Top Rubio Long Snappers by Region – Class of 2020

Here is a look at the class of 2020’s top ranked Rubio Long Snappers in each region of the country.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado)

  Hogan, Peyton (MT)

Easily one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. Pure athlete that could possibly go for two spots in college. Type of Long Snapper that can get hot and absolutely crush other Long Snappers around him. He is able to use his whole body really well and gets some very good speed on the ball. The more weight he puts on, the more he will dominate at the next level. Tremendous upside on Hogan.

 

Brandt, Luke (CO)

He is extremely raw and is oozing with talent. His hands are lightning quick and he snaps the ball with very little wasted movement. His times were as good as .76 and that is fully attributed to his quickness. Luke was by far the best athlete at the camp and is an incredibly hard worker. I would love to see Luke continue to improve on getting his entire body involved in order to become more powerful. Once he does this and snaps a consistently tight spiral, Luke is going to be a force. I expect him to impress at his next Rubio Long Snapping event.  

 

Malone, Luke (CO)

He has very good size and can pass an eyeball test very quickly. His snaps show good accuracy and his speed is solid. Like to see him lean back a bit more to increase his accuracy even more. Also, being quicker out of the gate and making sure he is not having any hiccups and/or movements with his upper body prior to the snap will help with the spiral and speed up the ball. Very good upside on Luke. 

 

Rheinbolt, Tanner (CO)

He has improved a great deal over the past year and I am really impressed with his overall performance this summer. Balance is good and his form is good. Smooth Long Snapper with good accuracy and consistency. Need to see Tanner focus on snapping with great confidence and just letting the ball fly out of his hands. Snapping with more aggression is going to be the key. His form is so good that he needs to just trust it and let the ball scream out of the gate. LOVE his overall attitude and he will make a college coach very happy in the near future. Massive jump in the rankings and well deserved. 

 

Tucker, Christian (CO)

Good frame that could easily put on some good weight over the next couple of years. He reaches through very well and gets his eyes through like a champ. Like to see Tucker focus on slow motion drills to get his legs fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Also, not thinking so much will help a ton pre-snap. Letting his body, and trusting it, do the work will help a ton. Good attitude and he is improving well. Keep an eye on him at VEGAS!

 

 

NORTHWEST (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska & Canada)

Sullivan, Tommy (WA)

He is an extremely smooth and accurate Long Snapper with great consistency. Type of Long Snapper that simply doesn’t miss. Rarely, and I mean very rarey, will have a ball out of The Rubio Zone. Kid works as hard as anyone in the country and will easily be able to snap in college. His coach at the next level is going to love his attitude.  

 

Pibal, Grayson(OR)

Easily one of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country. Watching him snap is almost hypnotic since has such a smooth snapping motion and his ball is so consistent. I absolutely love when Pibal just grips and rips the ball back to the punter. Smooth on his feet as well. Great frame and will easily be able to snap in college. Love his attitude.

 

  Landes, Cameron (WA)

Really athletic frame and he moves like a champion on the field. The harder he snaps the ball, the better Landes does. When he is on, he is very on and can dominate others around him. Love his attitude and upside. Great frame that will able to put on about 40 more lbs in college. Type of body and snapping motion that will give him the opportunity to snap a ball for a long, long time.  

 

Schumock, Ben (WA)

Really athletic Long Snapper that can snap at the next level. Great frame and he will be able to move and compete in college well. Snaps are smooth and I love when he is snapping the ball with full power. He snaps with great power and force when he is on. Consistency of his power is going to be the key to his greatness. Excellent attitude. 


Parker, Levi
(ID)

He was one of the smoothest, yet raw (in a good way), snappers in the camp. Levi very effectively uses his entire upper body to generate power on his snaps. His freakish flexibility allows him to practically hand the ball to the punter. He does a great job of finishing his hands and his eyes however I would like to see him finish back more consistently, rather than forward. If he can get his lower body working as effectively as his upper body, he could become an absolute beast. I love the potential in this snapper. I can’t wait to see Levi’s very quick progress at his next Rubio Long Snapping event.

 

Laurin, Jack (CAN)

Extremely athletic Long Snapper with excellent form. Uses his whole body really well and is getting some great pop from his lower half. Love that his legs are moving so well in the snapping motion. Kid is very good and only getting better. Locking down his release point will be huge for increasing his overall accuracy and pushing his RSI up to get him into the finals at VEGAS!

 

  Long, Devon (ID)

He is a large Long Snapper with great power throughout his whole body. Built very solid and strong. Starting form is good and he has some quick hands. Almost using his whole body when he is snapping the ball and when he does, his ball will be well under .75. When he is on, Long is very on and can hover in the high .7s. Really looking forward to seeing him get his whole body involved in the process.  

 

Lepine, Dakota (CAN)

Thick Long Snapper with a powerful frame. Made it to the finals and showed well under some good pressure. Starting form is very good and he is using his whole body really well in the process. Form is good and his snapping motion is smooth. As Lepine continues to increase his overall athleticism, he will continue to rise up the rankings. Very good worker. Snapping with full power and rage is going to be huge for Lepine. 

 

 

Nichols, Andrew (OR)

He has a good frame and is built like an athlete. Starting form is very good and he is reaching through well. His hands are quick and he is able to get the ball back to the punter in the high .7s when he is really letting the ball fly out of his hands. Making sure he is getting his legs fully involved in the process will really help with Nichols with his overall speed and getting the ball under .75. Good potential on Nichols. 

 

 

Smithson, Bryce (ID)

He has a good, long frame that has room to put on some good weight over the next couple of years. Bryce reaches back very well and practically hands the ball to the punter. Need to see Bryce get his back flat at the start of the snapping motion so he is able to use more of his long legs. Great potential on length alone. Listens well.  

 

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)

  Garcia, Jacob (CA)

Thick and strong body. Massive legs with great power in the them. Starting form is excellent and he snaps one of the tightest balls in the country. Ball is quick and Garcia showed how quick it was by winning the speed competition of the camp with times in the mid to high .6s! Explodes well with his lower half and the harder he snaps, the better his speeds will be and the more separation he will create between he and the defender when he sets to block. He is ready right now to snap in college. Tremendous Long Snapper that can play anywhere in the country. 

 

 Hawkins, Kameron (CA)

Ball was in the high .6s to low .7s at all times. Powerful Long Snapper that is looking more athletic and muscular each time I see him. His lower half looks like tree trunks. You can tell he has been working his butt off. Form is exceptional and he uses all of his body with each snap. Snaps a ball that picks up speed and rises into the punter. No doubt he can snap at the next level and he can do it right now. One of the hardest workers you will ever see in the world of Long Snapping. Flat out machine that handles pressure extremely well.   

 

Munoz, Michael (CA)

Love his overall frame and upside. Might have the most overall potential of anyone in his class. Snaps a smooth and catchable ball that no punter will complain about. There’s nothing sweeter than when Munoz really drives his upper body all the way through to the punter. You are looking at a low .7 snap right on the punter’s hip. Type of Long Snapper that can be Snapping for a long, long time when it all clicks.  

 

Barcelos, Nick (CA)

Tremendous Long Snapper that is very athletic and could possibly play two positions in college. At The TOP 12 Camp, he was snapping with incredible confidence and power. Each ball was coming back harder and harder, and I loved it! He is coming along very well and is easily going to be able to snap in college.

 

  Rubio, Cruz (CA)

One of the more athletic Long Snappers in his class. Cruz can flat out fly and has terrific feet. Body is strong and he has room to put on another twenty lbs. over the next couple of years. Snaps are tight and he is always in the mix of getting into the finals. Consistency of driving his upper body through is the key to his greatness. When he does that, he is as good as anyone in the country. Very coachable Long Snapper that snaps a powerful ball that can crush a punter’s hands. Always improving.  

 

Gardner, Beau (CA)

Absolutely massive human being that can play two positions in college. Strong and powerful Long Snapper that can rip the ball back to the punter. The smoother his snapping motion is, the better and more consistent Beau is with his snapping. Upside is off the charts and the smoothness of his snapping motion is the key to his greatness. Type of frame that can be snapping for a very long time.

 

McCutcheon, Cole (AZ)

He is a very consistent Long Snapper that is able to move well on his feet. He is able to use his whole body well and can easily snap an FBS ball right now. Love when he drives his elbows through to create even more power on his ball. Very hard worker that is always improving. Great attitude.

 

  Estrada, Aaron (CA)

Moves really well on his feet and is a pure athlete. Love it when he snaps with full power and he can easily do this at the next level. Finding his groove and being consistent with his snapping motion is the key to his greatness. Thickening up very well. Love his hard working attitude.

 

Salom, Davis (CA)

His pure power and lightning quick hands have his snap humming. Evidence of this was him earning the title of camp speed champion with a fastest snap time of .69. Davis has a very compact snap that is extremely efficient. His massive frame certainly helps him generate power but the best explanation for his fast times is his quick hands. The big guy moves pretty darn well too. I would like to see Davis emphasize getting his elbows through his thighs with limited disruption. This will help him throw a more consistent spiral. If Davis can maintain his fast times and get his spiral consistently tight, he is going to make a huge push for one of the top spots. I am excited to watch Davis continue his path of domination at his next Rubio Long Snapping event. 

 

 

Felt, Bryce (CA)

Smooth Long Snapper that is really coachable. He gets in a groove and can dominate a camp. The more confidence he snaps with, the better Felt does with his snapping. Confidence and knowing he can crush anyone around him will be the key to his greatness. Tremendous worker. Felt has improved as quickly as anyone to go through Rubio Long Snapping in the last 14 years. He uses absolutely every ounce of his body and can rip the ball back to the punter. Easily snaps the ball at D1 speeds. The quicker his ball gets out of the gate, the better his snap speeds will be. I love how quickly he can adapt and adjust to overcome any issues with his snapping. Great workhorse attitude and he can easily snap at the next level. 

 


SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)

  Roberts, John Luke (TX)

Tremendous athlete with massive upside. When he is on, he is very on and can dominate a camp. Type of frame and Long Snapper that can be snapping a ball for very long time. Love when he snaps hard and lets his long body just take over his snapping motion.

 

Penn, Valen (TX)

His hands are like rockets. Penn might have the quickest hands in the country. His hands are so quick that the ball jumps out of the gate like a champ and is at ten yards when everyone else’s is at seven. His times are excellent and definitely at the college level. Attitude is excellent and he works as hard as anyone in the country. Move swell on his feet and left no doubt that he is a factor on the punt coverage team. Extremely consistent Long Snapper. 

 

  Lane, Ethan (TX)

Powerful Long Snapper with a massive and strong body. Lane hovered in the mid .7s all day long and didn’t even have a snap in the .8s at any point in the day. Making sure he gets both hands to follow all the way through will put the ball right on the punters hip and will make him never miss The Rubio Zone. Excellent personality and will be a dominant player in any locker room. Loved watching him compete at The TOP 12 camp. Lane is super intense and will be an asset to his college football team and his coach. He can be a leader on and off the field. Going to be a great pickup for a college in the near future.  

 

Hooker, Blake (TX)

His body is coming along nicely and he is moving well on his feet. Definitely moving towards becoming a factor on the punt coverage team. Form is very smooth and efficient. He uses all of his body really well. The bigger and stronger he gets along with snapping with full confidence, the closer to a 5 star Rubio Long Snapper he will be. Excellent attitude.  

 

Tejada, Angelo (TX)

Strong Long Snapper with a great, athletic frame. Hard working Long Snapper that is always improving. Ball is smooth and is easily at the FBS level for speed. Love when Tejada is driving all the way through with his upper body. Great upside and he can do this at the next level. Consistency is the key to his greatness.

 

  Wiltcher, Dylan (TX)

Great attitude on this Long Snapper that is always improving. Form is flat out excellent and he is able to snap the ball, consistently, in the .7s. Ball is easy to catch and any punter would be lucky to have him on their team. As Wiltcher continues to gain size and strength, locking down his release point will push him up the rankings even more as it will give him tremendous accuracy. Better accuracy will push up his RSi and get him into the finals of a camp. Wiltcher is great, I know it and I need him to know it as well.   

 

  Gentry, Cortt (TX)

He has a great frame and was definitely one of the most athletic Long Snappers at the camp. Really impressed with his athleticism. If you ever want to see a Long Snapper dive through to the punter like an absolute champ, simply watch Gentry. He almost hands the ball to the punter. His accuracy is solid and he can easily snap the ball in the .7s. Locking down his release point and spiral will huge for Gentry. If he can get his powerful and muscular legs to be fully involved in the snapping process, Gentry would easily be snapping in the .6s, yes .6s, at VEGAS XXXIV in May. Easily could earn a TOP 12 Camp Invite in Vegas. Keep a very close eye on Gentry.   

 

Halfmann, Kaleb (TX)

He is a very athletic Long Snapper that handled pressure well and definitely showed me that he can snap at the next level. Form is solid and he is able to use his whole body very well. When his hands are super quick and he doesn’t hitch, his ball is easily at the D1 level, no question about it.  Powerful Long Snapper with massive upside. Being quicker is the only thing he needs to focus on. He could easily dominate within his class. 

 

Caillier, Jarett (TX)

First off, he can pass an eyeball test very quickly. Massive man that gets bigger and stronger every time I see him. Starting form is good and he can get super hot with his snapping. When Caillier is on, he is very on and can easily snap a D1 ball. Need to see improved consistency and the kid will just fly up the rankings. He has all of the tools for greatness!

 

 

Driskell, Caleb (TX)

Strong and athletic Long Snapper that can handle pressure well plus move like a champ on his feet. Starting form is good and his hands are quick. They will be even quicker if he can eliminate dragging the ball back to the punter. Uses his legs well and he gets some good pop on the ball. Getting rid of the drag is going to improve his accuracy, spiral and consistency. Easy fix that will provide tons of upside over the next year. Immense amount of potential. 

 

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)

  Chism, Eli (LA)

Strong Long Snapper that has a great form and a terrific work ethic. He is always improving and one of the more consistent Long Snappers in his class. Thick and powerful. Quick ball. He is using his whole body really well. Great overall Long Snapper that definitely can do this at the next level.  

 

Hawthorne, Daniel (LA)

He ended up winning the speed competition in the end with times in the .6s. His ball was like a rocket all day long and he was so impressive that I offered him a TOP 12 Camp Invitation on the spot! Body is strong, he is improving quickly and there is no doubt he can snap at the next level. Locking down his spiral and making sure he is always following through with both hands will benefit Hawthorne a ton. Great kid.

 

Knape, Coltin (OK)

Great frame and he can pass an eyeball test quickly. Looks like he has done some definite growing in the past year. Looks like a college tight end. Form is good and he snaps well under pressure. Moving on his feet is no issue as Knape will be a true factor on the punt coverage team. Hovered in the mid to low .8s all day and showed me that he can definitely snap at the next level. Massive upside on Knape and definitely one to watch.

 

  Bergeron, John (LA)

Legs are getting bigger and stronger by the minute. He is walking on tree trunks with maximum power. Form is good and he is snapping with solid force. Driving his eyes through and making sure his spiral is tight will be make sure Bergeron continues to advance up the rankings. He will be as good as he chooses to be with his Long Snapping. One of the best overall personalities in his class. 

 

 

 

McFarland, Jackson (LA)

He has a god frame and he has some quick hands. Balance is good and McFarland is able to use his whole body really well. Ball is clean and easy to catch. Athletic body. Locking down his release point will be huge for McFarland and increasing his overall speed and accuracy. Great upside.

 

Davidson, Toby (MO)

I am a massive fan of Davidson when he snaps with confidence and truly realizes how great a Long Snapper he is and what his upside is for the long term. Starting form is very good and he snaps a really smooth ball back to the punter. Any punter that complains about the catch-ability of his snaps has some issues. The harder he snaps and the more he follows through with his fingers, the more dominant Davidson becomes. Getting his ball, consistently, under .79 will be the key to really moving up the rankings. Great attitude and a hard worker.

 

 

Pipes, Nelson (MO)

Extremely athletic Long Snapper that moves very well on his feet. One of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class. His form is excellent and he does a great job of getting his upper body all the way through to his punter. Accuracy is solid as you can see with RSI’s continuously in the double digits. If Pipes can really drive his head/eyes through, he will increase his overall accuracy even more and the whipping of his head will push up his speed. Kid is good and bordering on great. Legs are almost perfectly timed up for greatness. I like his attitude. 

 


Bourque, Phillip
(LA)

Bourque is a large and very powerful Long Snapper that might have the size and strength to play two spots on a college football team. Form is excellent and he is quick with his snapping motion. The more Bourque can lean back and improve his overall athleticism, the more colleges will love him. Being able to cover downfield is going to be huge for Bourque in the long run. Very solid attitude and he is motivated. Powerful Long Snapper with good upside. 

 

Duggar, Emory (LA)

He is a big man with tons of power when he is snapping the ball. One of the more intriguing Long Snappers at the camp, when Dugger was on, he was very on. If he can become more consistent by leaning back more and getting his butt down, he will easily, and I mean easily, be snapping at the next level. Smoothing out his snapping motion is going to be the key to greatness for Dugger. I can’t express enough how much potential this kid has and he is definitely someone to watch this fall and at VEGAS XXXV.  

 

 

Franks, Colton (MO)

He was able to handle pressure well and he is able to move well on his feet. His hands area quick and his eyes are good getting through to the punter. Making sure he is not dragging the ball and really getting his lower half fully involved will greatly increase the speed of the ball. Balance is good and he has solid potential.  

 

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)

  Halkyard, Will (IL)

Super athletic Long Snapper that will easily be a factor on the punt coverage team. Moves really well. He is improving at a tremendous level right now. Everytime you see Halkyard he can amaze you with his great snaps and even better attitude.  

 

 

Tarr, Gregory (MI)

He is easily one of the most accurate and consistent Long Snappers in the country. His snapping motion is terrific and he has absolutely zero wasted movement. Tarr gets set, starts the snapping motion and his ball is gone. It is so quick that he can be hard to even time. The ball gets a tremendous jump out of the gate and is always on target. He earned a Polynesian Bowl All-American spot in July. Michigan is getting a great one in Tarr.

 

 

  Floyd, Byron (OH)

Massive Long Snapper that can easily pass an eyeball test from a college coach. Body is thick and very powerful. His balance is solid and he is leaning back really well. HIs snaps speeds are at the college level right now, let alone in a year and a half. Locking down his release point and making sure he is following through with both hands will drastically increase his overall accuracy and push his RSI way up.

 

 

Kelly, Christo (IL)

Massive Long Snapper with an even bigger personality. Really starting to come into his own and snap the ball with a ton of confidence. Really impressive performance at the TOP 12 Camp in July. He was on fire and never let up. Loved watching him out there. He definitely proved to me he deserves 5 stars.

 

 

  Boan, David (IL)

Massive Long Snapper that has great length and can easily pass an eyeball test from a college coach. For a big man, Boan moves extremely well on his feet. Looks pretty much effortless moving forward or side to side. Ball is smooth and really easy to catch. Easily was able to snap the ball under .775. Boan is good and headed right to greatness. The harder he snaps, the better he does.  

 

 

Perry, Clay (KY)

Strong and powerful Long Snapper that uses his whole body very well. Muscular legs pop very well and provide a good amount of speed on the ball. His movements are quick and the ball gets to the punter rapidly. Excellent attitude and he has all of the tools to snap very well at the next level. Hard working Long Snapper that is constantly improving.    

 

 

Cramer, Peyton (IL)

He can snap the ball extremely fast and it can crush the punter’s hands. I saw him snap MANY balls that would hit right in the chest of the punter and be on the rise. That shows great power and speed. Form is good and he is able to use his whole body very well. The more consistency he gets, the more Cramer will shine at the next level for Illinois State. Hard working Log Snapper with lots of upside. Always improving.

 

 Duff, Jonathan (OH)

First off, Duff has one of the best attitudes in his class. I absolutely love how he is always smiling Starting form is solid and he dives through like a champ to the punter. It looks like he is trying to hand the ball to the punter and I love it. Legs are getting involved well and his timing is almost perfect. If Duff can speed up his legs just a tad, his timing will be perfect and the ball will be well under .75 at VEGAS XXXIV in May. Slow motion drills will help Duff become a flat out dominant Long Snapper in his class. Really good camp for Duff in IL.

 

 

Worthen, Jackson (KY)

One of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class, Worthen continues his dominance at camps. Hovers in the mid .7s at all times and his form is gorgeous to watch. Locking down his release point will increase his accuracy. One of those Long Snappers that is always in the finals and has a very legit shot of winning it all in Vegas. Smooth and consistent Long Snapper that can definitely do this at the next level. 

 

 


Reardon, Liam (IL)

He ended up winning the whole thing by getting one of the hottest streaks I have seen in quite some time. In the finals round, he literally didn’t miss one time! It was great to see and very impressive. Athletic framed Long Snapper that is able to move well on his feet. His snap speeds were in the mid to low .7s at all times. The ball was ripping back to the punter. Locking down his spiral will make his ball even faster and easier to catch.

 

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)

 

Barnes, Luke (SD)

Mueller, Jaden (IA)

Dengel, Gage (NE)

 

Klein, Devin (MN)

Miller, Conner (IA)



NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)

  Doughty, Sam (MA)

He is a very big and strong Long Snapper who displays great form and accuracy. He has shown improvement with a more consistent spiral, which is something he has focused on over the past few camps. This tighter spiral is the key to his greatness and will make his ball more catchable and help his ball cut through the air, leading to faster times. Has all the tools and upside to compete with the best in his class. The fall and spring on his senior year will be very important for him, and I can’t wait to see him this fall and at VEGAS XXXV in January. Really impressive summer for Doughty. Keep a very close eye on him. 

 

 

O’Connor, Kyle (NH)

First off, he has a great frame and looks like a college tight-end. Strong Long Snapper with good starting form. Really powerful hands. Balance is good as he leans back really well. Need to see O’Connor work on eliminating his hitch to increase the overall speed of his ball. Right now, he winds up right when he starts the snapping motion and he definitely doesn’t need to do that since he is so big and strong. Almost uses all of his legs which is great. So much potential on O’Connor due to his size and overall strength…just need to see him use it all now as quickly as he can. 

 

Ruckert, Will (NY)

Will is a good athlete with a lot of upside to him. Would love to see his snapping motion become more fluid and smooth. Working on slow motion snaps and flexibility will be big for him in the future. He has the attitude and approach to where he will put the time in to make sure he gets it right. Have a ton of faith that he will show a vast amount of improvement at his next camp, and I can’t wait  to see his progression!  

 

Polay, Brendan (NY)

A big, strong Long Snapper who has a ton of potential and upside. Would like to see him work on his flexibility more, especially his hips and hamstrings, to allow him to get his upper body all the way through with his release. Continued work on his form will be key for him and I am excited to see his progress at the next Rubio Long Snapping camp!

 

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)

Eimer, Bryce (NJ)

He is one of those Long Snappers that simply doesn’t have bad snap. You can watch him all day and all night and he simply doesn’t miss. Form is gorgeous and he snaps a really smooth ball. The bigger and stronger he gets, the more dominant he will be in college. Flat out stud of a Long Snapper.

 

 

 Foggia, Jake (NJ)

Extremely smooth Long Snapper that is one of the most accurate and consistent Long Snappers you will find in the country. As he continues to gain size and strength, he will become more and more ready for the college level. EXTREMELY hard working Long Snapper that is always improving. Foggia is going to be snapping very well at the next level and is going to be great pickup for a college coach.

 

 

Latore, TJ (NJ)

A very athletic and talented long snapper with great form and speed. He snaps his best when he gets fully set and follows all the way through; when he doesn’t do those two things the ball ends up low. When he takes his time and gets set and commits to finishing his snap, there is nobody he can’t compete with. Great personality and is very coachable.

 

Richards, Brandon (VA)

He has a tremendous attitude and is always improving. Starting form is excellent and his snapping motion is smooth and efficient. His eyes get through really well and his balance is great. Snaps well under pressure and hovers in the low .8s on a pretty consistent basis. The harder he snaps and the more confidence he snaps with, the better Richards will do. He is going to make his college coach really happy with his great attitude and coachability.

 

 

 McCauley, Declan (NJ)

Declan moves pretty darn well on his feet which is impressive because he is already looking like a college Long Snapper and he is only a sophomore. His snaps are one of the most catchable snaps of anyone in his class. For Declan, the biggest thing he needs to work on his simply to snap as absolutely hard as he possibly can. His form is excellent and he needs to trust it. The more Declan just lets the ball go, the faster his snaps will be and the more accurate they will be. It’s simple, Declan will be as good as he chooses to be and he could easily be great. Watch him. When it clicks, he could jump to five stars in no time.

 

 

Jordan, Grayson (VA)

First off, he has a great attitude and is a terrific listener. You tell Jordan something and just consider it absorbed. Moves well on his feet and can easily be a factor on the punt coverage team. Locking down his spiral will help ton to get the ball dying through the air a bit easier and make it easier to catch for the punter. Smooth Long Snapper that will is fully capable of snapping at the next level. Solid move up the rankings and I look forward to seeing him this fall and at VEGAS XXXV in January.

 

 

Peterson, Justin (VA)

He has a big body and is built well. Strong Long Snapper. Peterson snaps the ball with some good power and has the ability to explode back really well. Locking down his release point and always getting his eyes through will help a ton with accuracy. Great power that is able to be at the D1 level. Focusing on accuracy will push him into the D1 level on all accounts.

 

 

McCabe, Joe (PA)

He has really developed physically and has added a lot of muscle and mass. His ball is very powerful and quick back to the punter’s hands, with exceptional accuracy. When he does miss, it isn’t by much, however I would like to see him lock down that accuracy a bit more to where he never ever misses. When he does that he will be very competitive in his class and should show the capabilities of playing at the collegiate level.

 

Siragusa, Elio (NJ)

Elio is a strong, powerful snapper with a good build and athleticism for his size. His ball was accurate and quick all day, making it to one of the last standing in the speed competition. Huge upside for him and another strong performance at a fall camp and Vegas event will be huge for him to jump even more up the rankings!

 

Mason, Maxwell (VA)

His hands are very quick and the ball jumps out of the gate well. His starting form is solid and Maxwell is able to get some very solid pop from his lower half. Leaning back will increase his overall accuracy and not dragging the ball back will really put some more speed on the ball. Easy fixes for Maxwell and will pay off a ton in the fall and at VEGAS XXXV in January. I really liked his attitude. 

 

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)

 

Albright, Will (TN)

Incredibly athletic Long Snapper that is beyond quick with his snapping motion and has zero wasted movement. You see him get set up and ready then, BOOM, the ball is back to the punter right in The Rubio Zone. Kid is a machine and is beyond consistent. The Vols got a great one in Albright. 

 

 

Zuhr, Jacob (FL)

Once again, Zuhr put on a show for the other Long Snappers and their families but just continuously hitting .65 during the speed competition. I actually stopped the competition at one point to have him just keep snapping perfect snap after snap. It is almost amazing to watch. He is an absolute no brainer for a spot on a college team. He can start right now, let alone in two years. ABSOLUTE NO BRAINER. Any college would be lucky to have him on their team.   

 

 

Kirkpatrick, John (TN)

Incredible athlete that can pass an eyeball test from a quarter mile away. Ball is very fast and powerful. There is no doubt he can snap at the next level. He is such an athlete that he might be able to play two positions. Kid is a workhorse and his college coach is going to love him. Just a flat out beast that is going to be a great college Long Snapper.

 

 

Cox, Colby (GA)

Great frame and he can pass for a college Long Snapper right now. Ball is extremely fast and powerful back to the punter. Smooth Long Snapper that reaches back to the punter really well. Moved really well on his feet at The TOP 12 Camp and snapped with excellent confidence. I absolutely love the direction he is headed and he can easily snap at the next level.  

 

 

 

Garfield, Colby (NC)

He has a very good frame and can pass an eyeball test quickly. Pure athlete that can easily be a factor on the punt coverage team. All around Long Snapper. He can rip the ball back to the punter and there is no doubt he will be able to snap the ball at the next level. Handles pressure really well. Snaps are smooth and on target. Garfield is great and could easily end up top ten in his class. Really impressive Long Snapper.  

 

 

McCracken, Zane (GA)

He was inches away from earning an All-American spot in July. Very athletic Long Snapper that just continues to improve with each passing month. Thickening up very well and can pass for a college Long Snapper right now. Strong and moves well on his feet. He has all the tools to do extremely well at the next level. Tremendous attitude.  

 

Triplett, Spencer (NC)

Massive human being that can pass an eyeball test from a football field away. Smooth Long Snapper that snaps a very catchable ball. Extremely strong Long Snapper. Ball is powerful and when he drives his elbows through, he can put a hole in the punter. Massive upside and Triplett is the type of Long Snapper (with the way he can snap and the way his body is) that can snap a ball for a very long time.

 

 

Long, William (GA)

He moves well on his feet and he can absolutely rip the ball back to the punter. When Will is on, his ball is like an absolute rocket back to the punter. His ball can dip into the .6s when he reaches all the way back. No doubt that Will can snap at the next level. College coaches need to keep a very close eye on Will this fall and at VEGAS XXXV in January. 

 

 

Reid, Grant (TN)

He has very good size, works his tail off and has one of the best attitudes in the country. Nothing stops this kid and his overall drive. Snaps are very smooth and powerful. Quick hands that allow the ball to jump out of the gate quickly. He was inches away from earning an All-American spot in July. Great Long Snapper and even better person.

 

 

Bowman, Jake (TN)

His consistency was solid throughout the summer. Strong and athletic Long Snapper. Absolutely love when he snaps as hard as he can easily snap at the next level. Very physically strong Long Snapper with a great body. Built really well and he can move like a pure athlete on his feet. His starting form is excellent and he is improving as quickly as anyone in the country. Drives his upper body through really well and I love when his eyes drive through like a champ. Easily headed towards snapping at the next level. Hard working Long Snapper that will make his college coach really happy.

 

 

 

Looking to be the next great Rubio Long Snapper? It all starts this fall with camps across the country HERE

 

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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 Washington Post, 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 14 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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It is time.

All my life, I have been told I should teach.

People would tell me when I was younger, you are going to be a teacher.

Rubio, they would say, you just seem to have a way to get people to get “it.”

I truly loved my time as a teacher, and I knew this day would eventually come….again.

Leaving something is never easy, no matter what the circumstances

For the past 12 years, I have poured my heart and soul into Long Snapping

Over and over and over, I have battled with this decision.

Over and over and over, I have thought of ways to say this to everyone

Long Snapping will always be a passion of mine, but it is time for me to move on.

Some of you will understand this and someone of you will not. Always just look from the beginning and it will be clear. It is time.

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April Fools Day 2016

(make sure you look closely at the first letter of each line and read down…plus, don’t forget to look at the shirt)

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VEGAS XXV Contest with SoloShot!

"Rubioing" at it's finest!

“Rubioing” at it’s finest!

Every year, Sailer and I have a contest as we head towards our big Vegas Events. The contest usually entails a Long Snapper, kicker or punter taking a creative photo either “Rubioing” if you are a Long Snapper or “Sailering” if you are a kicker/punter.

Since VEGAS XXV is going to be the biggest and best Vegas Event we have ever had, we have stepped up the game.

SoloShot has told us they want in on the contest and they are putting up a BIG prize for the winners.

The contest entails you must follow @SOLOSHOTupdates on Twitter and Instagram, then whenever taking you’re desired photo of “Rubioing” or “Sailering” en route to VEGAS XXV, tag @TheChrisRubio (obviously if you are a Long Snapper) or @Chris_Sailer (if you are a kicker/punter) as well as tagging @SOLOSHOTupdates on Twitter AND Instagram. One winner will be selected by Rubio / SoloShot and the other by Sailer /SoloShot for most creative post.

The winners will be announced on Saturday at 8 pm pst. and will receive a Base and Tag package. retail value of $399 This package will keep you’re desired camera pointed at you from up to 2,000ft away capturing all of you’re training sessions.

May the best Long Snapper and kicker/punter win! Game on!

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What are you looking forward to most at VEGAS XXV?


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Why Not Coach, Rubio?

One of the hardest habits I have to break on my Long Snappers has absolutely nothing to do with snapping. It has to do with that they/you call me. Like I have said, I am a private football coach that teaches Long Snapping. So, therefore, one would want to call me coach.

Please don’t.

“But Rubio (see how I am already training you here), you are a coach so we should call you coach.” True, but I am out with it.

Here are my reasons…..I won’t just coach you about Long Snapping. Anyone that has spent any time with me knows this for a fact. I make it a point to get to know each and every Long Snapper (and quite often their parents if they embrace) I encounter and my spray of Long Snapping is just a tiny aspect of what I actually do and teach. If you have been with me at a camp, lesson, event, on the phone, through Twitter, whatever and think all I do is coach Long Snapping, you seriously need to have your head examined.

Here are a couple images to show different things that I have taught my Long Snappers:)

Modeling poses with Drew Ferris (FL)
How to be a Harlem Globetrotter
How to send out a quality Twitter message with Harrison Elliott (Air Force)
How to be a table
And who can forget, getting ready for prom with Corey Gibas (Texas A&M)

Being an athlete (former, unless you count the domination of random Long Snapping contests, ping pong, wiffleball and arcade basketball as maintaining my athlete title) I have had MANY experiences with coaches as I am sure you have as well. Now, I want you to think back to all the coaches you have had. Go ahead and think. Now, out of all of them, how many bring a massive smile to your face? Maybe ten percent….if you are lucky? I’m not talking about a smile because you “remember just how crazy Coach _____ was” but a legit, “man, Coach ______ was just a flat out great guy” type smile. Getting my point?

Most (not all, but most and this is my point….the bad ones leave a terrible taste in your mouth and I don’t want that stigma associated with me) coaches can coach but they can’t speak. What that means is that many/most coaches know the games in which they are leading but have lost, and choose not to gain, the ability to speak to another person/their player as a human being. Side note: pathetic and sad. 

What I like to do, and would have appreciated being done to me, is to treat each and every one of my Long Snappers like they are my own child. That is what I do….always. Is that what a coach will do….not always. 

Will I say some outlandish things every once in awhile? Yup. Do I speak like that to Alec, Cruz and Damon? Yup. Will I get in a Long Snapper’s face every once in awhile? When needed, yup. Am I mean or rude about it? Nope. No need to be. I can convey my point with words and not berating or yelling. In my opinion, those that yell and intimidate those that are younger (players on their team) are insecure and essentially really don’t know what they are doing. They need to yell to show their “power” and “dominance” because they can’t do it any other way. I am beyond out with that. (note: not all coaches are like this and if you are solid coach, I respect you and will give you a big hug the next time I see you)

You know that coach you had that did tackling drills all practice long? Guess what, he had no idea what he was doing. When you advance and have good, solid coaches (yes, they do exist and I have had several) you will rarely do tackling drills. Not because you don’t need to know how to tackle, but because you can learn without abusing your body, and often your demeanor and/or mentality, over and over and over again. I am beyond out with that. There is no need for it. How about speaking to the player and simply explaining what you would like them to do? If a coach can’t explain what they want a player to do in great detail and in a way that they (the player) can comprehend, maybe they shouldn’t be coaching.

Getting my point? I’m not saying that all coaches are evil demons that remind you of the Sargent on Full Metal Jacket, but many are. It is not always their fault. Many have been raised that way in their sporting life, but one would think they would want to break that cycle. God knows I did.

Bottom line: You will have hundreds of coaches in your life, some will be great and some will be bad, but, I promise you this….you will only have one Rubio!

 

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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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Who Makes Up Rubio?

How did I get to be me? Who influences me? Who is a part of my everyday life? Kind of odd questions but ones that I think would make me seem a little bit more open to many of you. I am going to open up to you and give you bit of insight on my family. This blog is going to introduce just a couple of these characters to you. I choose to use the word characters instead of people because that is what these people are….characters.
Jolie and yours truly

Jolie – My wife. She deserves an entire blog (or better yet book) but all I am going to do is show you a picture of the two of us and let your minds go crazy. I may, or may not, come back to her and this story (easily one of the best you will ever hear) later. Trust me, it is amazing.  Here is your picture:

Cruz

Cruz – My oldest son. Full of personality. Excellent athlete. Easiest way to explain him is if you watch the show Modern Family, Cruz is Manny. No doubt. Cruz has the personality of a 25 year old gigolo. I keep telling him he is nine.

Alec

 

Alec – Eight year old son who is an artistic genius, extremely bright, kind and talks louder than anyone I have ever heard. It is almost shocking. He might be an off-spring of Will Ferrell’s character Jacob Silj from Saturday Night Live. I can’t wait until he can work Vegas for me simply to call out names.

The Triplets – Mother (Deb), Aunt Donna and Aunt Leslie

They actually aren’t triplets, or so they say. They are sisters that act and look identical. They wear black EVERY SINGLE DAY of the year. Christmas..check. Weddings…check. Baptisms…check. Funerals…..kidding? They love them. It is like the SuperBowl since they are finally in style. Quick run down:

My mother (Deb), Aunt Leslie and Aunt Donna on Easter Sunday.
The Debster

Mother (Deb) – Often called Deb because, for some reason, she does not respond to mom. I could say mom all day and she wouldn’t hear it one time. I say Deb and she is all of a sudden like the dog from the movie Up when he smells a squirrel. She is the leader of the triplets. She just had one of her knees replaced. Still limps on it. Think she forgot she replaced it. She wears black.

Aunt Donna

Aunt Donna – Easily the nicest person you will ever meet. She won’t say a bad thing about anyone. Literally, someone could be talking about the devil and Aunt Donna would say, “Um, well, he um, at least he looks good in red.” A little absent minded at times (at times = 23 hours and 59 seconds of the day)….adds to her charm but I guarantee you will never, ever find a nicer person. She wears black.

Aunt Leslie

Aunt Leslie – The funniest of the three. If you ever get a chance to hear her tell a story, usually making fun of the other triplets, you will die laughing. Always loyal. Hilarious. According to her, she has never had a good day….in her entire life. She wears black.

Big Queen and yours truly

Barb (The Big Queen) – Mother-in-Law. Great listener. Amazing person. Loves to hear a good story and is all about the pulse of the people. Not sure how, but she can watch 15 TV shows per day, TiVo another 20 and watch those too. She pretty much defies science and  can bend time.

The Onion. Given no face option.

Dale (The Onion) – Father-in-Law. Nickname is because he has so many layers (well done Marcus J). Doesn’t speak to anyone he doesn’t like….please note: doesn’t talk much:) Absolutely hilarious when he does speak. Shockingly poignant. Doesn’t use real names. Only nicknames. I can’t tell you mine unless you are over 17. I embrace.

Ruth (The Gypsy) – Grandmother-in-law. Nice as can be. Barb’s mother so she can also defy science. Therefore, she is in her mid 80’s but is able to act and looks like she is mid 50’s. Changes outfits on the hour for some reason (jacket you see in photo on the right was immediately taken off and replaced with blue top for a group shot). Has a knack for predicting the predictable. For instance, when we told her Jolie was pregnant, she had no doubt, through her powers, that it would be a boy….or a girl. True story.

Macaw, her cane & Cruz


Macaw
– My grandmother. She is 94. I think. She thinks. Anytime you ask her she bumps it  up simply to be the oldest person around. She hates when she is not the oldest. I always try to point out someone that looks older and tell her they are older (I don’t even know the person, just do it to keep her fired up). She then proceeds to hit me with her cane….which she really doesn’t need and only uses it for abusing her grandson…me:) Yet again, I embrace since hitting me with it keeps her spry.

That is all I will do right now. I can do friends next time. The characters go on and on and on…..

Hope you have a little better feel of who I am

 

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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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