Meet the 2023 TOP 12 Members

Meet the 2023 TOP 12 Members

Grant Mills

State: North Carolina

Class: 2024

Height: 5’11

Weight: 200

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Committed to University of North Carolina
Go Heels!

Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Working Out

Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Favorite Food: Tacos are my favorite food.  I also love a good steak and mashed potatoes.

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Excellence is not a singular act but is a habit. You are what you
do repeatedly” – Shaquille O’Neal

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Through endless preparation and
work, I have developed a champion mindset. This gives me an edge as I know I am ready
when called, and I am extremely confident in my ability. At this point, I don’t have to think, I
just do.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? If you are from North Carolina, you will probably consider this a unique fact – Although I have
committed to UNC, my family and I have always been Duke fans.  I grew up going to Duke
sporting events.  My grandfather is an “Iron Duke” athletic supporter.  I never owned anything
“Carolina Blue” until I committed.  As a kid I refused to wear Air Jordans because Michael
Jordan played at UNC. Obviously now I am a HUGE UNC FAN! And now, my wardrobe is all
Carolina blue! GO HEELS!!

Jax Thompson

State: Texas

Class: 2024

Height: 6’1

Weight:  185

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ole Miss2. Arizona

3. Texas A&M

4. SMU

5. Washington State

Hobbies: Golf, bowling, video games, acting and working hard in the gym

Favorite Movie: Mega Mind (Best SoundTrack Ever)

Favorite Food: Rotisserie Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese and Broccoli mixed up all in one pile on the plate with BBQ sauce on top

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Grit, perseverance, drive, athleticism and snap speed.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? When I was 2 years old doctors told my Mom and Dad that I would most likely never walk unassisted and if I did I would never play agility sports. HA!

Joseph Vinci

State: Massachusetts

Class: 2024

Height: 6’4

Weight: 230

Top 5 College Choices:

Hobbies: Fishing, Golfing, Cooking

Favorite Movie: The Hangover

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers

Favorite Motivational Quote: 

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country?

What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? Avid fisherman

Landon Beal

State: Ohio

Class: 2024

Height: 6’0

Weight: 205

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Maine
  2. Pitt
  3. Ohio university
  4. Miami university
  5. Colorado State
Hobbies: Mountain biking, Snowboarding

Favorite Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Work hard until your idols become your rivals”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Athleticism, dedication and determination to be the best.

What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I have a pet box turtle named Moon.

 

Jace Eastlick

State: Idaho

Class: 2024

Height: 6’2

Weight: 210

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Washington

Hobbies: Football, fishing and hunting.  Just being outdoors and working out.

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Food:  Ribeye Steak

Favorite Motivational Quote:  The attitude with which we approach the situation can determine our success or failure- Peyton Manning

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country?  My size, I’m taller and more lengthy than most. For my size I’m very fast and my change of direction is very quick as well. I’m very consistent and can handle pressure very well compared to most people.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I grew up in Montana, not Idaho.

Keaton McNutt

State: Georgia

Class: 2024

Height: 5’11

Weight: 210

Top 5 College Choices:

Auburn (Committed

Favorite Movie: Top Gun (both of them)

Favorite Food:  chicken Alfredo, a good ole steak, chicken parm, barbecue (Texas brisket)

Favorite Motivational Quote:  Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly, as if serving God, not men. Colossians 3:23

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Most consistent and catchable snap, able to be a factor in coverage or block.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know?  I love the lake/water, I’m able to slalom, double ski, and wakeboard.

Carter Owen

State: South Carolina

Class: 2024

Height: 6’1

Weight: 225

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Anderson University

Hobbies: Basketball and Disc Golf

Favorite Movie: Intercellar

Favorite Food: Sesame Chicken

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God” 1 Corinthians 10:31

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? My willingness to always do what it takes to help the team and my athleticism at the position puts me in front of other snappers.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I can solve a rubix cube in 20-30 seconds

Jack Florentine

State: Illinois

Class: 2024

Height: 6′

Weight: 197

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. UCONN
  2. Michigan State University
  3. University of Illinois
  4. Northwestern University
  5. K-State

Hobbies: Golf and basketball

Favorite Movie: Step Brothers

Favorite Food: Chicken Parm

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Work harder, no one cares!!”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I’m the fastest, most athletic snapper in my class, and snap the best pearls!
 What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I am a good swimmer.

Gunnar Yocum

State: South Carolina

Class: 2024

Height: 6’1

Weight: 195

Hobbies: Golfing, hunting and eating!

Favorite Movie: American Sniper

Favorite Food: Ham and pineapple pizza

Favorite Motivational Quote: Any speech from Coach Renner

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? My work ethic makes me the best long snapper in the country because I never get satisfied and I’m always chasing perfection.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I was born in Dover, DE.

Caleb Blankenship

State: Arkansas

Class: 2024

Height: 6’3

Weight: 230

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ole Miss
2.  Arkansas State
3.  Quachita Baptist
4. Harding University
5.  UAPB

Hobbies:  I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love playing golf, bowling, hunting and fishing, and spending time learning abou the Lord at my church.

Favorite Movie:  “Greater” the story about the best walk-on Brandon Burlsworth.  I can relate to this movie more than any other because of the determination and work ethic we both display.  Ever since a young age, I’ve had to work to reach goals just like Brandon did throughout the movie.

Favorite Food:  Anything homemade my mom cooks: however, if I have to pick one it would be her famous steak and baked potatoes!

Favorite Motivational Quote:  Instead of a quote that keeps me going, it’s a bible verse! The verse is Matthew 19:26 stating “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”’ All my successes have been because God has been with me and helped me through all my challenges. Like stated above, without God all things are impossible!

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country?   I believe my traits of athleticism helps me become the best long snapper in the country! For my high school, I am a two way athlete who plays both Tight End and Defensive Tackle for all 48 minutes of the football game along with longsnapping! With that, my ability to handle pressured situations! Whether my coach needs a high pressured snap for a field goal, or a perfect punt snap I’m always up for the task! The final thing that makes me stand out is my ability to put my team first! I want everyone on my team to be successful before myself, so I’m willing to sacrifice my statistics to ensure a win!
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know?  One unique thing that many people don’t know about me is at my first ever long snapping camp freshman year, I was dead last. I couldn’t hit the target if my life depended on it. I was so frustrated and wanted to give up. However, giving up wasn’t an option. I continued to work by snapping almost every day. Now today after 4 years of hard work and dedication, I claim the title of being 6th in nation!

Gray Evans

State: Texas

Class: 2025

Height: 6’3

Weight: 230

Top 5 College Choices:

  1.  Open to all opportunities  to play!

Hobbies: Fishing and lifting

Favorite Movie: Batman: The Dark Knight

Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Motivational Quote:  “One day, or day one” -The Rock

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country?  My mentality, strength, and versatility. I am able to handle pressure very well. Also, I can be used to block or I can run down the field very fast.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know?  I grew 6 inches in 6 months in 7th grade

Morrow Evans

State: Texas

Class: 2024

Height: 6’1

Weight: 220

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Ohio State (committed)

Hobbies: Marine Biology and Nutrition

Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

Favorite Food: Burgers (or beef in general)

Favorite Motivational Quote: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take -Wayne Gretzky 

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I’m the best longsnapper in the country because of my accuracy, consistency, strength, and mental toughness. At the end of the day the #1 goal of the longsnapper is to put the ball in the punters hands 100% of the time, in any situation, and I feel like I do a perfect job with that. I’ve also never messed up in game and have won many competitions under pressure including the Adidas All American Bowl competition. 

What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I am an ambidextrous golfer

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