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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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

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS
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.

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS
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!

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS
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!

TOP 2021 LONG SNAPPERS
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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Chris RubioRubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the world. 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 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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