Recap of the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on Feb. 23, 2014

Long Snappers came out to CA to attend the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on February 23rd from CA, AZ, NV, IA, OR and TX  to get the best  Long Snapping instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on

The overall winner of the camp was Oregon Duck commit and current #1 Long Snapper in the country, Tanner Carew (CA, ’14)! Carew left no doubt that he is the top Long Snapper in the country. Whether he was running down field like a gazelle or snapping an absolute rocket, Carew was the man. He was calm, handled pressure very well and almost nonchalant the whole day. He is flat out ready for the next level right now. Oregon got a great one in Carew.

Top 2014 Long Snappers

  • Niko Walsh (JC, CA) continues to become more and more confident with each snap. Might just be the best PAT snapper in the country and he is always working towards becoming better. Excellent snapper and person.
  • Colin Duffy (CA) was snapping great all day and showed me that the Duke commit is working his tail off to get ready for fall camp. Kid is always improving and he is snapping the ball hard.
  • Wes Bertoni (CA) is a JC Long Snapper that has not been snapping for that long but you would  never know. He rips the ball back to the punter and is oozing with confidence.
  • Elijah Richardson (CA) might snap the hardest ball in the country. He is built strong and thick with a ton of power from his body. He has an excellent attitude and has the ability to be a great college Long Snapper.

Other notable 2014 Long Snappers in attendance: Nick Avantino, Bo Smith, Zach Smith and Sam Vea

Top 2015 Long Snappers

  • Ryan Farr (NV) is coming off his win at the 12th Annual Rubio Long Snapping camp and is still riding the wave. He is VERY confident and smooth when he snaps a ball. He was recently offered a full ride to Oregon St. and that will not be a wasted scholarship on their part, this kid can snap!
  • AJ Carty (CA) was on fire all day in CA. He is built like a D1 Long Snapper already and snaps as fast as college snapper as well. Hands are quick and he has great form. Soon, he will flat out dominate a camp from start to finish.
  • Wesley Farnsworth (NV) has some of the quickest hands in the country and, when you combine that with solid form, just makes a flat out great Long Snapper. This kid can absolutely fly on his feet.
  • Matt Foley (CA) is a Long Snapper that just continues to plug away and never stay stagnant. Always improving with his form, speed and athleticism. Well on the way to greatness.
  • Michael Poujol (TX) has an absolutely great frame and snaps a rocket back to the punter. Once he locks down his spiral, he will be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper
  • Cody Block (AZ) is a JC Long Snapper built very strong with a nice, solid, consistent ball that is always on target. He will be ready to move on in December and will be a solid pick up for someone.
  • Ryan Simmons (CA) is quite possibly the most accurate and consistent Long Snapper in the country.
  • Grant Gluhaich (CA) is, pound for pound, has the strongest snap in the country. Watching this kid snap a ball is a pure joy.

Other notable 2015 Long Snappers in attendance: Richard Wilcox, Jordan Ober, JT Bale, Peter Comaroto, Harrison Hoffman, Tommy Merickel, Mike Soto and Paul Mesa

Top 2016 Long Snappers

  • Damon Johnson (CA) was a joy to watch all day long in CA. He continues to get bigger and stronger while still maintaining his form. His ball is quick and he is definitely headed in the right direction. The more confidence he gets, the better he will be.
  • Johnny Den Bleyker (CA) might be the most athletic Long Snapper in his class. Kid moves very well on his feet and snaps a great ball.
  • John Aloma (CA) showed great promise all day. Form is nearly perfect and he snaps the ball very hard. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes in the rankings.
  • Koby Walsh (CA) Has exceptional form and is really coming into his own. Confidence is rising and you can tell when he competes. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes in the rankings.

Other notable 2016 Long Snappers in attendance: Grant Crum

Top 2017 Long Snappers –

  • Trevor Dhabalt (IA) was very impressive to me all day in CA. He has great form and snaps the ball with a ton of power. Keep an eye on him.
  • Caleb Lawver (UT) has improved as much as anyone in the past couple months. His form is good and he is snapping with some great confidence.
  • Peter Snodgrass (CA) showed me some very quick hands and great form. Definitely headed in the right direction.

Other notable 2017 Long Snappers in attendance: Austin Roberts

Next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be in NC on Saturday, March 1 followed by GA on March 2! For the rest of the spring and summer schedule, please go to!

For the full video recap, please check out the video below…


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