National Signing Day

Cole Mazza Signing

Rubio Long Snapper Cole Mazza signing with Alabama

Today, is the second National Signing Day for football. High school and JC football players around the country will be signing on the dotted line to play for their respective schools. It is a great time of the year for all involved. It is Signing Day. It is covered by major sports affiliates and it begins the process of which college will dominate tomorrow with the stellar high school athletes of today.

With all the hoopla, comes questions….let me clear some things up for everyone. These are all from questions I have received over the years. Here you go and be sure to reference back to THIS blog I wrote about the difference between a full ride, a preferred walk-on and a standard walk-on:

Is Signing Day the only day an athlete can sign with a college? 
Absolutely not. It is just the first official day for the seniors to make their commitment official. A scholarship athlete can sign anytime on or after that day. You can literally sign the day you get on campus if you are a late pick-up for a school. The whole Signing Day is just a lot of pomp and circumstance that the media has turned it into an event.

Do Preferred Walk-Ons sign on Signing Day?
No, they do not officially sign anything. However, many schools and parents like to have a simple ceremony that represents signing. A preferred walk-on, although verbally committed to a school is NOT locked into that respective school. They have the option to change their mind to another school at any point if a scholarship comes their way. Not exactly the most kosher thing to do to a coach/program but they would most likely understand. I look at it like this, an athlete not taking a scholarship would be similar to a person not taking a free car and opting to pay for the same car.

If I sign with a college on scholarship, can I adjust after?
Sure, BUT you will lose a year of eligibility. Once you sign, you are done. Don’t even think about transferring as it rarely works out and is an uphill battle to say the least. Think about it, why would a coach want an athlete that could not fit in at their first stop? A transfer athlete always brings up red flags…why is it going to work this time, why did he not get along with players and coaches at the first school, it is a homesick issue, is he a problem case, schooling? All are questions that a new coach is going to want to know about you. Bottom line, make your decision and stick with it.

How do the schools get the athletes signatures? 
Most athletes sign in the early morning and then fax them in to their new home (school).

Why have a Signing Day? 
It is the day your verbal commitment becomes official.

Can a junior that is offered a scholarship sign early?
Nope. They must wait just like the others within his graduating class. All of this waiting around gives way to all the committing and de-committing which coaches and sports writers absolutely love (dripping with sarcasm).

Is it true that scholarships have to be renewed every year by the school?
Yes. This is one of those things that not a lot of people know about but it is true. Every single year, the staff has to renew your scholarship for the next year. Therefore, if you are not producing as an athlete, student or person, your scholarship can not be renewed. It is not very common for it to happen, but I have witnessed it occur. Usually, a social issue is the final straw in saying bye bye to your education being paid for by the school.

What can go wrong with the Signing Day process?
Several things and most involve the fax machine. If the exact form is not sent in signed properly, the deal is not sealed. Many schools have lost an athlete because the Letter of Intent was faxed upside down, backwards or just not clear. Then, when they tell the student-athlete to do it again, said athlete often takes it as an omen that it wasn’t meant to be and poof! a new school is chosen. Trust me, it does happen.

All in all, Signing Day is a great thing that should be cherished by all but definitely don’t feel as though it is the end all be all. No matter when you sign, you are still going to be on full scholarship with your school paid for, and that is the most important thing.

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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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Which Rubio Long Snapping Camps Should I Attend and When?

One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “Which camps should my son attend and when?”.

I have been running Long Snapping lessons, camps, and national events for over a decade now so I know what works out the best for the athletes. In a perfect world, here is exactly what I would do as a parent, and most likely will be doing before you know it.

6th Grade

  • If you feel your son is NOT ready mentally and physically, have him attend at least one Rubio Long Snapping camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL.  This will give you a chance to meet me and understand the way I work and speak.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • If you feel your son is ready mentally and physically, contact me and we can discuss him actually participating in a Rubio Long Snapping camp. I would choose a 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL. The sooner they get the form down, the better they will be in the long run. Once I get their form down, we just wait for their body to develop and BOOM, you have greatness.

7th Grade

  • If mentally and physically mature enough, I will allow a 7th grader to attend my camps. The sooner they get the form down, the better they will be in the long run. Once I get their form down, we just wait for their body to develop and BOOM, you have greatness.
  • If you feel your son is NOT ready mentally and physically, have him attend at least one Rubio Long Snapping Camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1-day Nike Camps in CA, NC, GA, TX or IL.  This will give you a chance to meet me and understand the way I work and speak.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • Start private lessons with either me or someone I recommend.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • Buy the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Instructional DVD.  This is the best way to learn.  Plus, you can watch it over and over again.

8th Grade

  • This is the time to begin attending Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.  I would choose the 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL.  I would attend ALL 3 camps when Rubio Long Snapping comes to your region of the U.S.  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • At this age, if mentally and physically mature enough (major bonus if they have been to my camps), they should start the Vegas Events. No one will expect anything from an 8th grader, so this should be the least stressful Vegas they will ever encounter. Once again, the sooner they go this, the better they will be in the long run.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

9th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping  Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 Camp in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

10th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping  Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1-2 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.
  • Attend 1 Local College Camp.  These are essentially tryouts.  Go to get experience.  It will pay off for when it really counts.

11th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 2-3 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  This is the time to get your name on the map. College coaches will be setting up their recruit boards.  This is the time to shoot for “TOP 12″ and “Event Elite”!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • Attend Multiple College Camps within reason.  These are essentially tryouts.  Be realistic with your skill level.  Attend camps at all levels of college football (D1, D2, D3, etc.)
  • Attend the “TOP 12″ & “Event Elite” Camp.  This is an “Invite Only” Camp that brings together ONLY the best of the best.  You can only get invited by attending the VEGAS Events and proving that you are one of the best while competing again the best.  This camp is the ULTIMATE GOAL.  This is the best camp that you will ever attend, if invited.

12th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 3-4 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to prove to every college coach in the United States that you are worthy of a scholarship or walk on spot.  Scholarships and preferred walk on spots will be earned based on performance as a Long Snapper!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • DO NOT stop working once you have decided on a college.  This is the #1 mistake made.  Work harder than ever as the next level is even more difficult. DO NOT REST ON YOUR PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS.…It will catch up with you. Trust me.

College / NFL

  • Attend the College Camp each year to stay sharp and prepare yourself for upcoming seasons and an NFL Future.
  • Rubio Long Snapping will be holding another NFL camp this coming year. Last year’s was a great success with many Long Snappers being brought into NFL camps simply for their performance at the camp! Be on the lookout!

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are the #1 Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Businesses in the World.  Feel free to ask around. We will teach and guide you from 7th Grade all through the day that you retire from the NFL.

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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 tomajor colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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5 Things a Parents Should Be During the Recruiting Process….

1. SUPPORTIVE!
Your child will need you more than ever during this period. This will be extra challenging as they are a teen and know it all. Therefore, you must remain supportive and on their team. Guide them in the right direction but let them walk the path.

2. ORGANIZED!
There will be tons of pamphlets, camps, emails, directions and communication. A teen usually has too much on their plate to manage it all. This is where an adult’s organization skills can hopefully relieve some pressure off the athlete.

3. A ROLE PLAYER!
Practice with your child the conversations he/she will have with the coaches and recruiting coordinators. It looks terrible when a coach asks an athlete a question and the athlete looks to mommy or daddy for the answer. Even worse is if mommy or daddy simply answers for the athlete.

4. OPEN-MINDED!
Not every athlete is going to attend the top D1 schools in the country. If your son wants to play, there are literally hundreds of schools out there with teams. Find several that aren’t necessarily on your radar and embrace them. There is something out there for everyone.

5. IN THE BACKGROUND!
The coach doesn’t want to talk to you. Trust me, I speak to them all the time. They are recruiting the athlete, NOT you. Like I have said a hundred times, when you (the parent) were dating your spouse, did you want to date them or their parents? Exactly. Stay in the background and let your son/daughter be a big boy/girl. This goes for interviews with sports writers, as well. Let the athlete speak for themselves.

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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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RECAP: 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas

On May 4-5, 2013 well over 100 Long Snappers from around the globe came out to Las Vegas to participate in the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas sponsored by Nike. The talent was excellent and so were the conditions. The staff was overflowing with one staff member per three Long Snappers so everyone was able to get the full experience throughout the weekend. Day one of the Event was all about instruction and many Long Snappers stood out immediately to make a name for themselves.

After it was all said and done, the winner of the camp was CJ Keller (2014, AZ). CJ handles pressure as well as anyone in the country, was snapping bullets all day and is very, very accurate and consistent. Kid is a machine and outlasted the rest of the competitors to take home the title!

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Winner of the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event: CJ KELLER!

The 12 finalists that earned their spot through their RSI score on the Target were: Nate Adams (AZ), Wyatt “Tucker” Smith (MS), RC Brunstetter (NC), Jordan Frese (TX), Tanner Carew (CA), Justin Garza (CA), Jake Knight (MI), CJ Keller (AZ), Bryan Scanlan (IL), Blake Ferguson (GA), Jordan Ober (NV) and Chris Nieto (CA).

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The Finalists from the Spring Event

Here are some of the top performers, by graduating class, from the weekend…

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Andrew MacLean was dominant all weekend in Vegas!

  • Andrew MacLean was outstanding all weekend. He is built extremely well and snapping with a ton of confidence. This big Canadian has made quite a name for himself.
  • Jason Diffee was out in Vegas to get fine-tuned before heading off to Eastern Washington on scholarship. He did not disappoint.
  • Cody Block was smooth and is built well. Moves very smooth on his feet and is consistent with his snaps.

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Tanner Carew

Tanner Carew was dominant all weekend in Vegas.

  • Tanner Carew was off the charts all weekend and has taken the top spot in his class. Snaps absolute rockets, built like an athlete and has a tremendous attitude. Tell him what to do and just consider it done. TONS of upside on this already tremendous Long Snapper. 
  • Alan Lucy continues his dominance by snapping well and really doing a great job in transforming his body into a D1 athlete.
  • Wyatt “Tucker” Smith is easily the top JC Long Snapper in the country. Built like a college tight end and snaps fire back to the punter.
  • Nate Adams has an amazing frame, a smooth snap and is very consistent. Love the way he moves and has a nice, smooth snap back to the punter and holder.
  • Casey Wilson is easily the smoothest Long Snapper in the country and will be purely dominant once he locks down his blocking.
  • Patrick Freeze is big, strong and snapping with a lot of confidence.
  • Curtis Billen easily snaps in the .6s and has a solid frame.
  • Jordan Frese is the top Long Snapper in TX and showed it all weekend. Great improvement.
  • Chris Nieto is built extremely long and athletic with a ton of upside. Could end up dominating his class.
  • Adam Vaught is massive and is snapping with power. The angrier he is is, the better he snaps.
  • Garrett Frum is working like a mad men and continues to improve daily.
  • Justin Garza was on fire all weekend. Intense Long Snapper that showed a ton of potential.
  • Seth Combs was snapping rockets all weekend and looked great all around.
  • Mitchell Hardy is big and snapping with great confidence. Tremendous attitude.
  • Nate Hawkins is very smooth and accurate with his Long Snapping. The more aggressive he gets, the better he will be.
  • Joel Baldwin has a nice long frame and a very smooth snap.
  • JC Everett is extremely coachable and strong. Always improving.
  • Christian Samarzich has a good body and is locking down his spiral. Solid all around Long Snapper.
  • Tommy Sullivan just continues to impress me with how he is turning his body and snapping around for greatness.
  • John Morrison is not the biggest man in the world but was snapping like he was. Smart Long Snapper that snaps hard.
  • Joe Lang has a great frame and always improves. Excellent attitude. Bright future.

2015

Blake Ferguson

Blake Ferguson was dominant all weekend in Vegas!

  • Blake Ferguson left no doubt he was the best Long Snapper in his class. When he is on, he is easily a college level Long Snapper NOW!
  • AJ Carty is built like a college Long Snapper and he is only a sophomore. Sky is the limit for him.
  • George Madden snaps rockets and as soon as he locks down the spiral, he will dominate
  • Tyler Douglas is built extremely well and is snapping hard. Keep an eye on him.
  • Ben Makowski is snapping with a lot of confidence and built thick.
  • Ryan Simmons is just a machine that keeps getting better. Smart.
  • Jake Knight is long, lean and has tons of upside.
  • Tyler Griffiths did well with his strong body and quick hands. Lots and lots of potential.
  • Harrison Goebel was impressive to say the least. Built very well. Lots of upside.
  • Jordan Ober was impressive out in Vegas. Built long and has great consistency.
  • Grant Gluhaich might have been the most improved Long Snapper over the weekend. If he keeps growing, he will crush all.
  • Darren Diffee handles pressure well and is very accurate.
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  • John Shannon was phenomenal all weekend in Vegas. At times, can snap in the .6s already! Great frame. Needless to say, keep a very close eye on him. 
  • Johnny Den Bleyker did very well out in Vegas. Moves well on his feet and is very athletic. Great attitude.
  • Damon Johnson looked good with his form and was snapping the ball well. The more comfortable he gets with his ability, the better he will be.
  • Donald Reiter was impressive out in Vegas. He snaps a tight ball and shows waves of brilliance with his speed on the ball.
  • Conner Kirkegaard continues to be a solid Long Snapper with great speed. The more consistent he gets, the better he will be.
  • Grant Crum stood out with his continued performance all weekend. Could be the sleeper of his class.

Rubio Long Snapping will kick off it’s summer tour with camps in TX on June 9, the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp on June 21-23, the Underclassmen Invite Event on June 29-30, CA on July 11, NC on July 15, GA on July 17, the College Camp on July 19-21, MA on July 25, IL on July 27 and CA on July 29.

Rubio will also be running college specialists camps for  LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama, UCLA, Oregon and Washington as well. All information can be found on RubioLongSnapping.com

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2014 Long Snappers from the 11th Annual Spring Event

The rankings are completed for the class of 2014 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas!

TONS of movement in this class and get ready to see a new #1 Long Snapper! This summer is going to be massive for this class. I am not sure I have ever had a class capable of so much movement.

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

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Happy Ranksgiving to the class of 2015 Long Snappers from the 11th Annual Spring Event!

The rankings are completed for the class of 2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas!

This class has the potential to be the best in the history of Rubio Long Snapping

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 2015, please go HERE
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Congratulations Event Elite Member: Mitch Hardy!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE member: baseball player that got paddled in a movie that reminds you to watch the leather & some young chaps that are sleuths

(Matthew McConaughey’s character says “to watch the leather” in the movie Dazed and Confused. The baseball player that gets paddles is named MITCH. Some young chaps that are sleuths would The HARDY Boys…..Therefore, Mitch Hardy!)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Mitch Hardy (WI, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Big Mitch Hardy is improved immensely in the past couple of years and is very well deserving of this honor. He is large, snaps the ball hard and with a ton of confidence. Hardy has one of the best personalities in the country…always positive and listening!

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Congratulations to Event Elite Member: Blake Ferguson!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE member: sound of bad taste + an old athlete issue and northern birds wish they had it + splash of character in Grumpy Old Men.

(“Blah” would be the sound you make when you taste something bad + an old athlete would have aches. Blah + Aches = Blake. Then, northern birds would be cold and want to be warm, they could be warm with fur. Then one of the characters in Grumpy Old Men was Gustafson. Fur + Splash of Gustafson = Ferguson)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Blake Ferguson (GA, ’15) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Blake is a long time Rubio Long Snapper and the current #1 for the class of 2015. He was flat out dominant all weekend in Vegas and this honor is well deserved!

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Congratulations to Event Elite Member: Justin Garza!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE member: Another way to say you barely made it and a POSSIBLE nickname of Rocky Dennis’ “step-dad”

(Another way to say you barely made it would be to say you were Just In Time…Justin. Sam Elliott’s character in Mask was named Gar. His possible nickname would be Garza.)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Justin Garza (CA, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Garza is an extremely intense Long Snapper that moves beyond well on his feet and snaps a rocket back to the punter. Great attitude.

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Congratulations to Event Elite Member: JC Everett!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE member: 1st part of a store that sounds like it is worth less than a dollar and if you were to go 570240 inches up but take away a letter

(A store that sounds like it is worth less than a dollar is JC Penny because of “penny” First part is JC. Then, a place almost nine miles (570240 inches) high is Mt. Everest. Take away a consonant “S” and you have everett)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper JC Everett  (AR, ’14) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

JC is a terrific Long Snapper that is built like a brick house. He is strong and snaps the ball with incredible speed. He might have the quickest hands in his class. Great attitude and he does exactly what you tell him to do.

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Congratulations to Event Elite Member: Wyatt “Tucker” Smith!

Did you figure out the clues?

EVENT ELITE member: Hemorrhoids would be an occupational hazard of this job minus a consonant and this character’s wife was a liar (so was he) w/ good balance.

(A trucker sits all day and, therefore can get hemorrhoids. So, take the “r” off trucker and you have TUCKER. Then, Angelina Jolie played Mrs. Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. One scene has her balancing on a chair cleaning drapes. She was an undercover agent and so was her husband. Bottom line, last name Smith.)

Congratulations to Rubio Long Snapper Tucker Smith (he also goes by Wyatt, but Tucker worked better for my clue) (MS, JC/14…originally a 2013 but since he is a JC he had the option of staying another year and he obviously took it) on being the next member of the EVENT ELITE! The EVENT ELITE will be joining the TOP 12 to form the invite only, TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE Camp this summer.

Tucker is headed to his second JC year and is an absolute phenomenal Long Snapper. Snaps well below .7 on a consistent basis and is built like a D1 athlete already. Keep a very close eye on him as he could get picked up at anytime since he is a qualifier out of high school.

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2016 Long Snappers from the 11th Annual National Spring Snapping Event in Las Vegas

The rankings are completed for the class of 2016 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas!

Be ready to see a new #1 Long Snapper

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 2016, please go HERE
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YouTube Videos are Up from the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas

ALL of the Long Snapper’s YouTube videos are now up from the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on the Rubio Long Snapping YouTube Channel!

To see your video, simply click the link above, look below the main video and click on the 11th Annual Spring Event playlist and find your name. Every single Long Snapper’s video will be embedded onto their profile page within two weeks.

Please feel free to use the video at your discretion. You will get a new video from me at every single Rubio Long Snapping camp you attend (besides Prep Camp).

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11th Annual Spring Snapping Event in Las Vegas – STATS

On May 4-5, 2013, well over 100 Long Snappers from around the world came out to Las Vegas to participate in the 2nd largest Long Snapping Event in the world (the 1st is our event in January). Day one was recapped here and all of the rankings, videos, pics and EVENT ELITE announcements will be made within three weeks.

To wet your appetite a bit, here are the stats from this incredible weekend. If you have any questions about a Long Snapper, please email at Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for more information. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@TheChrisRubio) and on Facebook (Rubio Long Snapping) for updates.

15 Yard Snap Speeds for 15 Yards – Alphabetically – TIMED BY RUBIO
Please Note: all Long Snappers were snapping into an approximately 5 mph wind.

Adams, Nate 0.76
Allaire, Charles 0.82
Avantino, Nick 0.762
Baldwin, Joel 0.716
Bertoni, Wesley 0.762
Billen, Curtis 0.646
Block, Cody 0.778
Boatman, Alex 0.818
Brodowsky, Hayden 0.78
Brunsetter, RC 0.836
Buckingham, Reid 0.752
Carew, Tanner 0.658
Carter, Will-Parker 0.83
Carty, AJ 0.87
Comaroto, Peter 0.744
Combs, Seth 0.694
Conrad, Kyle 1.108
Crum, Grant 0.858
Daltoso, Massimo 0.824
Den Bleyker, Johnny 0.744
Diffee, Darren 0.746
Diffee, Jason 0.74
Douglas, Tyler 0.7
Duffy, Colin 0.722
Everett, JC 0.674
Fagan, Tyler 0.97
Fennell, Kevin 0.696
Ferguson, Blake 0.734
Foley, Matt 0.856
Freeze, Patrick 0.78
Frese, Jordan 0.74
Frigo, Christopher 0.828
Frum, Garrett 0.804
Garza, Justin 0.692
Gentosi, Giovanni 0.754
Gissinger, Gray 0.892
Gluhaich, Grant 0.768
Goebel, Harrison 0.802
Goldstein, Jonathan 0.762
Graham, Cole NoTimes
Griffiths, Tyler 0.7
Hann, Eric 0.794
Hardy, Mitchell 0.732
Hawkins, Nate 0.772
Hilton, Grant 0.7957
Holetz, Colin 0.83
Holte, Ryan 0.976
Holtschulte, Sebastian NoTimes
Hunt, Christian 0.782
Hyde, Luke 0.876
Jackson, Clayton 0.816
Johnson, Damon 0.8
Keller, CJ 0.782
Kelsey, Connor 0.734
Kirkegaard, Conner 0.848
Knight, Jake 0.848
Lang, Joseph 0.738
Lawer, Matt 0.778
Lawver, Caleb 0.988
Locha, Brandon 0.806
Lucy, Alan 0.718
MacLean, Andrew 0.676
Madden, George 0.718
Mahorney, Jackson 0.93
Makowski, Ben 0.75
Manning, Tyler 0.81
McCarter, Zac 0.774
Merickel, Tommy 0.912
Moon, Chaska 0.814
Moore, Jack 0.846
Moore, Tyler 0.756
Morrison, John 0.694
Munoz, Jake 0.822
Munsey, Jack 0.954
Murphy, Keller 0.864
Murphy, Kyle 0.736
Nelson, Cody 0.702
Nguyen, Jourdan 0.808
Nieto, Chris 0.742
Ober, Jordan 0.754
Oliver, Colton 0.744
Ortega, Jr., David 0.876
Peterson, Josh 0.842
Randall, Reese 0.896
Rarr, Ryan 0.76
Reiter, Donald 0.83
Richardson, Elijah 0.682
Richins, Kole 0.784
Ring, James 0.828
Rodriguez, Joe 0.792
Samarzich, Christian 0.718
Sammut, Jake 0.928
Sapper, Karl 1.09
Scanlan, Bryan 0.752
Shaffer, Corey 0.85
Shannon, John 0.674
Simmons, Ryan 0.794
Slupski, Cain 0.856
Smith, Bo 0.734
Smith, Christopher 0.868
Smith, Wyatt 0.634
Sonne, Luke 0.92
Soto, Michael 0.876
Sullivan, Tommy 0.678
Taylor, Mike 0.906
Threadgill, Gray 0.846
Urbach, Chase 0.77
Vaught, Adam 0.728
Wilcox, Richard 0.792
Wilderberger, Nick 0.8
Wilson, Casey 0.686
Wilson, Sam 0.852
Wolcott, Matthew 0.778

15 Yard Snap Speeds for 15 Yards – BY SPEED – TIMED BY RUBIO
Please Note: all Long Snappers were snapping into an approximately 5 mph wind.

Smith, Wyatt 0.634
Billen, Curtis 0.646
Carew, Tanner 0.658
Shannon, John 0.674
Everett, JC 0.674
MacLean, Andrew 0.676
Sullivan, Tommy 0.678
Richardson, Elijah 0.682
Wilson, Casey 0.686
Garza, Justin 0.692
Combs, Seth 0.694
Morrison, John 0.694
Fennell, Kevin 0.696
Douglas, Tyler 0.7
Griffiths, Tyler 0.7
Nelson, Cody 0.702
Baldwin, Joel 0.716
Lucy, Alan 0.718
Madden, George 0.718
Samarzich, Christian 0.718
Duffy, Colin 0.722
Vaught, Adam 0.728
Hardy, Mitchell 0.732
Ferguson, Blake 0.734
Kelsey, Connor 0.734
Smith, Bo 0.734
Murphy, Kyle 0.736
Lang, Joseph 0.738
Diffee, Jason 0.74
Frese, Jordan 0.74
Nieto, Chris 0.742
Comaroto, Peter 0.744
Den Bleyker, Johnny 0.744
Oliver, Colton 0.744
Diffee, Darren 0.746
Makowski, Ben 0.75
Buckingham, Reid 0.752
Scanlan, Bryan 0.752
Gentosi, Giovanni 0.754
Ober, Jordan 0.754
Moore, Tyler 0.756
Adams, Nate 0.76
Rarr, Ryan 0.76
Bertoni, Wesley 0.762
Avantino, Nick 0.762
Goldstein, Jonathan 0.762
Gluhaich, Grant 0.768
Urbach, Chase 0.77
Hawkins, Nate 0.772
McCarter, Zac 0.774
Wolcott, Matthew 0.778
Lawer, Matt 0.778
Block, Cody 0.778
Brodowsky, Hayden 0.78
Freeze, Patrick 0.78
Hunt, Christian 0.782
Keller, CJ 0.782
Richins, Kole 0.784
Rodriguez, Joe 0.792
Wilcox, Richard 0.792
Hann, Eric 0.794
Simmons, Ryan 0.794
Hilton, Grant 0.7957
Johnson, Damon 0.8
Wilderberger, Nick 0.8
Goebel, Harrison 0.802
Frum, Garrett 0.804
Locha, Brandon 0.806
Nguyen, Jourdan 0.808
Manning, Tyler 0.81
Moon, Chaska 0.814
Jackson, Clayton 0.816
Boatman, Alex 0.818
Allaire, Charles 0.82
Munoz, Jake 0.822
Daltoso, Massimo 0.824
Frigo, Christopher 0.828
Ring, James 0.828
Reiter, Donald 0.83
Carter, Will-Parker 0.83
Holetz, Colin 0.83
Brunsetter, RC 0.836
Peterson, Josh 0.842
Moore, Jack 0.846
Threadgill, Gray 0.846
Kirkegaard, Conner 0.848
Knight, Jake 0.848
Shaffer, Corey 0.85
Wilson, Sam 0.852
Slupski, Cain 0.856
Foley, Matt 0.856
Crum, Grant 0.858
Murphy, Keller 0.864
Smith, Christopher 0.868
Carty, AJ 0.87
Hyde, Luke 0.876
Ortega, Jr., David 0.876
Soto, Michael 0.876
Gissinger, Gray 0.892
Randall, Reese 0.896
Taylor, Mike 0.906
Merickel, Tommy 0.912
Sonne, Luke 0.92
Sammut, Jake 0.928
Mahorney, Jackson 0.93
Munsey, Jack 0.954
Fagan, Tyler 0.97
Holte, Ryan 0.976
Lawver, Caleb 0.988
Sapper, Karl 1.09
Conrad, Kyle 1.108

 40 Yard Sprints – Alphabetically

NAME 40 YD
Adams, Nate 4.97
Allaire, Charles 5.33
Avantino, Nick DNR
Baldwin, Joel 5.24
Bertoni, Wesley 5.32
Billen, Curtis 5.01
Block, Cody 5
Boatman, Alex 6.02
Brodowsky, Hayden 5.59
Brunsetter, RC 5.69
Buckingham, Reid 5.69
Carew, Tanner 4.95
Carter, Will-Parker 5.81
Carty, AJ 5.59
Comaroto, Peter 5.84
Combs, Seth 5.23
Conrad, Kyle 5.16
Crum, Grant 6.07
Daltoso, Massimo 5.35
Den Bleyker, Johnny 5.31
Diffee, Darren 5.36
Diffee, Jason 5.28
Douglas, Tyler 4.77
Duffy, Colin 5.6
Everett, JC 5.22
Fagan, Tyler 5.2
Fennell, Kevin 5.06
Ferguson, Blake 5.28
Foley, Matt 5.91
Freeze, Patrick 5.75
Frese, Jordan 5.22
Frigo, Christopher 5.55
Frum, Garrett 5.38
Garza, Justin 4.86
Gentosi, Giovanni 4.81
Gissinger, Gray 5.43
Gluhaich, Grant 5.68
Goebel, Harrison 5.22
Goldstein, Jonathan 5.35
Griffiths, Tyler 5.37
Hann, Eric 5.53
Hardy, Mitchell 6
Hawkins, Nate 5.17
Hilton, Grant 5.07
Holetz, Colin 4.79
Holte, Ryan 5.39
Hunt, Christian 4.87
Hyde, Luke 5.11
Jackson, Clayton 5.67
Johnson, Damon 5.41
Keller, CJ 5.46
Kelsey, Connor 5.17
Kirkegaard, Conner DNR
Knight, Jake 5.57
Lang, Joseph 5.61
Lawer, Matt 5.11
Lawver, Caleb 6.25
Locha, Brandon 5.21
Lucy, Alan 5.43
MacLean, Andrew DNR
Madden, George 5.04
Mahorney, Jackson 5.95
Makowski, Ben 5.95
Manning, Tyler 4.78
McCarter, Zac 4.94
McCullough, Liam 5.1
Merickel, Tommy 5.32
Moon, Chaska 5.44
Moore, Jack 5.4
Moore, Tyler 5.98
Morrison, John 4.96
Munoz, Jake 5.03
Munsey, Jack 5.74
Murphy, Keller 5.02
Murphy, Kyle 5.43
Nelson, Cody 4.84
Nguyen, Jourdan 4.96
Nieto, Chris 5.32
Ober, Jordan 4.93
Oliver, Colton 5.7
Ortega, Jr., David 4.9
Peterson, Josh 5.77
Randall, Reese 5.04
Rarr, Ryan 5.58
Reiter, Donald 6.09
Richardson, Elijah 5.83
Richins, Kole 5.05
Ring, James 5.48
Rodriguez, Joe 4.96
Samarzich, Christian 5.25
Sammut, Jake 4.74
Sapper, Karl 5.34
Scanlan, Bryan 4.85
Shaffer, Corey 5.68
Shannon, John 5.16
Simmons, Ryan 5.61
Slupski, Cain 5.95
Smith, Bo 5.26
Smith, Christopher 5.27
Smith, Wyatt 5.08
Sonne, Luke 6.36
Soto, Michael 5.35
Sullivan, Tommy 5.22
Taylor, Mike 4.98
Threadgill, Gray 5.22
Urbach, Chase 5.17
Vaught, Adam 5.34
Wilcox, Richard 5.6
Wilderberger, Nick 5.27
Wilson, Casey 5.51
Wilson, Sam 5.92
Wolcott, Matthew 5.59

40 Yard Sprints – By Speed

NAME 40 YD
Sammut, Jake 4.74
Douglas, Tyler 4.77
Manning, Tyler 4.78
Holetz, Colin 4.79
Gentosi, Giovanni 4.81
Nelson, Cody 4.84
Scanlan, Bryan 4.85
Garza, Justin 4.86
Hunt, Christian 4.87
Ortega, Jr., David 4.9
Ober, Jordan 4.93
McCarter, Zac 4.94
Carew, Tanner 4.95
Morrison, John 4.96
Nguyen, Jourdan 4.96
Rodriguez, Joe 4.96
Adams, Nate 4.97
Taylor, Mike 4.98
Block, Cody 5
Billen, Curtis 5.01
Murphy, Keller 5.02
Munoz, Jake 5.03
Madden, George 5.04
Randall, Reese 5.04
Richins, Kole 5.05
Fennell, Kevin 5.06
Hilton, Grant 5.07
Smith, Wyatt 5.08
McCullough, Liam 5.1
Hyde, Luke 5.11
Lawer, Matt 5.11
Conrad, Kyle 5.16
Shannon, John 5.16
Hawkins, Nate 5.17
Kelsey, Connor 5.17
Urbach, Chase 5.17
Fagan, Tyler 5.2
Locha, Brandon 5.21
Everett, JC 5.22
Frese, Jordan 5.22
Goebel, Harrison 5.22
Sullivan, Tommy 5.22
Threadgill, Gray 5.22
Combs, Seth 5.23
Baldwin, Joel 5.24
Samarzich, Christian 5.25
Smith, Bo 5.26
Smith, Christopher 5.27
Wilderberger, Nick 5.27
Diffee, Jason 5.28
Ferguson, Blake 5.28
Den Bleyker, Johnny 5.31
Bertoni, Wesley 5.32
Merickel, Tommy 5.32
Nieto, Chris 5.32
Allaire, Charles 5.33
Sapper, Karl 5.34
Vaught, Adam 5.34
Daltoso, Massimo 5.35
Goldstein, Jonathan 5.35
Soto, Michael 5.35
Diffee, Darren 5.36
Griffiths, Tyler 5.37
Frum, Garrett 5.38
Holte, Ryan 5.39
Moore, Jack 5.4
Johnson, Damon 5.41
Gissinger, Gray 5.43
Lucy, Alan 5.43
Murphy, Kyle 5.43
Moon, Chaska 5.44
Keller, CJ 5.46
Ring, James 5.48
Wilson, Casey 5.51
Hann, Eric 5.53
Frigo, Christopher 5.55
Knight, Jake 5.57
Rarr, Ryan 5.58
Brodowsky, Hayden 5.59
Carty, AJ 5.59
Wolcott, Matthew 5.59
Duffy, Colin 5.6
Wilcox, Richard 5.6
Lang, Joseph 5.61
Simmons, Ryan 5.61
Jackson, Clayton 5.67
Gluhaich, Grant 5.68
Shaffer, Corey 5.68
Brunsetter, RC 5.69
Buckingham, Reid 5.69
Oliver, Colton 5.7
Munsey, Jack 5.74
Freeze, Patrick 5.75
Peterson, Josh 5.77
Carter, Will-Parker 5.81
Richardson, Elijah 5.83
Comaroto, Peter 5.84
Foley, Matt 5.91
Wilson, Sam 5.92
Mahorney, Jackson 5.95
Makowski, Ben 5.95
Slupski, Cain 5.95
Moore, Tyler 5.98
Hardy, Mitchell 6
Boatman, Alex 6.02
Crum, Grant 6.07
Reiter, Donald 6.09
Lawver, Caleb 6.25
Sonne, Luke 6.36
Avantino, Nick DNR
Kirkegaard, Conner DNR
MacLean, Andrew DNR

Target Score – Alphabetically

Adams, Nate 27
Allaire, Charles 9
Avantino, Nick 8
Baldwin, Joel 17
Bertoni, Wesley 16
Billen, Curtis 15
Block, Cody 21
Boatman, Alex 8
Brodowsky, Hayden 11
Brunsetter, RC 27
Buckingham, Reid 18
Carew, Tanner 22
Carter, Will-Parker 3
Carty, AJ 15
Comaroto, Peter 20
Combs, Seth 17
Conrad, Kyle 4
Crum, Grant 12
Daltoso, Massimo 5
Den Bleyker, Johnny 18
Diffee, Darren 26
Diffee, Jason 12
Douglas, Tyler 16
Duffy, Colin 9
Everett, JC 18
Fagan, Tyler 8
Farr, Ryan 15
Fennell, Kevin 17
Ferguson, Blake 17
Foley, Matt 10
Freeze, Patrick 7
Frese, Jordan 22
Frigo, Christopher 8
Frum, Garrett 12
Garza, Justin 24
Gentosi, Giovanni 7
Gissinger, Gray 3
Gluhaich, Grant 4
Goebel, Harrison 11
Goldstein, Jonathan 7
Griffiths, Tyler 12
Hann, Eric 3
Hardy, Mitchell 9
Hawkins, Nate 22
Hilton, Grant 6
Holetz, Colin 9
Holte, Ryan 6
Hunt, Christian 21
Hyde, Luke 3
Jackson, Clayton 21
Johnson, Damon 4
Keller, CJ 22
Kelsey, Connor 13
Kirkegaard, Conner 19
Knight, Jake 23
Lang, Joseph 9
Lawer, Matt 13
Lawver, Caleb 10
Locha, Brandon 19
Lucy, Alan 10
MacLean, Andrew 19
Madden, George 19
Mahorney, Jackson 15
Makowski, Ben 12
Manning, Tyler 7
McCarter, Zac 14
McCullough, Liam 13
Merickel, Tommy 15
Moon, Chaska 5
Moore, Jack 6
Moore, Tyler 17
Morrison, John 8
Munoz, Jake 9
Munsey, Jack 9
Murphy, Keller 4
Murphy, Kyle 17
Nelson, Cody 14
Nguyen, Jourdan 8
Nieto, Chris 25
Ober, Jordan 22
Oliver, Colton 13
Ortega, Jr., David 6
Peterson, Josh 11
Randall, Reese 5
Reiter, Donald 21
Richardson, Elijah 11
Richins, Kole 11
Ring, James 8
Rodriguez, Joe 12
Samarzich, Christian 16
Sammut, Jake 6
Sapper, Karl 9
Scanlan, Bryan 22
Shaffer, Corey 9
Shannon, John 11
Simmons, Ryan 16
Slupski, Cain 7
Smith, Bo 14
Smith, Christopher 12
Smith, Wyatt 27
Sonne, Luke 10
Soto, Michael 4
Sullivan, Tommy 7
Taylor, Mike 6
Threadgill, Gray 22
Urbach, Chase 17
Vaught, Adam 9
Wilcox, Richard 9
Wilderberger, Nick 6
Wilson, Casey 17
Wilson, Sam 13
Wolcott, Matthew 20

Target Score – Highest to Lowest

Adams, Nate 27
Brunsetter, RC 27
Smith, Wyatt 27
Diffee, Darren 26
Nieto, Chris 25
Garza, Justin 24
Knight, Jake 23
Carew, Tanner 22
Frese, Jordan 22
Hawkins, Nate 22
Keller, CJ 22
Ober, Jordan 22
Scanlan, Bryan 22
Threadgill, Gray 22
Block, Cody 21
Hunt, Christian 21
Jackson, Clayton 21
Reiter, Donald 21
Comaroto, Peter 20
Wolcott, Matthew 20
Kirkegaard, Conner 19
Locha, Brandon 19
MacLean, Andrew 19
Madden, George 19
Buckingham, Reid 18
Den Bleyker, Johnny 18
Everett, JC 18
Baldwin, Joel 17
Combs, Seth 17
Fennell, Kevin 17
Ferguson, Blake 17
Moore, Tyler 17
Murphy, Kyle 17
Urbach, Chase 17
Wilson, Casey 17
Bertoni, Wesley 16
Douglas, Tyler 16
Samarzich, Christian 16
Simmons, Ryan 16
Billen, Curtis 15
Carty, AJ 15
Farr, Ryan 15
Mahorney, Jackson 15
Merickel, Tommy 15
McCarter, Zac 14
Nelson, Cody 14
Smith, Bo 14
Kelsey, Connor 13
Lawer, Matt 13
McCullough, Liam 13
Oliver, Colton 13
Wilson, Sam 13
Crum, Grant 12
Diffee, Jason 12
Frum, Garrett 12
Griffiths, Tyler 12
Makowski, Ben 12
Rodriguez, Joe 12
Smith, Christopher 12
Brodowsky, Hayden 11
Goebel, Harrison 11
Peterson, Josh 11
Richardson, Elijah 11
Richins, Kole 11
Shannon, John 11
Foley, Matt 10
Lawver, Caleb 10
Lucy, Alan 10
Sonne, Luke 10
Allaire, Charles 9
Duffy, Colin 9
Hardy, Mitchell 9
Holetz, Colin 9
Lang, Joseph 9
Munoz, Jake 9
Munsey, Jack 9
Sapper, Karl 9
Shaffer, Corey 9
Vaught, Adam 9
Wilcox, Richard 9
Avantino, Nick 8
Boatman, Alex 8
Fagan, Tyler 8
Frigo, Christopher 8
Morrison, John 8
Nguyen, Jourdan 8
Ring, James 8
Freeze, Patrick 7
Gentosi, Giovanni 7
Goldstein, Jonathan 7
Manning, Tyler 7
Slupski, Cain 7
Sullivan, Tommy 7
Hilton, Grant 6
Holte, Ryan 6
Moore, Jack 6
Ortega, Jr., David 6
Sammut, Jake 6
Taylor, Mike 6
Wilderberger, Nick 6
Daltoso, Massimo 5
Moon, Chaska 5
Randall, Reese 5
Conrad, Kyle 4
Gluhaich, Grant 4
Johnson, Damon 4
Murphy, Keller 4
Soto, Michael 4
Carter, Will-Parker 3
Gissinger, Gray 3
Hann, Eric 3
Hyde, Luke 3

RSI (Rubio Standard Index) – Alphabetically
The RSI is the score on the Target divided by the average speed. You may obtain 2 bonus points for an average of .75-.79, 2 more bonus points for an average of .70-.7,  an additional 2 more bonus points if you average .70 – .65 and 2 more bonus points if you average below .65

Adams, Nate 40.99
Allaire, Charles 10.47
Avantino, Nick 9.3
Baldwin, Joel 20.73
Bertoni, Wesley 22.25
Billen, Curtis 27.74
Block, Cody 29.27
Boatman, Alex 8.89
Brodowsky, Hayden 16.67
Brunsetter, RC 36.18
Buckingham, Reid 25.38
Carew, Tanner 33.73
Carter, Will-Parker 3.53
Carty, AJ 21.48
Comaroto, Peter 24.69
Combs, Seth 23.79
Conrad, Kyle 3.81
Crum, Grant 13.64
Daltoso, Massimo 8.67
Den Bleyker, Johnny 25.08
Diffee, Darren 29.89
Diffee, Jason 20.44
Douglas, Tyler 19.51
Duffy, Colin 14
Everett, JC 28.66
Fagan, Tyler 8.99
Farr, Ryan 18.07
Fennell, Kevin 24.08
Ferguson, Blake 30.64
Foley, Matt 12.2
Freeze, Patrick 8.64
Frese, Jordan 34.56
Frigo, Christopher 9.76
Frum, Garrett 14.12
Garza, Justin 33.17
Gentosi, Giovanni 10.97
Gissinger, Gray 3.37
Gluhaich, Grant 4.26
Goebel, Harrison 13.58
Goldstein, Jonathan 10.97
Griffiths, Tyler 14.63
Hann, Eric 3.41
Hardy, Mitchell 10.59
Hawkins, Nate 27.5
Hilton, Grant 9.59
Holetz, Colin 11.11
Holte, Ryan 6.67
Hunt, Christian 26.25
Hyde, Luke 3.19
Jackson, Clayton 26.25
Johnson, Damon 4.71
Keller, CJ 30.95
Kelsey, Connor 22.06
Kirkegaard, Conner 23.17
Knight, Jake 31.11
Lang, Joseph 10.59
Lawer, Matt 15.66
Lawver, Caleb 9.52
Locha, Brandon 26.05
Lucy, Alan 17.7
MacLean, Andrew 29.68
Madden, George 30.03
Mahorney, Jackson 17.65
Makowski, Ben 14.46
Manning, Tyler 8.54
McCarter, Zac 15.91
McCullough, Liam 19.11
Merickel, Tommy 17.24
Moon, Chaska 6.25
Moore, Jack 7.06
Moore, Tyler 21.25
Morrison, John 12.13
Munoz, Jake 10.47
Munsey, Jack 9
Murphy, Keller 4.6
Murphy, Kyle 26.97
Nelson, Cody 20.18
Nguyen, Jourdan 10
Nieto, Chris 30.12
Ober, Jordan 30.57
Oliver, Colton 15.85
Ortega, Jr., David 7.32
Peterson, Josh 12.79
Randall, Reese 5.88
Reiter, Donald 24.71
Richardson, Elijah 22.18
Richins, Kole 15.92
Ring, James 9.41
Rodriguez, Joe 14.63
Samarzich, Christian 20
Sammut, Jake 7.32
Sapper, Karl 9.89
Scanlan, Bryan 30.95
Shaffer, Corey 9.38
Shannon, John 13.1
Simmons, Ryan 19.28
Slupski, Cain 8.33
Smith, Bo 15.91
Smith, Christopher 13.48
Smith, Wyatt 40.99
Sonne, Luke 1.22
Soto, Michael 4.44
Sullivan, Tommy 11.33
Taylor, Mike 6.82
Threadgill, Gray 27.16
Urbach, Chase 19.54
Vaught, Adam 16.68
Wilcox, Richard 10
Wilderberger, Nick 7.06
Wilson, Casey 24.67
Wilson, Sam 16.05
Wolcott, Matthew 24.69

RSI (Rubio Standard Index) by Score – Highest to Lowest
The RSI is the score on the Target divided by the average speed. You may obtain 2 bonus points for an average of .75-.79, 2 more bonus points for an average of .70-.7,  an additional 2 more bonus points if you average .70 – .65 and 2 more bonus points if you average below .65

Adams, Nate 40.99
Smith, Wyatt 40.99
Brunsetter, RC 36.18
Frese, Jordan 34.56
Carew, Tanner 33.73
Garza, Justin 33.17
Knight, Jake 31.11
Keller, CJ 30.95
Scanlan, Bryan 30.95
Ferguson, Blake 30.64
Ober, Jordan 30.57
Nieto, Chris 30.12
Madden, George 30.03
Diffee, Darren 29.89
MacLean, Andrew 29.68
Block, Cody 29.27
Everett, JC 28.66
Billen, Curtis 27.74
Hawkins, Nate 27.5
Threadgill, Gray 27.16
Murphy, Kyle 26.97
Hunt, Christian 26.25
Jackson, Clayton 26.25
Locha, Brandon 26.05
Buckingham, Reid 25.38
Den Bleyker, Johnny 25.08
Reiter, Donald 24.71
Comaroto, Peter 24.69
Wolcott, Matthew 24.69
Wilson, Casey 24.67
Fennell, Kevin 24.08
Combs, Seth 23.79
Kirkegaard, Conner 23.17
Bertoni, Wesley 22.25
Richardson, Elijah 22.18
Kelsey, Connor 22.06
Carty, AJ 21.48
Moore, Tyler 21.25
Baldwin, Joel 20.73
Diffee, Jason 20.44
Nelson, Cody 20.18
Samarzich, Christian 20
Urbach, Chase 19.54
Douglas, Tyler 19.51
Simmons, Ryan 19.28
McCullough, Liam 19.11
Farr, Ryan 18.07
Lucy, Alan 17.7
Mahorney, Jackson 17.65
Merickel, Tommy 17.24
Vaught, Adam 16.68
Brodowsky, Hayden 16.67
Wilson, Sam 16.05
Richins, Kole 15.92
McCarter, Zac 15.91
Smith, Bo 15.91
Oliver, Colton 15.85
Lawer, Matt 15.66
Griffiths, Tyler 14.63
Rodriguez, Joe 14.63
Makowski, Ben 14.46
Frum, Garrett 14.12
Duffy, Colin 14
Crum, Grant 13.64
Goebel, Harrison 13.58
Smith, Christopher 13.48
Shannon, John 13.1
Peterson, Josh 12.79
Foley, Matt 12.2
Morrison, John 12.13
Sullivan, Tommy 11.33
Holetz, Colin 11.11
Gentosi, Giovanni 10.97
Goldstein, Jonathan 10.97
Hardy, Mitchell 10.59
Lang, Joseph 10.59
Allaire, Charles 10.47
Munoz, Jake 10.47
Nguyen, Jourdan 10
Wilcox, Richard 10
Sapper, Karl 9.89
Frigo, Christopher 9.76
Hilton, Grant 9.59
Lawver, Caleb 9.52
Ring, James 9.41
Shaffer, Corey 9.38
Avantino, Nick 9.3
Munsey, Jack 9
Fagan, Tyler 8.99
Boatman, Alex 8.89
Daltoso, Massimo 8.67
Freeze, Patrick 8.64
Manning, Tyler 8.54
Slupski, Cain 8.33
Ortega, Jr., David 7.32
Sammut, Jake 7.32
Moore, Jack 7.06
Wilderberger, Nick 7.06
Taylor, Mike 6.82
Holte, Ryan 6.67
Moon, Chaska 6.25
Randall, Reese 5.88
Johnson, Damon 4.71
Murphy, Keller 4.6
Soto, Michael 4.44
Gluhaich, Grant 4.26
Conrad, Kyle 3.81
Carter, Will-Parker 3.53
Hann, Eric 3.41
Gissinger, Gray 3.37
Hyde, Luke 3.19
Sonne, Luke 1.22

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2015 Long Snappers from the NC & GA Camps

The rankings are completed for the class of 2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Nike Camp in NC & GA.

These rankings really moved around after these two camps. The 11th Annual National Spring Event on May 4-5 is going to be even more important.

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 2015, please go HERE
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Rubio Long Snapper Josh Appel (IL, ’13) commits to Indiana St. on Full Scholarship!

5 Star Rubio Long Snapper Josh Appel (IL, 13) has committed to Indiana St. on full scholarship!

His comment to me was “Rubio, I just committed to Indiana St. on full ride! I seriously don’t know how to thank you! Without me coming to your camps I have no idea where I’d be right now! I really appreciate it!”

Appel has been with Rubio Long Snapping for about one year on the camp circuit and continually got better over the time. He just recently was absolutely dominant out in Vegas for the 11th Annual National Snapping Event.

He always had the size and, eventually, he picked up the perfect form to accentuate that size. He snaps a crisp, clean ball that is beyond ready for the next level. He listens well and is yet another third waver to be picked up by a school.

Congratulations to Josh Appel! Who is next?
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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2013 Long Snappers from the NC & GA Camps

The rankings are completed for the class of 2013 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Nike Camp in NC & GA.

Be ready to see a new 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper…

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 2013, please go HERE
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Rubio Long Snapper Nick Berus has Committed to UMASS!

Rubio Long Snapper Nick Berus (PA, ’13) has committed to UMASS as a preferred walk-on!

Nick came out to Vegas for the 11th Annual National Snapping Event and made it deep into the finals. He is a very solid Long Snapper that is athletic and very coachable. He handles pressure well and I wish him the best of luck.

Love getting messages like this from a Long Snapper, “I just wanted to let you know that I officially committed to UMass. I also wanted to thank you because this wouldn’t have happened without you.”

Congratulations to Nick Berus!

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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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Rubio Long Snapper Jason Diffee Commits to Central Washington on Scholarship

Rubio Long Snapper Jason Diffee (CA, JC) has committed to Central Washington on scholarship!

Diffee has been with Rubio Long Snapping for approximately 18 months and has transformed into an excellent Long Snapper. He possesses good size, a smooth snap and an excellent attitude. He was a Long Snapper that wasn’t quite ready out of high school, but continued to work right and it all panned out for him in the end. He is going to make Coach Whitworth of Central a very happy man!

Congratulations to Diffee!

Jason Diffee and Rubio

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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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New Avenues for Small Town Athletes

I thought I would share with you an article I wrote the Lewiston Tribune that was published today. Enjoy:

If you are a high school athlete reading this, you live in a small town. It may not be the smallest of towns, but it is a small town nonetheless. Twenty years ago, it would have been extremely tricky for you to get recruited by a college. That is no longer the case.

Recruiting is much different now than it was 20 years ago. Before, it was all on your coach and what he/she could do for you. And, since you are in a small town, a coach would degrade your talent as being just the best of what is available. Sad, but true. With less people, usually comes less talent. That is simple math.

Therefore, the athlete has to prove to the college coach that he/she is not only the best in their small town, but they are also one of the best in the country and that the coach should undoubtedly recruit them for the next level.

Nowadays, with the proper use of technology, athletes can easily expose or “sell” themselves to colleges across the country. No matter if you are from a small town or a big city, the playing field is equal for all athletes on the Web. Technology allows even the smallest-of-town athletes to reach the biggest of city universities – instantly and for free.

Athletes can create a YouTube channel to highlight their games, practices and improvement over their careers. An athlete can create a Facebook and/or Twitter account to get in contact with a coach and send them film.

All of the above is fine and dandy, but if you still aren’t a top-tier athlete you won’t get past hello with the coaches.

Once you have set up your social media outlets to get your recruiting process going in the right direction, you need to let your current coach know that you are serious about playing sports in college. Let them know you have the desire to push yourself to do what it takes to play a sport at the next level. Your coach will also be able to contact coaches on your behalf and give you some insight into the whole recruiting process.

Plus, if you have expressed your desire to the coach and shown you have talent, he/she is undoubtedly going to remember your name if a college comes into their office recruiting another athlete. “Oh yeah, Sally is a great right fielder. You should also check out my pitcher Julie.” Now your name is in the coach’s head. They will ask for film (you will simply send them your YouTube link) and now your recruiting starts to pick up speed.

If you are really serious about your athletic ability, you need to look into a very good personal coach that specializes in your exact talent. A high school coach is good but they have to focus on the whole team and not just one athlete. They will often tend to know a little about a lot, while a specialized coach will know a lot about a little (think one particular position or aspect of the sport). Plus, your personal coach, if he or she has been around the block and has put other athletes into college, will have many contacts as well that can help you out in the recruiting process.

Every college will hold camps during the summer that athletes can attend to learn and prove themselves. These camps are less for learning (too many athletes attending) and are more for tryouts. You do not need to be invited to but it helps if you are so they know who you are going into the camp. You really want to focus on these camps between your junior and senior years. However, I would highly recommend going between sophomore and junior years to get your name in their head and get a trial run of what the camp will entail.

To be invited, simply have your current sports coach contact the school and say they think you should be invited. If your coach isn’t really motivated to help you, contact the school yourself. Give them some simple stats and let them know you are very interested in becoming a _____ (mascot of your choice). You are now in the school’s recruiting database and will now start to receive mail from them on a regular basis. Once you get to the camp, you must dominate.

Remember, an immediate knock on you as an athlete will be that, being from a small town, you aren’t playing against top talent simply because there aren’t as many athletes. Now, at the camp, you will be head-to-head with the actual top talent from all over the country. This is the moment when either you prove you have the ability to be playing with the big dogs or are simply the best of the average.

It is all on your shoulders at this point. Yes, you are an athlete from a small town, but you have set yourself up to be on the big stage.

Do you have the talent to be there?

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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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