VEGAS XXIX RSI Scores

Here, in alphabetical order, are the RSI scores from VEGAS XXIX! The top 12 scorers (found in bold below) advanced to the finals.

All Long Snappers were tested on The Rubio Target. Each Long Snapper was tested on 12 punt snaps where they had three normal snaps, three blocking left, three blocking right, three speed punt snaps (running in from the side and have three seconds to get the ball off once their feet are set) and 12 pat snaps where they had three normal snaps, three blocking left, three blocking right, three speed punt snaps (running in from the side and have three seconds to get the ball off once their feet are set). Once the Long Snapper has completed the test, they earn an RSI which is the fairest and most accurate way to judge a Long Snapper by numbers. Please note: the RSI does not account for athleticism, spiral or mentality.

RSI (Rubio Standard Index): The RSI is the score divided by the average speed on The Rubio Target. You may obtain 2 bonus points for an average of .75-.79, 2 more bonus points for an average of .70-.74 and an additional 2 more bonus points if you average below .70.

VEGAS XXIX Groups

 

NAME

RSI

Abrell, Erik

36.00

Aguilar, Ryan

34.67

Allen, Cody

 DNP 

Aloni, Matthew

43.06

Anderson, Koltin

 DNP 

Anthony, Enzo

36.36

Appio, Zachary

17.72

Applefield, Alex

15.66

Arroyo, Ross

5.38

Assel, Brock

54.79

Babcock, Justin

12.79

Baker, Braxton

26.19

Baldeck, Matt

32.43

Bareis, Will

7.78

Bastuga, Michael

17.35

Battles, Karsten

44.44

Beattie, Brendan

32.91

Becker, Chad

9.41

Becker, Hunter

48.72

Bedell, Derek

18.07

Bennett, Codey

4.82

Bentley, Brendan

51.39

Bergeron, Johnny

8.70

Betten, Lucas

17.50

Black, Dylan

17.44

Boan, Andrew

2.00

Boan, David

11.63

Boudreaux, Murphy

17.28

Bourque, Phillip

19.77

Bouwens, Bryce

51.32

Bowden, Peter

16.87

Bowles, Michael

10.20

Bozanich, Ryan

16.85

Broussard, Grayson

12.79

Bursell, John

 DNP 

Burson, Hunter

17.65

Cahill, Kevin

21.95

Calcagno, Joe

22.86

Caldwell, Noah

 DNP 

Campbell, Gavin

23.17

Cannon, Zach

23.26

Casasante, Jac

39.71

Casillas, Mark

20.51

Castano, Zac

27.71

Castro, Dylan

22.54

Cervantes, Gabriel

7.50

Cesta, Domenic

20.24

Chason, Bryce

 DNP 

Chestnut, George

9.88

Christensen, Kyle

12.50

Clark, Jayden

21.33

Clements, Cody

39.73

Clore, Chris

35.14

Cobb, William

8.42

Cognetti, Dustin

13.64

Coulson, Bryce

 DNP 

Covan, AJ

45.07

Crabtree, Kevin

49.30

Culbertson, Ryan

 DNP 

Derosier, Charles

49.33

Dixon, Danny

18.07

Domingo, Andrew

28.21

Dragna, Andrea

13.41

Drevno, Zack

38.89

Dunagan, Payton

25.97

Durham, Nate

52.94

Durr, James

4.82

Durschlag, Max

35.62

Dvorchik, Evan

25.00

Dyer, Kellen

17.78

Edwards, Zach

15.66

Elmore, Luke

20.00

Estrada, Aaron

17.57

Eury, Marshall

13.58

Farris, John

9.68

Fiene, Robert

40.28

Fontana, Alexander

23.38

Fridolfs, Hunter

15.00

Fuentes, Johnny

34.25

Gable, Trey

38.36

Gaines, Ron

36.11

Gambs, Charles

18.75

Gannon, Matthew

17.07

Garcia, Jacob

28.95

Garcia, Matt

34.52

Gates, Breck

 DNP 

George, Brad

17.65

Gibbs, Kyle

45.07

Gibson, Evan

39.73

Gibson, Jake

35.14

Gill, Tuck

52.78

Golden, Maddie

28.99

Gonneville, Andrew

13.75

Green, Steven

17.28

Grotelueschen, Trent

17.95

Guillemette, Adam

21.79

Hadley, Jack

51.43

Hahn, Derek

36.36

Hall, Dillon

16.47

Hall, Mitch

54.79

Hall, Nathan

23.33

Hallacy, Brendan

13.25

Halper, Jack

43.48

Hanken, Will

 DNP 

Hankins, Justyce

19.74

Hanstein, Hunter

12.05

Hatcher, Philip

13.95

Hathoot, Justin

51.47

Hawkins, Kameron

30.59

Hayes, Dillon

55.41

Heffel, Zach

14.12

Hembrough, Matt

33.33

Higgins, Grant

21.62

Hinders, Ross

29.33

Hirsch, Josiah

10.98

Hoffman, Harrison

32.43

Hood, Hayden

38.24

Hooker, Blake

27.27

Hooper, Devon

15.00

Hooper, Jesse

23.68

Howell, Noah

13.41

Hudak, Ethan

17.86

Hudgins, Frank

23.53

Hughes, Jack

 DNP 

Hughes, Joseph

7.22

Jacobson, Jarrod

32.05

James, Clay

29.49

Jenkins, Eli

 DNP 

Jenkins, Zach

19.28

Jennings, Evan

18.89

Johnson, Logan

6.38

Johnson, Nico

21.25

Johnstone, Christian

16.87

Kaye, Griffin

9.09

Keaton, Tyler

24.36

Kelleher, Kasey

60.61

Kent, Chris

4.00

Key, Jarrett

36.84

King, Cameron

12.50

King, Gage

15.48

King, Zach

16.30

Kobs, Josh

 DNP 

La Rouche, Conor

9.09

Landherr, Jack

12.94

Langan, Ryan

35.14

Lassiter, Zach

31.88

Lau, Dean

14.67

Lawless, Paul

21.18

Lawver, Caleb

38.16

Lindsay, JJ

20.00

Lipel, Jonah

 DNP 

Little, Drew

51.35

Livingston, Aidan

22.22

Long, Alex

 DNP 

Long, Cade

36.49

Mac Donald, Logan

12.35

Maningo, Zane

 DNP 

Manning, Dillon

24.68

Mayo, Darryl

23.29

McCaffrey, Chris

16.28

McCauley, Declan

7.69

McCauley, Jack

27.16

McCormack, Nate

22.22

McCracken, Zane

7.06

McCullough, Roen

36.11

McCully, TJ

15.38

McInerney, Patrick

20.00

McPherson, Chase

13.64

Melgarejo, Frank

25.61

Michaelsen, Alex

30.99

Milliron, Brennen

25.00

Mimoun, Jacob

22.97

Mitchell, Will

8.33

Montoya, Jacob

14.77

Morton, John

21.43

Moses, Chandler

24.36

Mosier, Austin

3.26

Munoz, Michael

6.38

Nelson, Chancelor

41.33

Newsome, Matthew

13.58

Nieland, Max

34.21

Noth, Devin

39.13

O’Connor, Kyle

50.68

O’Steen, Brian

12.79

Ortega, Austin

17.65

Osthus, Luke

       –   

Pagel, Jake

50.75

Pak, Aidan

14.61

Pallissard, Turner

11.90

Palmer, Blaise

6.67

Palmer, Dallas

27.71

Payne, Luke

21.25

Pedrozo, Jude

 DNP 

Petrucci, Kyle

43.24

Pfeiffer, Cayson

24.68

Pickett, Coy

17.11

Plattner, Randen

26.67

Prevette, Davis

5.00

Pugh, Gabriel

33.33

Purcell, Ryan

14.44

Raines, John

34.72

Rea, Brian

13.54

Reeves, Austin

40.00

Reiter, Ross

60.00

Reynoso, Raymond

39.47

Rhodes, Matthew

12.79

Riddle, Campbell

31.17

Riggs, Austin

23.46

Rizzo, Luke

17.11

Robertson, Corbin

27.85

Rodriquez -Trammell, Noah

27.63

Rosenberry, James

57.58

Rossback, Nolan

2.06

Rovetti, Nicholas

22.35

Rubio, Tre

 DNP 

Rudolph, Jake

28.77

Sage, Maxwell

12.64

Samarzich, Simon

55.07

Sanchez, Jaden

18.42

Sather, Neo

15.73

Satnan, Chaz

 DNP 

Schwindt, Cody

12.99

Serapiglia, Dom

34.25

Shadley, Oscar

38.46

Sharp, Aidan

21.52

Shaw, Tyler

10.71

Shefland, DJ

18.92

Shimko, Joseph

10.00

Shirley, Ben

17.81

Short, Cooper

35.62

Shottenkirk, Kaleb

10.00

Simmons, Reed

13.95

Sivore, Timothy

25.93

Skinner, Quentin

60.29

Sleeper, JT

2.06

Sleeper, Landon

15.12

Snyder, Hayden

16.30

Springer, Tyler

22.22

Stewart, Cole

12.35

Stover, Will

40.63

Suter, Rhys

 DNP 

Suzuki, Joshua

21.92

Symes, Kyle

5.68

Szczesniak, Patrick

13.95

Tamayo, Adrian

20.48

Taylor, Billy

48.48

Taylor, Steven

38.16

Thayer, Ace

16.67

Thomas, Karson

51.47

Tibbetts, Nick

24.36

Tokos, Matthew

18.67

Tokos, Michael

7.22

Toothman, Andrew

50.00

Townsend, James

25.33

Tucker, Wyatt

19.48

Turner, Noah

44.29

Twining, Jacob

 DNP 

Van Der Brink, Dylan

20.00

Vance, Ryder

21.52

Vasquez, Jesse

18.18

Vega, JC

18.60

Villarreal, Tony

34.94

Vines, Kent

43.42

Vinson, Michael

18.99

Vojvodich, Michael

12.05

Voyles, Cole

20.51

Wagner, William

33.75

Walker, Jacob

42.47

Walker, Ryan

6.38

Walsh, George

11.25

Walsh, Ryan

21.25

Walsh, Scott

24.00

Warn, Pierce

23.08

Warren, Ethan

17.86

Washburn, Johnathan

17.50

Watson, Brendan

18.07

Wells, Andrew

6.67

Wells, Ethan

10.47

Weneta, Nathan

33.33

White, Cody

14.12

White, Justin

25.29

Whitfield, Chase

24.14

Williams, Bailey

15.12

Williams, Tanner

14.77

Willis, Ethan

24.00

Wise, Drew

42.03

Wiysel, Joseph

11.11

Wojciechowski, Mike

22.92

Wood, Camren

32.00

Worthen, Jackson

28.05

Yanagi, Peyton

16.46

Yeager, Grayson

25.61

Zuhr, Jacob

16.05

 

___________________________________________________________________

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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VEGAS XXIX 40 Yard Dash Times

Below are the 40 yard dash times from the VEGAS XXIX Event that took place on January 14th-15th, 2017. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order.

VEGAS XXIX Groups

 

NAME

40 Time

Abrell, Erik

5.43

Aguilar, Ryan

5.28

Allen, Cody

 DNP 

Aloni, Matthew

5.77

Anderson, Koltin

 DNP 

Anthony, Enzo

5.89

Appio, Zachary

5.06

Applefield, Alex

5.82

Arroyo, Ross

6.09

Assel, Brock

5.52

Babcock, Justin

4.84

Baker, Braxton

5.55

Baldeck, Matt

5.43

Bareis, Will

5.80

Bastuga, Michael

6.97

Battles, Karsten

5.32

Beattie, Brendan

5.11

Becker, Chad

5.22

Becker, Hunter

6.65

Bedell, Derek

5.59

Bennett, Codey

5.31

Bentley, Brendan

5.45

Bergeron, Johnny

6.41

Betten, Lucas

5.37

Black, Dylan

5.08

Boan, Andrew

5.86

Boan, David

5.39

Boudreaux, Murphy

5.27

Bourque, Phillip

6.07

Bouwens, Bryce

 DNP 

Bowden, Peter

5.36

Bowles, Michael

6.89

Bozanich, Ryan

5.12

Broussard, Grayson

5.86

Bursell, John

 DNP 

Burson, Hunter

5.22

Cahill, Kevin

5.22

Calcagno, Joe

5.35

Caldwell, Noah

 DNP 

Campbell, Gavin

5.15

Cannon, Zach

5.48

Casasante, Jac

4.75

Casillas, Mark

5.68

Castano, Zac

4.96

Castro, Dylan

5.91

Cervantes, Gabriel

5.60

Cesta, Domenic

5.16

Chason, Bryce

 DNP 

Chestnut, George

5.50

Christensen, Kyle

5.81

Clark, Jayden

5.21

Clements, Cody

5.98

Clore, Chris

5.43

Cobb, William

5.41

Cognetti, Dustin

5.51

Coulson, Bryce

 DNP 

Covan, AJ

5.51

Crabtree, Kevin

5.20

Culbertson, Ryan

 DNP 

Derosier, Charles

5.55

Dixon, Danny

5.75

Domingo, Andrew

5.10

Dragna, Andrea

5.00

Drevno, Zack

5.50

Dunagan, Payton

5.34

Durham, Nate

5.76

Durr, James

5.52

Durschlag, Max

5.02

Dvorchik, Evan

5.53

Dyer, Kellen

5.68

Edwards, Zach

5.00

Elmore, Luke

5.31

Estrada, Aaron

5.37

Eury, Marshall

5.13

Farris, John

5.82

Fiene, Robert

5.29

Fontana, Alexander

5.96

Fridolfs, Hunter

5.36

Fuentes, Johnny

5.58

Gable, Trey

5.43

Gaines, Ron

6.54

Gambs, Charles

6.01

Gannon, Matthew

5.33

Garcia, Jacob

6.13

Garcia, Matt

5.17

Gates, Breck

 DNP 

George, Brad

5.24

Gibbs, Kyle

4.97

Gibson, Evan

 DNP 

Gibson, Jake

5.41

Gill, Tuck

5.52

Golden, Maddie

4.82

Gonneville, Andrew

5.27

Green, Steven

5.08

Grotelueschen, Trent

 DNP 

Guillemette, Adam

5.07

Hadley, Jack

5.61

Hahn, Derek

5.77

Hall, Dillon

5.14

Hall, Mitch

5.28

Hall, Nathan

5.94

Hallacy, Brendan

 DNP 

Halper, Jack

4.65

Hanken, Will

 DNP 

Hankins, Justyce

5.47

Hanstein, Hunter

5.27

Hatcher, Philip

5.22

Hathoot, Justin

 DNP 

Hawkins, Kameron

6.25

Hayes, Dillon

5.37

Heffel, Zach

5.78

Hembrough, Matt

5.10

Higgins, Grant

5.49

Hinders, Ross

5.05

Hirsch, Josiah

5.68

Hoffman, Harrison

5.41

Hood, Hayden

5.30

Hooker, Blake

5.80

Hooper, Devon

5.85

Hooper, Jesse

5.61

Howell, Noah

5.66

Hudak, Ethan

5.11

Hudgins, Frank

5.52

Hughes, Jack

 DNP 

Hughes, Joseph

5.66

Jacobson, Jarrod

5.38

James, Clay

5.21

Jenkins, Eli

 DNP 

Jenkins, Zach

5.35

Jennings, Evan

5.81

Johnson, Logan

5.03

Johnson, Nico

5.47

Johnstone, Christian

5.13

Kaye, Griffin

5.10

Keaton, Tyler

5.42

Kelleher, Kasey

5.50

Kent, Chris

7.00

Key, Jarrett

5.56

King, Cameron

4.94

King, Gage

5.30

King, Zach

5.86

Kobs, Josh

 DNP 

La Rouche, Conor

5.56

Landherr, Jack

5.31

Langan, Ryan

5.11

Lassiter, Zach

5.23

Lau, Dean

4.83

Lawless, Paul

5.25

Lawver, Caleb

5.50

Lindsay, JJ

5.77

Lipel, Jonah

 DNP 

Little, Drew

5.48

Livingston, Aidan

5.56

Long, Alex

 DNP 

Long, Cade

5.09

MacDonald, Logan

5.49

Maningo, Zane

 DNP 

Manning, Dillon

5.14

Mayo, Darryl

5.03

McCaffrey, Chris

5.89

McCauley, Declan

5.42

McCauley, Jack

5.58

McCormack, Nate

6.57

McCracken, Zane

5.30

McCullough, Roen

5.27

McCully, TJ

5.26

McInerney, Patrick

5.08

McPherson, Chase

5.67

Melgarejo, Frank

5.09

Michaelsen, Alex

5.25

Milliron, Brennen

4.99

Mimoun, Jacob

5.69

Mitchell, Will

5.74

Montoya, Jacob

5.27

Morton, John

6.39

Moses, Chandler

5.34

Mosier, Austin

5.49

Munoz, Michael

5.98

Nelson, Chancelor

4.90

Newsome, Matthew

5.25

Nieland, Max

5.47

Noth, Devin

4.87

O’Connor, Kyle

5.65

O’Steen, Brian

5.36

Ortega, Austin

5.29

Osthus, Luke

5.86

Pagel, Jake

5.21

Pak, AIdan

4.99

Pallissard, Turner

DNP

Palmer, Blaise

5.89

Palmer, Dallas

5.19

Payne, Luke

6.05

Pedrozo, Jude

 DNP 

Petrucci, Kyle

5.67

Pfeiffer, Cayson

5.36

Pickett, Coy

6.35

Plattner, Randen

5.28

Prevette, Davis

5.97

Pugh, Gabriel

5.74

Purcell, Ryan

5.85

Raines, John

5.66

Rea, Brian

5.62

Reeves, Austin

5.12

Reiter, Ross

5.38

Reynoso, Raymond

5.55

Rhodes, Matthew

5.74

Riddle, Campbell

5.44

Riggs, Austin

5.19

Rizzo, Luke

5.44

Robertson, Corbin

5.56

Rodriquez -Trammell, Noah

5.19

Rosenberry, James

5.47

Rossback, Nolan

6.06

Rovetti, Nicholas

5.58

Rubio, Tre

 DNP 

Rudolph, Jake

4.93

Sage, Maxwell

5.27

Samarzich, Simon

5.14

Sanchez, Jaden

4.87

Sather, Neo

5.49

Satnan, Chaz

 DNP 

Schwindt, Cody

5.21

Serapiglia, Dom

 DNP 

Shadley, Oscar

4.99

Sharp, Aidan

5.16

Shaw, Tyler

5.48

Shefland, DJ

5.47

Shimko, Joseph

4.96

Shirley, Ben

5.25

Short, Cooper

5.56

Shottenkirk, Kaleb

6.34

Simmons, Reed

5.82

Sivore, Timothy

5.52

Skinner, Quentin

5.23

Sleeper, JT

6.30

Sleeper, Landon

5.30

Snyder, Hayden

5.65

Springer, Tyler

4.90

Stewart, Cole

5.02

Stover, Will

5.34

Suter, Rhys

 DNP 

Suzuki, Joshua

5.24

Symes, Kyle

4.78

Szczesniak, Patrick

5.08

Tamayo, Adrian

5.27

Taylor, Billy

4.75

Taylor, Steven

5.34

Thayer, Ace

5.28

Thomas, Karson

5.44

Tibbetts, Nick

4.78

Tokos, Matthew

5.50

Tokos, Michael

5.29

Toothman, Andrew

6.21

Townsend, James

5.00

Tucker, Wyatt

5.16

Turner, Noah

5.35

Twining, Jacob

 DNP 

Van Der Brink, Dylan

5.53

Vance, Ryder

5.00

Vasquez, Jesse

5.78

Vega, JC

 DNP 

Villarreal, Tony

 DNP 

Vines, Kent

5.80

Vinson, Michael

5.39

Vojvodich, Michael

4.98

Voyles, Cole

5.08

Wagner, William

5.38

Walker, Jacob

6.14

Walker, Ryan

5.62

Walsh, George

5.70

Walsh, Ryan

5.22

Walsh, Scott

5.58

Warn, Pierce

5.27

Warren, Ethan

5.12

Washburn, Johnathan

5.49

Watson, Brendan

5.14

Wells, Andrew

4.92

Wells, Ethan

5.70

Weneta, Nathan

4.90

White, Cody

5.74

White, Justin

7.39

Whitfield, Chase

5.37

Williams, Bailey

5.35

Williams, Tanner

5.03

Willis, Ethan

5.42

Wise, Drew

5.14

Wiysel, Joseph

5.12

Wojciechowski, Mike

5.85

Wood, Camren

5.19

Worthen, Jackson

5.40

Yanagi, Peyton

5.55

Yeager, Grayson

5.43

Zuhr, Jacob

5.78

 

___________________________________________________________________

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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National Championship Game!

The day has arrived and two teams will be battling it out tonight to see who wins the College Football Playoffs!

First off, congratulations to Alabama and Clemson for getting this far. It is an incredible achievement and I wish them both the best but I do hope it ends with a 0-0 tie with lots of punt snaps for my eyes:)

Here are the Rubio Long Snappers that will be participating in this game…

Alabama – Cole Mazza, Ryan Parris and Scott Meyer

Cole Mazza

Ryan Parris

Scott Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson – Austin Spence, Bradley Tatko and David Estes

Austin Spence

Bradley Tatko

David Estes

 

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

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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The Journey of Rubio Long Snapper Damon Johnson

I wanted to tell you a quick story, that very few of you actually know about, regarding Rubio Long Snapper Damon Johnson.

Damon, a 2016 Five Star Rubio Long Snapper from CA, was offered a full scholarship to West Virginia back in June heading into his senior year. He took his trip there during the fall, fell in love with it and committed to be their next Long Snapper in October of his senior year.

On the Friday of VEGAS XXVII in January (several months after his commitment), Damon was packing the car for the weekend and was contacted by a Graduate Assistant from West Virginia.The G.A. informed Damon that West Virginia was not going to honor their commitment to Damon and there would be no scholarship for him as they were going to give it to another position. (I have been working with Long Snappers for well over a decade and this is the first time I have ever seen something like this happen. First time.) 

Damon was beyond dumbfounded and completely thrown for a loop. Down in the dumps would be the biggest understatement in the history of mankind. This is a kid, who is very quiet and doesn’t show much emotion, having to deal with a major ordeal before one of the biggest weekends of his life. Damon who was so loyal to West Virginia that he told many schools (North Carolina, Memphis, Portland State and BYU) that he was done with his recruiting to get ready for the Mountaineers.

Imagine heading to a Rubio Long Snapping Vegas competition with a full scholarship under your belt, knowing you could breathe a little easier and having it taken from you (out of your control) at the very last second. 99.9% of the Long Snappers and their families would have not shown up or been a visual mess. With the Johnson family, you would never be able to tell anything was even wrong. I am still amazed at how well they handled it all.

I told him and his family to simply relax and that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. I knew we could be headed for an uphill battle, but even I didn’t realize just how much of a fight it would entail.

After a call, USC immediately jumped on the Damon bandwagon and wanted him asap. A top tier Rubio Long Snapper is not always around after signing day and one had just appeared. Damon began communication with the Trojans but soon found out his English score on the SAT was simply too low to be a preferred walk-on at USC. This is where Damon goes from a boy, to a man.

Damon was told he would have to go to a JC, maintain a 3.5 GPA, take eight classes from summer through fall, and if he received a C or lower, he would disqualify himself. The eight classes had to be core classes (fluff elective classes would NOT be accepted).

This is a BIG reach for Damon. He is (was) not, let’s say, a very motivated and/or highly academic student….in the past. School was something Damon simply tolerated in order to play football and hang out with his friends. His entire mindset would have to change.

He stuck his head in the books, camped out in the library and hired any tutors he could find to help him TRY to achieve his goal of getting to USC. In the summer, he took English, History and Art History. In the fall, he took English, Biology with a lab, Sociology, History and Criminal Justice. He studied and studied and studied and studied and studied….well, you get my point.

About one week ago, Damon received his final grades from Citrus Junior College and found he had done it! USC already knew and congratulated him on his accomplishment. He would be able to get into USC and play football for them. To put even more icing on the cake, the Trojans presented Damon with a four year college scholarship to USC instead of a preferred walk-on!

Damon accepted, signed right away and will be enrolling at USC on January 4th.

I am EXTREMELY proud of Damon and his family. I really don’t think Damon, or his family, even believed he could do it. There were many calls, texts, emails between us all. Damon, and his family, have traveled an incredible emotional journey over the past year. His story is one that I will tell countless times as I am sure he and his family will as well.

Remember, recruiting is never easy and no two stories are the same. Patience is a key virtue throughout and, never forget, everything happens for a reason.

Congratulations once again to Rubio Long Snapper Damon Johnson! YOU DID IT….on the field and, more importantly, off the field as well.

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Rubio 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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Finalists for The Chris Rubio Award!

Here are your finalists, in alphabetical order, for The Chris Rubio Award…

Thomas Fletcher, FL, 2017, Committed to Alabama – Fletcher is a two-time winner of a Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Event.  Fletcher is an incredibly smooth Long Snapper with exceptional form and no wasted movement. Fletcher had offers from Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Texas A&M, Portland State and Memphis. Fletcher is an Army All-American.

 

Kyle Gibbs, CA, 2017, Committed to Navy  – Gibbs is an extremely solid athlete with quick hands that has no problem getting downfield on punt coverage. He played for a Norco in CA and started on Varsity for three years. Dedicated Long Snapper that is always improving. Gibbs had offers from Air Force, Navy and West Point. Gibbs missed being an Army All-American by a 1/4 of an inch.

 

Mitch Hall, NC, 2017, Committed to Louisville  – Hall is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country with flawless form and a great attitude. He played for Clayton HS in NC and started on Varsity for three years. Always a crowd favorite with his intense and precise snaps to go along with his beaming smile. Hall is an Army All-American

 

CONGRATULATIONS to these three fine young men! They deserve it.

Now is when it will really get intense. Each finalist is now required to provide the following.

  • No more than a 90 second updated highlight tape that shows great snap, incredible athleticism and possibly the Long Snapper speaking or even a coach/reporter speaking on the Long Snapper as well.  (on YouTube with the title of NAME, CHRIS RUBIO AWARD, 2016)
  • Three letters of recommendation (scanned and emailed to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) from a current coach, a current teacher and a reporter that covers their area explaining why the Long Snapper deserves to win this prestigious award (that is THREE total letters).

All information must be sent to Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com by 10 pm pst on Friday, December 23rd.

The winner will be selected by the Awards Committee and presented with the trophy on Friday, January 13th at 7:00 pm at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Chris Rubio Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school Long Snapper for that given season. Past winners include Scott Daly of Notre Dame (2011), Cole Mazza of Alabama (2012) and Blake Ferguson (TWO time winner) of LSU.

Chris Rubio played high school football for Charter Oak High School in California from 1989-1992.  He was part of team that won the league championship in 1992 serving as the teams Long Snapper and left tackle.  He was voted Center of the Century in the San Gabriel Valley.  His long snapping ability earned him a spot on the UCLA football team where he was a 3-year starter at Long Snapper for three All-Americans.

The National Long Snapper of the Year is named in honor of Chris Rubio for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of long snapping.  Chris is now the most prominent private long snapping coach in America.  He has made the position of long snapping a specialty and revered around the country through his website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young long snappers, dozens of high school long snapping specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

 

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Rubio Long Snappers in College Bowl Games!

Here is your list of Rubio Long Snappers that will be participating in bowl games this December and January! Best of luck to them all as I hope for lots of punts:)

All times shown are Eastern.

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Dec. 17

Steven Romero

Matt Bayliss

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Steven Romero & Jared Enrico of New Mexico vs Matt Bayliss of UTSA
New Mexico vs. UTSA
2 p.m., ESPN
University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.

Jared Enrico

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Letter

Ryan Simmons

Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico
Jon Letter, Payton Pardee & Nick Wildberger of Houston vs Ryan Simmons of San Diego State
Houston vs. San Diego State
3:30 p.m., ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

Payton Pardee

Nick Wildberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elias McMurry

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Elias McMurry of Appalachian State 
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.

 

 

 

 

Mason Bedell

Ryan Eustace

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Mason Bedell of UCF vs Ryan Eustace & Ty Mimbs of Arkansas State
UCF vs. Arkansas State
5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Ty Mimbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cody Block

Stephen Morella

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Cody Block & Austin Steel of Southern Mississippi vs Stephen Morella of Louisiana-Lafayette
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
9 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Austin Keel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 19

Keegan Markgraf

Spencer Shores

Miami Beach Bowl
Keegan Markgraf & Travis Malinowski of Central Michigan vs Spencer Shores & Robert Hill of Tulsa
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
2:30 p.m., ESPN
Marlins Park, Miami

Robert Hill

Travis Malinowski

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Dec. 20

Andrew Ashe

Nolan Dowling

Boca Raton Bowl
Trevor Morgan & Andrew Ashe of Memphis vs Nolan Dowling & Jared Nash of Western Kentucky
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
7 p.m., ESPN
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.

Trevor Morgan

Jared Nash

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 21

Matt Foley

Brendan Turelli

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Matt Foley of BYU vs Brendan Turelli of Wyoming
BYU vs. Wyoming
9 p.m., ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

 

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Dec. 22

Alex Boatman

Nathan Lucas

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Alex Boatman & Brett Ballard of Idaho vs Nathan Lucas of Colorado State
Idaho vs. Colorado State
7 p.m., ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Brett Ballard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 23

Chris O’Risky

Reed Buce

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Drake Sutton & Chris O’Risky of Eastern Michigan vs Reed Buce & Jacob Schwind of Old Dominion
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
1 p.m., ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Jacob Schwind

Drake Sutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell Travis

Michael Pifer

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Drew Edgar & Darrell Travis of Louisiana Tech vs Michael Pifer & Josh Antol of Navy
Louisiana Tech vs. No. 25 Navy
4:30 p.m., ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Josh Antol

Drew Edgar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Hale

Cameron Kaye

Dollar General Bowl
Jake Hale & Ceth Miller of Ohio vs Cameron Kaye of Troy
Ohio vs. Troy
8 p.m., ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.

 

Ceth Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 24

Russ Hiett

William Eads

Hawai’i Bowl
Russ Hiett & William Eads of Middle Tennessee
Hawai’i vs. Middle Tennessee
8 p.m., ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

 

 

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Dec. 26

Joel Baldwin

Nick Walter

St. Petersburg Bowl
Nick Walter & Trent Kramer of Miami (OH) vs Joel Baldwin of Mississippi State
Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State
11 a.m., ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Trent Kramer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Oliveira

Leonard Skubal

Quick Lane Bowl
Matt Oliveira & Nate Adams of Maryland vs Leonard Skubal of Boston College
Maryland vs. Boston College
2:30 p.m., ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit

 

Nate Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Griffiths

Davis Winkie

Camping World Independence Bowl
Tyler Griffiths & Jackson Quiggle of NC State vs Davis Winkie of Vanderbilt
NC State vs. Vanderbilt
5 p.m., ESPN2
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.

Jackson Quiggle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 27

Clay Barton

Trey Enterline

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Clay Barton of Army vs Tim Ursery, Trey Enterline, Kel Straubmueller & Jake Davis of North Texas
Army vs. North Texas
12 p.m., ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Jake Davis

Tim Ursery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kel Straubmueller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrett Wilson

Chase Wilson

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Garrett Wilson & Chase Wilson of Wake Forest
No. 24 Temple vs. Wake Forest
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.

 

 

Jack Haney

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Jack Haney of Washington State
Minnesota vs. Washington State
7 p.m., ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

 

 

 

Matthew Cota

Thor Rodoni

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Matt Cota of Boise State vs Thor Rodoni & Chris Lutzel of Baylor
Boise State vs. Baylor
10:15 p.m., ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix

 

Chris Lutzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 28

Jake Knight

Chris Fitzpatrick

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Jake Knight of Pittsburgh vs Chris Fitzpatrick of Northwestern
No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
2 p.m., ESPN
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.

 

 

RC Brunstetter

Jacob Munoz

Russell Athletic Bowl
R.C. Brunstetter of West Virginia vs Jordan Butler, Jacob Munoz & Sam York of Miami
No. 16 West Virginia vs. Miami
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Jordan Butler

Sam York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Dominguez

John Aloma

Foster Farms Bowl
Chase Dominguez & John Aloma of Utah
Indiana vs. No. 19 Utah
8:30 p.m., Fox
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

 

 

Austin Frey

Grant Gustafson

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Austin Frey & Grant Gustafson of Texas A&M
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
9 p.m., ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston

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Dec. 29

Wyman Baxley

Drew Williams

Birmingham Bowl
Wyman Baxley, Ben Asbury, Harrison Freeman & Drew Williams of South Carolina
South Florida vs. South Carolina
2 p.m., ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.

 

Harrison Freeman

Ben Asbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Decker

Colton Taylor

Belk Bowl
Robert Decker & George Madden of Arkansas vs Colton Taylor, Wright Bynum & Chaska Moon of Virginia Tech
Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Wright Bynum

George Madden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaska Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaleb Smith

JT Bale

Valero Alamo Bowl
Kaleb Smith & Sam Walkingstick of Oklahoma State vs J.T. Bale of Colorado
No. 12 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Colorado
9 p.m., ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio

Sam Walkingstick

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Dec. 30

Koby Pyrz

Matt Boggs

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Koby Pyrz & Trent Frix of Georgia vs Matt Boggs & Donovan Cahill of TCU
Georgia vs. TCU
12 p.m., ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.

Trent Frix

Donovan Cahill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CJ Keller

Kyle Murphy

Hyundai Sun Bowl
C.J. Keller & Richard McNitzky of Stanford vs Kyle Murphy & Tommy Bancroft of North Carolina
No. 18 Stanford vs. North Carolina
2 p.m., CBS
Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas

Richard McNitzky

Tommy Bancroft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Ober

Riley Lovingood

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Jordan Ober & Chase Urbach of Nebraska vs Riley Lovingood & Jake Yelich of Tennessee
Nebraska vs. No. 21 Tennessee
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Chase Urbach

Jake Yelich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Green

Andrew Zink

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Andrew Zink of South Alabama vs Justin Green of Air Force
South Alabama vs. Air Force
5:30 p.m., Campus Insiders
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.

 

 

 

Andrew Robinson

Ken Burnham

Capital One Orange Bowl
Andrew Robinson, Camaron Cheeseman & Scott Sypniewski of Michigan vs Ken Burnham of Florida State
No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State
8 p.m., ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Scott Sypniewski

Camaron Cheeseman

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Dec. 31

Brendan Lowery

Blake Ferguson

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Blake Ferguson of LSU vs Brendan Lowery of Louisville
No. 20 LSU vs. No. 13 Louisville
11 a.m., ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

 

 

Casey Wilson

Colton Piatt

TaxSlayer Bowl
Casey Wilson and Lucas Patelles of Georgia Tech vs Colton Piatt of Kentucky
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
11 a.m., ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Lucas Patelles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJ Carty

Cole Mazza

College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
A.J. Carty & Luke Hutchison of Washington vs Cole Mazza, Ryan Parris & Scott Meyer of Alabama
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama
3 p.m., ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Luke Hutchison

Ryan Parris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liam McCullough

Austin Spence

College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Liam McCullough of Ohio State vs Austin Spence, Bradley Tatko & David Estes of Clemson
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson
7 p.m., ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

Bradley Tatko

David Estes

 

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Jan. 2

Ryan Farr

Austin Spiewak

Outback Bowl
Ryan Farr & Brett Dioguardi of Florida vs Austin Spiewak of Iowa
No. 17 Florida vs. Iowa
1 p.m., ABC
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Brett DioGuardi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyatt Pfeifer

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Wyatt Pfeifer of Western Michigan
No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
1 p.m., ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

 

 

 

 

Zach Smith

Nick Cox

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Zach Smith of USC vs Nick Cox of Penn State
No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State
5 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

 

 

 

Ike Powell

Matthew Leckrone

Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
Ike Powell, Clarke Smith & Zach Wade of Auburn vs Matthew Leckrone of Oklahoma
8:30 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Zach Wade

Clarke Smith

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Jan. 9

College Football Playoff National Championship
8 p.m., ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

 

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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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Top 2017 Long Snappers by Region

Here is a look at the TOP 2017 Long Snapper in each region of the country.

NORTHWEST (States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska)
Matt Baldeck, ID
Baldeck did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in WA on October 23, 2016. He is easily one of the most powerful Long Snappers in the country. His snaps almost punish the punter when they get to him. Not uncommon for him to be in the low .7s to high .6s. Form is very good and he is using his whole body really well. Body is thick and his frame is solid. Baldeck is always improving and his athleticism is moving forward. Plays on the top team in Idaho so he is used to handling pressure. Going to be a solid pick up for a college in the next couple of months.

Eli Jenkins, WA
Eli showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on August 31, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper and his body is definitely maturing and turning into a college frame. It is really simple with Eli…the harder he snaps, the better he does. His form is very good and he really needs to trust it by just letting the ball fly out of his hands. If he can do that, he will move way up the rankings. CONFIDENCE will be key with Eli. Good attitude and listens well. Smart Long Snapper.

Jake Gibson, OR
Gibson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class and is like a machine when he snaps the ball. Uses his body well and has great form. The bigger and stronger he gets, the better he will be. Form is so good that he just needs to trust it and never stop. Excellent person and Long Snapper.

Zachary England, WA
Zach did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is built strong with some decent feet on him. Love to see him snap AND move with the utmost confidence. Trust in his own self will help a ton in the long run. His hands are VERY quick and he does a great job of getting the ball out of the gate. Need to see him make sure he gets his hands locked on the ball before he snaps it so the spiral is there with each snap. He is so quick that he can almost jump his own gun. Very good potential.

Dan Cantrell, ID
Cantrell is a very athletic Long Snapper that was really impressive at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. Kid can move down field and shows good aggression. He has good power on his snaps and his accuracy is solid. Love to see him lock down the spiral and make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed and fluidity on the ball. TONS and TONS of upside. Could be the type of player that plays two positions in college.

Luke Miller, WA
Luke did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is long athlete that moves well on his feet. True mover down field and will be a factor on punt coverage. Love to see him narrow down his stance just a tad just to increase the overall use of his legs which will give much more speed on the ball. If he can get to average under .8 by XXIX, he will move WAY up the rankings. TONS of potential on this athletic Long Snapper.

Cody Schwindt, WA
Cody showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is a very long athlete that moves really well on his feet. Very raw talent with big upside. Form is very good and he is close to using all of his legs at all times. Love his attitude. Need to see him put on some weight and snap with full power at all times. Consistency will be key as we head into VEGAS XXVIII and beyond.

Cody Clements, WA
Cody showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in WA on October 23, 2016. Body is very thick and he has good form and power. Love to see him snap with CONFIDENCE and really let the ball fly out of his hands. Needs to move back to 25-30 yards when snapping at home to see how strong he is. Cody is absolutely dripping with potential and can be one of the best in his class.I know it and I need him to know it. Increasing his athleticism by VEGAS XXIX will help a ton in rankings. Kid can do it.

Derek Smith, WA
Liked what I saw out of Derek at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and is built well. Form is solid and he is using all of his body during the snapping motion really well. Athletically, he moves quickly but I would like to see him get a little more control of his body. During the snapping motion, if he can lock down his release point and snap the ball with FULL power at all times, he will definitely increase his speed to get under .8 and knock out his accuracy. GOOD potential.

Calvin Maher, WA
Calvin showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He is built very long with a frame that can easily put on some good weight in one year before college. Starting form is very good and he does a solid job of getting all the way through with his upper body. Slow motion drills to get his lower half fully involved will help a ton in gaining speed and consistency. Not thinking so much will help as well. Good potential.

Zack Jenkins, WA
Zack did well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in WA on April 24, 2016. He has a very good follow through and has the ability to hit some snaps in the .7s….at times. Need to focus on having consistent form so all of his snaps are the same. Getting his lower half fully involved will greatly increase the speed of his ball. Excellent athletic ability. Tons of potential and I liked what I saw out of him in WA.

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Kyle Gibbs, CA, Committed to the Naval Academy!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Gibbs had VERY good showings at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. Body is solid and he can rip the ball back to the punter. Missed being an Army All-American by about a 1/4 of an inch at best. Moves well on his feet and is really finding his groove out on the field. The more he can dominate pressure situations and not overgrip or oversnap the ball, the better he will be. Definitely headed in the right direction when he is snapping the ball and looks to only get better over the next year as he moves towards the college level.

Noah Rodriguez-Trammell, CA, Offer from Colorado State!
Noah had a solid couple days at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and moves pretty darn well on his feet for a man of his size. Extremely smooth PATs and his punts are like a machine…same snap every single time. Love to see him make his hands just a tad quicker and have no wasted movement at the start of the snap. VERY close to being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. He is the type of Long Snapper that can just get better and better throughout college….definitely has not hit his peak yet and he is already excellent.

Alex Michaelsen, CA, Offer from Army!
Michaelsen did very well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He shows good athleticism on his feet and has the ability to be a factor in punt coverage. Ball is smooth and when he lets it fly out of his hands, he dominates and can get in the low .7s. Confidence will be big for him moving farther up the charts. Time for Michaelsen to KNOW he is one of the best in the country instead of HOPING he is. Keep a very close eye on this Long Snapper this fall and at VEGAS XXIX in January.

Harrison Hoffman, CA
Harrison did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a very long athlete with room to easily put on about forty pounds over the next couple of years. Coming back after a year at Air Force and he is ready to go now. Ball is smooth and he does a great job in reaching all the way back to the punter. Needs to work on getting his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Love to see him below .79 at all times by VEGAS XXIX. Hard worker and just an all-around great kid.

Jonathan Goldstein, CA
Goldstein did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a long athlete with a frame that can put on about forty pounds over the next couple of years with the right condition coach. His snapping motion is smooth and he really gets some good speed on the ball. His snaps will be even faster once the spiral is locked down on each and every snap. Adjusting non-dominant hand will help this process. Very good upside. Size will be a major key in moving up the rankings.

Karson Thomas, NV, Committed to Nevada!
Karson did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He has an excellent frame and can pass an eyeball test right now. Definitely looks the part of a college athlete. Needs to make sure he is snapping at full power at all times. Ball can be in the low .7s and I want to see it down there with each and every snap. FULL CONFIDENCE in his form and snapping motion will be in moving up the rankings. Kid is absolutely dripping with potential. Major upside.

Jeff Hansen, CA
Hansen did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is a very smooth Long Snapper with good balance and a nice snapping motion. His hands are quick and he is very accurate. I would feel pretty darn comfortable in him playing in a college game right now. It will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of VEGAS XXIX but I have a feeling it won’t disturb him at all. Like to see him work on his athleticism and focus on snapping with full power at all times. Hansen is very solid.

Peter Snodgrass, CA
Snodgrass did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. He is one of those Long Snappers that is is right on the cusp of greatness and once it all clicks (hint: it will be soon), he will absolutely dominate. I have seen him snap a major D1 ball at times, but I need to see it ALL of the time. Like to see him focus on just smoothing out everything and making sure every snap is the same. CONSISTENCY of dominance is the big thing. Making sure his butt is down, making sure his hands follow through the proper way, making sure his spiral is locked down. This kid is CLOSE.

Zac Grant, NV
Zac did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is large man with good power and I like his athletic ability. Big man and he moves well for his size. Love to see him narrow down his stance a bit to create more overall speed on the ball and make sure he is not running and/or moving too high so it will be easy for him to cut and break down. Ball is smooth and he has a ton of potential. Consistency is going to be the key for him moving up the charts. I am very interested to see him in the fall and at VEGAS XXIX.

Koltin Anderson, CA
I liked what I saw out of Koltin at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on July 31, 2016. Big and strong Long Snapper with a great work ethic and attitude. Coaches dream in college. Eyes and head getting through smoothly every single time will be key in him moving forward as that will really increase his overall speed and accuracy.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado)
Devin Noth, CO
Noth showed me some great things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. VERY athletic Long Snapper that will definitely be a factor heading downfield on punts. Punt returns will have to keep an eye on him at all times he is on the field. Ball is crisp and his hands are quick. Once his butt gets down just a tad more and his back becomes parallel to the ground, he will move even farther up the rankings as he will greatly increase his speed and accuracy.

Caleb Lawver, UT
I was VERY impressed with Lawver at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a smooth Long Snapper with great accuracy and consistency. Moves well on his feet. Locking down his overall accuracy by his release point will get him into the 30’s on the Target. Literally, wouldn’t surprise me to see him when VEGAS in January. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes up the rankings. VERY good attitude.

Steven Green, CO
Steven showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with good starting form and powerful hands. Love to see him slow it down so he can lock down the snapping motion. Built well so if he can get his lower half fully involved, he will create a lot of speed on the ball. Legs fully locked will help a ton to get him under .8 for a punt snap. Making sure he does lay down drills to ensure a very tight spiral will help with speed and catchability as well.

 

SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)
Jake Pagel, TX
Pagel showed me some good things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the Rubio Long Snapping TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL in July, 2016. He is a thick Long Snapper with very quick hands that can really get the ball moving back to the punter. When he is on, he is REALLY on and has a ball that is as quick as any Long Snapper in the country. Like to see him focus on making sure he is always leaning back to maintain more accuracy and that he really locks down snapping under pressure. The kid has great upside and could be one of the greats in college with simple fixes. Solid attitude that will do well in college.

Justin Hathoot, NM
Hathoot looked VERY solid at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA on August 31, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor in punt coverage. Body frame is good and he has room to put on some good size over the next couple of years. Needs to make sure he locks down his release point to really focus on accuracy and making sure he is hitting the target. Ball is coming out hot and he has good speed. Locking down the location will move him up to a 4.5 and even 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. Keep a very close eye on Hathoot at VEGAS XXIX.

Caleb Cantrell, TX
Nice jump in the rankings and very well deserved after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. Body is athletic and his form is solid. Does a really nice job of using his whole body well and getting his speed locked down. Not uncommon to see him snapping in the low .7s. VERY quick hands and the ball continues to rise to the punter. Putting on some size and making sure he is getting all the way up a bit quicker will help out a ton. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON THIS KID AT VEGAS XXIX!

Jarrod Jacobson, TX
Jarrod showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a good frame and an excellent attitude. Tell him to do something and just consider it done. Hands are quick and he is always improving. Snapping with full confidence and making sure his head gets all the way through with each snap will help his speed get into the low .7s and even high .6s. Form is good and he needs to trust it. Good upside. Coaches will love him in college.

Chris Clore, TX
Clore showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He continues to work on his body and he is looking more and more like a D1 athlete all of the time. Incredible transformation of his overall frame and I am very proud of him for it. Times are right in the .7s over the summer which is a very good improvement since VEGAS XXVIII in May. Kid has been working hard and smart, and it is obvious. Love to see him focus on making sure he is really whipping his elbows through so he creates more whip on the ball and is not so rigid. Improving athleticism will be another key in moving up. Great attitude.

Noah Caldwell, TX, Offer from South Eastern OK. State!
Noah showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with a frame that can grow and dominate in the next couple of years. Ball is smooth and he has some very quick hands. Needs to make sure he gets fully set before he snaps in two ways: with his left hand on the ball (this will help with any spiral issues) and also with his butt getting all the way down (this will help with accuracy and speed). Love his working man’s attitude and I know he can do well in college.

Steven Taylor, TX
Steven showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is getting bigger and stronger every time I see him and you can definitely tell he has been working on the side with a Rubio instructor. Form is coming along nicely. Love to see him focus on a couple things: not dragging the ball at all, making sure his balance is back and not rocking into the snapping motion. At times, he basically slowly moves into the initial snap motion and that will alert the timer, and, more importantly, the defender when he is about to snap. Needs to make sure that once he is ready, he EXPLODES! out of the gate so he is quicker. Always improving.

Caleb McKee, TX
Caleb showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper with VERY quick hands. The ball really jumps out of the gate well. So quick that I would actually like to him to make sure he gets fully set before starting the snapping motion so he gets a good grip (and spiral) on the ball. If he can get his lower half fully involved, he will absolutely crush the competition. I really think getting fully set and following through with his fingers will increase his overall accuracy. Excellent potential. Watch him this summer in TX and at VEGAS XXIX.

Ethan Zenzen, TX
Massive jump in the rankings and well deserved after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in TX. Good frame and moves well on his feet. Athletic. Form has improved immensely and he is getting some decent pop on the ball. Needs to make sure he locks down his release to gain more accuracy. LOTS of upside. Great attitude.

George Rios, TX
George did well at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on January 21-22, 2016. He moves well on his feet and gets his upper body through really well when he is snapping punts. Practically hands the ball to the punter. Love to see him not think so much prior to the snap and focus on getting his lower half fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Upper body is solid and when his lower body catches up, he will dominate.

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)
Trevor Dhabalt, IA
Dhabalt did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a strong and stocky Long Snapper who can, at times, easily have the fastest snap in the country. He gets set, looks at you and then BOOM! the ball is in the punter’s hands. It is almost intimidating at first. Hands are so quick, it can be hard to time him. Once he gets his form fully settled in and has the same snapping motion over and over, he will lock down his accuracy/consistency and then he is unstoppable. Moves really well on his feet and is a factor on punt coverage. Quiet and solid.

Kobe Paez, NE, Committed to Chadron State!
Kobe showed me some good things at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a very athletic Long Snapper that can really fly down the field on punt coverage. Form is good and he has the ability to get some good speed on the ball. Like to see him focus on really driving his elbows more to create more whip and speed on the ball. Also, making sure he has the same form and snapping motion on every single snap will allow him to be much more consistent with his snaps. Very close to getting “it”.

Ryan Langan, NE
Ryan did VERY well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Took him a while to catch his groove in IL, but, once he did, WATCH OUT! Easily could have won the whole camp and would’ve looked great doing it. Form is solid and he is snapping a nice, hard ball back to the punter. Ryan has INCREDIBLE upside and reminds me a lot of Rubio Long Snapper Wesley Farnsworth of Nevada. True athlete that can snap. CONSISTENCY will be the key to him getting to a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HIM AT VEGAS XXIX.

Kyle Eckelberg, WI
Kyle showed me some great things at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Frame is solid and he uses his whole body really well. His hands are quick and he gets the ball out of the gate with no hesitation. Love to see him focus on getting his eyes through to improve his speed a bit and make sure he gets back up quicker after the snap. Blocking and being able to stop a D1 player getting through the A gap will be huge for him. GREAT upside and he should be able to show it at VEGAS XXIX.

David Bryan, WI
David did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in CA. He has a good frame and shows good athleticism. Very strong upper body really gets the ball back to the punter quickly. Needs to focus on making sure he gets his head AND eyes through for more accuracy and consistency. Right on the cusp of greatness and I am interested to see his progress at VEGAS XXVII.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)
Drew Wise, KS
Wise was on fire at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Body is VERY solid and he can pass an eyeball test from a college coach quickly. Wise’s snaps can be VERY quick and really punish the punter. He definitely goes with the notion of snapping the ball THROUGH the punter. Like to see him focus on making sure he is not overthinking the process and keeps his hands steady on the ball. I would be absolutely shocked if he isn’t a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper BEFORE VEGAS XXIX. He is good and knocking on greatnesses door.

Benji Gormley, MO
Benji looked excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He has grown a good deal and is snapping with a ton of confidence. Loved watching him snap in IL with a swagger. It was almost like he was shocked he didn’t win the whole thing. The bigger he gets, the better he will be in the long run. Kid is looking good and could/should dominate XXIX in January! WATCH THIS LONG SNAPPER.

Reid Williams, MO
Reid did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He has a thick frame and strong hands. Form is good and he showed me some good speed in IL. Love to see him not tap the ball prior to the snap as he is creating a patter which we don’t want or need. Also, making sure he is snapping with full power at all times will allow him to NEVER have a snap in the .8s again. I am really looking forward to watching him this fall and at VEGAS XXIX! Kid is dripping with potential and can be one of the greats.

Chaz Satnan, MO
Chaz did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Kid is a monster and his Long Snapping form gets better by the second. When he gets his butt down and his back parallel to the ground, he can absolutely throw heat and almost punish the punter. Hovers right in the mid to low .7s and can dip into the .6s when he trust his good form and lets the ball. Controlling that speed with the proper and consistent release point will help with accuracy. Blocks well and hard to get by him. Big upside for a pro style team. Chaz has improved EVERY SINGLE TIME I have seen him in action and that says a lot about his work ethic.

Reeves Blankenship, LA
Impressed with what I saw out of Reeves at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a great frame and is built thick. Definitely headed to a college body now let alone in a year from now. Ball is pretty darn smooth and accurate. Like to see him extend the ball out a bit more to gain more speed and to trust himself. Confidence will be key. Very good upside on Blankenship. Keep a very close eye on him this fall and at VEGAS XXIX.

Jordan Silver, MO
SMOOOOOOOTH is how I would describe Silver at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in TX. Frame is very good and athletic. Moves well on his feet. Passes an eyeball test and will crush it when he puts on just a tad more weight. GREAT attitude. Love to see him lower his butt a bit more in order to get more of his legs involved. This will greatly increase the speed of his ball and get him into the .7s and possibly .6s sooner than he thinks. MASSIVE UPSIDE on Silver.

Trey Icamina, LA
Icamina did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a strong Long Snapper with good, quick hands that get the ball out of the gate very quickly. Like to see him rise up a bit to use more of his large frame. Also, slow motion drills to get his lower half fully involved will help a ton to ensure he gets more speed on the ball and get up under .8 by the fall camp in TX and definitely by VEGAS XXIX. Kid has a ton of potential.

Justyce Hankins, OK
Justyce did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He has a very good frame and tons of potential. He can definitely pass an eyeball test quickly. Love to see him focus on using his whole body to gain more speed on the ball. Slow motion drills will be key to make his snapping motion smoother and lock down his consistency. Kid is dripping with potential. Spiral will be another key I will be focused on over the next couple of months as we head into VEGAS XXIX.

Dominic Brocato, LA
Dominic did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good starting form. Love to see him focus on making sure he is not bouncing prior to the snap and that he gets fully settled in before he starts his snapping motion. That will really help his overall speed and get him into the .7s by VEGAS XXIX in January. I like his attitude and he works hard.

JP Morris, OK, Committed to Mount St. Mary’s!
JP is absolutely oozing with potential after what I saw at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in TX on February 28th, 2016. Kid can pass an eyeball test from a 1/4 mile away and looks like a D1 tight end right now. Built really well. Needs to flatten his back at the start and then make sure he gets his lower half fully involved to gain more speed. Need to see him hitting in the .7s, with a tight spiral, by VEGAS XXVIII in May. The upside on JP is off the charts. Once it clicks, he destroys others in his class.

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)
Joe Calcagno, IL, Committed to Penn State!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Calcagno is a monster physically and did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Built thick and he has great power throughout his body. Ball is crisp and he is snapping with very good speed right now. He has the ability to block and get his head up quickly after a great snap. In college, he will most likely drop a tad bit of weight to get his body downfield a little quicker, but right now, since he also plays line in the CCL, he has to maintain his size. Kid works hard and has very good upside. Love his attitude. The harder he snaps, the better he is. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see him leave VEGAS XXIX with a win and a scholarship.

Kasey Kelleher, OH, Offers to Bowling Green and Toledo!
Kelleher did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Strong Long Snapper that can move well on his feet. Ball is powerful and really explodes back to the punter. He can catch a groove and really dominate a camp and all the Long Snappers around him. Locking down his accuracy and consistency will be key as his speed is already at the D1 level. Love his attitude and he has very good upside.

Nate Durham, IL
Nate was a stud at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016 and ended up winning the whole camp! Ball is powerful and he is snapping consistently in the .7s. Body is solid and he can pass an eyeball test.

Matt Hembrough, IL
Hembrough did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. His snaps are crisp, powerful and have solid speed. He is right in the .7s and will be in the .6s by VEGAS XXIX with some more size. Love to see him be at 210 in January. Kid is an athlete and has great upside. Heck of an attitude and he works hard. Getting up when blocking is going to be a big key in getting to that 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper mark.

Kyle O’Connor, OH, Offer from Army!
Kyle did well at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in PA on October 9th, 2016. He has arguably the quickest hands in the country. It is seriously hard to time Kyle at 15 yards. Love to see him adjust his tempo a bit so he doesn’t always just the snap ball right when he gets his hands set. If he can change it up a bit, he will throw off the defensive players a bit and not allow them to predict his snap. Also, his form is EXCELLENT and he needs to TRUST it by just letting the ball fly out of his hands. FULL POWER will push him into the low .6s and completely ready for college. Quiet and dominant is how I expect him to be at VEGAS XXIX.

Zach Appio, IL
Appio looked excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. CONFIDENCE is through the roof and he was snapping some absolute heat all day. He definitely had some of the fastest times throughout the day with snaps consistently in the .7s and even some dipping into the high .6s. Love to see him focus on putting on some size and making sure he gets back up quicker for blocking purposes. Ball is really crisp and pops to the punter. An extra ten to 15 lbs will do wonders for him and stopping a defender coming through the A gap. Easily could be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by the end of Sunday night at VEGAS XXIX.

Marshall Coluzzi, IL
Coluzzi was solid at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He has a good frame and can move well on his feet going forward or to the side. Form is good and he is a very smooth Long Snapper. Type of kid that just doesn’t miss and his consistency is off the charts. Every single snap looks exactly the same. Over and over. Almost can put you to sleep and that is a good thing for a punter. You always know exactly what you are going to get with Coluzzi. Love to see him to continue to focus on really driving his legs and getting all of his thick body back to the punter to increase overall speed while locking down the spiral and not overthinking. Less thinking will definitely help Coluzzi in the long run. Smooth Long Snapper that will make his punter happy.

Dylan Castro, IL
Dylan looked very solid at the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL on September 25, 2016. Body is thick, he has good power and he is looking more and more athletic every single camp. Ball is extremely smooth and he might be one of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country. He is like a machine with his accuracy. When he really explodes out of the gate, he can EASILY snap in the .7s. Love to see him continue to work on his athleticism and make sure he is getting his head up a bit quicker after the snap to stop a rusher. Quiet assassin out on the field. Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him break the high score on the Target at VEGAS XXIX.

Cole Stewart, IL
Stewart did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. Body is strong and his ball is catchable. Accurate Long Snapper with very good consistency. Mark my words, Stewart can easily be one of the best Long Snappers in his class IF he can speed up the starting motion of his hands. Ball tends to be a little slow out of the gate and that gives the defensive man a moment to jump him. If he can speed up his hands, he moves WAY up the rankings. I predict he dominates VEGAS XXIX.

John Davis, IL
Davis did well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He has an athletic build and snaps a very smooth ball. Form is good and he shows good accuracy. Like to see him snap with more confidence and just let the ball go. Trusting in himself and his form will push him well under the .78 mark of snapping to the punter. Confidence will be key in everything he does: snapping, blocking and running. Getting closer and I like his attitude. He has the ability to handle pressure well.

 

NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
Kevin Crabtree, MA, Committed to Villanova!
Crabtree did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a large Long Snapper with good upper body power. Smooth and quick snap that is right on with his accuracy. Love to see him get his large lower half down a bit more to ensure more overall speed on the ball. Tends to keep his butt up and rush the process just a tad. Settling and really exploding will get him in the .6s and be more accurate as well. Just about to hit his stride. I would bet by XXIX, he dominates the whole thing.

Brian Keating, CT
Brian had a solid performance at the Spring Rubio Long Snapping Camp in New Jersey. Was very accurate all day, and had decent velocity on the ball. Needs to engage his legs more and try to reduce a slight hitch in his snap to make everything quicker. Know he will put the effort in and work to be great.

Carson Tebbetts, CT
Carson showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and moves with power through agility parts of Vegas. Like to see him gain a bit more control on his feet. Definitely comes in hot but can be a tad out of balance. Snaps are very smooth, accurate and consistent. He is like a machine when snapping. TRUSTING in his good form will help a lot with speed and getting him under .80 on a regular basis. He can do this and I know it….I need him to know it.

Harry Blair, NY
Harry showed a ton of potential at the Rubio Long Snapping camp in New Jersey. He is extremely long and was snapping very accurately all day. Think if he shifts his weight back slightly, and really explodes back to the punter rather than falling forward after he snaps he can put more heat on the ball. Combine that with the consistency he showed with his accuracy and he can be very good.

Ryan McNeil, MA
McNeil had waves of brilliance at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. He has a good frame and that ability to put on some good weight over the next year. Ball is smooth, catchable and he has very good accuracy. Hands are quick and they reach back well (why the good accuracy). LOVE to see him do slow motion drills to focus on using all of his legs. If he can get his long legs involved, he will put a hole in the punter and easily be in the low .7s. TONS of upside. Good attitude. At XXVIII in May, he should be focused on EVENT ELITE and nothing else.

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)
Billy Taylor, NJ
Liked what I saw out of Billy at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Billy has a good frame and he can move well on his feet. Form is solid and he can snap a quick ball. Confidence will be key as he moves up the rankings. Love to see him not think so much and really just let the ball fly out of his hands.Trusting his form and believing in himself will help a ton. Ball can pop back to the punter when he follows all the way through. Right on the cusp of greatness.

Tristan Sokach-Minnick, PA
Tristan showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVII Event on January 21-22, 2016. First off, he can pass an eyeball test quickly. Moves well on his feet but I would like to see him focus on not running so high so he be a bit more agile. Ball has power when it comes off his hands. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the .6s by XXVIII in May and throughout his senior year. He was on my short list of TOP 12 members. He should be all over the EVENT ELITE if he does what I know he can. Very good attitude and lots of upside.

Ryan Schwind, VA
Ryan did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC on July 11, 2016. He is a very smooth and consistent Long Snapper with each snap looking the same. It is like a machine snapping out there. His overall form is good and he has solid accuracy. Love to see him focus on getting his eyes all the way through with each snap to ensure even more speed and accuracy. Ryan is right on the cusp of greatness. I KNOW he can be dominant and I need him to know it as well. He could/should DOMINATE the fall and VEGAS XXIX!

Ryan Cassidy, NJ
Ryan showed a ton of promise at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in New Jersey on May 7th, 2016. Extremely athletic and long with a powerful snap. Needs to aim a little lower and let the ball climb naturally back to the punter. Small tweaks away from being dominant.

Nick Low, VA, Committed to Chicago!
Low did well at the Rubio Long Snapping spring camp in NC. Body is thick and he has good power. Hands are VERY quick and his form is coming along really nicely. SMART Long Snapper with good zip. More he trusts his form to let the ball go and locks down his spiral, he will dominate. Great attitude.

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)
Thomas Fletcher, FL, Committed to Alabama!
OFFER HIM YESTERDAY!!! COMPLETELY DOMINATED at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL and it wasn’t even close. His form is flawless, his hands are quick and he is getting bigger. No one is even close to him right now and he is, easily, the best Long Snapper in the country. You could put him in a competition with any other high school, and a heavy majority of college kids, and Fletcher would win. Just start the competition and walk away as the winner will be decided for you as soon as Fletcher touches the ball. I will say it again, Fletcher is THE BEST LONG SNAPPER IN THE COUNTRY AND IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE

Mitch Hall, NC, Committed to Louisville!
OFFER HIM NOW!!! Mitch did really well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is still growing like a weed and has a frame that will hold at least another forty lbs in college. Ball is smooth, very accurate and he handles pressure like a champ. Snaps are fast and will be even quicker when he doesn’t ease into the snapping motion. Being a little quicker out of the gate will really get the ball flying out of his hands and make him pop in front of the recruiters. Memphis offered a great one in Mitch. EXCELLENT ATTITUDE.

Jacob Potter, GA
Potter did really well at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. He is a thick, strong Long Snapper with great power in his snap. Body is tough. Moving better on his feet and starting to be a factor heading downfield. Ball is smooth and catchable. Like to see him continue to get his butt down a bit more to get more of his massive lower half involved which will give him more speed. Also, driving his elbows will help with speed as well. Kid has come a long way and just continues to improve.

Raymond Freeman, FL, Committed to Air Force!
Freeman did extremely well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an athletic Long Snapper that is a true factor on punt coverage. Ball is VERY fast and can punish the punter. Air Force definitely got a player in Freeman. His hands are like rockets and the ball will jump back to the punter. When Freeman just snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is absolutely incredible. Locking down the spiral will move him even farther up. I would be shocked to not see him as a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper at XXIX in January.

Austin Reeves, NC
Reeves is hitting his stride and showed me some great things at the FBU TOP GUN camp and the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Reeves has a solid frame and moves well on his feet. Smart Long Snapper with a smooth release and great accuracy. Power and confidence will be the biggest factors I look for in making him a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by XXIX. Love his attitude and he is a workhorse.

Paul Lawless, FL
Lawless had a great early October fall camp in Florida. He is very long and athletic and snapped well all day. Some small tweaks in his stance by dropping his hips a little will help his ball from rising up. Great kid and attitude who is very close to being great. Relaxing and letting his body do all of the work. CONFIDENCE will be huge with him at VEGAS XXIX. No need to think at all for Lawless.

Matthew Smith, GA
Matthew did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is an excellent athlete that moves extremely well on his feet. Ball is crisp and powerful back to the punter. Ball can be very fast and when he lowers his back to parallel, he can get in the .6s. When he focuses on getting his butt down and just Long Snapping, he is EASILY one of the top kids in the state and even country. Massive amount of upside on Matthew. Watch him dominate at VEGAS XXIX.

Ryan Culbertson, SC
Culbertson did well at the FBU TOP GUN camp and at the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp at the IMG Academy in FL. Good, solid frame and he is a hard worker. Starting form is solid and he snaps a very smooth and catchable ball. Needs to make sure he just completely unleashes all of his power on every snap. When he is timid, he doesn’t drive his elbows and the ball will fall of the table towards the end of the snap to the punter BUT when he snaps with confidence and lets the ball fly, he is completely different and dominates. Moving in the right direction and has good upside. Great kid.

Thomas Zozus, FL
Tommy did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in GA on July 12, 2016. He is sitting on a ton of potential and is definitely one to watch over the next year. I fully expect him to dominate this fall and make a major name for himself at VEGAS XXIX in January. Body is good and he can pass an eyeball test. For his size, he moves really well on his feet and is an athlete. Love to see him focus on not rolling into his snap and making sure he is VERY quick out of the gate. Kid is dripping with promise. WATCH HIM.

William Stover, NC
Stover showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He moved well on his feet during the agility section of Vegas and his hands are quick. Nice, powerful snap that gets back to the punter with good accuracy. Love to see him really focus on getting his lower half fully involved to create even more speed on the ball. Also, locking down his release point will help with his consistency. He is very close to being “there” with his snaps. Keep a very close eye on him this summer and fall. He should absolutely dominate XXIX.

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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 Prep Camp Format!

You asked for it, you got it!

The Prep Camps will now be run from 8:30 am to 12 pm and will be specifically formatted to get the Long Snapper completely ready for VEGAS XXIX.

You will literally do everything at the Prep Camp as you would in VEGAS. The day will be quicker and the cost will be lower.

For more information on the CA Prep Camp, go HERE

For more information on the TX Prep Camp, go HERE

For more information on the GA Prep Camp, go HERE

See you soon and be ready for the biggest and best VEGAS, ever!

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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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Top 2019 Long Snappers by Region

Here is a look at the TOP 2019 Long Snapper in each region of the country.

NORTHWEST (States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska)
Mike Zahara, WA
Super laid back kid. Didn’t get overly worked up about anything. Kept his cool and took instruction well. Thought it was a great sign from a kid of his age, not getting frazzled or frustrated. Really good form. Has long frame that can fill out nicely. Once he puts on some muscle and snaps hard, he will be great.

 

PACIFIC (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Simon Samarzich, CA
Simon had a good weekend at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is a true athlete that can be as good, or great, as he chooses to be with his Long Snapping. Once he fully dedicates himself to snapping, he could easily take the top spot and run with it. Accuracy is solid and his form is excellent for his age. Handles pressure well and could have actually won the whole thing in the desert. Like to see some more speed on the ball and that will come with consistency of snapping motion and size. Tremendous potential on Simon.

 

SOUTHWEST (New Mexico and Texas)
Hayden Hood, TX
Hood was excellent at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class and showed no mercy in TX. His confidence is starting to come along VERY nicely and I love it. Needs to make sure he is focus on gaining some size as that will assist him in blocking, getting down field and the overall speed of the ball. Kid is very good and just looks to get better. Keep a very close eye on him this fall and definitely at VEGAS XXIX.

 

NORTH CENTRAL (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska)
Tyler Shaw, WI
Really liked what I saw out of Tyler at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He is a long athlete that is snapping with good power and confidence. Love to see him focus on leaning back more so he goes towards the punter and not up/forward. Falling forward will cause the ball to rise a bit and lose some accuracy. Kid has tremendous upside and can easily be one of the top Long Snappers in his class. WATCH HIM at VEGAS XXIX.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana)
Caden Bolz, KS
Caden did well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in TX on July 7, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good power in his hands. Ball is quick and he has no problem hovering in the .8s at all times. By VEGAS XXIX, I want to make sure he is getting his eyes/head all the way through as this will greatly increase the overall speed of the ball AND the accuracy. Kid is dripping with potential.

 

MID AMERICA (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky)
Jude Pedrozo, OH
Jude continues to impress me and didn’t let up at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in IL on July 9, 2016. He can pass an eyeball test quickly and is snapping with a great deal of confidence. The upside on this kid is off the charts and he could make the TOP 12 in January if he continues to snap well. Overall accuracy and consistency is what I will be focused on seeing at VEGAS XXIX. He needs to know he can be one of the greats.

 

NORTHEAST (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
Austin Sullivan, NY
I liked what I saw out of Austin at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He is very large Long Snapper for his age and has a good snapping motion. Very fluid Long Snapper. I like his form and I want him to trust it. If he was to trust his form and really let the ball fly, he will be able to get well under .90 by fall and definitely by XXIX in January. TONS OF POTENTIAL on Austin and when his legs get fully locked and timed up, he will dominate. LOVE HIS ATTITUDE.

 

ATLANTIC (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia)
Dominic Serapiglia, PA
Dominic did really well at the Rubio Long Snapping summer camp in NC on July 11, 2016. He is a thick and strong Long Snapper with good overall form. Ball is tight and he is showing some good accuracy. Like to see him increase the speed of his legs as they are just a tad behind his very quick hands. If he can get his timing locked down, he will be snapping under .77 by VEGAS XXIX…easily. Increasing his athleticism will push him way up the rankings as well. Good upside and always improving.

 

SOUTHEAST (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida)
Quentin Skinner, GA
Skinner, AKA Mad Dog, had a solid weekend at the Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVIII Event on May 21-22, 2016. He can EASILY snap a D1 ball right now when he is on. Every once in awhile, he will forget to follow through and the ball will die. If he can fix that, and I know he can, he can be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper by next Vegas if not sooner. CONSISTENCY will be his biggest thing to focus on.

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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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A Guide For Rubio Long Snapping Parents on Game Day

As season starts, parents can tend to be filled with tons of emotions: joy, excitement, fear, nervousness, etc. All are normal and should be felt if your son is going to play on Friday, Saturday or even Sunday. Here are a couple of things to remember….

  1. You aren’t the first parent to go through this and you won’t be the last. Just like I tell my Long Snappers, if someone else has done it, so can you.
  2. Know that your son is well prepared. Odds are, if you are reading this, your son has been to a Rubio Long Snapping camp in the past couple months and got great instruction. Not only did he, but you did so as well. Remember when I brought you on the field? I don’t do that just because I want to spray with some people closer to my age. I do it so you can learn and teach your son when I am not around….and you have been doing that, right:)
  3. Review the mental aspect with your son before the game. Remind him, and yourself, that he, and you, are ready for this and he, and you, will dominate the moment.
  4. Make sure you hire someone else to film the game (one of your son’s friends or something….”Hey Johnny, here’s ten bucks, film the whole game, do it well, keep the camera on the Long Snapper and keep quiet”) so you can focus on the whole experience and not be stuck behind a camera seeing the game through a three inch screen.
  5. Prepare for the game with your son. After he snaps a great ball, you will want to give him signals to show him how great he did…thumbs up, big outstretched arms emulating a Rubio hug, blow him a kiss (get his lady friends involved).

Breathe. Have fun. Believe in your son. Have confidence in him. Trust me, it will overflow into him.

Enjoy every single moment you have with your children. This is an incredible time in your life and you need to embrace every single second of it.

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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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Rubio Long Snappers in College Football Games (9/2-9/5)

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Here you go! Let’s start another college football season and see your official list of Long Snappers that have attended a Rubio Long Snapping camp playing in games this weekend (this is just D1 and teams in bold have a Rubio Long Snapper)….

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

Please Note: The List of Rubio Long Snappers in college is VERY, VERY long so if I have missed one, please let me know at Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com and I will adjust ASAP.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 

PRESBYTERIAN vs CENTRAL MICHIGAN 

Maine vs UCONN

CHARLOTTE vs LOUISVILLE 

TULANE vs WAKE FOREST 

UT MARTIN vs Cincinatti 

Indiana vs FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 

WILLIAM & MARY vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE 

APPALACHIAN STATE vs TENNESSEE 

SOUTH CAROLINA vs VANDERBILT 

SOUTHERN UTAH vs UTAH 

WEBER STATE vs UTAH STATE 

RICE vs WESTERN KENTUCKY 

OREGON STATE vs Minnesota 

MONTANA STATE vs IDAHO 

South Dakota vs NEW MEXICO 

Jackson State vs UNLV 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 

Mississippi Valley State vs EASTERN MICHIGAN 

Colgate vs SYRACUSE 

FURMAN vs MICHIGAN STATE 

ARMY vs Temple 

BALL STATE vs GEORGIA STATE 

NORTHWESTERN STATE vs BAYLOR 

COLORADO STATE vs COLORADO 

KANSAS STATE vs STANFORD 

Toledo vs ARKANSAS STATE 

Cal Poly vs NEVADA 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

GEORGIA TECH vs BOSTON COLLEGE 

Hawaii vs MICHIGAN 

Fordham vs NAVY 

BOWLING GREEN vs OHIO STATE 

Eastern Kentucky vs PURDUE 

MISSOURI vs WEST VIRGINIA 

OKLAHOMA vs HOUSTON 

BOISE STATE vs LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE  

SOUTH ALABAMA vs MISSISSIPPI STATE 

WESTERN MICHIGAN vs NORTHWESTERN 

HOWARD vs MARYLAND 

LIBERTY vs VIRGINIA TECH 

Villanova vs PITTSBURGH 

RUTGERS vs WASHINGTON 

ABILENE CHRISTIAN vs AIR FORCE 

Texas State vs OHIO 

KENT STATE vs PENN STATE 

Richmond vs VIRGINIA 

MIAMI (OH) vs IOWA 

Southeastern Louisiana vs OKLAHOMA STATE 

UCLA vs TEXAS A&M 

LSU vs WISCONSIN 

LOUISIANA TECH vs ARKANSAS 

UC DAVIS vs OREGON 

GEORGIA vs NORTH CAROLINA 

North Carolina Central vs DUKE 

WESTERN CAROLINA vs EAST CAROLINA 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS vs Florida Atlantic 

Savannah State vs GEORGIA SOUTHERN 

Florida A&M vs MIAMI 

AUSTIN PEAY vs TROY 

Hampton vs OLD DOMINION 

VMI vs AKRON 

RHODE ISLAND vs KANSAS 

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY vs LOUISIANA-MONROE 

Alabama State vs UTSA 

South Carolina State vs UCF

SMU vs NORTH TEXAS 

Alabama A&M vs MIDDLE TENNESSEE 

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE vs MEMPHIS 

SAN JOSE STATE vs TULSA 

MASSACHUSETTS vs FLORIDA 

SOUTHERN MISS vs KENTUCKY 

USC vs ALABAMA 

UNI vs IOWA STATE 

FRESNO STATE vs NEBRASKA 

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE vs TCU 

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN vs TEXAS TECH

EASTERN WASHINGTON vs WASHINGTON STATE 

NEW MEXICO STATE vs UTEP 

New Hampshire vs SAN DIEGO STATE 

CLEMSON vs AUBURN 

NORTHERN ILLINOIS vs WYOMING 

BYU vs ARIZONA 

NORTHERN ARIZONA vs ARIZONA STATE 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 

NOTRE DAME vs TEXAS 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 

OLE MISS vs FLORIDA STATE

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r4ubio5Rubio 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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Where Are They Now? Rubio Long Snapper Bobby Dunn

10304980_727548790637419_3270315977127620750_nFor the next installment of “Where Are They Now?” we head to Illinois to hear from Rubio Long Snapper Bobby Dunn who went to high school in IL, received a scholarship to the Air Force Academy and is heading toward becoming a DOCTOR!!!

1.  What is your current occupation?

I am currently in my 2nd year of medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine as well as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve. After graduation I will commission as a captain in the Air Force as an active duty officer and serve as a physician.  

2. Where do you live?

Carol Stream, Illinois.

3. Married/ Kids?

I recently got engaged to my beautiful fiancée Dominique in December. We will be getting married in May of 2018 after I finish medical school.

blob4. What is your fondest memory of your time playing college football? 

My fondest memory of college football comes from a couple of early mornings in February before spring practices started. After the off season in the weight room the team takes part in “Cages.”. All of the players report down to the field house before breakfast and classes start to go through 2 hours of speed, agility and strength drills with all of the coaches. Although this was difficult and not particularly fun, it is my fondest memory because it was one of the rare times we as long snappers could compete directly with the rest of the players. At the end of the two day training there is a competition between starters and backups that is an “anything goes” 1 on 1 tug of war with a car tire. I think I enjoyed this so much because it was an opportunity to break the monotony of practices and show off our largely hidden athletic prowess as long snappers.

5. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snappers, what would it be?

When choosing schools to apply to, and eventually a school to attend, try to choose a school that you could see yourself loving even if you were not playing football. Keep your dreams big and work your tail off to achieve them, just know at some point football will have to end. At that point it will be important to be somewhere with great friends and incredible opportunities.  

6. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snapping PARENTS, what would it be? 

I think my parents did everything right and I appreciate everything they did along the way. The number one bit of advice I gathered from them is to ENJOY THE RIDE! Your sons will love you and appreciate everything that you do. At the end of each day make it known that you believe in them, you support them and most of all you love them no matter what happens with football.
7. When was the last time you snapped a ball and for what reason?
 

The last time I snapped a football was about a year and a half ago in Texas at a country music festival. Some buddies and I were tailgating outside of our tent and made some friends with the guys in the spot over. One of them turned out to have played college football and he had a hard time believing that I played Division 1 football as well. Luckily he had a football so I could prove myself. There was no stop watch there but I am confident that it was a persuasive demonstration of quality long snapping.

8.   If you could go back and play football in college again, would you go to the same school or a different one? Why? 

I would absolutely choose to attend the Air Force Academy all over again. It was definitely a different college experience with some hard days, but overall I loved it. I met some of my best friends and enjoyed several unique experiences.

If there are any high school long snappers who have aspirations to serve our country and play college football at a high level you should consider one of the service academies. If you have any questions talk to Rubio and he can give you my contact information, I’d love to talk to you about it.

9. Any regrets during college? Something you wish you had done or maybe hadn’t?

I do not have any regrets during college. I had big dreams to play football all 4 years however I had even bigger dreams to attend medical school and be a military doctor. After a year of football my grades were not as competitive as I would have liked them to be, and unfortunately I had to give up football to keep up with my grades and military training. I absolutely would have loved to continue to play football longer but I know that I gave it my best shot and am happy how everything has turned out.

10.   What tremendous thing have you been a part of or experienced since you graduated? 

I have been blessed with the incredible opportunity to stay in school and wait another 4 years to enter the real world. That itself is tremendous. Besides that I have wooed a great woman, become an uncle and been a mediocre participant in recreational basketball and softball leagues. Life is good!

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Where Are They Now? Rubio Long Snapper Cary Kriegsman

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAcNAAAAJDM1MjM0M2QwLTc5ZmQtNDY3MC1iNWJhLWFjYzkzN2NjMDBjMAFor the next installment of “Where Are They Now?” we head to San Francisco to hear from Rubio Long Snapper Cary Kriegsman who went to high school in Southern California, went to Cal Berkeley and is dominating the adult life….

1.  What is your current occupation?

I work for the investment management firm BlackRock, where I am responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with public and private pensions in the US and Canada Institutional sales team.

2. Where do you live?

San Francisco

3. Married/ Kids?

No

4. What is your fondest memory of your time playing college football? 

On the field, my fondest memory was when I joined the team mid-Fall camp (as I was supposed to grey shirt my first Fall, but the backup snapper went down, so I was called up) and a few weeks later I was running through the LA Coliseum tunnel to play USC in the stadium I used to watch games at with my family.

Off the field, my fondest memories are the times spent in the locker room with my best friends (some of the funniest and most entertaining by far) as well as pushing through the toughest off-season workouts (especially 6ams…).  

5. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snappers, what would it be?

I’ll give you two: 

1) Focus on your mental game just as hard as you do on your physical game. This can be through visualizations, breathing exercises, sports psychology, or film (all of which helped me). People overlook the mental game, which really sets one snapper apart from another.

2)  Your two main priorities should be school and long snapping. A commitment to both will get you to where you want to be, both during and post college. I worked my tail off in high school to get the opportunity to play for Cal. If I didn’t fully commit myself to snapping on a daily basis, I wouldn’t have been able to play college football. If I didn’t fully commit myself to academics on a daily basis, I definitely wouldn’t have gotten accepted into Berkeley. Making a commitment to both allowed me to have the amazing experiences and opportunities I had at Cal.

6. If you could give ONE bit of advice to the current Rubio Long Snapping PARENTS, what would it be? 

Support your son, and don’t be overbearing. My parents helped guide my focus in the right direction, but it was ultimately my own choice on whether I wanted to fully commit myself to snapping or not.

I will forever be indebted to my Mom who was the only mother at our time to warm up their son and catch his snaps at Rubio camps. If that doesn’t scream support, here’s another example: I (accidently) broke her finger during a snapping drill in High School, but she continued to catch my snaps a few weeks after this happened. Thanks again Mom! 

331031_2130949644643_712539449_o7. When was the last time you snapped a ball and for what reason? 

My coworkers had me snap a football down our office hallway a few months ago. Requests like these come around more than you can imagine.

8.   If you could go back and play football in college again, would you go to the same school or a different one? Why? 

I would 100% go to the same school. Cal Berkeley had everything that I wanted: academics and Pac-12 Football. It’s hard to get the opportunity to be recruited to a Division 1 school, but once you do get this opportunity, you realize it’s even harder to get the opportunity to start and play. If things don’t go your way on the field for various reasons, you still have your academics to lean on. 

Side Note: I cannot echo Rubio’s advice enough: Never Pick A School Based Off Of Coaches. In my time at Cal, I had 2 Head Coaches, 3 Head Strength coaches, 2 Special Teams Coordinators, and 2 Athletic Directors. There was not one single staff member that was there from when I began my college career to when I ended it. 

9. Any regrets during college? Something you wish you had done or maybe hadn’t?

No regrets

10.   What tremendous thing have you been a part of or experienced since you graduated? 

After graduating, I went on a two-month solo European backpacking trip, where I went to 16 different countries and stayed in hostels. It was completely out of my comfort zone, but turned out being the best decision and experience of my life.

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Cary in Santorini, Greece.

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How to Get an Unofficial Recruiting Trip

Ask. Seriously, that is all you have to do . Call the football office (THE PLAYER CALLS) and say the following when they answer…
“Hi, my name is ___________ and I am a Rubio Long Snapper in the class of ____. (if you want to brag about your ranking, here is where you would do it). I am very interested in going to, and being recruited by,  _____(insert name of school)_____. I am looking to get put on the UNOFFICIAL RECRUIT LIST for your game vs. __________. What is the next step?”
At this point, they will most likely ask you some basic questions…(Name again, school, address, etc.). Answer them all because then you will be in their database and start getting more stuff from the school. Please note: if this is done during the off-season, you simply tell them what day(s) you will be on campus and they will do the rest. Couple Points….
  • The difference between an OFFICIAL RECRUITING TRIP and an UNOFFICIAL RECRUITING TRIP is that the athlete pays his way on the UNOFFICIAL RECRUITING TRIP
  • You can take AS MANY unofficial recruiting trips as you’d like. You are only allowed five official recruiting trips.
  • The bigger the game, the bigger the recruit you have to be in order to get those tickets. If you are not an absolute stud, you most likely won’t get a big time rivalry game.
  • You can start this process anytime, but usually sophomore year is good to let it rain.
  • Dress accordingly. Look clean and presentable. Rubio Long Snapping shirt or sweatshirt is always a good choice.
  • If you are too thin, wear thermals. If you are too heavy, wear something that fits well. If you are built well, wear something tight to show off what you got. Unofficial visits are a good way for a coach to see if you pass the eyeball test. Make sure you pass.
  • If parents go with the athlete, make sure the parents have a lot of taffy in their mouths so they don’t speak. Remember, the coach doesn’t want to hear from the parents. He wants to hear from the athlete.
    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 15 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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Rubio Long Snappers in Games This Weekend (10/1/15)

Teams that have a Long Snapper that has participated in a Rubio Long Snapping camp will be in bold and CAPITALIZED.

Will you be on this list in the future, prove yourself this fall and at VEGAS XXVII to make it happen

As always, this list is VERY big and with so many Rubio Long Snappers playing (Rubio problem) I can miss someone. If I have missed a team, please just let me know. Please note: this is only a list of D1 teams. If I continue with D1AA-NAIA, you’d be reading until the following weekend.

GAME ON!

Friday, October 2

TEMPLE vs CHARLOTTE
MEMPHIS vs South Florida
CONNECTICUT vs BYU

Saturday, October 3

UCF vs TULANE
HOUSTON 
vs TULSA
SOUTH CAROLINA 
vs MISSOURI
PITTSBURGH 
vs VIRGINIA TECH
ARMY 
vs PENN STATE
KANSAS 
vs IOWA STATE
WEST VIRGINIA 
vs Oklahoma
TEXAS vs TCU
PURDUE vs MICHIGAN STATE
Minnesota vs NORTHWESTERN
MICHIGAN vs MARYLAND
LOUISVILLE vs NC STATE
OHIO vs AKRON
Toledo vs BALL STATE
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 
vs MASSACHUSETTS
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 
vs CENTRAL MICHIGAN
WYOMING 
vs APPALACHIAN STATE
LIBERTY 
vs GEORGIA STATE
BOWLING GREEN 
vs BUFFALO
MIAMI (OH) 
vs KENT STATE
AIR FORCE 
vs NAVY
OLD DOMINION 
vs MARSHALL
WESTERN KENTUCKY 
vs RICE
Texas Tech vs BAYLOR
OHIO STATE 
vs INDIANA
BOSTON COLLEGE 
vs DUKE
FLORIDA 
vs WAKE FOREST
NORTH CAROLINA 
vs GEORGIA TECH
ALABAMA 
vs GEORGIA
SAN JOSE STATE 
vs AUBURN
KANSAS STATE 
vs OKLAHOMA STATE
WASHINGTON STATE 
vs CALIFORNIA
EAST CAROLINA 
vs SMU
NEBRASKA 
vs ILLINOIS
LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE 
vs LOUISIANA TECH
IDAHO 
vs ARKANSAS STATE
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 
vs LOUISIANA MONROE
COLORADO STATE vs UTAH STATE
UNLV
vs NEVADA
South Alabama vs TROY
NORTH TEXAS 
vs SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
OLE MISS 
vs FLORIDA
ARKANSAS 
vs TENNESSEE
EASTERN MICHIGAN 
vs LSU
VANDERBILT 
vs MIDDLE TENNESSEE
MISSISSIPPI STATE 
vs TEXAS A&M
EASTERN KENTUCKY 
vs KENTUCKY
ARIZONA STATE 
vs UCLA
NOTRE DAME 
vs CLEMSON
TEXAS SAN ANTONIO 
vs UTEP
NEW MEXICO STATE 
vs NEW MEXICO
OREGON 
vs COLORADO
HAWAII vs BOISE STATE
FRESNO STATE 
vs SAN DIEGO STATE
ARIZONA 
vs STANFORD

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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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Rubio Long Snappers Playing This Weekend (9/10/15)

Teams that have a Long Snapper that has participated in a Rubio Long Snapping camp will be in bold and CAPITALIZED.

Will you be on this list in the future, prove yourself this fall and at VEGAS XXVII to make it happen

As always, this list is VERY big and with so many Rubio Long Snappers playing (Rubio problem) I can miss someone. If I have missed a team, please just let me know. Please note: this is only a list of D1 teams. If I continue with D1AA-NAIA, you’d be reading until the following weekend.

GAME ON!
Thursday, September 10

LOUISIANA TECH vs WESTERN KENTUCKY

Friday, September 11

MIAMI (FL) vs FLORIDA ATLANTIC
UTAH STATE vs UTAH

Saturday, September 12

South Florida vs FLORIDA STATE
Jacksonville State vs AUBURN
OREGON STATE vs MICHIGAN
ARMY vs CONNECTICUT
KANSAS vs TEXAS SAN ANTONIO
WESTERN ILLINOIS vs ILLINOIS
BOWLING GREEN vs MARYLAND
HOUSTON vs LOUISVILLE
BUFFALO vs PENN STATE
INDIANA STATE vs PURDUE
MIAMI (OH) vs Wisconsin
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE vs CHARLOTTE
WAKE FOREST vs SYRACUSE
APPALACHIAN STATE vs CLEMSON
HOWARD vs BOSTON COLLEGE
MASSACHUSETTS vs COLORADO
SACRAMENTO STATE vs WASHINGTON
UTEP vs Texas Tech
LIBERTY vs WEST VIRGINIA
Monmouth vs CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MURRAY STATE vs NORTHERN ILLINOIS
HAWAII vs OHIO STATE
AUSTIN PEAY vs SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Minnesota vs COLORADO STATE
STEPHEN F AUSTIN vs TCU
WASHINGTON STATE vs RUTGERS
TULANE vs GEORGIA TECH
NOTRE DAME vs VIRGINIA
FURMAN vs VIRGINIA TECH
GEORGIA vs VANDERBILT
FRESNO STATE vs OLE MISS
MIDDLE TENNESSEE vs ALABAMA
Toledo vs ARKANSAS
EASTERN ILLINOIS vs NORTHWESTERN
EASTERN MICHIGAN vs WYOMING
Iowa vs IOWA STATE
SAN DIEGO STATE vs CALIFORNIA
Oklahoma vs TENNESSEE
North Carolina Central vs DUKE
North Carolina A&T vs NORTH CAROLINA
EASTERN KENTUCKY vs NC STATE
PITTSBURGH vs AKRON
DELAWARE STATE vs KENT STATE
WESTERN MICHIGAN vs GEORGIA SOUTHERN
NORTHWESTERN STATE vs LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
NICHOLLS STATE vs Louisiana Monroe
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN vs TROY
MARSHALL vs OHIO
Norfolk State vs OLD DOMINION
NORTH TEXAS vs SMU
ARIZONA vs NEVADA
BALL STATE vs TEXAS A&M
MISSOURI vs ARKANSAS STATE
EAST CAROLINA vs FLORIDA
MEMPHIS vs KANSAS
Central Arkansas vs OKLAHOMA STATE
LAMAR vs BAYLOR
KENTUCKY vs SOUTH CAROLINA
IDAHO vs USC
OREGON vs MICHIGAN STATE
South Alabama vs NEBRASKA
RICE vs TEXAS
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL vs INDIANA
GEORGIA STATE vs NEW MEXICO STATE
TEMPLE vs Cincinnati
TULSA vs NEW MEXICO
LSU vs MISSISSIPPI STATE
SAN JOSE STATE vs AIR FORCE
BOISE STATE vs BYU
UCLA vs UNLV
UCF vs STANFORD
Cal Poly vs ARIZONA STATE

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Article & Rankings for the Class of 2015 Long Snappers & Future Stars from the IL Camp (4/12)

The rankings are completed for 2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camps in IL!

Long Snappers in this class came out from KS, IL, and MI to get the best instruction and most exposure for Long Snappers in the country.

Be sure to check out all of the photos on the Rubio Long Snapping Facebook page HERE

Next update opportunity will be at the Rubio Long Snapping event, VEGAS XXVI on May 9-10.

TOP 2015 LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Chase Urbach

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    Hunter Varga was absolutely exceptional all day long and made a big jump in the rankings. His college coach is going to love him for the next four years.

  • Chase Urbach had great form and snapped the ball with solid power. Great spiral
  • Zach Wood is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in his class and passes an eye-ball test very quickly.

Notables: Tyler Bacon

TOP FUTURE STAR LONG SNAPPERS:

  • Michael Bastuga is already impressing me and he is in the 7th grade.

    Michael Bastuga is already impressing me and he is in the 7th grade.

    Nolan Rossback has an incredible attitude and is very smooth with his snapping.

  • Mike Wojciechowski showed me great form and is excellent under pressure.
  • Charlie Gambs has form that is well beyond his years.
  • Michael Bastuga is showing greatness and he is only in 7th grade!

 

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KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • 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 profiles section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com. click PLAYER PROFILES, click which class, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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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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VEGAS XXVI Contest AND Winner!

The people have spoken and the winner, with 47% of the vote, of the VEGAS XXVI Trick Shot Contest is…BROCK ASSEL (VA, ’18)! Congratulations to Brock and all of the other Long Snappers that entered. See you all at VEGAS XXVI on May 9-10!

Another Vegas means another Vegas Contest! Let’s see which Long Snapper will win a FREE admission to VEGAS XXVI!

WHO: Any Long Snapper from the 8th grade to 2nd year of Junior College that would like a FREE admission to VEGAS XXVI in May!

WHAT: A Long Snapper must create a YouTube video showing one, just one, incredible snap. Make it as creative as you want. Involve a car (be safe), snapping with a crowd of lady friends around, snapping at a mall that is packed, etc. The snap must be creative, 15 yards and solid. Rubio Long Snapper Zach Smith of USC made a full on trick shot video (see below) that went viral two years back with several snaps. I am asking you for ONE glorious snap that is super creative and on target.

WHEN: All entries must be uploaded to YouTube with the title: Your Name, Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS XXVI Contest. Once they are uploaded you must email them to me at Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com. All entries must be submitted to me by no later than Monday, April 6th, 2015.

WHERE: Wherever you want, just be safe.

WHY: To earn a FREE admission to VEGAS XXVI on May 9-10, 2015! (travel and accommodations will not be provided)

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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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2015 College Camps Run by Rubio Long Snapping

Rubio, Saban and SailerRubio Long Snapping will be in charge of several university led college camps across the country. These are camps that the universities put on and have us run. You will register through THEIR site. Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

  • Alabama, June 6
  • Texas A&M, June 8
  • U.S.C. (Southern Cal), June 12
  • Oregon, June 13
  • Kansas, June 14 *
  • UCLA, June 18
  • LSU, July 19

These camps are a great opportunity to get top notch instruction, visit the school, meet it’s coaches and basically have an audition for the team.

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*Rubio will not be at this camp. Rubio Long Snapping will have senior staff members, John Finch and Kevin Ballinger, present and running the camp. 

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What Coaches Will Ask a Recruit

Everyone always wants to know the key questions a coach will ask their son/daughter when they are getting recruited and the truth is, it’s the basics…

  • “So, what’s up?”
  • “How is school?”
  • “How is the weather?”
  • “How are your grades?”
  • “Would you be interested in coming to _____________ to get your degree and play some football?”

Right now, you are thinking “this is a joke, Rubio.” No, it is not. The coach is not looking to solve the world’s problems by speaking to your kid. He is simply trying to see if your kid is a moron or not.

Seriously.

They just want to hear the athlete speak, make sure he/she is not an idiot and someone that can operate on their own without mommy/daddy speaking for them.

So, you want to prep your kid? Just speak to them.

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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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