Rubio Long Snapper Blake Word Picks up Offer from Alabama St.

blake-word2571Rubio Long Snapper Blake Word (JC, CA) has picked up a full ride offer from Alabama St.

Blake is a JC Long Snapper that has really used the extra year of eligibility to fine-tune his body and really increase the speed of his ball. Blake has attended over ten Rubio Long Snapping camps and has improved at each one. He is a very strong Long Snapper with a tremendous work ethic.

Congratulations to Blake and his family!


Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2015 Long Snappers

The rankings are completed for ALL  2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping fall Camp in CA.

Next ranking opportunity will be in IL on November 9th and at VEGAS XXV.


AJ Carty

This class of Long Snappers has really begun to separate itself as one of the best ever.

  • The best 2015 Long Snapper at the camp was AJ Carty. Carty, a University of Washington commit, was on fire all day long throwing incredible heat and winning the entire camp.
  • Jordan Ober was extremely solid all day with punt snaps that dipped into the low .6s
  • Grant Gluhaich is one of the most amazing Long Snappers in the country. You have to make a point to see him snap at VEGAS XXV
  • Matt Foley is starting to really snap with confidence and he is coming along very well.
  • Ryan Simmons won the accuracy competition and looked exceptional all day long.
  • John Magness looked very solid and is definitely making a move to being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper.
  • Zeke Zindler was a new comer that was very impressive. Passes the eye ball test quickly. Interested to see how he does at VEGAS XXV

Notables: Landon Giammalva, JT Bale, Elijah Richardson, Blake Word, Michael Soto and Darren Diffee


  • 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 rankings section, simply go to  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

Be sure to check out the amazing recap video below from the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in CA. You will love the drone footage.