Recap of the IL Spring Camp (4/23/17)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to IL on April 23, 2017 for their Spring camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this spring instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the 2nd biggest event of the year (the largest is our January Vegas Event), VEGAS 30!

Speed Champion, Roen McCullough and Overall Champion, James Rosenberry!

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be Georgia on April 30th. The Georgia Camp will wrap up the Spring regional camp schedule and lead right in to Vegas 30 on May 13-14. 

This was the seventh Rubio Long Snapping regional camp that featured the RSI Testing to track a Long Snappers progress throughout the year and it was an overwhelming success. You can find out more about this new format HERE and the RSI’s from this actual camp are already posted HERE

Long Snappers from IL, IN, MO, MN, OH, IA, UT, MI, NC, SC, WI, NV, SD, and KY all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of long snapping. 

The overall camp champion was was James Rosenberry (OH, ’18). Rosenberry is a very consistent Long Snapper that can hit in the high .6s and low .7s. Ball is smooth, crisp and very accurate. He handles pressure well and left no doubt he is one of the top Long Snappers in the country. His victory earned him a free admission to VEGAS 30 on May 13-14!

You can see the finals between Matt Hembrough, Nate Durham, Shiloh Mast, James Rosenberry, Aidan Hall and Joe Halderon below…

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS

Matt Hembrough

Matt Hembrough was the best 2017 Long Snapper in attendance. He was absolutely ripping the ball back to the punter and his body is starting to thicken up. Oklahoma State got a good one in Hembrough as he is definitely looking ready for the college level at this point.

Nate Durham was smooth, consistent and showed great accuracy throughout the day in IL. Frame is solid and he has great form. Absolutely love to watch Nate snap when he is putting full power on the ball.

Dylan Castro is beyond smooth and left no doubt he is ready for the college level with his snapping. He has a great attitude and uses his body well. Very good upside for Castro over the next couple of years.

Shiloh Mast did very well in IL and could have ended up winning the whole thing! Attitude is excellent and so is his form. Uses his whole body well and snaps a very smooth ball.

Mario Rodrigues has improved a ton and looks ready for the next level. Form is good and he does a great job of being consistent with each and every snap.

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

Roen McCullough

Roen McCullough won the speed competition and has really improved a ton with his consistency. Kid snaps with a great deal of power and accuracy. He looked very sharp throughout the day and left no doubt he is one of the top Long Snappers in the country.

Ron Gaines is a massive human being that snaps a smooth ball and uses his body well. Ball hits the punter with good power and he has a solid spiral. Very good attitude and upside on Gaines.

Ross Hinders is a great Long Snapper with excellent form. He can hit in the .7s and he has solid accuracy. Quiet but does all of his talking with his snapping. He is going to do well in college.

Jesse Hooper came out from UT and did really well. He is snapping with a lot of confidence and the ball is flying well to the punter. He is a very thick and strong Long Snapper with a lot of upside.

Matt Tokos looked very sharp in IL and proved his trip from NV was worth it. He definitely impressed me throughout the day with his very quick hands and great attitude.

Michael Vinson is a large Long Snapper with a good frame and snap. Using his body well and can snap consistently in the mid .7s. Lot of upside on Vinson.

Jack Halper is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. The kid can flat out fly down field and will easily be a factor on punt coverage. Consistent snapper in the mid to high .7s.

Zach Drevno is thick, strong and showed good promise. Being a bit quicker and making sure he is always going back will help in the long run. Very good attitude.

Charles DeRosier came out from CA and showed great promise. Consistent and smooth Long Snapper that hovers in the high .7s. Good attitude and potential

Turner Pallissard is an athletic Long Snapper with a good frame that can get the ball back to the punter well. Smooth on his feet and with his snapping.

Brendan Watson did well in Chicago. Very accurate Long Snapper that is always improving.

Notables: Evan Jennings, Levi McKinney, Sam Rogers, Alex Rosenbaum, Jacob Walker, Axel Raarup

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Drew Little

Drew Little showed great consistency in his snaps and excellent form. His ball really pops back to the punter and his use of his body is off the charts. Hard worker that is always working to get better.

Brad George was on fire and absolutely ripping the ball back to the punters. He had no problem hitting in the low .7s and even .6s at times. George was snapping the ball so hard it was almost shocking…in a good way. Keep an eye on him at VEGAS 30.

Jude Pedrozo was very solid all day in Chicago. Good frame, great attitude and excellent form means Jude is definitely one to keep an eye on over the next couple of years.

David O’Keefe had very quick hands and really got the ball out of the gate well. Thick frame and strong throughout. Very good upside on O’Keefe.

Mike Wojciechowski has great form and is snapping with some solid confidence. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he does. Over the next two years, he will make his high school coach very happy.

Nathan Tokar has improved his frame and his snaps are looking better as well. Uses his body really well and is snapping with confidence. I really liked what I saw out of Tokar in Chicago.

Thomas Peterson was consistent and smooth with his snaps all day in Chicago. Good upside.

Dylan McCardel was a stud on his feet and snapped very well all day. Ball is quick and his ball jumps out of the gate well. Love his demeanor and he is always improving.

Hayden Snyder was consistent with his speeds and showed solid accuracy. Very good upside.

Nolan Rossback had his best day at a Rubio Long Snapping camp. He looks to be growing like a weed and using his newer frame to get more power on the ball. As he continues to grow, he should continue to dominate. Great kid.

Patrick Szczesniak looked very solid in Chicago. He has a great frame and snaps a smooth and consistent ball. Excellent upside on Patrick.

Notables: Kuper Imrem, Ethan Warren, George Walsh

TOP 2020 and BEYOND LONG SNAPPERS

Jackson Worthen

Jackson Worthen left no doubt he was the best overall freshman Long Snapper in attendance. His form is great and he snaps with great force. You can hear his hands whipping back as he snaps the ball to the punter. He is going to be excellent if he keeps going at this pace.

Christo Kelly showed great upside and promise. Nice frame and he can get in the low .8s when he is on.

David Boan is a monster for his age and is headed towards greatness. Form is good and he has the potential to completely dominate his class over the next couple of years.

Michael Bastuga has good form, a great attitude and tons of upside. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will become over the next couple of years.

Jaden Mueller is a smooth Long Snapper with good upside. Good consistency of speed.

Notables: Nick Walker, Nick Love, Andrew Boan, Andrew Gorman

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

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 IL Fall Camp (9/25/16)

ChicagoRubio Long Snapping traveled to Illinois on September 25th, 2016 for their fall camp and the talent did not disappoint. 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 IN, TN, MI NE, WI, MO, MN, KS & IL all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

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Nate Durham

The overall camp champion was Nate Durham (IL, ’17)! Nate was exceptional all day long with smooth, consistent snaps and some good speed on the ball. Very accurate and consistent with snaps locked in the .7s all day long. Body is solid and he is snapping with some solid confidence. Very impressed with Nate as he was down in the final against Ryan Langan and fought back to win the championship and earn a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Nate Durham and Ryan Langan HERE on Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be FL next week with PA following one week later.

Top 2017 Long Snappers

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Joe Calcagno

Joe Calcagno was a machine all day long in Chicago. The Penn St. commit is a VERY strong Long Snapper with great power and excellent form. He is snapping with great confidence and is looking ready for the next level sooner than later.

Zach Appio got VERY hot throughout the day and was snapping very fast balls in the speed competition. Snapping with confidence and looked really good all day.

Dylan Castro is EASILY one of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country and is just always on point. Quiet and dominant Long Snapper. Really snapping with good power right now on the ball.

Ryan Langan won the speed competition and snaps a really powerful ball that crushes the punter. When he is on, he can hit in the high .6s. TONS of potential on this NE Long Snapper.

Chaz Satnan is a monster on the field and one of the most improved Long Snappers in the past year. The more he improves his athleticism, the better he is. Smooooooooth Long Snapper.

img_0864Drew Wise can be one of the best Long Snappers, easily, in the country when he is on. Being consistent and letting the ball fly out of his hands will help a ton in the long run. Upside is off the charts for Wise.

Erik Abrell is beyond smooth and looked great in IL. Body is solid and he snaps with power.

Matt Hembrough is a VERY athletic Long Snapper with a frame that a college coach is going to love. Rooms for some good weight and he has great form. Love his attitude.

NOTABLES: Tanner Curry, Grant Higgins

Top 2018 Long Snappers

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Trey Corley

Trey Corley caught fire several times in IL. Frame is very solid and he can pass an eyeball test right now. When he is on, he is REALLY on. Once he gets his eyes through, he will dominate. He could be an absolute monster at VEGAS XXIX.

Ron Gaines was really impressive in Chicago. He has done a great job working on his body and becoming more of an athletic Long Snapper.

Michael Vinson is a large Long Snapper with good power and the ability to snap in the .7s on punts. Love to see him focus on confidence and just letting the ball fly out of his hands.

Brendan Watson can snap a ball very quickly and once he locks down the spiral, he will dominate. He has a couple months until VEGAS XXIX, so he can easily make the fixes to dominate there.

NOTABLES: Bryce Bouwens, Jack Mullen, Alex Rosenbaum, DJ Shefland, Ryan Walsh

Top 2019 Long Snappers

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Patrick Szczesniak

Patrick Szczesniak has a very long, athletic frame with room to put on some good weight over the next couple of years.

Drew Little has great form and snaps a really nice ball. His punter must love him now and his future coaches will love him for his accuracy and consistency.

Brad George snaps the ball with some great power and VERY quick hands. Needs to lock down the spiral prior to VEGAS XXIX to really dominate.

NOTABLES: Charles Gambs, Logan Johnson, Nolan Rossback, Nathan Tokar, Charlie Burr, Kuper Imrem

Top 2020 Long Snappers

David Boan

David Boan

David Boan is on the verge of being one of the greats. Keeping focus on his form and making sure he is continuing on this path will make for a fun journey.

Christo Kelly was impressive in IL with good overall snap speeds and a solid upside.

Ethan Jones was snapping the ball with some good form and a solid attitude.

NOTABLES: Michael Bastuga

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media. For summer camps, they have been promised by October 1, 2016 due to the amount of travel Rubio Long Snapping will have to do.
  • 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 of the IL Summer Camp (7/9/16)

ChicagoRubio Long Snapping traveled to Illinois on July 9th, 2016 for their summer camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be back in Illinois on September 25th. You can register for that camp HERE.

Long Snappers from CO, IL, SD, NY, MI, IN, WI, MO, OH, NE, IA & NJ all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

Champion Dylan Castro

Champion Dylan Castro

The overall camp champion was Dylan Castro (IL, ’17)! Dylan is one of the most accurate and consistent Long Snappers in the country. He continues to work and it is very apparent. Handles pressure really well and his body is coming along nicely. He is well on his way to greatness and I love his attitude.

You can actually watch the finals between Dylan Castro and Zach Appio HERE on Periscope. Expect to see some more videos like this from Rubio Long Snapping.

Top 2017 Long Snappers

zach-appio5742Zach Appio was excellent all day in IL. He won the speed competition by catching a groove at the right time. Excellent attitude and he moves really well on his feet.

Joe Calcagno is a large Long Snapper with very good power and I love his form. Kid is right on the cusp of greatness. By January, he should have his body completely modified and ready to be a college Long Snapper.

Nate Durham is a VERY smooth and accurate Long Snapper that has great form. The harder he snaps the ball, the better he will be. Great kid.

Devin Noth is one of the most athletic and smart Long Snappers in his class. Listens really well and sucks up everything like a sponge. Getting fully down and set will make him one of the greats.

John Davis showed great things all day. Form is good and when he lets the ball fly, he is off the charts.

Matt Hembrough continues to grow with his body and his snapping. Confidence is going to be a huge factor as he moves towards the next level. Tons of potential.

Marshall Coluzzi is a very solid Long Snapper that is smooth, accurate and consistent. Moves well on his feet.

Cole Stewart has a good frame, a solid spiral and I love his accuracy. Adjusting the prior movement with his hands will help his timing a ton.

Chaz Satnan is a monster of a man that never stops improving. Starting to really hit stride and coming along nicely. Tons of upside.

Shiloh Mast has a great form, a solid body and tremendous attitude. Getting his butt down and snapping with full power will move him way up the charts.

NOTABLES: Mario Rodrigues, Scott Mullenix, Bryson Haft, Kyle Eckelberg, Benji Gormley

Top 2018 Long Snappers

roen-mccullough-6148-1438709951Roen McCullough was on fire throughout the day. He can pass an eyeball test easily and snaps as hard as anyone in his class. Definitely headed to the college level with some more consistency.

Ross Hinders is extremely accurate and consistent with great form. Love to see him put on some more size. Great athlete.

Bryce Bouwens handles pressure as well as anyone in his class and is extremely accurate. You can tell he has definitely been working on his craft and is headed in the right direction.

Ron Gaines is a large Long Snapper with good form and accuracy. Love to see him focus on his athleticism and his explosion out of the gate on his snapping.

NOTABLES: Derek Hahn, Cameron Pieper, Albert Tulo, Michael Vinson and Brendan Watson

Top 2019 Long Snappers

jude-pedrozo7158Jude Pedrozo, fresh off his win at VEGAS XXVIII, was solid all day in IL. He has a good frame, moves well on his feet and is accurate. Locking down his spiral will push him way up the charts.

Seth Steinacker showed me tons of potential on his very long frame. Has the tools to be a great one.

Tyler Shaw showed me some great things all day long in IL. Right on the cusp.

NOTABLES: Kuper Imrem, Ethan Warren

Top 2020 Long Snappers

david-boan6040David Boan was outstanding in IL. Long framed with room to put on some good size and he can already snap the ball in the .7s. He is well on his way to greatness.

NOTABLES: Luke Barnes and Michael Bastuga

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media. For summer camps, they have been promised by October 1, 2016 due to the amount of travel Rubio Long Snapping will have to do.
  • 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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FBU TOP GUN RECAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Army All-Americans Johnny Den Bleyker and John Shannon

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

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

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

Jackson Worthen FBU

Jackson Worthen

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

2017: Ryan Culbertson, Paul Lawless, Matthew Smith

2018: Jarrett Key

2019: Quentin Skinner and Rhys Suter

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

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