Meet the 2020 TOP 12 Members

Meet the 2020 TOP 12 Members

Luke Basso

State: Oregon

Class: 2021

Height: 6’2

Weight: 215

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Oregon (Committed)

Hobbies: Going outdoors, spending time on the lake with friends, long car rides & listening to music

Favorite Movie: Water Boy

Favorite Food: Alfredo Pasta

Favorite Motivational Quote: “What we think, we become”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Consistency, athleticism, work ethic
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I’ve been involved Student Body Government for 4 years (currently ASB President)

Tyler Duzansky

State: Illinois

Class: 2021

Height: 6’4

Weight:  210

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Penn State

Hobbies: Working out & Baseball

Favorite Movie: Lone Survivor

Favorite Food: Steak & Potatoes

Favorite Motivational Quote: “If it is important to you, you will find a way; if not, you will find an excuse.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I am the best Long snapper in the country because most importantly I have great relationship skills in which come in handy a lot. As far as the long snapping side, I have a great combination of speed and accuracy which makes me the best in the country.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I have a 3.89/4 gpa

Xander Echols

State: Alabama

Class: 2021

Height: 6’1

Weight: 195

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. University of Alabama Birmingham
  2. University of Alabama
  3. University of Georgia
  4. Clemson
  5. Florida State

Hobbies: I like to work with and mentor up and coming student athlete’s, church group activities and car shows with my 1979 Z-28.

Favorite Movie: 2002 Action/Adventure movie XXX with Vin Diesel. I was named after his character Xander Cage.

Favorite Food: Filet, shrimp and pasta!

Favorite Motivational Quote: “For I know the plans I have for you, “ declares the Lord, “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country?

  1. Gods blessing!
  1. Game film snap count from 9th grade to 10-12-20!  Words can be mixed, film don’t lie. I would really like to know how this compares to other High School Long Snappers. (177 Punt Snaps – 1 uncatchable (High), 100 PAT Snaps -1 spiraled through the holder’s hands in the rain. Holder admitted fault but I’ll take it. I could have slowed down the snap due to rain ? , 18 FG Snaps, 295 Total Snaps. ( 99.32 accuracy % )
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I was accepted into the Neuroscience program at UAB in August 2020 after receiving my Athletic Scholarship in June 2020. Very proud of both!

John Ferlmann

State: Arizona

Class: 2021

Height: 6’3

Weight: 230

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Arizona State University
  2. Air Force
  3. Texas Tech
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Clemson

Hobbies: Writing lyrics, basketball, and exercising

Favorite Movie: Gladiator

Favorite Food: Spaghetti

Favorite Motivational Quote: “You’ve Gotta Pay the Price” Vince Lombardi

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I’m a long snapper and a football player. I’m physical, athletic, and have the perfect mentality to succeed under pressure. I snap a fast ball, get down the field, and make plays.

What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I am a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that provides services dogs to people with disabilities completely free of charge.

 

JT Greep

State: California

Class: 2021

Height: 6’1

Weight: 220

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. USC
  2. Navy
  3. Colorado
  4. Army
  5. Baylor

Hobbies: Fishing and Golfing

Favorite Movie: Rudy

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Those who fail to prepare, prepare to fail”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I am the most consistent snapper in the country and also the best snapper at getting down field
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I made wooden American flags during quarantine out of old pallets and sold them.

Jackson Knotts

State: Florida

Class: 2021

Height: 6’1

Weight: 185

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Mississippi State
  2. Ole Miss
  3. Memphis
  4. Southern Miss
  5. Coastal Carolina

Favorite Movie: Star Wars: Rogue One

Favorite Food: Shrimp

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I am the best long snapper in the country because of my work ethic, my consistency with every single snap, and my overall athletic ability!
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I love Politics and I want to be the President of the United States one day!

Shai Kochav

State: Florida

Class: 2021

Height: 6’4

Weight: 225

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Army
  2. LSU
  3. Rice
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Stetson

Hobbies: Playing basketball, car racing and Tae Kwon Do

Favorite Movie: Ford vs. Ferrari

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Life is a game, play to win”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? I have perfect size but also move the best for my frame. I also am extremely coachable and always get better.
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I’m a 3rd Degree black belt and 5 time Tae Kwon Do world champion.

Alex McLaughlin

State: North Carolina

Class: 2021

Height: 5’11

Weight: 225

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Texas
  2. North Carolina
  3. Georgia Tech
  4. South Carolina
  5. NC State

Hobbies: Hanging with friends, Listening to music, playing pickup basketball

Favorite Movie: Batman Dark Knight Rises

Favorite Food: New York strip steak

Favorite Motivational Quote: “The longer it takes to happen, the more you’ll appreciate it when it finally does.” Inky Johnson

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? My persistent work ethic and competitiveness
 What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I am half British

Austin Turner

State: North Carolina

Class: 2021

Height: 6’3

Weight: 235

 

 

 

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting & golf

Favorite Movie: Bright

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Motivational Quote: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Consistent and best spiral
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I made the 13u USA National All-American team as a pitcher

Rocco Underwood

State: Florida

Class: 2021

Height: 6’4

Weight: 225

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

1. University of Florida (Committed)

Hobbies: Gold & fishing

Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans

Favorite Food: Hamburgers, pasta & pizza

Favorite Motivational Quote:  “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? Work ethic, motivation, athletic, big frame
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? Division 8A First Team All-State for Tight End (Junior season)

Kyle Vaccarella

State: Connecticut

Class: 2021

Height: 6’3

Weight: 240

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

  1. Michigan
  2. Penn State
  3. Mississippi State
  4. Alabama
  5. USC

Hobbies: Snapping a ball, skiing, boating, traveling

Favorite Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Food: Pasta Carbonara

Favorite Motivational Quote: “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen” – Michael Jordan

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country?  My power, speed, strength, work ethic and size is unmatched in the country
What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know?  I was a world class alpine ski racer and could have attended the top ski racing academies in the world, but I chose FOOTBALL !!!!

Jonathan Washburn

State: Georgia

Class: 2021

Height: 6’2

Weight: 225

 

 

 

Top 5 College Choices:

1. Georgia (Committed)

Hobbies: Guitar, Madden 21, Golfing & Sleeping

Favorite Movie: The Irishman

Favorite Food: Trout

Favorite Motivational Quote: Psalms 56:4 “In God, who’s word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the Country? My passion and determination along with my competitiveness and desire to be great. 

What is one unique thing about you that everyone might NOT know? I’ve been to nine countries.

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