Recap of the Underclassmen Invitational

On July 20-21, Rubio Long Snapping held it’s annual Underclassmen Invitational. This camp has quickly grown to be a favorite amongst Long Snappers, the parents and the staff of Rubio Long Snapping. It is basically like a mini TOP 12 Camp with Long Snappers from the classes of 2019-2022.

Day 1 was filled with instruction, lively competitions, social media seminar by Terry Crosby (always a good time), a game show (Long Snappers dominated!) and a catered pasta dinner for all participants and their families. One of the great things about this camp is some of the meetings are done without the other party. For instance, when Terry Crosby was speaking to the parents, the specialists were in another area learning about nutrition and lifting. Then, on the flip side, when Crosby was speaking to the kids, the parents were not in the room. This definitely leads to some great moments within the Rubio Long Snapping family.

Day 2 was all about competition and one-on-one instruction. When the Long Snappers weren’t going head to head on The Rubio Target, they, and their parents, were brought over to work with Rubio in a one-on-one setting. Time and time again, you could hear “Ahhhhhh!” “Ohhhhhhhhh” “I knew there was something off, thanks for clearing it up Rubio!” It was a great four hours for all involved and everyone got better!

The overall winner was Luke Payne (2019, GA). Luke was hot off a win at the Rubio Long Snapping GA Summer Camp and he left no doubt he is headed for greatness. His ball is beyond accurate, he has good consistency and the kid handles pressure like a true champion. If any Long Snapper is going against Luke and he scores first, the game is usually over.

Standouts from the Underclassmen Invitational
2019 (in alphabetical order)
– Brendan Beattie continues to impress me with his attitude and quickness of his ball. It really jumps out of the gate well and the kid is beyond coachable.
– Sean Correia is strong and accurate. Confidence and not thinking will be huge for him.
– Donato Crisanti is dripping with potential on his extremely long frame.
– Liam Crowley might have the most upside of his class. Kid is growing (body and snapping) like it is going out of style.
– Evan Davis is built like a Mack truck and is really turning the corner with his snapping.
– Cade Degraw is built very well and snaps with power.
– James Durr is right on the cusp of greatness. By October, he could easily be top 20 in his class.
– Mark Fuchs is strong, powerful and a very quick learner.
– Charlie Gambs was beyond impressive with great speed and power.
– Brad George was exceptional with rocket like speed and an incredible attitude.
– Adam Guillemette made it to the finals and could have won the whole thing.
– Aidan Hall is long and overflowing with potential.
– Josiah Hirsch has a great frame and solid upside.
– Ethan Hudak was on point and you could tell he has been working on all aspects of his snapping.
– Carson Knight made it all the way to the finals and was inches away from winning it all. Smooth Long Snapper.
– John Landherr has a great, long frame and I love the direction he is headed.
– JJ Lindsay is right on the cusp of dominating his class.
– Frank Melgarejo is athletic, powerful and close to greatness. Smoothing out his overall snapping motion will be huge.
– Mason Napper is built like a college fullback and has as much power as well. When he is on, he is REALLY on.
– Cody Olszewski is powerful and just about ready to crush his class.
– Thomas Peterson is massive and could end up being top ten in his class if he puts it all together.
– Nolan Rossback is an exceptional person on and off the field. Strength will be huge for him as his form is par for greatness.
– Joe Shimko just keeps rolling after his victory in NJ. Moves well.
– Stephen Sokach-Minnick has tremendous upside and is a VERY quick learner.
– Kevin Thompson absolutely rips the ball back to the punter.
– William Wagner is a large man with tons of power.
– Braedy Wilson could play two positions at the next level on his frame alone.
Notables: Ferris, Allen, Bolz, Finklea, Flowers, Hughes, Imrem, Johnson, Kaye, Montoya, Morton, Rahal, Rea, Rhodes, Sather, Voichahoske, Wiysel

Rain was not a bad thing when it hit in Tampa!

2020 (in alphabetical order)
– Alex Applefield was throwing heat! Kid is going to be great.
– Michael Bastuga has good form, a great attitude and will dominate the stronger he gets.
– David Boan is a beast for his age and will dominate once he continually snaps with pure confidence.
– Phillip Bourque will crush all once he gets his head all the way through with each snap. Great personality.
– Michael Bowles is smooth and snaps with purpose.
– Eli Chism is a large man for his age and has all the tools to be a great one.
– Bryce Eimer was impressive with his accuracy and coachability
– Jake Foggia never fails to impress me as he is always improving.
– Blake Hooker might have been the most impressive 2020 Long Snapper in attendance. Kid is absolutely ripping the ball back and he snaps like he is on a mission.
– Jackson “Hot Hands” Worthen left no doubt he is one of the top Long Snappers for his class in the country.
– Jacob Garcia is growing quickly and was snapping a smooth ball. Really getting all the way through will be huge for Garcia.
– AJ Laux is a massive human being with as much potential as anyone I have ever worked with.
– Will Mitchell is big, strong and accurate. Trusting his form and letting the ball fly will be huge for Mitchell.
– Michael Munoz looks like a high school senior and can snap like one, at times, as well. Getting through will be huge for him as well.
– Grayson Pibal is dripping with potential on his extremely long frame.
– Ryan Purcell is accurate as they come and filled with upside.
– Grant Reid has all of the tools to be one of the best in his class.
– Michael Tokos is headed for greatness….if he keeps eating.
– Andrew Wells moves as well, if not better, than anyone in his class.
– Dylan Wiltcher was really impressive and left no doubt he can be a top kid in his class.
Notables: Bergeron, Cobb, DeLuccia, Doughty, Gorman, Hair, Hall & White

2021 & 2022 (in alphabetical order)
– Thad Baker is a big Long Snapper that looks like a junior in high school. Great attitude and upside.
– Andrew Boan has form well beyond his years. Size will be key.
– Aaron Brannock has good upside.
– Anna DeCaprio is strong as anyone in her class and dedicated. Getting fully set will be huge for Anna.
– Alec Eckert is built very long with tremendous potential. Flexibility and confidence will be huge for Eckert.
– Devon Hooper is going to be better than his brother…..and his brother is great.
– Carson Keaton is a young one right now but his form is that of an old one. Keep an eye on this kid!
– Chris Kent is an FBU All-American and he let himself be known in Tampa. Great attitude and form.
– Rino Monteforte is an absolute stud off the field (literally won the game show by himself….sorry Sailer!) and is headed towards greatness on it as well.
– Oden Pierce is built very well and is already snapping pearls. Made it to finals. By next year, he wins it.
– Nick Walker is a monster. Been with Rubio Long Snapping for a long time and it is showing.
– Xander Echols was impressive over the two day span. Form is good and he snaps a consistent ball. FBU All-American after his performance at the FBU TOP GUN Camp

Notables: Cates, Eleopoulos, Griffin, Jones, Miller, Washburn & Wilson

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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.

For a full list of upcoming camps, please go HERE

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Rubio Long Snapping 2016 Summer Camps

Here we go, you have seen what others say about Rubio Long Snapping and now is the time to get involved.

Below is a very detailed list of dates, locations, and explanations of what Rubio Long Snapping has in store for summer 2016:

INSTRUCTIONAL, EVALUATION & EXPOSURE CAMPS

11008605_803691366373662_2946603680863802142_nSummer Long Snapping Camps are open to ALL levels Long Snappers. You do NOT have to be invited to attended any spring or summer Rubio Long Snapping Instructional Camps. These Long Snapping Camps are open to Long Snappers from 8th grade (younger with permission from Rubio) through junior college. The winners of each camp receive FREE admission to a Fall camp put on by Rubio Long Snapping (travel and accommodations excluded). Please note: these camps will sell out quickly!

These camps are one day camps that offer instruction, film and classroom session, Long Snapping Discussion, NCSA recruiting meeting, Nutritional Discussion, YouTube film and Competition. Attending these camps gives you top notch instruction and the chance to be added to the Rubio Long Snapping Player Ranking Section of the website.

Why attend? To get the best instruction and the most exposure possible in the world as a Long Snapper, to be ranked with Rubio Long Snapping, to receive a Rubio Long Snapping shirt, to be filmed for YouTube, to have the chance to win FREE admission to a Rubio Long Snapping Fall camp of your choice (travel and accommodations not included).

  • July 7, TX
  • July 9, IL
  • July 11, NC
  • July 12, GA
  • July 31, CA

You can register for any Rubio Long Snapping summer camps HERE


VEGAS NATIONAL EVENTS

VEGAS XXV Finals

As you know, the Vegas Events are the biggest and best Long Snapping camps in the world. They are truly a national event to see how you compete against the best in the nation, and world. The May Event, or VEGAS XXVIII, is the second largest Long Snapping camp we run (VEGAS XXVII in January was the biggest). The main difference is the weather and there are less seniors since many have already stepped onto their college campuses for their next stage of their life.

The Vegas Events are NOT an invite only camp. They are first come, first served. Long Snappers ranging from 8th grade – JC are allowed to attend.

This is the SUPER BOWL for Long Snappers. No other Long Snapping event comes close to the exposure offered by the Vegas Events. Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the most credible recruiting source for Long Snappers in the country.  The “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” is the list to be on if you are seeking national exposure. From the Vegas Events, the Rubio Long Snapping Staff will select the “TOP 12” Seniors/JC & the “TOP 12” Underclassman and “Event Elite”. Over 90% of the “TOP 12” have received full ride D1A scholarships in the past. Over 99% members of the “TOP 12” have gone on to play college football. In addition the “TOP 12” Underclassman will be invited to attend an exclusive summer camp to train and compete amongst that elite group.  The Competition Finals Round Winners (FG, Punt, and LS) will receive FREE Rubio Long Snapping Camps for 1 FULL YEAR. (Excludes transportation and Hotel). The Vegas Events offer the best exposure possible for Long Snappers. Rubio Long Snapping has personal relationships with over 100 D1A Universities and many more at other levels. This is your chance to get recognized on a national scale. Rubio Long Snapping works very closely with Scout.com, Rivals.com, Espn.com, etc. and have also been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Deadspin, etc.

  • VEGAS XXVIII Prep Camp, May 15, TX
  • VEGAS XXVIII Prep Camp, May 15, GA
  • VEGAS XXVIII Prep Camp, May 15, CA
  • VEGAS XXVIII, Small Group Session, May 20, Las Vegas
  • VEGAS XXVIII, May 21-22, Las Vegas

You can register for any Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS EVENT HERE

FBU CAMPS

Army All-Americans 2015

Once again, Rubio Long Snapping and Chris Sailer Kicking will be teaming up with FBU to run the specialists portion of their camps. FBU is the world’s largest football training service and has hired us to handle their Long Snapping section. It is an honor and we are proud to do it again. It is a top notch organization that benefits countless athletes across the country.

Rubio Long Snapping will be running more camps than EVER. This year I will only be at the TOP GUN CAMP.  All other locations will have two Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors in attendance (staff members that have been with me for well over 30 camps). They will follow the same format as myself and report directly to FBU and yours truly.

Rubio Long Snapping will be choosing the two Long Snappers that will participate in the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in South Carolina on July 14-15. Rubio Long Snapping will also be selecting the East Bay Youth All-American for the Class of 2019 (Freshman All-American Bowl) and 2020 (8th Grade All-American Bowl) at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in South Carolina on July 14-15.

You MUST be invited to the TOP GUN camp by performing well at one of the regional camps prior to the TOP GUN Camp. Bottom line, you will have to do well at one of the camps, that our staff  is in attendance at, to pick up an invite from myself and/or one of my senior instructors.

  • April 8-9, San Antonio, TX
  • April 15-16, Austin, TX
  • April 15-16, Miami, FL
  • April 22-23, Orlando, FL
  • April 22-23, Phoenix, AZ
  • April 29-30, Orange County, CA
  • June 3-4, Lafayette, LA
  • June 24-25, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 14-15, Rock Hill, SC, TOP GUN CAMP***

***Rubio will be in attendance.

Please register for FBU CAMPS by going to fbu.net, calling (973) 366-5027 or emailing cdecker@allamericangames.com
COLLEGE CAMPS

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Rubio Long Snapping will be in charge of several university led college camps across the country. These are camps that the universities put on and have us run.  Per NCAA rules, you will not be ranked at these camps. You will register through THEIR respective sites.

Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

  • June 1, University of Georgia
  • June 3, LSU
  • June 4, Alabama
  • June 5, University of Washington**
  • June 6, Texas A&M
  • June 10, University of Cincinnati**
  • June 11, University of Oregon
  • June 12, University of California Berkeley (CAL)
  • June 19, University of Miami
  • July 24, Army

**Rubio will not be in attendance.

NFL FREE AGENT CAMP

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You (the specialists) asked for it, you got it. They (NFL coaches) asked for it, they got it. As you know, Chris Sailer and myself have always run the biggest and best exposure camps for high school Long Snappers and kickers.  For the second year, we are moving into the NFL realm to give the needed exposure to our college athletes.

This one day camp will be a showcase for NFL coaches. There will be little coaching (you shouldn’t need a ton if you are at this camp) as this camp will all be about exposure. NFL coaches and personnel will be on hand to personally see the Long Snappers in action.

In order to attend this camp, you must be out of college and be eligible for the NFL draft.

  • March 17, Las Vegas, NV

You can register for the NFL Free Agent camp HERE (spots will be limited)

COLLEGE LEVEL CAMP

This camp will be ONLY for 4 year university college Long Snappers AND Long Snappers entering into a 4 year university. 1st year JC and freshman, sophomores and juniors in high school can NOT attend this camp.

This will be a very high level camp that will be run similarly to the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp. Cost of the camp will include accommodations, transportation to the fields and the instruction, and meals. This camp is built for Long Snappers looking to dominate the college camp and get ready for the NFL.

  • July 15-17, IMG Academy, FL

TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE CAMP

Top 12

This camp is open ONLY to those invited personally by Rubio. You are chosen to attend this camp by performing extremely well at either the January or May National Snapping Events in Las Vegas. Do NOT sign up for this camp unless you have been formally invited by  Rubio. Former “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” members includes countless college and NFL players, All-Americans, NFL Pro Bowlers and Super Bowl participants.

Some Long Snapping “TOP 12” Alumni: Christian Yount (Cleveland Browns), Justin Drescher (New Orleans Saints), Aaron Brewer (Denver Broncos), Jon Weeks (Houston Texans) to name a few.

The “TOP 12” is chosen after the January Event (VEGAS XXVII) and the “EVENT ELITE” is chosen after the spring Event (VEGAS XXVIII). There are obviously 12 chosen for the “TOP 12” and there is no set number for the “EVENT ELITE”. Those that deserve it and are top of their class in May, get chosen…it could be one, it could be 20.

The success rate of those we have chosen have been selected in the past that go on to play college football (most on scholarship) is over 95%.

  • July 18-20, IMG Academy, FL

Invites go out after each Vegas Event.

UNDERCLASSMEN INVITATIONAL

You will almost think of this INVITATIONAL as a baby TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp. This two day camp that Rubio Long Snapping puts on will be completely gearing towards the athletes and their parents/guardians. This camp is meant to not only get the athletes headed in the right direction in the beginning of their high school careers, but also their parents. It will provide information regarding nutrition, social media, recruiting, film, education and, of course, on field instruction. This event is just as much for the parents/guardians as it is the athletes!

College recruiting for Long Snappers is finally getting where it needs to be. Scholarships are being offered earlier and earlier each year. Early exposure is necessary these days. The Rubio Long Snapping Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself and solidify your national ranking at the perfect time. The middle of the summer is now the time college coaches build their underclassmen lists. You want to be on that list. This camp will get you there. It is also your first opportunity to prove that you are a “TOP 12” candidate in your class. The camp is set in July for a reason, college coaches asked us to do this. They want the inside track early. Don’t be surprised to see more and more underclassmen offered during the season in the near future.

There will be formal meetings/classroom sessions on individual topics such as: Training (what level is right for the underclassmen athlete, how often, proper techniques), Nutrition and Lifting (Good habits, bad habits), Social Media (Setting up and using the proper social media outlets – this has become a must), Filming (proper angles, techniques, times, set up), Education (the importance of it, standards, year by year plan)

  • July 21-22, IMG Academy, FL

Invites go out in May.

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r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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