Recap of the 2017 WA Fall Camp

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to WA on October 22, 2017 for the northwest’s fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will travel the country this fall instructing Long Snapper and getting them all ready for their season and beyond. Following WA, Rubio Long Snapping will head to CA on 10/29, TX on 11/12, NC on 11/19, GA on 12/3, AZ on 12/10, OH on 12/17 and then the Super Bowl for Long Snappers, VEGAS XXXI on January 1-15, 2018.

Long Snappers from WA, MN, CA, NV, OR, ID, CO & CAN all traveled to his camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping.

Here are the RSI Scores from the NJ Camp…

The overall winner of the camp was Kameron Hawkins. Kam is a 2020 Long Snapper from CA that was absolutely dominant all day long in Seattle. There is literally no doubt he is one of the top Long Snappers in his class in CA, and the entire country. Kam actually was the speed and RSI champ of the camp. This definitely does not happen often but was well deserved with Kam with his excellent accuracy and speeds that were sub .7 when it mattered most. 

Kameron is an absolute workhorse that continues to improve on a daily basis with his Long Snapping, attitude and athleticism. Very impressed with this kid’s drive and never slow down attitude.

The finals in WA were between Kameron Hawkins (CA, 2020), Axel Raarup (MN, 2018), Kellen Dyer (ID, 2018), Karl Von Einsiedel (Canada, 2020), JJ Lindsay (CA, 2019) and Ben Schumock (WA, 2020).

You can see the full finals video below…

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS
Matt Tokos was an absolute machine all day in WA. He could easily have one of the tightest spirals in the country as his ball almost sticks to your hands when it hits. His snaps are quick with times easily in the .7s and his attitude is excellent. He is going to make any coach he plays for extremely happy on and off the field.

Kellen Dyer was snapping a very smooth and accurate ball that took him all the way to the finals and was about 3 inches from winning the whole camp! Dyer’s attitude is great and he works hard. The more he increases his overall athleticism and strength, the better he will be in the long run.

Axel Raarup came out on a solo trip all the way from MN and definitely did not waste the trip. Kid is VERY athletic and can rip the ball back to the punter with consistent sub .80 times. Fun to watch this kid move and snap. Great upside.

Morgan White came all the way from NV and left no doubt he has all of the tools to be a great one for his class. Thick and strong with tons of power that just needs to be pushed in the right direction.

Anthony Laveroni is 2017 Long Snapper that came out to get finely tuned to walk on to a major university this spring and he showed me that he can definitely do it. Kid has great size and has the ability to get the ball sub .80. Increasing his athleticism and confidence will be huge for Anthony.

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS
JJ Lindsay came to the northwest from Nor Cal and represented the Sunshine state very well. This left has great form and moved really well side to side. The more he snaps with pure confidence and trusts his great form, the more dominant he will be in his class. Great kid.

James Durr is looking thick and gaining good strength throughout his entire body. Ball can dip under .80 and the more he can do that consistently, the higher up the rankings he will go. Love his attitude.

Josiah Hirsch is a thick and powerful Long Snapper that could easily be a top 10 Long Snapper in his class when he realizes just how powerful and strong he truly is.

Alex Sheehan moved well side to side on his feet and was snapping the ball with tons of force all day. If he can control the spiral and lock down his accuracy, he will dominate VEGAS XXXI. I absolutely love the oomph he puts on each and every single snap.

Gavin Gately is dripping with potential. Big, tall man with an excellent frame that a college strength coach is going to manipulate into a monster. His hands are really quick.

Neo Sather is extremely athletic and has very quick hands. Locking down his spiral and increasing the overall speed of the ball is gong to be huge.

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS
Michael Tokos was impressive to me, and I think himself as well, all day in the northwest. It was funny to watch Tokos become more and more surprised each time he would hear his snap times as if to say “WOW! Am I really snapping the ball that fast?!?!?!?” Yes, you are Tokos and keep up the good work.

Karl von Einseidel was one of the more athletic Long Snappers in his class (and at the camp for that matter). Raw Long Snapper that crushed all the agility tests and has great upside.

Cameron Landes showed me some great footwork and that he should easily be a factor on the punt coverage team. The more he can get his upper body to get through and not up first, the faster his ball will be in the long run. Great attitude.

Ben Schumock had very quick hands and tons of upside. His snaps can easily hit sub .80 and his potential is incredible. Smoothing out his overall snapping motion is going to be huge as we head to VEGAS XXXI.

Grayson Pibal is sitting on a mountain of potential. One of the smoothest Long Snappers out there and the more he can snap with just raw power, the better he will be.

Jack Laurin was great with his athleticism and his attitude. Locking down his spiral and continuing to put on size will increase his overall snap speeds.

Notables: Joel Antush, Colin Dolynski, Dakota Lepine, Tommy Sullivan

TOP 2021 LONG SNAPPERS and BEYOND
Alec Eckert showed great promise with his very long frame. Confidence is going to be huge for Alec has he continues to progress. When he allows his strong body to just rip the ball back to the punter, he can easily get bus .80 snap speeds at 15 yards. The less Alec thinks, the better he will do in the long run. Great upside and he can be as good as he wants to be.

Devin Claridge is an intense Long Snapper with good power and balance. His upside is very solid.

Anna DeCaprio (2022) has improved a great deal over the past year as she is now very close to using all of her lower half and is beginning to trust her form more and more.

Jackson Plieth (2022) impressed me with his overall attitude and athleticism for his age.

Blake Gorski (2022) shows great promise and excellent improvement over the past couple of months.

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.

Chris Rubio can help you to become the best snapper you can be! In just 12 years, Chris Rubio has become the #1 snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on Chris Rubio’s word day in and day out on who the best snappers are in the country. Chris Rubio has assisted in almost 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-ons to major Universities just for snapping.
Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

It’s simple, if you want to get yourself better, noticed and into the next level: go through Rubio Long Snapping

354

Recap of the WA Spring Camp (3/19/17)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to WA on March 19th, 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!

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be Texas on March 26th, Arizona and New Jersey on April 9th, April 23 in Illinois and April 30th in Georgia.

This was the second 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 already posted HERE

Camp Champion – Kameron Hawkins

Long Snappers from NV, WA, FL, ID, OR, NM, CO & CANADA all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Kameron Hawkins (CA, ’20). Kameron has some of the best form in the country….for any grade level. Extremely accurate and consistent with a smooth ball. Balance is great and so is his attitude. Improving athletically by the hour. His victory earned him a free admission to VEGAS 30 on May 13-14!

You can see the full finals (Cody Clements 40.5, Kameron Hawkins 39.7, Flynn McPheron 32.2, Alec Eckert 30.3, Dylan Black 28.5, Evan Dvorchik 24.0) below ….

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS

Zack Jenkins

Zack Jenkins was snapping a smooth ball and had a lot of confidence. Very solid athlete that dominated the agility section of the camp. Linfield college will love how he gets downfield!

Cody Clements is a large Long Snapper with great form and solid power. The harder he snaps the ball, the better he does. Great attitude and work ethic. Eastern Washington will love his demeanor.

Notables: Anthony Laveroni

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

Evan Dvorchik

Evan Dvorchik had a great day as he came all the way from Florida! Getting bigger and stronger by the second and it showed as he won the speed competition during the afternoon session.

Justin Babcock is a very athletic and large Long Snapper that showed great promise. Raw with massive upside. Babcock could dominate VEGAS 30 and easily earn a TOP 12 Camp spot.

Spencer Luce had a great day in WA with his athleticism and quick hands being showcased throughout the day. His size is improving and he is very consistent with speed. He has really quick hands that causes the ball to jump out the gate like a rocket!

Jacob Torres came up from southern Idaho and did really well for his first Rubio Long Snapping camp. Thick and strong with good power. Consistent Long Snapper that is very good listener and learns quickly.

Kellen Dyer has a great attitude and solid form. He is always improving and is an absolute workhorse. You tell Dyer to do something and you can just consider it done.

Flynn McPheron showed good promise with his large frame and raw strength. Fine tuning his form and being quicker will make him a top recruit for the class of 2018.

Notables: Seth Rogers

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Dylan Black

Dylan Black had a good overall day in WA. When he is on, he is very on. Accuracy is good and he was about 2 inches from winning the whole camp! Locking down his quickness will push him way up. Keep a very close eye on him at VEGAS 30. It is all starting to come together for Black!

James Durr did really well in WA. Body is good and he moved well on his feet. Form is very good and his snaps can be quick for 15 yards. Locking down his release point will be huge at VEGAS 30.

Jake Wright was very solid in WA. Extremely athletic Long Snapper that is built well and solid as a rock. Once he gets quicker with his hands, he will be a dominant factor in his class. Love his attitude.

Ethan Bonifacio is an extremely thick and powerful Long Snapper with a smooth snapping motion and release. Works well under pressure and REALLY athletic for his size.

Notables: Josiah Hirsch, Drew Maycumber, Neo Sather

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS AND BEYOND…

Cameron Landes

Cameron Landes is a young Long Snapper with a ton of potential. He is built really long and is dominant on the athletic front. Smooth Long Snapper that could easily be one of the top Long Snappers in his class.

Jack Laurin has very good form and balance. He definitely was impressive for his age and shows great promise.

Grayson Pibal did really well in WA. He is built long and has great form. Love how he follows through and when he snaps with full power, he dominates his class.

Alec Eckert is a 2021 Long Snapper with a massive amount of upside. He is very strong for his age and he handles pressure well. Alec can already snap in the high .8s when he is on. He is dripping with potential.

Notables: Hunter Higham, Anna Decaprio, Caleb Carrier

KEY POINTS:
* My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target and will always be announced when they are completed on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.)
* My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
* My rankings ARE done by me and my several select members 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 PLAYER PROFILES, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com, click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class and find your name.

___________________________________________________________________

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.

803

RSI Scores from the WA Spring Camp (3/19/17)

Babcock, Justin 18 OR 15.00 2018
Black, Dylan 19 NV 28.57 2019
Bonifacio, Ethan 19 WA 10.23 2019
Carrier, Caleb 20 CAN 10.34 2020
Claridge, Devin 21 WA 0 2021 – 2024
Clements, Cody 17 WA 40.54 2017 – JC
Decaprio, Anna 22 WA 17.65 2021 – 2024
Durr, James 19 WA 0 2019
Dvorchik, Evan 18 FL 24 2018
Dyer, Kellen 18 ID 15.58 2018
Eckert, Alec 21 ID 30.34 2021 – 2024
Gately, Gavin 19 OR 0 2019
Gorski, Blake 22 WA 0 2021 – 2024
Green, Bradley 18 WA 9.68 2018
Hawkins, Kameron 20 CA 39.76 2020
Higham, Hunter 23 ID 3.06 2021 – 2024
Hirsch, Josiah 19 OR 2019
Jenkis, Zack 17 WA 3.53 2017 – JC
Landes, Cameron 20 WA 10.98 2020
Laurin, Jack 20 CAN 9.57 2020
Laveroni, Anthony 17 WA 2017 – JC
Luce, Spencer 18 WA 11.39 2018
Maycumber, Drew 19 WA 9.89 2019
McPheron, Flynn 18 WA 32.26 2018
Montoya, Jacob 19 NM 2019
Phillips, Crewe 19 ID 12.00 2019
Pibal, Grayson 20 OR 9.89 2020
Plieth, Jackson 22 WA 2021 – 2024
Rogers, Seth 18 CAN 21.43 2018
Sather, Neo 19 CO 9.47 2019
Schumock, Ben 20 WA 6.52 2020
Torres, Jacob 18 ID 2018
Wright, Jake 19 WA 13.79 2019


Starting this spring, all Rubio Long Snapping camps will feature a shortened version of the VEGAS testing format. Once the Long Snapper has completed the test, they earn an RSI which is the fairest and most accurate way to judge a Long Snapper by numbers. Once you register, for a Rubio Long Snapping camp, a full, detailed explanation will be in your confirmation email.

Each Long Snapper will now be tested on The Rubio Long Snapping Target with one snap per section instead of three. Meaning, you get one regular snap, one block left, one block right, and one speed for both punt snaps and short snaps to total eight snaps. Therefore, at the end of testing, the RSI will be tripled to reveal the participants’ RSI for that particular camp. Trust me, I do get that a Regional Camp RSI will not be the exact same as a VEGAS Event RSI for several reasons (length of test, pressure of Vegas, etc.) but it will pretty darn close and definitely fair. 

The RSI is an excellent way for a participant to truly show how good of a Long Snapper they are as it balances the accuracy along with the speed of the ball, plus it will show how well the Long Snapper grows through each and every Rubio Long Snapping camp. Also, the RSI‘s will be posted on each Long Snappers profile after every camp they attend.  Please note: the RSI does not account for athleticism, spiral or mentality.

RSI‘s can range from zero to basically 80 (if a Long Snapper was to get a score 48 points and averaged .65 on their punt snaps). I believe the highest I have ever encountered a 60.61 by Kasey Kelleher at VEGAS XXIX. The 12 finalists at VEGAS XXIX all had above 50’s on their RSI and that was a record. A 30 is usually pretty darn solid. 

Please Note: The RSI is not completely how your Rubio Long Snapping ranking will be calculated as there are many factors to being a great Long Snapper. The main things that each Long Snapper will be ranked on are the following:

  • Speed (should be less than .75 for a 15 yard punt snap)
  • Accuracy (all snaps should be in The Rubio Zone)
  • Consistency (a college coach is going to want to see how consistent you are with your speed…if you can snap a .75, your snaps should be right around there, well, consistently)
  • Mentality (how well do you handle pressure)
  • Athleticism (do you move well or does it look like you are in pain when moving)
  • Size (an ideal Long Snapper would be about 6’3″ and 235)
  • Spiral (does the ball look pretty, slice through the wind and easy to catch)
  • Blocking (will you be able to withstand a major college rush) If you have ever been to a Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Event, you know that one of the main parts of competition day is when each Long Snapper gets tested on The Rubio Long Snapping Target.

___________________________________________________________________

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.

170

Recap of the WA Fall Camp (10/23/16)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to Washington on October 23rd, 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 WA, ID, OR, CA & LA all traveled to get the best instruction and the most exposure possible for Long Snapping.

The overall camp champion was Matt Baldeck (ID, ’17)! Baldeck was on fire all day long and was throwing some severe heat out in the Northwest. His snaps are VERY powerful and he easily get in the low .7s to high .6s. He dominated the speed competition and almost won the accuracy competition. Confidence is high right now and he is making a solid name for himself across the country. Powerful and thick frame. His victory in WA earned him a free admission to VEGAS XXIX!

You can actually watch the finals between Matt Baldeck and Kellen Dyer below from the live feed on the Rubio Long Snapping Periscope.

The next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be CA on October 30th, followed by NC (11/20), TX (12/4), AZ (12/11) and GA (12/18)

gibson-jake

Jake Gibson

Top 2017 Long Snappers
Jake Gibson was very solid in WA. His form is excellent and he is nails under pressure. Nothing rattles the kid and he uses all of his body really well to gain some good speed.

Zack Jenkins did really well in WA. Ball is on target and he is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class. Widening out on his stance and his waistline will help a ton. LOTS of upside on Zach.

Eli Jenkins is dripping with potential and I love when he lets the ball fly out of his hands. Really has a good upside.

Cody Clements is a large Long Snapper with a strong frame and tons of potential. Confidence will be huge as we head into Vegas.

Notables: Brock Olive, Calvin Maher and Braden Otto

Top 2018 Long Snappers

Kellen Dyer

Kellen Dyer

Kellen Dyer was VERY solid in WA. Ball is accurate and he has some great consistency. Needs to make sure he quickens up his hands and legs. No knee hitch will equal the ball in the .7s. Really impressed with his overall work ethic and attitude.

Spencer Luce is overflowing with potential and could easily dominate his class with more accuracy and consistency. CONFIDENCE is going to be huge for him as we head into VEGAS. This could be off the charts good.

Notable: Grayson Broussard

Top 2019 Long Snappers

JJ Lindsay

JJ Lindsay

JJ Lindsay showed me some great things in WA. Love his form and his overall attitude. Built with long legs and he is already using them well.

Dean Lau is an incredible athlete that destroys all athletic tests I throw his way. MAJOR factor in punt coverage as we move into VEGAS and beyond. Size and strength will be huge for him as he continues through the process.

James Durr showed me a lot of potential. He is a smooth Long Snapper with good upside. Built well and I like his attitude.

Top 2020, 2021 & 2022 Long Snappers

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins has excellent form and showed he could, and should, win a Rubio Long Snapping camp very soon. Kam is an extremely accurate Long Snapper that will continue to get better with more strength and athleticism. Snaps the ball as well as anyone I have seen at his age. Overall speed on the ball and his legs will be key in dominating his class throughout the years.

Cameron Landes has a ton of potential and could stay in the top five of his class for all four years of high school. Built REALLY long with a frame that can put on about fifty pounds over the next couple years. Ball is smooth and accurate. Moves really well on his feet.

Alec Eckert is a very long athlete for the class of 2021. Great frame and dripping with potential. Making sure he works on his flexibility and not dragging the football back will help a ton in the long run. He will be as good as he wants to be with his Long Snapping.

Anna DeCaprio was VERY impressive for her first Rubio Long Snapping camp. She has great explosion and an excellent spiral for her age. Widening out her stance and getting her hips straight will help a ton. Great first camp.

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.

_________________________________________________________________

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.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

572