Recap of the NJ Summer Camp (7/15/17)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to NJ on July 15th, 2017 for their summer camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling the country this upcoming summer and fall (dates being posted soon) instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the season and beyond!

Long Snappers from NJ, VA, PA, NY and MD all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of long snapping.

Overall Champion Joe Shimko with Corey Adams

For the overall RSI scores from the NJ camp, please go HERE

The overall champion of the camp was Joe Shimko. Joe has been a Rubio Long Snapper for quite some time now and has shown tremendous improvement in a short period of time. Not only was he the overall champion, he was also the speed champion, beating out Austin Mosier in a sudden death finals. Joe is a great kid who works very hard.

The finals were between Declan McCauley (31.03), Nick Wissinger (28.57), Joe Shimko (23.08), Joe McCabe (21.88), Jake Foggia (19.78), and Zach Zimmerman (18.56).

For the full finals video, please go HERE

Nick Wissinger had a great day in NJ. He snaps the ball with a lot of aggression and power. The ball jumps back towards the punter in a hurry and is very accurate at the same time. Needs to watch picking the ball a tiny bit as he snaps and watch his weight distribution, but he showed great coachability and know he will work on those immediately.

Brian Richards showed a tremendous amount of athletic and physical talent during the camp in NJ. Massive human being who looks like he could play TE in college right now. Very raw and with some fine tuning of his form he can be excellent. Snaps with a lot of power and will only get better from here on out.

Kenneth King soaks up every single thing you say to him and works to incorporate them immediately on the field. Beyond coachable and has a great attitude. Has come a long way with his form, and with more consistent and explosive snapping he will see a night and day difference in his speed.

Matt Gannon may have been one of the most improved snappers at the camp. His form looks night and day difference from the last NJ regional camp, and has a bright future ahead of him if he continues to improve like he has. Very good athlete who crushed the agility drill.

Austin Mosier is so big and powerful for his age it is almost unfair. He was ripping the ball back all day and was barely missing. The scary thing is he has more power in him if he can get his butt down just a tad more and use his legs fully. Very high ceiling for this snapper and am excited to see him improve!

Joe Shimko was great all day. Snaps a very quick ball and his accuracy continues to improve. Absolutely destroyed the agility drill and showed he can be effective in coverage after snapping the ball. His blocking has improved as well and he is starting to develop into the full package.

Zach Zimmerman had a great first outing at his first Rubio Long Snapping camp. His form is darn near perfect, just needs to get his legs engaged a little sooner and it will be flawless. He made the later rounds of the speed competition with his quick hands. Am excited to see how much progress he has made at his next Rubio Long Snapping camp!

Brian Cocciolillo showed some very technically sound form all day and showed a lot of improvement on the minor details as well. As he continues to snap harder and more power things will click for him. On the verge of it all coming together and jumping up the charts.

Andrew McGimpsey is a very large and athletic snapper who has all the tools to be great. His frame is so long that if he can get his legs fully involved in the snap, he will snap bullets back to the punter. Great kid and attitude and know he will take everything taught at the camp home with him and get better.

Michael O’Keefe had a strong showing all day. Very strong kid who shows flashes of excellence when everything works together. Becoming more consistent will be the next major hurdle for him, but know that with continued drill work and smart training he can achieve it!

Thomas Dougherty has tons of upside that he on the verge of capturing. Very coachable kid who was hungry to get better all day. Very close to it all coming together for him, and am excited to see his improvement at the next Rubio Long Snapping Camp!

Bryce Eimer was excellent all day, and his snapping well beyond his age. Snaps a very hard ball and the only time he misses is high because the ball continues to climb back at such a great rate to the punter. Sky is the limit for Bryce and expect big things out of him in the next few years.

Declan McCauley is so big and smooth it is unbelievable, and then factor his age into the equation and it is unheard of! Will be able to get more speed on his ball when he can incorporate his legs fully, and when that happens there is a very strong chance he could be one of the top snappers in his class.

Jake Foggia has improved so much over the past 6 months it is exciting to see. He snaps a very smooth, catchable, accurate ball. Once he is able to consistently snap hard and gain a bit more strength he is going to put a lot of people in his class on notice.

Joe McCabe is a very accurate snapper which tons of potential. Once he can fine tune some things with his lower body and his follow though, everything will come together for him nicely. Great kid who is very coachable and look forward to seeing him at the next Rubio Long Snapping camp!

Frank Lord had a very productive camp, showing a lot of improvement throughout the day. He is a good athlete with great flexibility, and as he continues to work on the small details in his snap, he will see rapid improvement. Snapping hard and trusting his form will be big for him, but seeing how coachable he was on the field and in the class room I know he will be up for the challenge!

Zack Taylor shows tremendous skill for his age. His form is off the charts and the only thing he will need is time. More strength and size will be big for him, just needs to be patient. Excited to see him develop over the next four years!

Paul Meyers is dripping with so much potential it is scary. He is very tall with a great long frame. Getting his form down now prior to putting on muscle will be extremely important, and he is already well on his way. His ceiling is very high, just needs to be persistent and put in work – which I know he will!


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