Underclassmen Invite Event – RECAP

Over 50 Long Snappers from around the country came out the Underclassmen Invite Event in Los Angeles, CA for the weekend of June 29-30. This camp is special, not simply for it being the top 2017, 2016 and 2015 Long Snappers in the country, but also because it completely allows the parents/guardians to become a member of it as well. Over half of the weekend is spent in the classroom learning about recruiting from a parent’s point of view, fitness/nutrition, NCSA, Herbalife and social media. To say the weekend is packed with information would be a massive understatement. Not only did these Long Snappers gain knowledge on the field and in the classroom, they also gained many lifelong friends. The camaraderie of the group was overwhelming.

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Terry Thompson was exceptional in guiding the parents through the recruiting process

The weekend started off with a phenomenal classroom session led by Rich Goudis and Terry Thompson advising the parents about the recruiting process through a parent’s eyes. Rich and Terry have had a kicker and Long Snapper, respectively, go through the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping process and were able to guide the parents in the process. I have heard nothing but good things about their speeches/q&a session from parents that were in the room.

All of the specialists were in a separate room with myself and Chris Sailer running over the details off the weekend and getting them ready for greatness…physically and mentally.

After the morning session, the specialists were led on the field to gain the best instruction possible in two sessions. The Long Snappers were attentive, listened well and all improved. The first day was a massive success.

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Terry Crosby did a great job in leading the social media seminar.

The second day started off with Chris Sailer and myself going through a year by year recruiting breakdown in high school for parents and specialists. After this, an amazing social media seminar was led by Terry Crosby who led the audience through a journey of ups and downs in social media with MANY solid examples. After this segment, there is no excuse for all parties knowing the ins and outs of social media.

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Van Hook was outstanding when he spoke to the parents and Long Snappers.

Following Terry Crosby was Brian Van Hook talking to the parents and Long Snappers about lifting, nutrition and stretching. Van Hook was overflowing with information and the audience couldn’t ask questions fast enough. This entire segment, like the others, was fantastic for all involved.

The final two classroom sessions were led by Herbalife and NCSA. Two dynamic speakers were brought in and they did not disappoint.

After lunch, all Long Snappers were on the field for competition and their YouTube videos (which are already uploaded). The Long Snappers did not disappoint. The overall winner of the camp was Garrett Wilson (2015, NC). Garrett is built very long and has quick hands. Sky is the limit for him as he has a huge upside. Handles pressure well and was great all weekend.

Some other top Long Snappers were….

2017/2016

Mitch Hall – (2017) Long Snapper has tremendous form is growing rapidly and is showing no signs of slowing down.

John Aloma – (2016) Long Snapper left no doubt he is one of the best in the country. He has exceptional form and snaps a very quick ball for his age.

Travis Arroyo – (2016) Massive Long Snapper with great form and attitude. Keep an eye on him over the next three years…and beyond.

Josh Brady – (2016) Showed a big upside and listens well. VERY quick learner.

Damon Johnson – (2016) Improving by the second and is extremely close to having it all click. When it does, this will be bad news for other Long Snappers in his class. Consistency will be key.

Conner Kirkegaard – (2016) Great speed and power from this Long Snapper. Very close to putting it all together.

Scott Meyer – (2016) Was very impressive with his size and smoothness of his snap. Big upside.

Donald Reiter – (2016) Has a great attitude, a tight spiral and is extremely accurate. Love the direction he is headed, physically and mentally.

John Shannon – (2016) Did as expected all weekend: GREAT. Built well and is solid with his form. Some slight tweaks will make him one of the greats.

2015

Jeremy Ashworth – Did a tremendous job all weekend. Great form and quick hands. Solid improvement.

Peter Comarato – When he is on, he is really on. Has the ability to easily snap a D1 ball at times.

Darren Diffee – Continues to impress me with his form and snapping. The more aggressive he gets, the better he will be with his snapping.

Tyler Douglas – Built like a senior and snaps like one at times. Consistency will be huge for him.

Wes Farnsworth – Long, athletic and massive upside. Watch him. Could be the dark horse of the group.

Ryan Farr – Was the best Long Snapper at the camp all weekend. Almost blasé when he snaps the ball. SKY IS THE LIMIT for Farr.

Matt Foley – Has improved a ton and is looking to make quite a name for himself.

Harrison Goebel – Massive frame, long arms, BIG upside. I really like what I see from him. Easy TOP 12 choice next year if he continues on this path.

Tyler Griffiths – Built well and snaps hard. Great direction and drive.

Ben Makowski – VERY impressed with Makowski all weekend. Works hard and smart….and it is obvious. Great Long Snapper and person.

Steven Nixon – Was snapping bullets all weekend. He just keeps getting better.

Jordan Ober – LONG athlete that will be top kid as he gets some size.

Ryan Simmons – Excellent form and attitude. Very accurate. The harder he snaps, the better he will be.

Garrett Stotts – Caught my eye all weekend with his size (thick and strong) and his snapping. Great attitude.

Austin Spence – Built very long. Massive upside.

Chase Urbach – Body is coming along nicely. Great form. The more confidence he has with his snapping, the better he will be.

Hunter Varga – Solid all weekend. He snaps hard and he is great…when he snaps hard.

Next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be CA on July 11, LSU on July 13, NC on July 15, GA on July 17, College Camp in CA on July 19-21, MA on July 25, IL on July 27 and CA Season Prep Camp on July 29th. Be sure to follow Rubio Long Snapping on Twitter (@TheChrisRubio) and Facebook (Rubio Long Snapping) for continuous information!

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Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award WINNER!

After receiving, reviewing and evaluating the applications of a number of very qualified candidates, we are pleased and honored to announce that the winner of the first annual Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award, sponsored by Terry Thompson and family, is Clayton Jackson!

Clayton is from Cottonwood Falls, Kansas and is a junior at Chase County Junior-Senior High School. He has maintained a 4.0 non-weighted academic GPA in high school. In fact, he has had straight A’s in all of his classes so far in high school. Beyond his impressive academic record, Clayton is a leader with outstanding character and integrity. Amongst his many accomplishments, he has been the Class President each year he has been in high school, has numerous hours and endeavors that he has volunteered to his community and operates his own business. One of Clayton’s teachers remarked, “Clayton’s character is beyond reproach. He is known for making good decisions even when they are not the most popular ones. As a student-athlete, the example he sets for his peers as well as younger students both on the field and in the classroom is an asset that our school is lucky to have.”

Clayton has been a Rubio Long Snapper since 2011 and is currently the 30th ranked Rubio Long Snapper in the Class of 2014. When Clayton’s long snapping and football days are over with he has aspirations to serve his rural community as a doctor with the goal of bringing more modern healthcare awareness to his community while improving the overall health of the people he serves. Based on his impressive credentials, character and motivation, we have no doubt that Clayton will be successful in any endeavor he sets his mind and heart to.

With this, we are very proud and honored to award the 1st Annual Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award to Clayton Jackson. Congratulations Clayton!

We would also like to sincerely thank all of the other Rubio Long Snappers who took the time and effort to submit applications for consideration for this award. Each and every candidate demonstrated an excellent academic record with outstanding leadership, character and integrity. Each and every applicant should be proud of their achievements as well as their goals and aspirations for the future.

Clayton Jackson and Rubio

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Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award

Terry Thompson, father of Rubio Long Snapper’s Scotty and Erik, approached me with an idea. Terry wanted to give back to Rubio Long Snapping for all that it has done for both of his sons. He wanted to donate to a Rubio Long Snapper for this year, and year’s to come, but he wanted it to be based heavily on academics.

According to Terry, “Due in part to the mentoring and influence of Rubio, both of my sons learned the value and importance of their education and academic discipline beyond their athletic goals and aspirations. With this in mind, on behalf of my sons, Rubio Long Snappers Scotty Thompson and Erik Thompson, I wanted to give back to all that Rubio and Rubio Long Snapping has done and continues to do outside of long snapping for my sons and Rubio Long Snappers everywhere. It is in this spirit that I am donating this year and for years to come the following award to Rubio Long Snapping. This award will emphasize the importance of academic discipline and performance as part of what a Rubio Long Snapper ought to be doing as routinely as he practices Rubio Long Snapping drills and techniques. As a specialist, whether you get the privilege of earning a scholarship or a preferred walk-on or if you don’t even get the opportunity to play college football, it is education and academic performance that will open up opportunities to their lives…Success of/as a Rubio Long Snapper goes far beyond long snapping…The purpose and essence of this award is meant to emphasize and embrace this concept.”

Needless to say, I fully embraced this terrific idea so I present to you the….

Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award

This award will be given to the Rubio Long Snapper who, in addition to demonstrating excellent skill and performance as a Rubio Long Snapper, possesses outstanding character and work ethic as a student and has an outstanding academic record. This award will be awarded to a high school junior after completion of his first semester of his junior year and will pay for his Las Vegas camp registration fee for the following Spring (May) and Winter (January) camps. Only Long Snappers from the class of 2014 need to apply if they meet the criteria for the award.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum academic GPA of 3.6
    • Academic GPA takes into account core college prep minimum education classes only, such as Math, English, Social Studies and Science.
    • The 3.60 GPA will need to be a cumulative academic GPA from first semester of a candidate’s 9th grade year through the 1st semester of the candidate’s 11th grade year.
    • Active 2014 Rubio Long Snapper (must have participated in at least one Rubio Long Snapper camp and/or currently signed up for an upcoming camp)

Submittals for Consideration:

  • Sealed official high school transcript that includes all academic grades and performance from 1st semester of 9th grade year through 1st semester of 11th grade year.
  • 1,000 word or less hand written essay on what a candidate wants to do with/for his life after his long snapping career is over.
  • Honors and Achievements that would include, but are not limited to, community service, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, etc.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from a non-coach core academic teacher describing your work ethic as a student.
  • All applications must be received by March 15. No applications will be even considered if received after March 15.
  • The winner will be announced on April 1.

Award:

  • Pays for the Rubio Long Snapping Las Vegas Camp costs for the following Spring Camp (May) and following Winter Camp (January). Estimated Award Value: $800
  • Award winner will be announced on April 1.

How to Enter:

Application should include and be in the following order:

  • Cover Letter to include:

Name, High School, High School Address, Principal’s Name, Principal’s E-Mail, Guidance Counselor’s Name, Guidance Counselor’s E-mail, Home Mailing Address, Applicant’s Cell Number, Applicant’s E-mail Address

  • Sealed official high school transcript that includes all academic grades and performance from 1st semester of 9th grade year through 1st semester of 11th grade year.
  • 1,000 word or less hand written essay on what a candidate wants to do with/for his life after his long snapping career is over.
  • Typed list and explanation of honors and achievements that would include, but are not limited to, community service, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, etc.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from a non-coach core academic teacher describing your work ethic as a student (no more than three, please)
  • Nothing else should be included and there is no lobbying allowed for an applicant. Therefore, no videos posted to YouTube or any other social media outlet to gain attention.

Put all of the above into an envelope/box and mail to the following TWO addresses. Yes, you will be sending out two copies and they need to be at the locations by no later than March 15th.

Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award
c/o RUBIO
1104 Richardson Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501

Rubio Long Snapping Academic Excellence Award
c/o Terry Thompson
10 Oak View Dr. Suite 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Best of luck and please forward all questions to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com

Erik Thompson, Terry Thompson and Scotty Thompson

Erik, Terry and Scotty Thompson

 

 

 

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