Nike Summer Camp in CA – RECAP




Long Snappers came out to CA to attend the Nike CA Summer Camp on July 11th  from TX, ID, CO and CA to get the best instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on


Grant Hilton


Winner of the camp was Grant Hilton (CA, ’14). He found a groove in the competition section of the camp and rode it to the championship. Smooth Long Snapper that is very accurate and has good consistency.




Tanner Carew Player Photo

Tanner Carew

Tanner Carew – Exceptional talent that left no doubt he is the best Long Snapper in the country. Extremely smooth, quick and runs like a cheetah as well.

Chris Nieto – Smooth Long Snapper that is beyond accurate and consistent. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he becomes.

Garrett Frum – Had a very good day out in CA with quick hands, good form and a thick body.

Connor Kelsey – Continues to improve and impress me with his form and the power he gets from his long frame.

Austin Alfaro – Strong, big and filled with potential.

Elijah Richardson – Big and extremely powerful when he is snapping the ball. Once he gets his spiral locked down it is game over for those ahead of him.

Gunnar Skidmore – Incredible improvement with his body and his snapping. Keep a close eye on him.


AJ Carty – Easily the top 2015 Long Snapper in attendance. He is massive, snapping the ball with a lot of power and he is getting more athletic by the second. Great day for Carty.

Matt Foley Player Photo

Matt Foley

Matt Foley – Snapping with a great deal of confidence and he should be…he is good!

Ryan Simmons – He did well and is VERY, VERY close to having it all click. Watch him.

Grant Gluhaich – Continues to impress me with his willingness to be coached and the power he creates with his form.


Damon Johnson – Handled the pressure very well and ended up in the finals vs. Hilton and easily could have won the whole thing. Impressive day and once the spiral is locked in, he dominates.

Damon Johnson Player Photo

Damon Johnson

Johnny Den Bleyker – Shows great athleticism, incredible hand speed and D1 speeds. Always improving and very coach-able. Great attitude.

John Aloma – Snapping with more power and confidence each time. Solid day for him and he just keeps getting better.

Other notables: Wesley Bertoni, Collin Duffy, James Townsend, Jack Haney, Jack Munsey, Zach Smith, Devin Melendez, Richard Wilcox and Aria Mahinfar.


Rubio Long Snapping will continues it’s summer tour with stops at LSU (7/13), NC (7/15), GA (7/17), The College Camp (7/19-21), MA (7/25), IL (7/27) and CA (7/29).