Recap of the All-American Bowl Long Snappers

After two great days of competing at the FBU TOP GUN camp in Rock Hill, SC, two Long Snappers stepped up and earned their tickets to the All-American Bowl on January 5th, 2019 in San Antonio, TX! This bowl game is the largest High School Bowl game with over 40,000 in attendance and over 5 million watching live on NBC!

Rubio, Mad Dog, Erik Richards

At the conclusion of the first day, Erik Richards (National Scouting Director for the All-American Games) came over to see the talent and wanted one Long Snapper to snap in front of him and the crowd. Quentin “Mad Dog” Skinner was chosen for the ultimate pressure snaps. Mad Dog is committed to LSU on full scholarship and proved he is worth it with three powerful snaps and even a show of athleticism as Richards wanted to see him snap and take off (even timed it). Right after the third snap, Richards announced the Mad Dog would be the first All-American Bowl Long Snapper!

On the second day, the competition was fierce but two Long Snappers came out on top to battle for a bowl spot. The finals round matchup was between Joe Shimko (NJ, ’19) and JC Vega (GA, ’19). Shimko is committed to NC State on full scholarship and Vega has an offer to Pikesville. Both Long Snappers were deserving but Shimko was just unstoppable when the pressure was on.

Very proud of all of the Long Snappers and can’t wait to see Shimko and Skinner represent themselves, their schools, their communities, their states and Rubio Long Snapping in San Antonio, TX!

Here is the matchup between Shimko and Vega….

Enjoy a great interview with Quentin Skinner by Chad Ricardo (Voice of Youth/HS Sports, Creative Media Partner All American Games™) right after he sealed the deal: HERE

Enjoy a great interview with Joe Shimko by Chad Ricardo (Voice of Youth/HS Sports, Creative Media Partner All American Games™) right after he sealed the deal: HERE

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