Recap of the NC Summer Camp (6/30/18)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to NC on June 30th, 2018 for their summer camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling around the country this spring with stops in CA, NC, GA, IL, SC (Top Gun Camp), CA (College, TOP 12, Underclassmen Invitational) and TX!

Long Snappers from AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TX, VA & WV all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping. The camp was a great time had by all with an excellent group of Long Snappers and parents.

The champion of the camp was Joe Shimko! Shimko was the overall and speed champion. He has become as dominant a Long Snapper that has gone through Rubio Long Snapping in quite some time. He has now won six camp in the last year and a half. He recently committed to NC State on full scholarship and they got a great one. He snaps as hard as anyone in his class, moves extremely well and handles pressure as well as anyone in the country. He is an absolute machine that gets better with each and every camp. Flat out stud.

The finals round matchups were Rhys Suter (53.73), Joe Shimko (42.86), Carson Knight (42.67), Drew Little (39.13), Ben Wheless (38.36) and Cody White (37.50). You can see the full finals video below….

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Drew Little

Joe Shimko was obviously dominant all day in NC. Speed and overall champion left no doubt he is, easily, one of the top Long Snappers in the country. He is an absolute machine.

Drew Little was on fire all day in NC. Body is getting thicker and stronger by the second. Ball is smooth and extremely fast with times under .70 at all times. The North Carolina Tar Heels got a great one. Ball is so smooth and he has zero wasted movement.

Doug McLaughlin is smooth and powerful. Always improving. Body is tightening up. Workhorse.

Rhys Suter looked very sharp in NC. Body is solid and he is snapping with great power right now. Locking down his spiral is going to be key. Great attitude.

Carson Knight made it to the finals and has the ability to snap some severe heat back to the punter. When he is on, he is very on.

Scooter Hinton is a massive human being with excellent power. Very raw with upside that is off the charts.

John Morton snaps a very smooth ball and has a nice, thick frame.

Justin Pollock is built like a college tight end right now and has all of the tools for greatness.

Matt Parrino is a big man that has the ability snap a very powerful ball back to the punter.

Notables: Kevin Thompson, CJ Otwell, Tripp Heath. Henry Freer, Sam Hargett

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Cody White

Cody White had a great day in NC making it deep into the finals and snapping with great power. He came all the way out from CA and showed he can easily be one of the top Long Snappers in his class.

Bryce Eimer got hot late and did great in NC. Very good attitude and he is snapping the ball very well right now. North Jersey should be proud.

Jake Foggia is solid with his form, attitude and the spiral when he is snapping the ball. When he really lets it go, the ball can fly out of his hands.

Ryan Purcell was snapping balls back to the punter under .80 with his quick hands and smooth hands. Impressive day.

Will McCoy has all of the tools to be one of the greats. Incredible frame.

Will Cobb is extremely athletic and when gets hot, he is on fire!

Notables: Griff Barlow, Michael Bowles, Kir Holton, Jack May, Cole McCutcheon, Cole Rasmussen, Brandon Richards

TOP 2021 LONG SNAPPERS

Rocco Underwood

Rocco Underwood has a great frame and can rip the ball back to the punter. Locking down his release point to increase his accuracy is going to be huge for Rocco.

Alex McLaughlin is a strong Long Snapper that can easily hit under .80 when his spiral is on and he is getting his eyes through. Solid athlete and great upside.

Austin Turner is big and powerful with one of the tightest spirals in the country. Great potential and he is a hard worker.

Ty Nicholas is one of the most intriguing Long Snappers in his class. Built extremely well and once it clicks, he will crush the rest of his class.

Aaron Brannon shows waves of brilliance and has tons of upside.

Ben Wheless charted very well and earned a top 6 RSI to get all the way into the finals.

Paul Joseph Meyers is built extremely well and could easily do this at the next level if he keeps improving with his legs.

Notables: Samuel Watkins, Stewart Jones

TOP 2022 LONG SNAPPERS

Briggs Magee

Briggs Magee already has good form and I love his attitude. Always improving and he is starting to move well on his feet. Ball is quick for his age and just getting better. Watch this kid!

Here are the RSI Scores from the NC camp….

Barlow, Griff 20               3.49
Bowen, Jack 20            13.92
Bowles, Michael 20               6.98
Bradshaw, Andrew 19            10.59
Brannock, Aaron 21            14.81
Busbee, Caleb 23               7.50
Cobb, Jr., Jeffrey 20                      –
Cobb, Will 20            11.84
Cooney, Patrick 21               6.82
Cottrell, Jude 21               6.32
Rader, Daniel 19            12.37
Dezern, Jacob 21               2.91
Doolittle, Caden 19               6.59
Eimer, Bryce 20            33.78
Finklea, Graham 19                      –
Foggia, Jake 20               3.95
Freer, Henry 19               3.66
Gibbons, Jacob 19               6.32
Gordon, Zach 19                      –
Hagler, Chase 19            17.24
Hargett, Sam 19            10.47
Health, Tripp 19                      –
Hinton, Scotter 19               3.66
Holton, Kirk 20               6.67
Jones, Stewart 21               3.19
Knight, Carson 19            42.67
Little, Drew 19            39.13
Lucas, Andrew 21               3.03
Magee, Briggs 22                      –
Magee, Michael 22               9.47
Manis, Ryan 22               6.00
May, Jax 20                      –
McCoy, Will 20               6.59
McCutcheon, Cole 20            17.05
McLaughlin, Alex 21                      –
McLaughlin, Doug 19            22.37
Mennona, Anthony 22                      –
Meyers, Paul Joseph 21                      –
Mitchell, Christopher 23                      –
Mitchell, Will 20                      –
Morton, John 19                      –
Nicholas, Ty 21            13.48
Otwell, CJ 19               6.82
Parrino, Matt 19            21.79
Pollock, Justin 19            26.76
Purcell, Ryan 20                      –
Radhuber, Brayden 21               5.83
Rasmussen, Cole 20            14.29
Richards, Brandon 20               7.41
Salerno, Avery 15               6.06
Shimko, Joseph 19            42.86
Stringfellow, Dale 22               6.00
Suter, Rhys 19            53.73
Thompson, Kevin 19            21.52
Tootle, Austin 19            14.29
Triplett, Spencer 20               6.90
Turner, Austin 21            14.10
Underwood, Rocco 21            22.22
Watkins, Samuel 21            26.09
Wheless, Ben 21            38.36
White, Cody 20            37.50
Wright, Michael 20                      –

Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

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 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-on opportunities to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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Recap of the NJ Spring Camp (4/29/18)

Corey Adams leading a great camp in NJ!

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to NJ on April 29th, 2018 for their fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling around the country this spring with stops in CA, NC, WA, NJ, AZ, IL, GA and TX with all camps leading right into VEGAS XXXII on May 12-13, 2018!

Long Snappers from six states all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping. The camp was a great time had by all with an excellent group of Long Snappers and parents.

The overall champions of the camp were Joe Shimko (speed) and Zach Taylor (overall)! This is another notch on the belt for Joe with regards to championship as he has won multiple camps, both speed and overall. Zach is a 2021 Long Snapper from New Jersey that has improved greatly over the past couple years. He is extremely accurate and snaps a ball that is in direct comparison with kids two to three years older than him! Great to see him excel under pressure at such a young age and expect big things from him in the future!

You can see the full finals video with John Morton, Zack Taylor, Logan Rager, Rino Monteforte, Joe McCabe and Zachary Zimmerman HERE

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Joe Shimko

Joe Shimko was absolutely dominate all day. As noted above, he was the speed champion (final snap was clocked at .63!) but that doesn’t do justice to how accurate and consistent he was through the morning session. I did not see Joe snap a misguided or wobbly ball all day, with him continuing to put weight on his frame and combining that with his athletic ability, he should excel and the collegiate level!

Zachary Zimmerman was someone who was extremely impressive all day. The amount of improvement he has shown in a short period of time is phenomenal, and with his long and lengthy frame that could handle another 20 pounds no problem, he is going to impress a lot of people at Vegas XXXII. Moves well for his height and has tons of upside.

John Morton was the #1 overall seed in the RSI testing, and was in a heated battle with Zach through the championship. John is a very big and powerful snapper with a quick ball. Really shined in the agility portion of the camp, and for a man of his size he moves exceptionally well.

Stephen Sokach-Minnick had a phenomenal camp from start to finish. His form is almost perfect, and his speed and accuracy was impressive throughout. Really seeing his confidence develop the older he gets, and with him showing tons of upside in this athletic ability via the agility drill, he is one to watch in the coming months.

Evan Davis is as big and strong of a Long Snapper as you will find. Snaps the ball very angry, which I loved, but still has the finesse to snap a tight and very catchable ball. When he locks in he does not miss, and when he develops the consistency to never miss he will be set.

Nathan Smith is someone who really impressed with his raw talent and coachability. Incredibly thick and powerful lower body, and once he gets his legs involved with is snaps he very well likely may kill someone with his ball. Excited to see him to put the work in and improve.

CJ Otwell had a very strong showing all day snapping heat with tight spirals. His accuracy is impressive, just needs to continue to snap it hard and have confidence in himself; when he does that he will blow the roof off his upside.

Demetrick Ray showed very quick hands and tremendous flexibility through the day. Extremely eager to learn and get better. Developing consistency will be his biggest challenge, but once he develops that he has a bright future.

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Joe McCabe

Joe McCabe was beyond phenomenal all day. His improvement is second to none, and his speed and accuracy is extremely competitive with the top snappers in his class. Continued attendance and competition against top talents will prove this for him and am looking forward to what the future holds.

Connor Rhinehart had a great camp and continues to grow his abilities as the years progress. He has put on solid weight to go with his frame, and his form is darn near textbooks. Very passionate snapper who has a bright future ahead of him as he continues to piece everything together.

Andy Lan had a great first camp. Although he was battling a little bit of a hamstring injury that governed his snapping as the day progressed, he showed great ability and eagerness to learn throughout the day. Tons of upside and once he is fully healthy I expect him to be extremely competitive within his class and surprise a lot of people.

Will Ruckert was possibly the most improved at the camp. From the time we first got film to the day ended, he adapted so many of the coaching tips and techniques and improved his overall ability. An eager learner, he was willing to come up and ask questions during breaks or after camp on he can fix one thing or another. Excited to see him in the near future after he has had some time to dedicate to his craft!

TOP 2021 LONG SNAPPERS

Zack Taylor

Zack Taylor was phenomenal all day, snapping balls in the mid .7s and great accuracy/consistency. He has a great snapping lineage to live up to, and did something his brother could never do and won his first camp! Zack has a very bright future ahead of him and fully expect him to compete at the highest level.

Paul Joseph Meyers was unrecognizable from the last camp he attended. He has put on a ton of muscle and feels like he grew 10 more inches. His frame and length is unheard of, and he is so smooth as he snaps. Once he gets comfortable on moving a body of his size and gets the form down, he will be able to open the flood gates and snap as hard as he can – once this happens everyone in his class should be on notice.

Brian Catanzarite had a great first camp and showed a lot of potential. Very raw and powerful snapper who was extremely coachable and adapted to adjustments very well. Great kid who will put in the work and come back better than he left today!

Joey Vannozzi showed great athletic ability and upside throughout the day. Very coachable and eager to learn, Joey improved drastically from the first snap to the last. Excited to see him continue to develop physically and work on his craft. His upside is off the charts and is one to keep an eye on!

AJ Franklin improved drastically throughout the day, and as he continues to perfect his craft with the drills and technique learned at the camp, he will be very dangerous. Great frame that has the potential to put on a lot of weight.

Matthew Irwin had a sold showing all camp. Very coachable snapper who was seeking out advice and very attentive to everything around him. Lots of raw talent in this snapper, and once he gets everything fine-tuned he will be a force.

TOP 2022 and 2023 LONG SNAPPERS

Rino Monteforte

Rino Monteforte produced a strong showing for someone of his age and competed with kids years older than him. Beyond coachable and excited about perfecting his craft. As he continues to grow and develop as an athlete he will be tremendous.

Logan Rager was another underclassman in the finals of the camp. He proved he can compete with top talent at this camp, and once he develops the confidence to close out competitions he will kill it. If he focuses on continuing to snap hard and go back, not up, he has all the tools he needs

Sean O’Hara battled through a broken finger to compete in the camp today. Even with 9 healthy fingers he still great upside and potential. He was snapping quick and tight spirals, and his form was very strong. Some minor adjustments with is weight and timing will separate him from the pack. Expect very big things from him in the future.

John Fitzpatrick showed flashes of tremendous long snapping throughout the day. Developing some consistency as well as fine tuning his form will be big for him. Fully expect him to go home and work on the drill work and come back better than ever.

Robby VanEuwen was the youngest Long Snapper at the camp, but that didn’t shy him away from competing with everyone older than him. Refusing to use a ball his size and snapping at 14 yards proved that he wanted to show his worth, and he did. His form is beyond solid for his age, and as he continues to grow and develop athletically he will have a tremendous foundation for future success.

Here are the RSI Scores from the NJ camp and how they compared to AZ, CA & NC, GA and TX….

Catanzarite, Brian

21

     

2021

Davis, Evan

19

  3.49

2019

Fitzpatrick, John

22

  3.00

2022 – 2025

Franklin, AJ

21

  3.00

2021

Irwin, Matthew

21

     

2021

Lan, Andy

20

     

2020

McCabe, Joe

20

  19.57

2020

Meyers, Paul Joseph

21

  12.63

2021

Monteforte, Rino

22

  20.22

2022 – 2025

Morton, John

19

  34.48

2019

O’Hara, Sean

22

  3.26

2022 – 2025

Otwell, CJ

19

  12.37

2019

Rager, Logan

22

  21.65

2022 – 2025

Ray, Demetrick

13

     

2018 – JC

Rhinehart, Connor

20

  9.89

2020

Ruckert, Will

20

  3.06

2020

Shimko, Joseph

19

  13.24

2019

Smith, Nathan

19

  6.67

2019

Sokach-Minnick, Stephen

19

  3.19

2019

Taylor, Zack

21

  26.37

2021

VanEeuwen III, Robby

23

  3.03

2022 – 2025

Vannozzi, Joey

21

  3.00

2021

Zimmerman, Zachary

19

  17.05

2019

 

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

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 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-on opportunities to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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