Articles & Rankings for the Class of 2017 Long Snappers Post VEGAS XXVI

The rankings are completed for the 2017 Long Snappers that participated at VEGAS XXVI!

Long Snappers in this class came out from over twenty states to get the best instruction and most exposure for Long Snappers in the country.

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  • Thomas Fletcher left no doubt at all that he is the best 2017 Long Snapper in the country. Handles pressure as well as anyone I have ever had and has zero wasted movement. He could snap in college right now and he is only heading into his junior year.
  • Mitch Hall was excellent all weekend and he is beginning to start with a lot of confidence. Incredible form.
  • Nate Durham shows great power and speed on the ball.
  • Austin Reeves is a Long Snapper that could take the top spot within the year. Silent, but deadly.
  • Shiloh Mast is really let the ball fly. Size will be key for him.
  • Joe Calcagno is on the cusp of absolute dominance. Watch him closely over the next year.
  • Jake Pagel is strong and consistent. Watch him.
  • Matthew Smith is a flat out stud. Lots of potential.
  • Koltin Anderson is a very strong Long Snapper with tons of raw power.
  • Ryan Culbertson never disappoints and can snap at the next level.
  • Kyle O’Connor might be one of the most accurate Long Snappers in his class.
  • Kyle Gibbs was very impressive. He is very raw and could be one of the greats.
  • Devin Noth has all of the tools to be one of the best ever.
  • Jake Hess is coming along nicely and headed in the right direction. Consistency of speed will be key.

Notables: Kobe Paez, Paul Lawless, Noah Rodriguez-Trammel, Chris Clore, Matt Baldeck, Gabe Hantz, Colin Scott, Dylan Castro, Jacob Potter


  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. 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 ( 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 click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.


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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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