Coach, Please take some time to listen to your Long Snapper

2015 Spring Rubio bannerCoach…Please allow me to warm up before you want me to snap live in practice. Think about it, would you really have your starting QB sit for 30 minutes and then tell him to throw a perfect 45 yard post? I didn’t think so.

Please take my craft seriously. I know you don’t think much of it, but I do. To me, Long Snapping is a main part of who I am now and who I plan to be in the future.

Please don’t just give me some lineman pads because I am on the line. I need to be able to move my arms. They actually make pads for my position. I swear they do. If you can find money in the booster fund for QB pads, maybe there is some funds for me as well.

Please don’t just rush past my snaps on film. Just like  other players can learn from film, so can I. If you don’t want to watch, maybe just allow me some time to watch on my own. I want to get better, allow me to do so.

Please treat me, and my position, with respect. I deserve it and so does anyone that plays Long Snapper. It is not the easiest thing to do and should be highly respected. If you think I am off on this one, try playing a game without a Long Snapper and see how that works out for you and the team.

Please trust me when I tell you that people actually do get recruited for Long Snapping nowadays. It is not like the old days when colleges just “found someone” on the team to do it. Don’t believe me? Look HERE

Coach, please listen to me.

– The Long Snapper

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. 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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5 Key Points for the Class of 2015 Long Snappers

  • You still have a long way to go with recruiting. Breathe, relax, take a chill pill. Read THIS ten more times. Laminate it. Memorize it. Breathe. Every single year, I will have a couple Long Snappers get picked up in August of their senior year. Yes, the August that is about 8 months from now. TONS will happen between the time you read this and August. Like I always tell everyone, this is probably your first time going through the recruitment of a Long Snapper…just think of how many times I have done it.
  • You should be attending every single Rubio Long Snapping camp this spring that is near you (yes, VEGAS XXVI as well)….just like normal. Those that take their foot off the gas because “they are committed” end up really struggling as they enter college. Trust me, I have seen it hundreds of times. Nothing will piss off a coach more than recruiting a kid and he isn’t VERY ready when he steps on campus.
  • In the summer, you should attend the Rubio Long Snapping College Camp for College Long Snappers to see how really compare to Long Snappers that are already in college. Welcome to the real world my friends.
  • Be someone to be followed and lead by example. Don’t be the guy that future Long Snappers ask “What ever happened to ________ and why didn’t he ever pan out?”
  • Be SMART and end your high school career strong. Be nice to everyone on the way out and be ready to move on.

PS….DO NOT EVEN THINK YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR MY STAFF UNTIL YOU HAVE PROVEN YOURSELF IN COLLEGE. Until you arrive on your college campus, you should be busting your butt so you can dominate at the next level. Doing well in high school is one thing, doing well in college and in the NFL is a whole new ball game.

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Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. 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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Is Your Son Ready for a Rubio Long Snapping Camp?

“Rubio, I’m nervous my son is not ready for your camp since he is just starting out”

“Rubio, all your camps have a ton of great Long Snappers and I don’t know if my son will be able to handle it”

“Rubio, how do I know if my son is ready for your camps?”

“Rubio, what skill level is required for your camps?

There are all very common questions that I get continuously throughout the year. The answer is simple: your child is ready. Now. Yup, now.

Here is the thing…Yes, there are many great Long Snappers at my camps, but do you know how they became great, by going when they weren’t great.

For every amazing Long Snapper you see, I can EASILY show you film of them being absolutely terrible. Everyone starts from somewhere. Like I always say, no one comes out of their mother snapping a .75. It takes time, it takes good form, it takes effort, it takes working hard AND smart. It happens. It always does.

Great example is Rubio Long Snapper Taybor Pepper of Michigan St. The first video is from 8th grade where he is, let’s just say, not really great. The second is from this past summer where he is, lets just say, phenomenal. (P.S. I could show you HUNDREDS of examples like Taybor)

Bottom line, there is no time like the present to get your kid to a Rubio Long Snapping campThe sooner I see him and get him going with the proper form, the better he will be in the long run. If he goes to someone who doesn’t know what they are doing first, I have to correct all of the mistakes then start building the form to greatness.

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Long Snappers from the TX Camp!

The rankings are completed for ALL Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Nike Fall Camp in TX on November 10!

There were many new Long Snappers out in TX and several impressed me. For a full recap article of the Rubio Long Snapping camp in TX, please go HERE

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from the Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why I am at all my camps.
  • 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 (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) 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 for the class of 2014, please go HERE

For the rankings for the class of 2015, please go HERE

For the rankings for the class of 2016, please go HERE

For the rankings for the class of 2017, please go HERE

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Semi-Final List for the 2013 Chris Rubio Award

Here is the initial watch list for the 2013 Chris Rubio Award. These Long Snappers have proven, through multiple stats, that they deserve to be on this list to possibly win the award on January 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.

The members of this watch list will now be required to provide no more than a one minute updated highlight tape (on YouTube), a letter of recommendation (scanned and emailed to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) from a current coach, a current teacher and a reporter that covers their area explaining why they deserve to win this prestigious award. Everything mentioned above needs to be emailed by no later than November 2o, 2013. If all is not received by November 20, the Long Snapper will not have a chance to win the award. Following review of all the material, a semifinal watch list will be put on December 1st.

  1. Andrew Robinson
  2. Brandon Locha
  3. Davis Winkie
  4. Josh Lowe
  5. Joe Lang
  6. Tanner Carew
  7. Nate Adams
  8. Alan Lucy
  9. Blake Ferguson
  10. Connor Kelsey
  11. Johnny Den Bleyker
  12. John Morrison
  13. Garrett Frum
  14. Mitchell Hardy
  15. AJ Carty
  16. Will Parker Carter
  17. Scott Meyer
  18. Hunter Varga
  19. Josh Sinkuc
  20. Alex Edwards
  21. Seth Combs

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Games – Weekend of 11/7/13

RubioHere we go….week eleven!

Get your DVR ready to see A LOT of Rubio Long Snappers in action. If I miss one, please just email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again as well as update this page immediately. The list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping camps is very large and it is tough to keep track (tough problem to have, huh?)

Below are games that will have a Rubio Long Snapper on the team in bold.

GAME ON!!!!!

Tuesday
Bowling Green vs Miami (OH)

Wednesday
Central Michigan vs Ball State

Thursday
Oklahoma vs Baylor
Troy vs Louisiana
Oregon vs Stanford
Prairie View A&M 
vs Alcorn State

Friday
Louisville vs Connecticut
Air Force vs New Mexico

Saturday
Western Kentucky vs Army
SMU vs Cincinnati
Vanderbilt vs Florida
TCU 
vs Iowa State
Missouri vs Kentucky
UAB vs Marshall
Penn State 
vs Minnesota
Iowa vs Purdue
Auburn vs Tennessee
Kansas State 
vs Texas Tech
Florida State vs Wake Forest
Arkansas vs Ole Miss
Appalachian State
 vs Georgia
VIrginia vs North Carolina
Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan
Tulane
 vs UTSA
USC vs California
Nevada vs Colorado State
Illinois
 vs Indiana
Syracuse vs Maryland
Nebraska vs Michigan
Hawaii
 vs Navy
Boston College vs New Mexico State
UTEP vs North Texas
Mississippi State
 vs Texas A&M
BYU vs Wisconsin
Tulsa vs East Carolina
North Carolina State
 vs Duke
FIU vs Middle Tennessee
Kansas vs Oklahoma State
Arizona State
 vs Utah
UTM vs Memphis
Old Dominion vs Idaho
Southern Miss vs Louisiana Tech
Arkansas State
 vs Louisiana-Monroe
Virginia Tech vs Miami (FL)
Houston
 vs UCF
Texas vs West Virginia
LSU vs Alabama
Notre Dame 
vs Pittsburgh
Utah State vs UNLV
Colorado vs Washington
UCLA 
vs Arizona
Fresno State vs Wyoming
San Diego State vs San Jose State
Wesley College vs Charlotte
Brown vs Yale
Harvard vs Columbia
Marist vs Campbell
Coastal Carolina 
vs Charleston Southern
Bucknell vs Fordham
Savannah State vs Howard
San Diego vs Morehead State
Eastern Illinois 
vs Murray State
Citadel vs Elon
Samford 
vs Furman
Dayton vs Drake
Western Carolina 
vs Georgia Southern
Montana 
vs South Dakota
Abilene Christian vs Incarnate Word
Jacksonville vs Mercer
Nicholls vs Sam Houston State
Indiana State 
vs South Dakota State
Missouri State vs Southern Illinois
Davidson 
vs Stetson
Montana State vs Eastern Washington
Presbyterian vs Liberty

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Games – Weekend of 9/26/13

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Here we go….week five starts tonight!

Get your Tivo ready to see A LOT of Rubio Long Snappers in action. If I miss one, please just email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again as well as update this page immediately. The list of Long Snappers that have gone through Rubio Long Snapping camps is very large and it is tough to keep track (tough problem to have, huh?)

Below are games that will have a Rubio Long Snapper on the team in bold.

GAME ON!!!!!

Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech
Iowa State vs Tulsa
Middle Tennessee
vs BYU
Utah State 
vs San Jose State
Miami (OH) 
vs Illinois
Northern Illinois vs Purdue
Miami (FL) vs South Florida
SMU vs TCU
South Carolina vs UCF
Oklahoma State vs West Virginia
South Alabama vs Tennessee
East Carolina vs North Carolina
Virginia vs Pittsburgh
Navy vs Western Kentucky
Akron vs Bowling Green
Toledo vs Ball State
Colorado vs Oregon State
Florida State vs Boston College
Connecticut vs Buffalo
Wake Forest vs Clemson
UTEP vs Colorado State
LSU 
vs Georgia
Iowa 
vs Minnesota
Central Michigan vs North Carolina State
Oklahoma
vs Notre Dame
Army vs Lousiana Tech
Houston 
vs UTSA
Ole Miss vs Alabama
Texas A&M 
vs Arkansas
Florida vs Kentucky
Tulane vs Louisiana-Monroe
Florida Atlantic vs Rice
Wyoming vs Texas State
Arizona vs Washington
Kent State vs Western Michigan
Arkansas State vs Missouri
UAB vs Vanderbilt
UNLV vs New Mexico
San Diego State vs New Mexico State
Wisconsin vs Ohio State
Air Force vs Nevada
Stanford vs Washington State
Southern Miss vs Boise State
USC vs Arizona State
California vs Oregon
Fresno State vs Hawaii
Howard 
vs North Carolina A&T
Cal Poly vs Portland State
Cornell 
vs Yale
Monmouth vs Columbia
Drake vs Mercer
Davidson vs Morehead State
Coastal Carolina vs Elon
Illinois State vs Missouri State
Charlotte vs Presbyterian
Campbell 
vs Valparaiso
Eastern Kentucky vs Eastern Illinois
Tennessee State vs Central State
Eastern Washington vs Sam Houston State
Western Carolina 
vs Samford
North Dakota State vs South Dakota State
Charleston Southern vs Appalachian State
Murray State vs Jacksonville State
South Dakota vs Western Illinois
Tarleton State vs Abilene Christian
Sacred Heart vs Bucknell
Furman 
vs Citadel
Chattanooga vs Georgia Southern
Albany vs Old Dominion
Holy Cross vs Dartmouth
Lamar 
vs Grambling State
Eastern New Mexico vs Incarnate Word
Kentucky Wesleyan vs Liberty
Youngstown State 
vs Southern Illinois
Prairie View A&M 
vs Stephen F. Austin
Indiana State
vs  Tennessee Tech
Sacramento State vs Weber State
Montana vs Northern Arizona
Idaho State vs UC Davis
Rhodes 
vs. Berry
Georgia Military vs Iowa Western

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Lesson with NFL Free Agent Evan Jacobsen

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Long time Rubio Long Snapper Evan Jacobsen came out to Lewiston, ID to get some fine tuning to be ready for an NFL team to call.

Evan started for four years at the University of New Mexico and did a fantastic job while playing for the Lobos. They were, let’s just say, not the greatest team in the world, so Evan was able to snap A LOT of punts. He performed well at his NFL Pro Day and was selected for an All-Star game during his senior year.

Immediately I noticed that Evan has really transformed his body. He is down to a very, very solid 242 lbs and stands at 6 feet tall. He is lean and muscular with his athleticism greatly increased since his final game at New Mexico. As per the standard for an NFL Long Snapper, he showed great accuracy and consistency. His ball is very catchable and has good speed. You don’t have to move at all to catch his snap and that is what the NFL wants to see in their Long Snappers. His blocking is good and he stays low. Very solid overall two days for Evan.

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The Last Months of High School

The time of the year when your “friends” that don’t have any plans, try to derail yours.

The time of the year when you worry that you may never see your friends again.

The time of the year when the school day gets longer and longer and longer and…

The time of the year when the sun rises earlier and sets later.

The time of the year when temptation beats on your door.

The time of the year when you would rather be anywhere but sitting in a desk.

The time of the year when when you long to just be outside.

The time of the year when you look around and wonder how different your life will be one year from today.

The time of the year when you wonder if anything will be the same one year from today.

The time of the year when so many are relaxing and taking some time off.

The time of the year when a select few are working their tails off.

The time of the year when the good can become average or great and the great can become good or superb.

The time of the year when your parents have hit your last nerve.

The time of the year when your kid has hit your last nerve.

The time of the year when you want to leave.

The time of the year when you wonder if you are ready for the next step.

The time of the year when you are itching to sprint into the next phase of your life.

The time of the year when you wonder if you are ready for it all.

The last months of high school, you make it what it will be…

The last months of school will forever affect you and your life. 

CHOOSE WISELY and THINK AHEAD

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