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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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 NC Spring Camp (3/11/18)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to NC on March 11th, 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!

Maddie Golden, Rubio and Joe Shimko!

Long Snappers from 13 states all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping. The camp was overflowing with talent with many committed seniors and also tons of new Long Snappers.

The overall champions of the camp were Maddie Golden (speed) and Joe Shimko (overall). Shimko has won four camps in the past year and continues to be amazing on the field. He is one of the only Long Snappers I have ever seen that actually gets better as the day goes on. The more tired Shimko gets, the better he ends up snapping the ball.

You can see the full finals video with Drew Little, Will Cobb, Christian Johnstone, Joseph Shimko, Aaron Brannock and Bryce Eimer below…

Maddie Golden

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS
Maddie Golden was amazing in NC. His speeds were so good that I had to re-time him several times as they were so good. Easily was snapping sub .75 at 15 yards with tons of snaps in the .6s. He won the overall speed competition with snaps in the low .6s.

Brock Assel is looking very solid (be sure to check out his hair!) and was snapping with great consistency. Upside is very solid and I am loving his work ethic. Air Force got a great one.

Trey Gable was very impressive in NC. Form is excellent, he snaps well under a pressure and he has a tremendous attitude. His snapping motion has minimal wasted movement and he can rip the ball back to the punter.

Notable: Graham Finklea

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Mad Dog

Quentin “Mad Dog” Skinner left absolutely no doubt he is the best junior in the country. Moves well on his feet, he is massive and he is as consistent as anyone in the country. Ball is so smooth yet so powerful. It is a pure joy to watch and LSU is lucky to have him coming in two years. Kid is a flat out stud.

Drew Little was on fire in NC and continues to show me why NC State had no problem offering him a full scholarship during his junior year. Form is excellent and he snaps the ball with great force. So smooth and a tremendous worker that is always improving. Great attitude.

Christian Johnstone can pass an eyeball test from a 1/4 mile away, moves well on his feet and has a great personality. He snaps a really catchable ball that will stick to your hands.

Joe Shimko was incredible in the finals and just ripped the ball back, time after time, right into the three hole. The more exhausted he gets, the more dominant he becomes. It’s just crazy to watch.

Douglas McLaughlin was solid all day in NC. He has a great frame and is one of the most accurate/consistent Long Snappers in the country.

William Wagner has done a great job improving his overall frame and was snapping with a purpose. Keep a very close eye on him at VEGAS XXXII in May.

Luke Hosford was impressive in NC. Form is great and he has excellent size. Watch this kid.

Rhys Suter is coming off an injury and you would never even know it. Form is great and he was having no problem snapping in the mid .7s.

Luke Payne had a solid day in NC with extremely accurate and consistent snaps. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will be in the long run.

Brandon Hurst showed me tremendous upside. When he is quick with his snapping motion and snaps hard, he is as good as they get.

Mark Fuchs has great starting form and is smooth when snapping the ball. Leading with his elbows and snapping with full power will help a ton.

Griffin Kaye showed incredible upside and there is no doubt he can snap at the next level.

Liam Crowley did well in NC. Looks like he is continuing to grow and has no problem snapping a ball sub .79. Great upside.

Notables: Peter Griffith, Alex Harper, Carson Knight, Matt Parrino, Justin Pollock, Nathan Smith, Kevin Thompson, Heath Tripp

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Will Albright

Will Albright looked excellent in NC. He moves extremely well on his feet, he has a frame that can easily put on some good weight over the next couple of years.

Zane McCracken is really improving well as he is snapping with confidence and snapping an extremely smooth ball. When his eyes go all the way through, he can easily get sub .75. Getting bigger by the second.

Bryce Eimer made it into the finals with an incredible RSI score. Accuracy is tremendous and he is starting to really snap well under pressure. Great attitude.

Jake Foggia was very solid in NC. Form is coming along nicely and he is beginning to snap with a great deal of confidence. Excellent attitude.

Will Cobb was snapping with excellent accuracy and made it to the finals. Easily could have won and only lost by inches. Gaining power and strength will be huge for Cobb as we head towards VEGAS XXXII in May.

John Bergeron looked very good with excellent form and a solid attitude. Balance is very good and he is always improving.

Byron Floyd is big, strong, powerful and can rip the ball back to the punter sub .75. Really impressive Long Snapper and person.

Ryan Purcell is smooth, accurate and is growing by the second. Great upside.

Peter Haynes is an athletic Long Snapper that is using his whole body very well. Locking down his consistency will be huge as we move ahead.

Notables: Alex Applefield, Ethan Lane, Ted Busbee, Will McCoy, Zach Cowan, and Cheyenne Wray

TOP 2021 and BEYOND LONG SNAPPERS

Nick Walker

Nick Walker looked very solid in NC. He is growing by the second and can already get the ball back to the punter in under .75! The upside on Walker is off the charts if he keeps improving at this rate.

Austin Turner

Austin Turner was excellent in NC. I just saw him a couple of months ago and, I kid you not, he looked like he had grown a foot in the last couple of months. Form is excellent, ball is tight and his upside is off the charts. He could easily be the top Long Snapper in his class at VEGAS XXXII in May.

Aaron Brannock had a great day in NC and made it all the way to the finals. Tremendous accomplishment for a freshman. The less he thinks, the better Brannock will do in the long run.

Oden Pierce showed me good things in NC. Great frame and he moves very well on his feet.

Alex McLaughlin did well in NC with solid athleticism and a nice, catchable ball. If he can eliminate his hitch by VEGAS XXXII in May, he could find himself staring down a TOP 12 Camp Invite.

Notables: Stewart Jones, Carson Keaton, Josh Giambrone, Gabe Landers, Nathan Merchant

Here are the RSI scores from the NC Spring Camp….

Name

Year

RSI

Albright, Will

20

  43.48

Applefield, Alex

20

  32.91

Assel, Brock

18

  35.71

Barlow, Griff

20

  41.56

Bergeron, John

20

  10.23

Both, Austin

20

  10.47

Bowen, Jack

20

  9.47

Bradshaw, Andrew

19

  7.89

Brannock, Aaron

21

  50.67

Britt Jr, Jeffrey

19

  6.45

Busbee, Ted

23

  16.48

Champagne, Zachary

22

     

Cobb, Will

20

  61.43

Cowan, Zachary

20

  3.37

Crowley, Liam

19

  7.41

Davis, Colby

19

  6.38

Dezern, Jacob

21

     

Duff, Jonathan

20

  6.67

Eimer, Bryce

20

  50.00

Finklea, Graham

18

  6.25

Floyd, Byron E.

20

     

Foggia, Jake

20

  48.75

Fuchs, Mark

19

  21.95

Gable, Trey

18

  37.66

Giambrone, Josh

22

  9.18

Golden, Maddie

18

  34.72

Griffith, Peter

19

  24.14

Harper, Alex

19

  6.67

Haynes, Bryce

21

  6.12

Holton, Martin

20

  17.39

Hosford, Luke

19

  40.30

Hurst, Brandon

19

  18.06

Johnstone, Christian

19

  56.78

Jones, Stewart

21

  30.00

Katz, Sam

19

  40.91

Kaye, Griffin

19

  18.31

Keaton, Carson

21

  9.47

Knight, Carson

19

  22.73

Kuzemka, Nick

19

  3.80

Landers, Gabe

22

  14.46

Lane, Ethan

20

  10.13

Little, Drew

19

  61.76

MacQuarrie, Cullen

19

  10.47

Martin, Tyler

19

  23.08

McCoy, Will

20

  18.52

McCracken, Zane

20

  49.35

McLaughlin lll, Douglas

19

  36.71

McLaughlin, Alex

21

  27.14

Merchant, Nathan

22

  9.00

Mitchell, Christian

19

  9.89

Nathan Lingle

21

     

Nichols, Jake

21

  6.19

Otero, Lucas

20

  6.25

Otwell, CJ

19

  22.37

Parrino, Matt

19

  33.78

Payne, Luke

19

  38.67

Pierce, Oden

21

  27.91

Pollock, Justin

19

  3.41

Purcell, Ryan

20

  17.24

Richards, Brandon

20

  6.32

Russell, Reves

20

  9.38

Shimko, Joseph

19

  56.52

Skinner, Quentin

19

  30.88

Smith, Nathan

19

  25.00

Suter, Rhys

19

  25.32

Thompson, Kevin

19

  25.64

Tootle, Austin

19

  3.13

Tripp, Heath

19

  16.67

Turner, Austin

21

  24.71

Wagner, William

19

  36.71

Walker, Nick

21

  13.51

Wheless, Ben

21

  15.15

Wray, Cheyenne

20

     

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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 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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