, he can EASILY snap in the .7s. Love to see him continue to work on his athleticism and make sure he is getting his head up a bit quicker after the snap to stop a rusher. Quiet assassin out on the field. Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him break the high score on the Target at VEGAS XXIX.

Cole Stewart, IL
Stewart did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. Body is strong and his ball is catchable. Accurate Long Snapper with very good consistency. Mark my words, Stewart can easily be one of the best Long Snappers in his class IF he can speed up the starting motion of his hands. Ball tends to be a little slow out of the gate and that gives the defensive man a moment to jump him. If he can speed up his hands, he moves WAY up the rankings. I predict he dominates VEGAS XXIX.

John Davis, IL
Davis did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He has an athletic build and snaps a very smooth ball. Form is good and he shows good accuracy. Like to see him snap with more confidence and just let the ball go. Trusting in himself and his form will push him well under the .78 mark of snapping to the punter. Confidence will be key in everything he does: snapping, blocking and running. Getting closer and I like his attitude. He has the ability to handle pressure well.

 

NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
Kevin Crabtree, MA, Committed to Villanova!
Crabtree did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a large Long Snapper with good upper body power. Smooth and quick snap that is right on with his accuracy. Love to see him get his large lower half down a bit more to ensure more overall speed on the ball. Tends to keep his butt up and rush the process just a tad. Settling and really exploding will get him in the .6s and be more accurate as well. Just about to hit his stride. I would bet by XXIX, he dominates the whole thing.

Brian Keating, CT
Brian had a solid performance at the Spring Rubio Long Snapping Camp in New Jersey. Was very accurate all day, and had decent velocity on the ball. Needs to engage his legs more and try to reduce a slight hitch in his snap to make everything quicker. Know he will put the effort in and work to be great.

Carson Tebbetts, CT
Carson showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and moves with power through agility parts of Vegas. Like to see him gain a bit more control on his feet. Definitely comes in hot but can be a tad out of balance. Snaps are very smooth, accurate and consistent. He is like a machine when snapping. TRUSTING in his good form will help a lot with speed and getting him under .80 on a regular basis. He can do this and I know it….I need him to know it.

Harry Blair, NY
Harry showed a ton of potential at the Rubio Long Snapping camp in New Jersey. He is extremely long and was snapping very accurately all day. Think if he shifts his weight back slightly, and really explodes back to the punter rather than falling forward after he snaps he can put more heat on the ball. Combine that with the consistency he showed with his accuracy and he can be very good.

Ryan McNeil, MA
McNeil had waves of brilliance at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and that ability to put on some good weight over the next year. Ball is smooth, catchable and he has very good accuracy. Hands are quick and they reach back well (why the good accuracy). LOVE to see him do slow motion drills to focus on using all of his legs. If he can get his long legs involved, he will put a hole in the punter and easily be in the low .7s. TONS of upside. Good attitude. At XXVIII in May, he should be focused on EVENT ELITE and nothing else.

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)
Billy Taylor, NJ
Liked what I saw out of Billy at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Billy has a good frame and he can move well on his feet. Form is solid and he can snap a quick ball. Confidence will be key as he moves up the rankings. Love to see him not think so much and really just let the ball fly out of his hands.Trusting his form and believing in himself will help a ton. Ball can pop back to the punter when he follows all the way through. Right on the cusp of greatness.

Tristan Sokach-Minnick, PA
Tristan showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. First off, he can pass an eyeball test quickly. Moves well on his feet but I would like to see him focus on not running so high so he be a bit more agile. Ball has power when it comes off his hands. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the .6s by XXVIII in May and throughout his senior year. He was on my short list of TOP 12 members. He should be all over the EVENT ELITE if he does what I know he can. Very good attitude and lots of upside.

Ryan Schwind, VA
Ryan did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC on July 11, 2016. He is a very smooth and consistent Long Snapper with each snap looking the same. It is like a machine snapping out there. His overall form is good and he has solid accuracy. Love to see him focus on getting his eyes all the way through with each snap to ensure even more speed and accuracy. Ryan is right on the cusp of greatness. I KNOW he can be dominant and I need him to know it as well. He could/should DOMINATE the fall and VEGAS XXIX!

Ryan Cassidy, NJ
Ryan showed a ton of promise at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in New Jersey on May 7th, 2016. Extremely athletic and long with a powerful snap. Needs to aim a little lower and let the ball climb naturally back to the punter. Small tweaks away from being dominant.

Nick Low, VA, Committed to Chicago!
Low did well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in NC. Body is thick and he has good power. Hands are VERY quick and his form is coming along really nicely. SMART Long Snapper with good zip. More he trusts his form to let the ball go and locks down his spiral, he will dominate. Great attitude.

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)
Thomas Fletcher, FL, Committed to Alabama!
OFFER HIM YESTERDAY!!! COMPLETELY DOMINATED at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL and it wasn’t even close. His form is flawless, his hands are quick and he is getting bigger. No one is even close to him right now and he is, easily, the best Long Snapper in the country. You could put him in a competition with any other high school, and a heavy majority of college kids, and Fletcher would win. Just start the competition and walk away as the winner will be decided for you as soon as Fletcher touches the ball. I will say it again, Fletcher is THE BEST LONG SNAPPER IN THE COUNTRY AND IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE

Mitch Hall, NC, Committed to Louisville!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Mitch did really well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is still growing like a weed and has a frame that will hold at least another forty lbs in college. Ball is smooth, very accurate and he handles pressure like a champ. Snaps are fast and will be even quicker when he doesn’t ease into the snapping motion. Being a little quicker out of the gate will really get the ball flying out of his hands and make him pop in front of the recruiters. Memphis offered a great one in Mitch. EXCELLENT ATTITUDE.

Jacob Potter, GA
Potter did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a thick, strong Long Snapper with great power in his snap. Body is tough. Moving better on his feet and starting to be a factor heading downfield. Ball is smooth and catchable. Like to see him continue to get his butt down a bit more to get more of his massive lower half involved which will give him more speed. Also, driving his elbows will help with speed as well. Kid has come a long way and just continues to improve.

Raymond Freeman, FL, Committed to Air Force!
Freeman did extremely well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor on punt coverage. Ball is VERY fast and can punish the punter. Air Force definitely got a player in Freeman. His hands are like rockets and the ball will jump back to the punter. When Freeman just snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is absolutely incredible. Locking down the spiral will move him even farther up. I would be shocked to not see him as a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper at XXIX in January.

Austin Reeves, NC
Reeves is hitting his stride and showed me some great things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Reeves has a solid frame and moves well on his feet. Smart Long Snapper with a smooth release and great accuracy. Power and confidence will be the biggest factors I look for in making him a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by XXIX. Love his attitude and he is a workhorse.

Paul Lawless, FL
Lawless had a great early October fall camp in Florida. He is very long and athletic and snapped well all day. Some small tweaks in his stance by dropping his hips a little will help his ball from rising up. Great kid and attitude who is very close to being great. Relaxing and letting his body do all of the work. CONFIDENCE will be huge with him at VEGAS XXIX. No need to think at all for Lawless.

Matthew Smith, GA
Matthew did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an excellent athlete that moves extremely well on his feet. Ball is crisp and powerful back to the punter. Ball can be very fast and when he lowers his back to parallel, he can get in the .6s. When he focuses on getting his butt down and just Long Snapping, he is EASILY one of the top kids in the state and even country. Massive amount of upside on Matthew. Watch him dominate at VEGAS XXIX.

Ryan Culbertson, SC
Culbertson did well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Good, solid frame and he is a hard worker. Starting form is solid and he snaps a very smooth and catchable ball. Needs to make sure he just completely unleashes all of his power on every snap. When he is timid, he doesn’t drive his elbows and the ball will fall of the table towards the end of the snap to the punter BUT when he snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is completely different and dominates. Moving in the right direction and has good upside. Great kid.

Thomas Zozus, FL
Tommy did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is sitting on a ton of potential and is definitely one to watch over the next year. I fully expect him to dominate this fall and make a major name for himself at VEGAS XXIX in January. Body is good and he can pass an eyeball test. For his size, he moves really well on his feet and is an athlete. Love to see him focus on not rolling into his snap and making sure he is VERY quick out of the gate. Kid is dripping with promise. WATCH HIM.

William Stover, NC
Stover showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He moved well on his feet during the agility section of Vegas and his hands are quick. Nice, powerful snap that gets back to the punter with good accuracy. Love to see him really focus on getting his lower half fully involved to create even more speed on the ball. Also, locking down his release point will help with his consistency. He is very close to being “there” with his snaps. Keep a very close eye on him this summer and fall. He should absolutely dominate XXIX.

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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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Recap of the PA Fall Camp (10/9/16)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to Pennsylvania on October 9th, 2016 for their fall camp and it had the most overall talent at a camp in quite some time. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this fall instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the biggest event of the year, VEGAS XXIX!

Long Snappers from nine different states all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

kasey-kelleher6065-1The overall camp champion was Kasey Kelleher (’17)! Kasey was on fire all day throwing back pearl after pearl. He won the speed competition with consistent snaps in the .6s and his accuracy is off the charts. Built with solid thickness and has a great mental attitude. Handles pressure well and never stops improving. He did a great job to beat Billy Taylor to win the championship and earn a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Kasey Kelleher and Billy Taylor below from the live feed on the Rubio Long Snapping Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be WA in two weeks with CA following one week later.

Top 2017 Long Snappers

img_2656Billy Taylor not only was the accuracy champion, he was on fire all day in PA. He is a VERY smooth and calm Long Snapper that has a nice frame with room to put on some lbs in the next year. Ball is tight and the harder he snaps, the better it looks. Great improvement since the TOP 12 Camp at IMG Academy in FL. He is really coming along and finding his groove. Billy could easily dominate VEGAS XXIX.

Kyle O’Connor looked VERY smooth in PA. His hands are like absolute rockets and it is almost hard to time him. He has a really methodical set up but then BOOM! he explodes on the snap. Very solid Long Snapper that can catch a groove and dominate.

Kevin Crabtree, the recent Villanova commit, is a large Long Snapper with good power and an accurate snap. Crabtree is right on the cusp of greatness and once his butt is a bit lower, he will dominate speed. Kid is good and knocking on greatnesses door.

NOTABLES: Ryan Walker

Top 2018 Long Snappers

 

james-rosenberry6604James Rosenberry looked very sharp in PA. Ball is very tight and hovers right in the .7s consistently at all times. Accuracy is solid. Really want him to focus on his athleticism as we gear towards VEGAS XXIX and he pushes himself to get into the TOP 12 Camp.

Alex Mykut is a newcomer and showed great potential. Right now, he is very raw and pretty much all over the place BUT he is absolutely dripping with potential. Smoothing out his snapping motion can make him one of the best in his class. With the right work, he could be a top kid at VEGAS XXIX.

Zach Drevno looked pretty sharp in PA. Built well and has a lot of power. The harder he snaps and the more he trusts his form, the better he will do in the long run.

NOTABLES: Evan Jennings, Brendan Moyer, Breck Gates

Top 2019 Long Snappers

 

austin-sullivan7162Austin Sullivan is sitting on a mound of potential in a great frame. Basically looks like a college Long Snapper right now. Snapping the ball with full power and trusting his form will make his a great one in his class. Upside is off the charts.

Brandon Hurst has good potential and a nice, long frame. He moves really on his feet and has raw talent. Should be able to tie everything together to push for a TOP 12 Camp spot at VEGAS XXIX.

Dominic Serapiglia showed waves of greatness in PA. Built thick and he has good strength. CONFIDENCE in his snapping ability will help a ton. Needs to believe in himself and not get stressed as we get past ten yards. Good upside.

Mike Wojciechowski is growing and getting more and more smooth as the camps progress. Handles pressure really well and has a glorious spiral on the ball. Size and strength will push him up the ladder. Form is great and his attitude is even better.

NOTABLES: Donte Eldridge,

 

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 my several select member of my senior staff. 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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The Top 10 Overall Long Snappers in the Country

Here is your list of the TOP 10 Long Snappers for the class of 2017….

1. Thomas Fletcher – Committed to Alabama on full scholarship!
OFFER HIM YESTERDAY!!! COMPLETELY DOMINATED at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL and it wasn’t even close. His form is flawless, his hands are quick and he is getting bigger. No one is even close to him right now and he is, easily, the best Long Snapper in the country. You could put him in a competition with any other high school, and a heavy majority of college kids, and Fletcher would win. Just start the competition and walk away as the winner will be decided for you as soon as Fletcher touches the ball. I will say it again, Fletcher is THE BEST LONG SNAPPER IN THE COUNTRY AND IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE

 

2. Mitch Hall, Scholarship offers to Memphis and Louisville, preferred walk-on to Florida State!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Mitch did really well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is still growing like a weed and has a frame that will hold at least another forty lbs in college. Ball is smooth, very accurate and he handles pressure like a champ. Snaps are fast and will be even quicker when he doesn’t ease into the snapping motion. Being a little quicker out of the gate will really get the ball flying out of his hands and make him pop in front of the recruiters. Memphis offered a great one in Mitch. EXCELLENT ATTITUDE.

 

3. Kyle Gibbs, Committed to the Naval Academy!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Gibbs had VERY good showings at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. Body is solid and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Missed being an Army All-American by about a 1/4 of an inch at best. Moves well on his feet and is really finding his groove out on the field. The more he can dominate pressure situations and not overgrip or oversnap the ball, the better he will be. Definitely headed in the right direction when he is snapping the ball and looks to only get better over the next year as he moves towards the college level.

 

4. Kasey Kelleher, Offers to Bowling Green and Toledo!
Kelleher did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Strong Long Snapper that can move well on his feet. Ball is powerful and really explodes back to the punter. He can catch a groove and really dominate a camp and all the Long Snappers around him. Locking down his accuracy and consistency will be key as his speed is already at the D1 level. Love his attitude and he has very good upside.

 

5. Devin Noth
Noth showed me some great things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. VERY athletic Long Snapper that will definitely be a factor heading downfield on punts. Punt returns will have to keep an eye on him at all times he is on the field. Ball is crisp and his hands are quick. Once his butt gets down just a tad more and his back becomes parallel to the ground, he will move even farther up the rankings as he will greatly increase his speed and accuracy.

 

6. Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, Offer to Colorado State!
Noah had a solid couple days at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and moves pretty darn well on his feet for a man of his size. Extremely smooth PATs and his punts are like a machine…same snap every single time. Love to see him make his hands just a tad quicker and have no wasted movement at the start of the snap. VERY close to being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. He is the type of Long Snapper that can just get better and better throughout college….definitely has not hit his peak yet and he is already excellent.

 

7. Joe Calcagno, Committed to Penn State!
Calcagno had a great couple days FBU TOP GUN Camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Body is thick and he is as strong as a bull. Kid has power throughout and uses it well when he is snapping. Love to see him use all of that massive power with each and every snap. If he can snap at full speed every time AND get his eyes through with each snap, he could win XXIX…easily. Once he fully focuses on Long Snapping and doesn’t have to be 260 to play lineman, he will just improve even more. Great attitude that coaches will love. He will be a leader in the locker room and on the field. Penn St. got a good one in Calcagno.

 

8. Jacob Potter
Potter did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a thick, strong Long Snapper with great power in his snap. Body is tough. Moving better on his feet and starting to be a factor heading downfield. Ball is smooth and catchable. Like to see him continue to get his butt down a bit more to get more of his massive lower half involved which will give him more speed. Also, driving his elbows will help with speed as well. Kid has come a long way and just continues to improve.

 

9. Raymond Freeman, Committed to Air Force!
Freeman did extremely well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor on punt coverage. Ball is VERY fast and can punish the punter. Air Force definitely got a player in Freeman. His hands are like rockets and the ball will jump back to the punter. When Freeman just snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is absolutely incredible. Locking down the spiral will move him even farther up. I would be shocked to not see him as a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper at XXIX in January.

 

10. Jake Pagel
Pagel showed me some good things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. He is a thick Long Snapper with very quick hands that can really get the ball moving back to the punter. When he is on, he is REALLY on and has a ball that is as quick as any Long Snapper in the country. Like to see him focus on making sure he is always leaning back to maintain more accuracy and that he really locks down snapping under pressure. The kid has great upside and could be one of the greats in college with simple fixes. Solid attitude that will do well in college.

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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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Watch List for The Chris Rubio Award

Here is the Pre-Season Watch List for The Chris Rubio Award!

Please note: you do NOT have to be on this list to win the award in January!!!

LONG SNAPPER QUALIFICATIONS

Johnny Den Bleyker of UCLA

What is the Award?
The Award will be presented on an annual basis to the best national high school Long Snapper for that given season.

Who Is Eligible?
Every athlete that plays high school football at the varsity level, regardless of state division, or age. You DO NOT have to attend a Rubio Long Snapping / Chris Sailer Kicking camp to win this award.

How Do You Win? 

  • You will have to be the starter for your high school varsity team.
  • You must not have more than one bad snap all season (snap that gets by the punter or the holder).
  • You must do both punt and p.a.t. snaps.
  • If you have to snap and block for your team, that is looked at in higher regard.
  • The amount of tackles is taken into consideration with the voting.
  • You must have started in 80% of the current year’s games for your varsity team.
  • A Long Snapper’s physical size is NOT taken into consideration in the voting.
  • Other positions played are NOT taken into consideration for voting.
  • You may be viewed by Chris Rubio in person, send in film, have a high school head coach’s recommendation, college special team’s coach recommendation or sports writer’s recommendation to be considered eligible.
  • A panel of voters assembled by the Chris Rubio selection committee will vote for the winner.
Blake Ferguson of LSU is a two time winner of The Chris Rubio Award

Blake Ferguson of LSU is a two time winner of The Chris Rubio Award

How Does the Voting Take Place? 
A panel of voters assembled by the Chris Rubio selection committee will be voting. The panel will include: Chris Rubio, past and current NFL Long Snappers, past and current NCAA Long Snappers, past finalists for the Chris Rubio Award (once they graduate from college), and Sports writers and columnists.

When?
August: A Watch List of 15 Long Snappers will be announced each year before the high school football season begins. The players on the Watch List were selected based on statistics from the previous season and upcoming season expectations.  The eventual winner does NOT have to be on the Watch List to win the awards.

Scott Daly of Notre Dame was the inagural winner of The Chris Rubio Award

Scott Daly of Notre Dame was the inaugural winner of The Chris Rubio Award

November:  Ten Semi-Finalists are announced.  The Semi-Finalists will be determined by committee selection.

December: The Three Finalists are announced. The Finalists will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote). In the case of a tie, Chris Rubio will break the tie with his vote.

January : The winner will be announced in Las Vegas on Friday, January 13, 2017. The winner will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote).

In the case of a tie, Chris Rubio will break the tie with his vote.

Cole Mazza of Alabama holds his Chris Rubio Award trophy in Los Angeles

Cole Mazza of Alabama holds his Chris Rubio Award trophy in Los Angeles

Guidelines:
Submit your season total stats (total snaps) each week to Chris Rubio by emailing them to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com Please submit the following:
Total Number of Punts:
Total Number of P.A.T’s:
Total Number of tackles:
Misc (fumble recovery, etc):

Please note: You may create a highlight tape for the judges but it cannot exceed one minute in length. It must be emailed to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com with a YouTube link.

*All statistics will have to be verified by your high school head coach before you can be announced as a Finalist.

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2016 TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE!

After much deliberation, here is the final list of the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE for 2016!

Remember, the TOP 12 is chosen from the VEGAS EVENT in January and the EVENT ELITE is chosen from the VEGAS EVENT in May. Together, they will form the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE camp at the IMG ACADEMY in FL in July.

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  1. Thomas Fletcher
  2. Mitch Hall
  3. Kasey Kelleher
  4. Devin Noth
  5. Jake Pagel
  6. Austin Reeves
  7. Nate Durham
  8. Kyle Gibbs
  9. Ross Hinders
  10. Ross Reiter
  11. Koby Paez
  12. Quentin Skinner

EVENT ELITE

  1. Noah Rodriguez-Trammell
  2. Cade Long
  3. Joe Calcagno
  4. Oscar Shadley
  5. Marshall Coluzzi
  6. Billy Taylor
  7. Matt Hembrough
  8. Kyle O’Connor
  9. Noah Turner
  10. Trevor Dhabalt
  11. Drew Wise
  12. Matt Baldeck
  13. Alex Michaelson
  14. John Davis
  15. Kevin Crabtree
  16. Ryan Culbertson
  17. Jacob Potter
  18. Paul Lawless

Alternate:

Shiloh Mast

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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 NJ Spring Camp (5/7)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to New Jersey on May 7th, 2016 for their spring camp.

Long Snappers from CT, MA, MD, NJ, NY OH, PA, and VA all traveled to learn from the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Nick Tibbetts (CT, ’18)! Nick won the accuracy part of the competition and fended off Kasey Kelleher (OH, ’17) – also the horse in the competition – in the championship round. Nick is a big, strong long snapper who was very accurate and all over the Rubio Zone all day. He wasn’t rattled by the pressure and scored back to back snaps to win. Nick showed a ton of potential through the whole day and capped the camp off nicely!

2016

Chris Sayan

Chris Sayan

Chris Sayan (NJ) showed some very good speed and accuracy during the competition round and snapping live to punters after. Recently committed to Princeton, Sayan has all of the tools to be a great one down the road. VERY consistent Long Snapper that snaps a catchable ball.

Dylan Nadeau (MA) improved a tremendous amount throughout the day and showed a lot of promise with his great follow through and attitude. Flexibility was very solid and he has good upside.

2017

Kasey Kelleher

Kasey Kelleher

Kasey Kelleher (OH) was the top 2017 Long Snapper at the camp. He was snapping bullets all day (was timed in the mid to high .6s!) and almost came back to win the whole competition from the speed round. Kasey is one of the top ranked Long Snappers in his class and after his performance it is clear why.

Billy Taylor (NJ) had the best form at the camp, and was snapping pearls all day. He has started to put on quality weight and his ball has really picked up a lot of speed. His accuracy continues to be solid and he is really growing into a high quality snapper.

Ryan Cassidy (NJ). He is a very athletic Long Snapper who processes a lot of speed and power. I don’t think he realizes how hard he snaps, and because of this aims a little higher than he has to, but once he gets that release down he will be dangerous.

Notables: Harry Blair, Zach Cannon, Mike Colantuouno, Brian Keating, Jonathan O’Brien

2018

Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley (NJ) has busted onto the scene as of late. He is a very big long snapper, but is so smooth in his snapping motion. It almost looks effortless for him as the ball hums back to the punter. Really excited to see Jack continue to grow and compete in upcoming camps.

James Rosenberry (OH) was snapping pearls all day at the New Jersey camp. His form is almost as perfect as they come, and uses it to generate great speed and a tremendous spiral. Once he fills out a little bit he will be ready for the next level.

Michael Vojvodich (VA) made a lasting first impression at the camp. Very long frame and good athlete who snaps a very nice tight spiral with good accuracy. If he can tidy up his form and get rid of his little hitch he will be fun to watch.

Notables: Scott Lavelle, Ty Cobb

2019

Dom Serapiglia

Dom Serapiglia

Dominic Serapiglia (PA) showed a ton of potential for his age. Very big body and snaps a very smooth ball. Needs to get set and stop wiggling his fingers so much before his snap, but very small tweaks and he will be very good. Athleticism will be key to him really moving up the charts down the road. Good upside and works hard.

Notables: Evan Davis, John Morton, Austin Mosier

2020

Connor Rhinehart (PA) shows a ton of passion when it comes to long snapping. Extremely attentive to all instruction and holds his own against older competition. Only time will tell how great he can be.

Notables: AnthonyMennona , Teddy Wardell

  • 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 my several select member of my senior staff. 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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Recap Article of the NJ Fall Camp (10/25)

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Rubio Long Snapping traveled to NJ on October 25th for their fall camp. The camp was at gorgeous school and the weather was good after about ten minutes of light drizzle. The talent was even better.

Long Snappers came out from NY, PA, NJ, VA, MJ, OH, CT, MD & RI to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall winner of the camp was Dillon Paprota (NJ, ’16)! Dillon, a recent Bucknell commit, was throwing absolute heat all day in NJ. Ball was flying out of his hands. Good accuracy and consistency as well make him one of the top Long Snappers in his class.

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Matt Bonish

    Matt Bonish

    Jimmy Picerelli has tons of upside and can snap in the .6s. If he can put on some more size over the next couple of years, he could end up being one of the top Long Snappers in college.

  • Matt Bonish impressed me with his incredible athleticism and solid snapping. Great kid that listens really well.
  • Stephen Klotz is a smooth Long Snapper with a good frame and accurate ball. Tough kid.
  • Nate Walker is a massive man with good power that has improved tremendously over the past couple of months.
  • Donovan Cahill is an athletic Long Snapper that is always getting better and has good potential.

Notables: Derrick Chase, John Murphy, Chris Sayan

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Tristan Sokach-Minnick

    Tristan Sokach-Minnick

    Kasey Kelleher was an animal in NJ. Kid throws fire back to the punter and is built strong. Love to see him keep working on his size and his blocking. VERY good Long Snapper.

  • Tristan Sokach-Minnick is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. Runs like the wind and snaps like a champ. VEGAS XXVII should be huge for him.
  • Billy Taylor was snapping bullets all day and has improved a lot in a short amount of time.
  • Brian Keating showed me great things all day and is definitely one to watch over the next year.
  • Ryan Cassidy showed great athleticism and upside.

Notables: Ryan Walker, Ryan McNeil, Nick Low, Kevin Laughlin, Zach Cannon, Kevin Crabtree

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Jack Hadley had a great day in NJ. He is a thick, strong Long Snapper that snaps the ball with some good pop. Showed very solid power.
  • Nicolas Wissinger impressed me with how well he uses his whole body when he is snapping the ball. Form is impeccable.

Notables: Matt Aloni, Kevin Cahill, Jack McCauley,

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Austin Sullivan

    Austin Sullivan

    Stephen Sokach-Minnick was a great student of Long Snapping all day and showed good upside. Follows through really well and he has good accuracy.

  • Austin Sullivan is growing by the second and has potential. He grows so fast that continually adjusting his form will be key in moving up the rankings.

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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Recap of IL Summer Camp (7/15)

RANKINGS ARE UPDATED FROM THIS CAMP AS OF 8-6-15

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to IL on July 9th for their summer camp. Talent was very good and so was the weather.

Long Snappers came out from NC, IL, KS, MI, IN, OH, IA, NE, RI, AZ, TX, NY & UT to learn from the best and get the most exposure.

The overall winner of the camp was Caleb Lawver (UT, ’17). Lawver was smooth and accurate all day long. He snapped the ball with extreme confidence and was well deserving of the win.

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS:

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    Steven Wirtel

    Steven Wirtel was snapping absolute heat in the afternoon and showed that he is ready for college right now.

  • Tim Fean showed good accuracy and consistency.
  • Trent Kramer has some great snaps over the day long camp.
  • Jake Yelich impressed me with his frame and his snapping.
  • Paul Monaco is always improving and looked excellent
  • Bradley Robinson was smooth and moving his way to the head of his class.

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS

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    Nate Durham

    Nate Durham dominated throughout the whole camp. VERY IMPRESSIVE YOUNG MAN.

  • Jake Pagel is a stud and just keeps getting better.
  • Jeremiah Riordan found a great groove and looked smooth.
  • Shiloh Mast was confident and snapped with power all day.
  • Marshall Coluzzi is outstanding when everything is clicking. Very impressive snapper.
  • Joe Calcagno is a Long Snapper, that when it clicks, he is the best in his class.
  • Dylan Castro is one of the most accurate snappers in his class
  • Kasey Kelleher is always impressive and has tons of upside.
  • Zach Appio showed me some great things in IL. Good snapper
  • Mario Rodriguez has all of the tolls to be one of the greats.
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Roen McCullough

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Roen McCullough shows incredible power and strength with an incredible amount of potential.
  • Ross Hinders is a smooth Long Snapper that is always getting better.

OVERALL NOTABLES FROM THE CAMP: John Davis, Matt Hembrough, Cole Stewart, Jimmy Picarelli, John Murphy, Sean McAbee, AJ Laux, Travis Malinowski

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 2017 Long Snappers

VEGAS XXV FinalsThe rankings are completed for ALL 2017 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….

  • Thomas Fletcher: Fletcher is the first sophomore to win a VEGAS event.  He was absolute nails under pressure and acted as if it was just a given that he would win the whole thing from the start….love that. His form is very good (could move his butt down just a tad) and he uses his whole body really well. This kid is flat out very good for his age and is almost ready for college now.
  • Mitch Hall: He is snapping with some confidence and the more of that he snaps with, the better he will be in the long run.  Hall has VERY good starting form. The more he trusts it, the higher he goes in the rankings.  Athletically, he moved pretty darn well.  He moved quickly and got up quickly through the agility and tackling station. I love this kid’s attitude. You should keep a very close eye on him.
  • Nate Durham: It looks like there is going to be a severe battle for the top spot in the coming months for the class of 2017.  Durham could easily take the lead. His form is VERY good and he is snapping the ball with good speed. He needs to make sure his eyes are getting all the way through for more speed, accuracy and consistency.  Athletically, he moves well for his size but needs to be able to control his body a bit more when moving forward and laterally over the bags. He has TONS of potential. He should be seriously thinking about EVENT ELITE at VEGAS XXVI.
  • Jeremiah Riordan:  Riordan is really moving forward and he is doing it quickly.  I loved what I saw at VEGAS XXV.   This kid has very good size for his age and solid form.  He is using his whole body really well and snaps with power.  I would love to see him have no hiccups with his eyes/head as he drives them through his legs.  That will help with accuracy, consistency and speed.  Athletically, he moved fast and tackled well. Being a little more agile will be something I will be looking for at VEGAS XXVI. Very good upside with this kid.
  • Jake Hess: He is snapping with very good confidence and really letting the ball fly out of his hands. One of the best parts about Hess is how coachable he is….you tell him to work on something, give him some time, you come back and it is done.  He will make a coach very happy in the coming years.  He is driving his head through well and snapping with good power.  Athletically, he needs to make sure he focuses on all aspects of the agility and tackling station or he will remain stuck at 4 stars for some time. He has a VERY good attitude.
  • Kasey Kelleher: This kid has wonderful form and is snapping a nice, crisp ball that has some very good pop on it. I would love to see him lean back a bit more to ensure more power and consistency.  Athletically, he moves well on his feet and has good control all around. Kelleher has tons of potential and could take the top spot at VEGAS XXVI.
  • Joe Calcagno: He is snapping with good form and he is using his body well. It is really simple for Calcagno….the harder he snaps, the better he does in all aspects of his snapping. Athletically, I want him to not be too timid and attack every movement.  This includes the tackling aspect of the agility and tackling drill. He has good potential.
  • Matthew Smith: He is very athletic and moved flawlessly through the agility and tackling section of VEGAS XXV.  I would love to see him lower his butt a bit more to really gain some speed on the ball.  Dropping two inches lower will get him to be consistently in the .7 second range. Smith’s form is very good and he is right on the cusp of greatness. I am telling you, keep a VERY close eye on this kid at VEGAS XXVI and beyond.
  • Devin Noth: He is built long and has a frame that will be able to put on some good weight in the coming years. His hands are like rockets and the ball jumps out of the gate.  So fast in fact, Noth is almost hard to time. He needs to really make sure he gets his eyes and head all the way through to be more accurate and consistent. Athletically, he might be the smoothest in all of his class. He dominated the agility and tackling station. You need to watch this kid VERY closely.  He made a massive jump in the rankings.
  • Trevor Dhabalt: He is one of those Long Snappers that shows waves of brilliance. Some snaps are exceptional and some need work. I would love to see him lift his release point a bit and really snap with full power at all times. When he tries to aim the ball, it dies and we don’t want that.  Dhabalt’s form is good and he needs to trust it. Athletically, he moves smooth and with purpose. Controlling his body will help at VEGAS XXVI.

Notables: John Davis, Jake Pagel, Jacob Rubenstein, Austin Reeves, Kyle O’Connor, Caleb Lawver, & Ryan Culbertson.

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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Happy Ranksgiving the Class of 2017 Long Snappers

The rankings are completed for ALL  2017 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping fall Camp in IL.

Long Snappers came in from MA, MI, KY, IN, OH, CA, IA, TN, WI, NE, KY, NJ and, of course, IL to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snappers.

Next ranking opportunity will be in NC on November 22GA on November 23rd and at VEGAS XXV.

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Jeremiah Riordan

The best 2017 Long Snapper at the camp was Jeremiah Riordan. He has a great frame and is snapping with a lot of confidence. Definitely one to keep an eye on at VEGAS XXV

  • Shiloh Mast was very strong all day. The bigger he gets, the better he will be. Love his attitude.
  • Jake Hess had the best camp of his career. Snapping with good confidence and speed.
  • Nate Durham has all the tools to be a great one. Watch him at VEGAS XXV.
  • Kasey Kelleher was impressive with snaps in the .7s all day long.
  • Marshall Coluzzi has improved immensely and just looks to keep getting better.
  • Joe Calcagno is a very solid overall Long Snapper.
  • John Davis could be one of the best with a few tweaks. Watch him.

Notables: Cole Stewart and Dakota Jerman

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.

Be sure to check out the amazing recap video below from the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL.

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