Recap of the TX Summer Camp (7/22/18)

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Rubio Long Snapping traveled to TX on July 22nd, 2018 for their summer camp. Rubio Long Snapping traveled around the country this summert with stops in CA, NC, GA, IL, SC (Top Gun Camp), CA (College, TOP 12, Underclassmen Invitational) and TX!

Long Snappers from TX, LA, NE, OK, NM, MS & CA all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping. The camp was a great time had by all with an excellent group of Long Snappers and parents.

The overall champion of the camp was BRANDON OLDHAM (2019, TX). Brandon is a very smooth Long Snapper that is extremely accurate and consistent. Great frame and he is built thick. Loves when he really locks down his release point as that is when he doesn’t miss.

The speed champion of the camp was Eli Chism. He hit several snaps under .75 and had some very quick hands. Really impressed with his frame and how he handled the pressure when it came down to the final snaps. Great upside and an even better attitude.

The finals round matchups were Bryce Felt (51.39), Eli Chism (38.67), Brandon Oldham (38.36), John Farris (30.26), Brayden Chandler (25.93) and Blake Hooker 21.52.  You can see the full finals video below….

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Braedy Wilson was very smooth and proved that he is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class. Great frame and his ball can be very quick.

Zac Bland is strong and was snapping with some very quick hands. Really impressed with what I saw out of Bland and look forward to seeing him this fall and beyond.

John Farris handled pressure well making it all the way to the finals. The more he really rips the ball back and can lock down his spiral, the better he will be. Great attitude.

Brayden Chandler has quick hands and was on fire all day in TX. Really done a great job of improving his overall frame and athleticism.

Olin Ferguson has a very long frame and tons of upside. Snapped the ball hard and was impressive. Watch him.

Nick Stoia had some of the quickest hands at the camp and absolutely tremendous frame.

Luke Taggart has as much upside as anyone in the country. Athletic build and moves very well on his feet.

Garrett Townsend is smooth with great consistency and accuracy.

Joshua Smetzer was snapping the ball with solid smoothness and easily getting under .80. Keep an eye on him.

Notables: Nicholas DiVirgilio, Corey Presusse, Jacob Trim

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Blake Hooker is consistent, accurate and right on the cusp of greatness. When it clicks on Hooker, he is simply tremendous. Catches waves of brilliance and can dominate a day of camp.

Bryce Felt is snapping with a ton of power and has a tremendous attitude. Handles pressure well and his form is gorgeous. Making sure he is going straight back is going to be huge.

Ethan Lane had a great day in TX. Thick, big and strong Long Snapper with very quick hands that can get the ball back very quickly to the punter. Always improving.

Phillip Bourque is a big Long Snapper with an extremely smooth snapping motion. Need to see him snap as hard as he possibly can at all times and use all of his big body.

Notables: Connor Blackwell, David Perez

TOP 2021 LONG SNAPPERS

Ben Wheless had a great day in TX. Thick and powerful Long Snapper with a consistent snapping motion. Locking down his spiral is going to be huge for Wheless.

Grant Steffen was accurate and consistent Long Snapper with a smooth snapping motion.

Notables: Blake Rejcek

TOP 2022 LONG SNAPPERS

Joaquin Espinoza, Blake Keith, and Grayson Repass

Here are the RSI Scores from the TX Camp…..

Apodaca, Quentin            15.31 2020
Barron, Preston                      – 2020
Blackwell, Connor            13.33 2020
Bland, Zac            18.52 2019
Bourque, Phillip            17.24 2020
Brock, Tyler            14.85 2021
Buda, Grant               3.06 2021
Chandler, Brayden            25.93 2019
Chism, Eli            38.67 2020
Click, Justin                      – 2021
DiVirgilio, Nicholas            24.14 2019
Edwards, Thomas Cooper                      – 2020
Ellerbee, Andrew                      – 2019
Espinoza, Joaquin               6.12 2022 – 2025
Espinoza, Joaquin                      – 2022 – 2025
Farris, John            30.26 2019
Felt, Bryce            51.39 2020
Ferguson, Mike                      – 2019
Ferguson, Olin            13.48 2019
Hooker, Blake            21.52 2020
Keith, Blake               6.67 2022 – 2025
Lane, Ethan                      – 2020
Lee, Rex                      – 2022 – 2025
Mccarroll, Austin               3.00 2020
Mccormack, Nathan            21.43 2019
McCoy, Jacob                      – 2019
O’Toole, Ryan            13.19 2020
Oldham, Brandon            38.36 2019
Parsons, William            10.34 2019
Perez, David               6.52 2020
Preusse, Corey            10.53 2019
Rejcek, Blake                      – 2021
Repass, Grayson            13.92 2022 – 2025
Repass, Grayson                      – 2022 – 2025
Revel, JB            16.30 2021
Ryan, Hunter                      – 2022 – 2025
Smetzer, Joshua            19.78 2019
Steffen, Grant            12.12 2021
Stoia, Nick            13.79 2019
Taggart, Luke               6.67 2019
Thompson, Chase            13.19 2019
Townsend, Garrett               9.47 2019
Trim, Jacob               6.32 2019
Welsh, Riley               6.00 2020
Wheels, Ben               3.30 2021
Wiginton, Haydon                      – 2020
Wilson, Braedy            14.47 2019

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 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-on opportunities to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the TX Summer Camp (6/30/2017)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to TX on June 30, 2017 for their Summer camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this summer instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the season and beyond!

Karsten Battles (Speed Champion) and John Raines (Overall Champion)

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be the FBU TOP GUN Camp (July 7-8), North Carolina (July 9), Georgia (July 11), Illinois (July 13), College Camp (July 14-16), New Jersey (July 15), TOP 12 Camp (July 17-19), Underclassmen Invitational (July 20-21) and California (July 27)!

Long Snappers from TX, KS, LA, S, FL OK, OH, NM, AR, CO, MN, NY & CA all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of long snapping.

The overall camp champion was John Raines of MS. Raines got fire in the afternoon and hit three after three after three to claim the title of champion! His form is good and he was snapping with some good pop back to the punter. He also came in second place in the speed competition! Easily one of the best days Raines has had in front of me. Very impressed and so will college coaches if he continues at this pace.

The finals were between Karsten Battles (86.96), Zach Edwards (57.33), John Raines (53.42), Hayden Hood (50.65), Evan Gibson (40.74) and Nate McCormack (26.26). The full finals video can be seen below…

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

Karsten Battles

Karsten Battles absolutely destroyed the RSI beating the previous high RSI score by over 20 points. He literally scored every single point you could and averaged under .70 for each snap! Battles ended up being the overall speed champ of the camp. This kid is ready for college…NOW!

Zach Edwards is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class and he crushed the agility section of the camp. Form is very good and when he is on, he is really on. Very close to greatness.

Evan Gibson looked very smooth and strong throughout the day in TX. Confidence is starting to come along nicely and his accuracy is solid. Always improving and the kid is a workhorse.

Cole Voyles was impressive in TX with good speed and solid hip movement through the agility section. Built long and has room to put on some good weight over the next year.

Dillon Hayes showed good accuracy and consistency. Really driving his chest through will pick up his speed and make him a top Long Snapper.

Tre Rubio was snapping pearls all day long in TX. Form is good and his spiral is on point. Very impressed with Tre’s improvement over the last year.

Tyler Springer showed great athleticism and quick hands getting the ball back to the punter.

Notables: Freddy Barnes, Ryan Jurczak, Marshall Ballard, Grayson Broussard

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Hayden Hood

Hayden Hood is beyond athletic and snaps a powerful ball back to the punter. When he is on, he is very on. Great speed on his ball with very little wasted movement makes Hayden one of the best in his class.

Enzo Anthony has great form and is one of the best lefties in the country. Growing really well and his athleticism is picking up nicely. Ball can pop back to the punter with good power.

Caden Bolz did really well in TX. Power is solid and he is snapping the ball consistently in the mid to high .7s. Some slight tweaks to his form will really increase his overall accuracy and consistency. Great start to Caden.

Nate McCormack is coming along nicely with good pop and some speeds in the low .8s. Extending out a bit will really help increase the speed of the ball and move him way up the rankings. Good improvement and I like the direction he is headed.

Chad Wolf is a Long Snapper with great size and potential. Consistency is solid and his speeds are in the high .7s. Sky is the limit for Wolf.

Notables: Austin Adams, Chase Crabtree, Hudson Brown, Izeya Floyd, Landon Sleeper, Max Murry, John Farris, Tyler Hanes

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Blake Hooker

Blake Hooker was solid all day in TX. Form is very good and so is his attitude. His hands are really quick and he can already snap, consistently, in the mid .7s. Great upside and always improving.

Ethan Wells was snapping with some good heat all day in TX. Athletically, he does really well and is definitely going to be a factor on the punt coverage team. Pop is very good for his size.

Phillip Bourque has good starting form and lots of potential. I like the way he is exploding and he is getting stronger. Really driving through will increase his overall speed and accuracy. Very good attitude.

John Bergeron showed solid consistency and a good attitude. Always improving.

Nick Wagner has good form, quick hands and solid upside. Moved really well on his feet and is a great athlete on the punt team.

Notables: Zach Clore, Cooper Frazier, Jackson McFarland, Luke Malone, Nolan Pope

TOP 2021 and BEYOND LONG SNAPPERS

JT Sleeper

JT Sleeper showed excellent power and very good form. The less he thinks and the harder he snaps, the better he will be in the long run.

Zach Stricker is a solid athlete that moved really well on his feet and snapped with good consistency.

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the world. 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 TX Fall Camp (12/4/16)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to Texas on December 4th, 2016 for their fall camp. 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 TX, LA, AR, OK, NM, IL, MS, MI, AL & KS all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

CHAMPION JAKE PAGEL!!!

CHAMPION JAKE PAGEL!!!

The overall camp champion was Jake Pagel. Pagel left no doubt that he is easily one of the top Long Snappers in the country. His ball is VERY fast and he can catch a serious groove to dominate. He was one of only about two Long Snappers that has been crowned champion by winning BOTH the speed and accuracy competition. His victory in TX earned him a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can see the finals between Jake Pagel and John Raines below…

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be AZ (12/11) and GA (12/18)

Top 2017 Long Snappers

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Drew Wise

Drew Wise was on fire all day long and was actually my horse to win the whole thing. His snaps are very fast and tight. Ball just sticks to the punter’s hands when he catches a snap from Drew. He has excellent size and a tremendous attitude. College coaches should take a very hard look at Drew!

Noah Caldwell looked impressive in TX. Snaps were solid and had good speed. I really liked how smooth and relaxed he was throughout all the day.

John Davis moved well on his feet and was really accurate with his snaps all day. Locking down his spiral and snapping full speed puts him over the top.

Chris Clore is really getting his body in great shop and snapping with good speed and confidence. Locking down his spiral will move him way up.

Jarrod Jacobson has a great frame and form. Uses his body well and gets very good speed on the ball

Caleb Cantrell snaps well under pressure and is very accurate!

Steven Taylor did really well in TX. Ball is VERY smooth and he can easily be one of the most accurate Long Snappers in the country. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Taylor go very far in the finals at VEGAS XXIX.

Hunter Thiem is a very raw Long Snapper with a lot of potential. He moves well on his feet and is built well.

Notables: Justyce Hankins and Joe Smith

Top 2018 Long Snappers

Zach Edwards

Zach Edwards

Zach Edwards was tremendous out in TX. Kid is a PURE athlete that might have the fastest snaps in the country. Zach’s snaps absolutely rocket back to the punter to the point of almost looking fake. He could take the top spot in the country at VEGAS XXIX.

Ron Gaines was very solid in TX. Large Long Snapper with footwork that is definitely improving. Love to see him focus on continuing to improve his athleticism and making sure he is just a tad quicker out of the gate to speed up the overall snap speed.

John Raines was great all day. Looked very polished and was snapping with a good amount of confidence. Made it to the finals and could have easily taken home the championship.

Karsten Battles is absolutely dripping with potential and could easily be one of the top kids in his class. Great frame and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Moves well on his feet. This kid literally did not miss getting points on The Rubio Target….INCREDIBLE!!!

Evan Gibson looked very solid in TX. He is a really accurate Long Snapper that can catch a groove. Consistent and smooth.

Tre Rubio is coming along nicely and is always improving. Rubio (no relation) has some very quick hands that really get the ball out of the gate well.

Grayson Yeager is dripping with potential and could easily fight for a TOP 12 Camp spot at VEGAS XXIX. Great frame and he snaps a smooth ball.

Chandler Moses is a strong Long Snapper with great upside. Raw and can be a top kid in his class…..easily. Will be fun to watch him compete at VEGAS XXIX.

Stephen Elmore handles pressure really well and has solid accuracy.

Notables: Hunter Burson, Dillon Hayes, Cameron Harris, Evan Jennings, Turner Pallissard, Tyler Springer,

Top 2019 Long Snappers

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Hayden Hood

Hayden Hood left no doubt he was the best 2019 Long Snapper at the TX camp. He moves really well on his feet and is a true athlete. He can really rip the ball back to the punter with times in the low .7s at times. Consistency of speed will be a major thing I am looking for at VEGAS XXIX.

Luke Rizzo is an athletic Long Snapper with good, raw power. Snapping with confidence will make him dominate at VEGAS XXIX.

Landon Sleeper is a strong and consistent Long Snapper with good potential and a great attitude.

Notables: Chad Wolf, Max Murry, Izeya Floyd, John Farris, Ross Arroyo

Top 2020 Long Snappers and beyond….

Ethan Wells

Ethan Wells

Ethan Wells was excellent all day in TX. He is a very consistent Long Snapper with great explosion and the ability to get the ball in the low .80s. I really like his attitude and the way he snaps the ball. Ethan could easily take the top spot in his class with a good performance at VEGAS XXIX.

Blake Hooker has great consistency and I like his attitude. Strength and power will help him a ton at VEGAS XXIX and beyond.

Phillip Bourque looked good with solid consistency and nice form.

Haydon Wiginton has great form for his age and I like the length of his frame.

JT Sleeper is big, powerful and oozing with potential.

Zachary Clore is overflowing with potential. He is built VERY long and already has some great form. Keep an eye out for Clore over the next couple of years.

Notables: Jack Curtin

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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Rubio 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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