Nike Summer Camp in CA – RECAP

 

 

 

Long Snappers came out to CA to attend the Nike CA Summer Camp on July 11th  from TX, ID, CO and CA to get the best 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.

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Grant Hilton

 

Winner of the camp was Grant Hilton (CA, ’14). He found a groove in the competition section of the camp and rode it to the championship. Smooth Long Snapper that is very accurate and has good consistency.

 

 

2014/JC

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Tanner Carew

Tanner Carew – Exceptional talent that left no doubt he is the best Long Snapper in the country. Extremely smooth, quick and runs like a cheetah as well.

Chris Nieto – Smooth Long Snapper that is beyond accurate and consistent. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he becomes.

Garrett Frum – Had a very good day out in CA with quick hands, good form and a thick body.

Connor Kelsey – Continues to improve and impress me with his form and the power he gets from his long frame.

Austin Alfaro – Strong, big and filled with potential.

Elijah Richardson – Big and extremely powerful when he is snapping the ball. Once he gets his spiral locked down it is game over for those ahead of him.

Gunnar Skidmore – Incredible improvement with his body and his snapping. Keep a close eye on him.

2015

AJ Carty – Easily the top 2015 Long Snapper in attendance. He is massive, snapping the ball with a lot of power and he is getting more athletic by the second. Great day for Carty.

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Matt Foley

Matt Foley – Snapping with a great deal of confidence and he should be…he is good!

Ryan Simmons – He did well and is VERY, VERY close to having it all click. Watch him.

Grant Gluhaich – Continues to impress me with his willingness to be coached and the power he creates with his form.

2016

Damon Johnson – Handled the pressure very well and ended up in the finals vs. Hilton and easily could have won the whole thing. Impressive day and once the spiral is locked in, he dominates.

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Damon Johnson

Johnny Den Bleyker – Shows great athleticism, incredible hand speed and D1 speeds. Always improving and very coach-able. Great attitude.

John Aloma – Snapping with more power and confidence each time. Solid day for him and he just keeps getting better.

Other notables: Wesley Bertoni, Collin Duffy, James Townsend, Jack Haney, Jack Munsey, Zach Smith, Devin Melendez, Richard Wilcox and Aria Mahinfar.

 

Rubio Long Snapping will continues it’s summer tour with stops at LSU (7/13), NC (7/15), GA (7/17), The College Camp (7/19-21), MA (7/25), IL (7/27) and CA (7/29).

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Get to Know the Event Elite Underclassmen Long Snappers…

After every National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas in May, I choose the Event Elite underclassmen Long Snappers. They are the best of the best out in Vegas and are selected to participate in The TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp during the summer. Only the true great ones are allowed to attend the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp and you must do extremely well in Vegas to be considered. The percent of Long Snappers that have been invited to this camp and continued their careers into college is well over 95%!

If you make this list, you obviously can snap the ball and do it well. Now, I wanted to give you a bit of insight on them off the field. In alphabetical order….

Name: Joel Baldwin Baldwin_Event_Elite

School: Tupelo High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’2”

Wt: 215

GPA: 3.7

SAT/ACT: 25

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Florida

2. Mississippi State

3. Ole Miss

4. Duke

5. Vanderbilt

Hobbies:

1. Spending time with my youth group at Church

2. Long Snapping

3. Playing Tennis

What is your favorite movie? Hot Rod

What is your favorite food? Roast Beef and Rice

What is favorite motivational quote?
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My high goals and ability to achieve those goals make me the best Long Snapper in the country. I will do everything I can to be better than the person that is in front of me.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am both a Varsity Football player and a Varsity Tennis player.

Name: Aidan “AJ” Carty Carty_Event_Elite

School: Servite High School

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6″3

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.8

SAT/ACT: n/a

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Notre Dame

2. Duke

3. Clemson

4. Michigan

5. Washington

Hobbies:

1. Snowboarding/Skiing

2. Wrestling

3. Building catapults

Favorite Movie: The Other Guys

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers

Favorite Quote: “To infinity and beyond” – Buzz Lightyear

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My determination and my attitude

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I dance when I drink milk

Name: Seth A. Combs Seth Combs

School: Hononegah High School

Grad Year: 2014

Height: 5’-11”

Weight: 190

GPA: 3.0

ACT: 22 (Retake Schedule June 2013)

SAT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1.) University of Minnesota

2.) Illinois State University

3.) Wisconsin

4.) University of Kentucky

5.) Northern Illinois

Hobbies:

1.) Football

2.) Weight Lifting

3.) Hanging out with friends

Favorite Movie: Invincible

Favorite Food: Buffalo wings

Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” – Tim Tebow

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I have a growth mindset which allows me to see effort as the path to mastery. I embrace challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, learn from criticism, and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. I also have great work ethic, along with athleticism to be able to make plays down field.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I have a strong will. I have the will to win and the desired to succeed.

Name: JC Everett JC Everett

School: Siloam Springs High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 5’10”

Wt: 247

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 26

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Arkansas

2. Ole Miss

3. Duke

4. SMU

5. Florida

Hobbies:

1. Weight Lifting

2. Working on our farm

3. Outdoor sports (hunting, fishing, etc.)

What is your favorite movie? Elf

What is your favorite food? Italian

What is favorite motivational quote? Motivation: It is not strength but desire that moves us.

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and willingness to learn. Tell me to fix anything with my snapping and consider it done.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have coached two 6th grade football teams in the past two years.

Name: Blake Ferguson Blake Ferguson

School:

Buford High School

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’3”

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.96

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1. LSU

2.Tennessee

3. Georgia

4. Oregon

5. Florida

Hobbies:

1. Video/Media Editing

2. Cooking

3. Weightlifting

What is your favorite movie? Braveheart

What is your favorite food? Seafood

What is favorite motivational quote? 
“”Success always looks easy to those who weren’t around when it was being earned.”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I believe that I am the best long snapper because I strive for excellence in everything that I do, which not only includes my long snapping abilities, but also my academic pursuits, character, and relationships with God and others.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have Type 1 Diabetes. It has shown me that I have the inner drive to overcome any obstacle.

Name: Patrick Freeze pfreezerubio

School: Chesterton High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 260

GPA: 2.35

SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Notre Dame

2. Western Michigan

3. USC

4. Alabama

5. Indiana State

Hobbies:

1. weightlifting

2. fishing

3. adventuring

What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food? cinnamon rolls/donuts

What is favorite motivational quote? “Train insane or remain the same”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Size

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I love working with the special ed kids at my school

Name: Jordan FreseFrese

School: Keller High School

Grad Year:2014

Ht: 6″1

Wt: 200

GPA:

SAT/ACT: 1530(taking again soon)/ not taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:

1. USC

2. Houston

3. Ok St

4. San Diego St

5. A&M

Hobbies:

1. Snapping Balls

2. Getting Invited to Snapping Camps

3. Answering Questionnaire

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Food: Beef

Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last”

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I thrive under pressure.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know? I have a very keen sense of humor.

Name: Garrett Frum Frum_Event_Elite

School: Moorpark High School, CA

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’2

Wt: 230lbs

GPA:3.1

SAT/ACT: ACT:21 SAT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Utah State

2. Cal Poly SLO

3. Fresno State

4. Oregon State

5. Washington

Hobbies:

1. Weight lifting

2. Hanging out with Friends

3. Referring youth football games

What is your favorite movie? The Pursuit of Happiness

What is your favorite Food? Steak

Favorite Quote: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: What makes me the best long snapper in the country is my constant hunger to achieve greatness. I take pride in my work ethic on the field and in the classroom. In addition, I train (weight lifting and snapping) harder than any other snapper in the country.

Something people may not know about me: I made Marmonte League finals in shot put this year (2013). I dedicate two Saturday afternoons a month to the “Take 5” organization helping disabled children for the last two years.

Name: Justin Garza  Justin Garza

School: Carlsbad High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 5’11

Wt: 210lbs

GPA:3.67

SAT/ACT: 1560

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ohio State

2. SDSU

3. Kansas State

4. ASU

5. Colorado

Hobbies:

1. Umpiring

2. Dirt Biking/Wake Boarding

3. Hiking

What is your favorite movie? Into the Wild

What is your favorite Food? Mexican/BBQ

Favorite Quote: 

1. Win The Day

2.If  you don’t fall your not trying hard enough

3. You can be a bad loser or you can be a good loser but your still a loser so don’t Lose

4. Live Life, Love Life, Live it Long

 

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: The qualities that make me the best long snapper in the world are my abilities to take directions and criticism and use them to my advantage. I’m the hardest working and dedicated player/student that you can find. I will never stop training and trying to improve in every aspect. I snap a very fast ball and my accuracy and consistency have improved greatly and is almost dialed in. I’m Extremely Athletic. That is what makes we the best long snapper in the country.

Something people may not know about me: I love photography and I’m also very good at it.

Name: Mitchell Jon Hardy Mitch Hardy Event Elite

School: Muskego High School, Muskego, WI

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6 ft 2 in

Wt: 245 lbs

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 20 (retaking June 8th, 2013 at Muskego High School)

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Wisconsin
2. Minnesota
3. Ball State
4. Illinois
5. Navy

Hobbies:
1. Watching Deadliest Catch
2. Hanging out with friends
3. Working on my 2000 Chevy Silverado

What is your favorite movie? Dodgeball, A True Underdog Story

What is your favorite food? Buffalo Chicken Wings

What is favorite motivational quote? Seven days without training makes a weak one

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I feel that my drive and dedication to the craft is what makes me the best long snapper in the country. I am always working on my form and doing whatever I can to get bigger, stronger and faster.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I work at a Movie Theatre

Name: Nate Hawkins Hawkins_Event_Elite

School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School, OH

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.43

ACT: Taking in June 2013

Top 5 College Choices
1. Notre Dame
2. Rutgers
3. Florida State
4. UCLA
5. Colorado State

Hobbies
1. Skiing
2. Golf (Links and Disc)
3. Lifting

Favorite Movie: Rudy

Favorite Food: Anything with my Mom’s pasta sauce, especially Ravioli.

Favorite Quote: “Find a way to win” – Msgr. Lewis Gaetano

Why I am the best Long Snapper in the country: I am determined to do my best. I will find every possible way to get better, and I strive to make every single snap better than the last.

Something people may not know about me: I like to watch professional cycling.

Name: Joe Lang Lang_Event_Elite

School: Pullman High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:6’3″

Wt: 225 Lbs

GPA: 3.52

SAT/ACT: Signed up June 1st (SAT) and June 8th (ACT)

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Illinois

2. UW

3. WSU

4. Arizona

5. Montana St.

Hobbies:

1. Cooking

2. Golfing

3. Playing Cards

What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is The Intouchables. (French movie)

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is teriyaki chicken with white rice.

What is favorite motivational quote? “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My humility; it allows me to create standards for myself. Standards hold me and only me accountable for everything I do. My standards go above any goal I would ever set for myself. Being humble fuels my desire to always work towards the next level, and approach every task with relentless determination.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? Through hardships I have encountered in my life, I have become altruistic, due to the need to put my family’s well being before my own.

Name: John Morrison MORRISON_Event_Elite

School: Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA)

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 5’11”

Wt: That’s not important (171)

GPA: 95

SAT/ACT: 2210/33

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Alabama

2. Cornell

3. Yale

4. Georgia

5. Harvard

Hobbies:

1. Any kind of exercise– hiking, lifting, etc.

2. Playing guitar

3. Seeing new places and doing new things

What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump or Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Pizza, but it has to have good crust. The crust can make or break a pizza.

What is favorite motivational quote?

“It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” – from “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I have a drive to practice harder and more effectively than any other snapper in the country. Every day I make sure I am improving each aspect of my game, from my technique, to my physical fitness, to my mental readiness. When I finish high school, I want to be the most dependable long snapper in the country, and I do everything within my power to make that goal a reality. I also have the advantage of speed and mobility that makes me ideal for punt coverage.

Name: Kyle Murphy Kyle Murphy

School: Ardrey Kell High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6′ 3”

Wt: 230

GPA: 3.4

SAT/ACT: 1550/23

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Ole Miss
2. Tennessee
3. Clemson
4. UNC
5. NC State

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Working out
2. Fishing
3. Golf

What is your favorite movie? Sahara

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is favorite motivational quote? “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right” -Henry Ford

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? Out working everybody else in the country , having goals and being driven towards them, and always being able to stay mentally in control.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I once hit a full court shot in a game and I also once threw a no hitter.

 

Name: Chris Nieto Nieto_Event_Elite

School: Segerstrom High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’4

Wt: 205

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2. Colorado
3. Notre Dame
4. San Diego State
5. USC

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Basketball
2. Music
3. Video Games

What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is favorite motivational quote? What we do in life echos in Eternity.

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I feel I am the best long snapper because I am calm and smooth with my approach. I also can get down field and make a play as well. I have been long snapping competitively since I was 9 years old in Pop Warner and now in High School. No situation rattles me. Snapping into the end zone or any situtation. I am always calm and collective.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? A unique quality I have is I am also a 3 year varsity starter for my High School basketball team.

 

Name: Christian Samarzich Christian Samarzich

School: Upland High School – Upland, California

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’2

Wt: 213

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT: June 1st taking for 1st time

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Nevada Reno
2. University of Southern California
3. Montana State
4. Colorado State
5. Portland State

Hobbies (name only three please):
1. Photography
2. Training and Working Out
3. Eating and sleeping

What is your favorite movie? tie–The Dark Knight and Step Brothers

What is your favorite food? Sushi and Pizza

What is favorite motivational quote? It ain’t 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? The 3 D’s — my Desire, Drive and Dedication

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a new car and don’t have a drivers license yet.

Name: Wyatt Tucker SmithTSmith

School: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Grad Year: December, 2013

Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 234lbs

GPA: 3.16

ACT: 21

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Baylor

2. Oregon

3. Georgia

4. Ole Miss

5. Washington

Hobbies (name only three please):

1. Water Sports

2. Basketball

3. Playing Guitar

What is your favorite movie? Good Will Hunting

What is your favorite food? Pasta of any kind.

What is favorite motivational quote? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? My combination of size and athletic ability is as good as any in the country. The fact that i am never completely satisfied also fuels me. I strive every day to improve in football and life.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I plan to major in Education and Coaching in order to help kids get on the right track out of high school, and surround students with positive influences on and off of the football field.

Name: Tom Sullivan Tom Sullivan

School: Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Grad Year: 2014

Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 225lbs

GPA: 4.8

ACT: 30

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Boston College

2. Duke

3. Northwestern

4. Cal

5. Penn

Hobbies (name only three please):

1. Magic Tricks

2. Golf

3. Lifting Weights

What is your favorite movie? School of Rock

What is your favorite food? Wings

What is favorite motivational quote? “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t”- Jerry Rice

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I am confident, and want to win more than anyone else. I accept nothing but perfection, and will do anything to get to it. I am not afraid of any one on one challenge to prove I am the best.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I’m a sucker for Disney musicals.

Name: Adam Vaughtvaught

School: Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA

Grad Year: 2014

Ht:” 6’7

Wt: 240 lbs

GPA: 2.7

SAT/ACT: 1320

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ole Miss

2. NC State

3. South Carolina

4. Elon

5. Tennessee Tech

Hobbies:

  1. Following college and professional football
  2. Basketball
  3. Water Sports

What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump

What is your favorite food? Grandma’s Apple Pie

What is favorite motivational quote? “When writing your life story, don’t let somebody else hold the pen”-Anonymous

What makes you the best Long Snapper in the country? I believe I am the best long snapper in the country because I understand how important the role of long snapper is to a football team. I know that hard work and determination is the only way to succeed. I do not believe I am a perfect long snapper, because perfection means I can never get better. I am the best long snapper in the country because I am not perfect, but I will never stop trying to be.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh.

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The Unique Culture of Long Snapping

Long Snappers have many unique abilities. They can not only propel a football backwards, between their legs, but they do it while looking at the world upside down. They do it with uncanny accuracy and consistency, and they’ve got less than a second to get it done. Oh, and then they need to be prepared make a block and/or get into kick coverage.

They must be able to handle the pressure of a game deciding kick after spending most of their time on the sideline. If there is anyone else on the team that they can remotely relate to, it is probably the kickers. What does THAT tell you?

They get little recognition, and even if they are the best in the business, they can still walk into McDonalds unrecognized…sometimes even in their own home towns!

Long Snappers will rarely get the credit and often get the blame. They oddly enough are at peace with that.

Long Snappers are the epitome of a football specialist. They may find it hard to relate to others because they are in such a unique position on the team. The must have focus and confidence. They must be able to handle the solitude that is part of the long snapping culture.

It is why long snappers are such a unique fraternity. At Rubio Long Snapping, we not only understand that fraternity, we enjoy being a part of it.

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Creating My Own Highlight Tape, Good Idea or Bad?

We are asked this question all the time:

Should I make my own Highlight Tape or have a professional do it?

If you look at investment of having a professional do it the right way vs. the potential awareness it will drive to you as a potential College Long Snapper the answer is pretty clear. Have a pro do it for you!

A Highlight tape in most cases is the one shot you have to impress a college coach in just a few short seconds. It is essential that it is done professionally and clearly defines you and your skill set. When choosing a Film maker consult with Rubio Long Snapping prior as we know what makes the perfect Long Snapping Highlight Tape.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when developing a Highlight Tape:

  • Put your Best Clips at the beginning of the Tape, in some cases you only have a few seconds to catch the attention of college scouts.
  • Make sure you include a small bio, contact info, jersey colors, your number, GPA, SAT Score, etc.
  • Follow up, be persistent make sure the coaches received your tape and that they viewed it.
  • Leverage your online presence by showcasing the Video across all your Social Media Sites, Youtube Channels, Scouting Website Profiles, etc. you never know who will see it.

Prior to any attempt at creating a Highlight Tape consult with Rubio Long Snapping to guide in the right direction.

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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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Average Long Snapper Salary in the NFL

In this day and age of the NFL player salaries have increased drastically and the guaranteed amounts have as well. For this past 2012 season the Rookie NFL minimum salary was $390,000.

Long Snappers are no exception. Jon Condo of the Oakland Raiders is the highest paid Long Snapper in the NFL at a base salary of $1,200,000 per year. The list goes on with the top ten highest paid Long Snappers all making over $500,000 per year.  Former Rubio Long Snapper and current Houston Texan Jon Weeks made $540,000 in 2012.

With the average length of career for Long Snappers being much higher than your average player, Long Snappers stand to earn a healthy living for many years. Obviously training, precision and health play a major role in long term careers.

Rubio Long Snapping places many Long Snappers in the NFL and is the key to helping them create these long term careers.

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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 Mental Focus it Takes to be a GREAT Long Snapper…

Even in non-game winning situations, the Long Snapper is under some pretty high pressure. He has to be concerned with getting the snap count right, making a perfect snap and engaging a block all within seconds. What is the best way to handle the pressure?

For many it takes getting into the right “state” or frame of mind. Most of us go through life letting outside events or other people have control of our frame of mind. It is important to know that YOU can control your state. It is critical for a Long Snapper.

Some will use a physical signal to put themselves in the proper state. It might be a chest pound or a smack to the side of the helmet. This physical signal tells the brain it is time to focus.

Once in the right state of mind, a Long Snapper can recall all of the perfect snaps in previous games and practice. He can quickly focus thoughts on positive energy and visualize a perfect execution. With practice he can break down the elements of a perfect snap in to several steps that are quickly and precisely executed.

Getting into the right state is part art and part science. It is a combination of positive attitude, determination, and self-confidence. It starts with that physical trigger that creates a level of focus and the proper state. It ends with yet another perfect snap.

Want to learn more? Visit our website and find out how Rubio Long Snapping trains Long Snappers to carry this type of focus and frame of mind.

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The Rubio Long Snapping Signing Day Recap Continued, 5 MORE Player Commits…

Yes, the list is still growing with Rubio Long Snapping Commits from National Signing Day. These 5 players are taking their talents to the next level…

 

Chase McIntyre

A 2013 graduate of West Henderson High School in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Chase McIntyre has proven himself a consistent Long Snapper, as well as playing starting center. McIntyre is committed to Appalachian State University.

See a Review of Chase McIntyre

 

Chris O’Risky

A 2013 graduate of North Posey High School in Poseyville, Indiana, Chris O’Risky is effective in multiple positions, serving as starting Long Snapper, starting center and starting defensive end both his junior and senior years. O’Risky is committed to Eastern Michigan University.

See a Review of Chris O’Risky

 

Graydon Peterson

A 2013 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, Graydon Peterson is an honor student and all-around player, serving as starting Long Snapper and starting center, as well as reserve defensive tackle. Peterson is committed to Dartmouth College.

See a Review of Graydon Peterson

 

Caleb Longest

A 2013 graduate of Duncan High School in Duncan, Oklahoma, Caleb Longest is a total package Long Snapper with good size, good form and good movement. Longest is committed to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

See a Review of Caleb Longest

 

AJ Hantak

A 2013 graduate of Rockwood Summit High School in Rockwood Summit, Missouri, AJ Hantak is a tall, sturdy, athletic Long Snapper who moves the ball with both accuracy and speed. Hantak is committed to Eastern Illinois University.

See a Review of AJ Hantak

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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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Signing Day Dominance Continues with these 5 Rubio Long Snappers…

Rubio Long Snapping continues its National Signing Day dominance with the signing of these 5 Long Snappers to their colleges of choice. Rubio Long Snapping is proud to be a part of these young men’s success thus far and on to the next level! Full Embrace…

Austin Orr

A 2013 graduate of Cathedral High School in Lebanon, Indiana, Austin Orr served as starting varsity Long Snapper since his sophomore year and played on two state championship teams. One of Tom Lemmings “Top Prospects,” Orr is committed to Howard University.

See a Review of Austin Orr

 

Trey Lamastus

A 2013 graduate of Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, Trey Lamastus is a consistently accurate Long Snapper, and winner of the Nike Spring long snapping camp in Texas in March 2012. Lamastus is committed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

See a Review of Trey Lamastus

 

Nick Walter

A 2013 graduate of Pickerington Central High School in Pickerington, Ohio, Nick Walter has played as starting Long Snapper since his sophomore year and starting center since his junior year. Walter is committed to Miami University of Ohio.

See a Review of Nick Walter

 

Trevor Morgan

A 2013 graduate of Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia, Trevor Morgan is an all-around athlete. Along with serving as starting varsity Long Snapper, Morgan is a 1st string wide receiver and backup quarterback. He is committed to the University of Memphis.

See a Review of Trevor Morgan

 

Justin Greene

A 2013 graduate of Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove, Texas, Justin Greene is a smooth, precise Long Snapper with good form and a hard snap. Greene is committed to Air Force.

See a Review of Justin Greene

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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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Cole Mazza Takes Title at 11th Annual Rubio Long Snapping National Event

Rubio Long Snappers have departed from the 11th Annual National Event in Las Vegas and to say the event was a success is the understatement of the world. Long Snappers from all over the country and even the world participated in the two-day event on January 19th and 20th at Faith Lutheran High School.

The Long Snappers competed in various skill competitions and were ultimately narrowed down to 12 finalists. The finalists competed in one last skill competition using a specific finals round target to crown the champion.

That Champion was Alabama commit Cole Mazza. The 6-1 240 pound Mazza is from Liberty High School in Bakersfield. Mazza was offered by many D1 schools including UCLA, Utah and Washington State and will be a key component to the National Champion Crimson Tide in the coming years.

Take a look at Mazza in action a few months back:

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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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Vegas,Vegas,Vegas!!

Watch Out Vegas, Long Snappers from all over the world are coming!!

Vegas has never seen an attraction of this type, the finest Long Snappers in the world invade the desert! Rubio Long Snapping is holding their annual “Inter”-National Event on January 19th-20th at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas! The two day event is a showcase of the finest prep talent and coaching in the world of Long Snapping. Players will compete for the highest of rankings in the world of Long Snapping. Former attendees of this event are currently playing at major D1 Schools and even the NFL.

Stay Tuned following the Event for player rankings and all the events results.

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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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Rubio Long Snappers Featured in 2013 NFL Playoffs

Three former Rubio Long Snapper Alumni will be featured in the upcoming NFL Playoffs kicking off this weekend! Those Long Snappers Include:

Jonathan Weeks – Houston Texans

Former Rubio Long Snapper and Baylor Bear Jon Weeks has been the trusted hand for the Houston Texans for the last 3 seasons, starting every game. Weeks joined the Texans in 2010 and made the team after training camp, he has started since. Look for Weeks and the Texans this weekend against the Bengals, whom they eliminated last year from the playoffs.

Nick Sundberg – Washington Redskins

Sunberg broke into the league with the Carolina Panthers in 2009 as a Free Agent and continued his career with the Baltimore Ravens eventually winding up with the Redskins in 2010. Nick appeared in 16 games last year and 8 this year for the Skins. Nick and the Redskins are taking on the Seattle Seahawks in this weekend’s NFL Wildcard Playoff round.

Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos

The 6’5” Brewer is a rookie and has appeared in all 16 games this year for the Broncos. Known not only for his excellent Long Snapping Skills, but for his long blond locks, Brewer made his first career Special Teams tackle in week 8 of this season. The Rubio Long Snapping and San Diego State alum will be featured in the coming weeks as the Broncos have the number one seed in the upcoming AFC playoffs!

Rubio Long Snapping well represented in this year’s 2012 NFL Playoffs!

Nick Sundberg – Washington Redskins

Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos

 

 

 

 

 

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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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2012 Herbalife 24 High School Football Awards

This past weekend was the Herbalife 24 Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio Awards for top high school Placekicker and Long Snapper. Three kickers and three long snappers were brought into L.A. Live for the awards show. The three finalists for the Chris Sailer Award for top Placekicker were Austin Rehkow (WA, ’13), Kevin Robledo (CA, ’15) and Wyatt Schmidt (MN, ’13). The three finalists for the Chris Rubio Award for top Long Snapper were Cole Mazza (CA, ’13), Gabriel Miller (IN, ’13) and Scott Sypniewski (IL, ’13).

Wyatt Schmidt & Cole MazzaThe weekend started off with the finalists that were flown into LAX being picked up in limos and driven to the JW Marriott. Once there, they, and a guest of their choice, relaxed in their rooms and waited for dinner at the ESPN Zone. The first night’s dinner was casual with everyone getting to know one another and to finally see the trophies they worked so hard to hopefully take home the next day.

Saturday started off with a breakfast at the Herbalife building with a presentation on nutrition and supplements. Following the breakfast, the finalists, along with Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio, were driven in a limo to Saddle Ranch restaurant on Sunset Blvd. Needless to say, they ate and ate and ate some more. At 6:00 pm, the Awards show officially started in the Herbalife building at L.A. Live. Everyone in attendance was formally dressed, looking sharp as the tension filled the air.

Master of Ceremonies Wayne Cook of Fox Sports West did a tremendous job as he brought up guest speakers and conducted interviews with the finalists on stage. After much adieu, the winner of the Chris Rubio Award for top high school Long Snapper in the country was presented to Cole Mazza and the winner of the top high school Placekicker in the country was presented to Wyatt Schmidt!

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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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Rubio Long Snapper Trey Lamastus commits to the University of Alabama at Birmingham!

Long time Rubio Long Snapper and TOP 12er Trey Lamastus (LA, ’13) has committed to the UAB as a preferred walk-on!

Lamastus is known for his incredible drive, always improving and terrific flowing hair. He is built well, has a solid frame and is expected to start his first year on campus.

When I was notified of his commitment, Lamastus said to me “Thank you for everything. Without you I wouldn’t even know how to pick up a ball. Thanks Rubio. Really wouldn’t know where I’d be without you right now. Not even as a snapper but a person also. You’ve always been there for me!!”

Love it…absolutely love it!

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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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Look for Chase Dominguez to Excel at the Next Level!

Rubio Long snapper Chase Dominguez recently earned a scholarship to play football at the University of Utah to become their Long Snapper. As far as Rubio Long Snapping goes, Dominguez is virtually flawless in all aspects of the position. Chase is long and athletic and has the frame to become a fantastic blocker. Chase is smooth under pressure, concentrating on the mechanics of snapping in the toughest situations. There is no doubt that Dominguez will be a huge asset to the University of Utah’s college football program as a Long Snapper, as long as he stays healthy and continues to practice. His size, intelligence and talent makes him a player to watch in the future.

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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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Rubio Long Snapper Scott Shockley Needs YOU!

Those of you that have been with me for awhile know about Scott Shockley. Scott is a 2012 Rubio Long Snapper from GA. You can see video of him here from 2011….

 

That was his second camp and you can tell he was definitely headed in the right direction. Long, lean and strong.  Bright future to say the least.

Right after that camp, Scott found out he had cancer. He went from the brightest of futures to not knowing what was going to happen next. As I type this, I can’t help but break down when I think of it all and how difficult it must be for him and his parents.

To clarify, Shockley is an 18-year old Long Snapper and three sport athlete who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his right femur in May 2011. He underwent surgery to the replace the diseased bone with a titanium endoprosthesis and eight months of chemotherapy treatments. Scott was in remission until September 2012 when the cancer returned in his lungs. He has undergone additional chemotherapy treatments and one lung surgery to remove some of the tumors and part of his left lung. He will be starting a new chemotherapy regimen in hopes of shrinking the remaining tumors so they can be surgically removed. Scott needs everyone’s prayers and support as he continues to fight this battle.

You know I have spoken with you before about Scott in this blog in which I wrote…

Q: Who is the toughest Long Snapper you have worked with?
A: Tough one. Rubio Long Snapper Carson Tinker of Alabama is a solid choice as he has overcome a ton this past year but I am going to go with Rubio Long Snapper Scott Shockley. Scott is a 2012 Long Snapper from GA that, one year ago, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. He has gone through MANY surgeries in one short year and is continuing to go head to head with chemo. Kid came straight from the hospital to my GA camp this weekend to say hello to me and the guys. He is a soldier and everyone needs to keep him in their thoughts.

SCOTT IS HAVING SOME TROUBLES, big troubles, as you can imagine, and I want you all to get involved IMMEDIATELY. His parents have created a blog, so to speak, that automatically sends out updates to those that register. I want you to register and I want you to do it NOW. I want you to find it in your heart to spray out to Shockley and let him know that you are with him. I want you to keep up with him. I want him, and his parents, to know they are not alone through this extremely trying time in their lives.

Here is what I need you to do. Go to: http://www.carepages.com/signup  and fill out the information and create a password. Once you are a member, go to visit on care pages. Scott’s care page website name is shocman17atl. Enter it and takes you to his webpage.

Let’s show Shockley what being part of the Rubio Long Snapping family is really all about….

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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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