Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2015 Long Snappers

VEGAS XXV FinalsThe rankings are completed for ALL 2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping National Event: VEGAS XXV!

Approximately 300 Long Snappers came in from nearly every state in the country and even Canada to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible for Long Snappers. This was what you call a true national event to see how you really compare against the best in the world. As I stated before, there is nothing like Vegas and this one definitely did not disappoint. Testimonials are coming in non-stop regarding the weekend.  With the addition of an agility and tackling station, athleticism really played a role in the rankings.

Next ranking opportunity will be at any Rubio Long Snapping spring and summer camp.

This group was simply amazing with the level of talent they brought out to the field on both days. I could make this post 20 pages long talking about each and every one of them. Here are the best of the best….

  • Blake Ferguson was like a machine. Every thing you hear about him is true, plus more. He is that good.
  • Wesley Farnsworth is, easily, the most athletic Long Snapper in the country and I would put him up against any other high school player and still have my money on Farnsworth.
  • Liam McCullough has rockets for hands and catches fire.
  • AJ Carty will put a hole in his punter if he is not paying attention. Timed him several times in the .5s!
  • Tyler Griffiths has never once looked better after a camp. Kid is always improving.
  • Michael Poujol is, by far, the best available Long Snapper in the country.
  • Grant Gluhaich was simply amazing all weekend. Fire comes off his ball it is moving so quickly. Missed winning by two inches.
  • Jordan Ober handles pressure as well anyone in the country.
  • Hayden Sak is a massive man with tons of potential and talent.
  • Travis Baugus was on fire and snapping with great confidence. Passes an eyeball test quickly.
  • Drew McCracken is a pure athlete that rips the ball back to the punter.
  • Ryan Simmons was oozing confidence and he was outstanding all weekend.

Notables: Richard Wilcox, Brendan Lowery, Matt Foley, Chase Urbach, Owen Gilbert, Peter Comaroto, Ryan Parris, Harrison Hoffman, Logan Hamilton, Zach Wood, JT Bale, Kyle Varnell, Marco Cadavieco, Christian Samarzich, Landon Giammalva, Michael Soto, Wyatt Leath and Ryan Oak.

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 rankings section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

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2014 Chris Rubio Award Pre-Season Watch List

Take a look at the 2014 Preseason Chris Rubio Award Long Snapper Watch List!

The Chris Rubio Award recognizes the top high school Long Snapper of the Year. Past winners of the Chris Rubio Award are Scott Daly (Notre Dame), Cole Mazza (Alabama) and Blake Ferguson (LSU commit).

The players on the Watch List were selected based on their showing  from the 2013 season and 2014 season expectations.  The eventual winner does NOT have to be on the Watch List to win the awards.

Chris Rubio Award Long Snapper Watch List: (In Alphabetical Order):

Travis Baugus (SR, GA)
Good sized Long Snapper with a great ball. Always improving.

AJ Carty (SR, CA)
Terrific Long Snapper with a great frame and tremendous speed on the ball. Washington commit

Nick Cox (SR, FL)
Extremely powerful Long Snapper with large upside. Penn St. commit

Wesley Farnsworth (SR, NV)
Easily one of the most athletic Long Snappers in the country. Nevada commit

Ryan Farr (SR, NV)
One of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country. Oregon St. offer.

Blake Ferguson (SR, GA)
2013 Chris Rubio Award Winner, Army All-American, LSU commit

Grant Gluhaich (SR, CA)
Might have the fastest snap in the country. Tight spiral and great attitude.

Harrison Goebel (SR, UT)
Phenomenal frame on this exceptionally smooth Long Snapper.

Tyler Griffiths (SR, NC)
Smooth and accurate Long Snapper with a good frame. NC State commit

George Madden (SR, OK)
Extremely strong Long Snapper that can play at the next level right now.

Ben Makowski (SR, IN)
Thick bodied and smooth Long Snapper from the midwest. Purdue commit

Liam McCullough (SR, OH)
Army All-American, Ohio St. commit

Michael Poujol (SR, TX)
Always improving Long Snapper with an excellent frame and attitude.

Hayden Sak (SR, IL)
Tremendous size on this midwest Long Snapper with a solid ball.

Garrett Wilson (SR, NC)
Strong, athletic Long Snapper that moves well on his feet. Wake Forest commit

 

Semi-Finalists will be announced in early November.

The three Finalists will be announced in early December.

The winner will be announced on January 16, 2015 at the Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.

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Meet The TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE members

Here are your TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE members! These are the Long Snappers (in alphabetical order) that were absolutely dominant throughout the year during the Vegas Events in January and May. Enjoy:

Aloma, JohnName: John Aloma

State: California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht 6’1″

Wt: 193

GPA: 4.0

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2. USC
3. University of Utah
4. San Jose State University
5. San Diego State University 

Hobbies:
1.Throwing shot put and discus
2. Coaching youth track
3. Watching football

What is favorite movie? Anchorman

What is your favorite food? Chocolate and bacon

What is your favorite motivational quote? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and my attitude towards adversity.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a twin brother that looks nothing like me.

State: GA
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6″3
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.1
SAT/ACT: 1550/not taken yet
Top 5 College Choices:
1. UGA
2. Clemson
3. South Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Florida
Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Wakeboarding
3. Boating
What is favorite movie?
The Other Guys
What is your favorite food? Steak
What is your favorite motivational quote? Dream big and dare to fail.
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic and drive.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a twin.

Block, CodyName: Cody Block

State:Arizona

Grad Year:2015
Ht:6
Wt:220
GPA:3.76
SAT/ACT:1450

Top 5 College Choices:
1.San Diego state
2.Colorado State
3.UCLA
4.ASU
5.Michigan State

Hobbies:
1.wake boarding
2.mountain biking
3.racquetball

What is favorite movie? End of watch

What is your favorite food? BBQ chicken pizza

What is your favorite motivational quote?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Athleticism on top of an excellent LongSnapper. Humble

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I like to mentor/help other kids who were in my shoes at their age. Anywhere from football to life

Carty, AJName: Aidan “AJ” Carty

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’3
Wt: 240
GPA: 3.7
SAT/ACT: 30 (math – 33)

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington
2. Penn State
3. UCLA
4. Texas A&M
5. Yale

Hobbies:
1. Snowboarding
2. Ultimate frisbee
3. Annoying my sisters

What is favorite movie?Miracle

What is your favorite food?Oreos

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Tough times never last but tough people do” Dr. Robert Shueller

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My speed and accuracy and now finally my consistency makes me the best long snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?My pediatrician diagnosed me with failure to thrive when I was 1 and 2 years old.

Den Bleyker, JohnnyName:  Johnny Den Bleyker

State:  California

Grad Year:  2016

Ht:  6′ 1″

Wt:195

GPA:  3.74

SAT/ACT: Hasn’t taken yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1.  Colorado
2.  Washington State
3.  San Diego State
4.  North Carolina
5.  Duke

Hobbies:
1.  Lifting with my friends & teammates
2.  Playing any sport (mostly basketball) with my friends
3.  Playing strategic board games

What is favorite movie?  Gladiator

What is your favorite food? Meat

What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” — John Wooden

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?  1) I’ve known Rubio since I was 12;  2) I have been an athlete my entire life and have excelled at several different sports. Through my many years of playing on all sides of the ball, especially on defense, I have developed not only a physical, but a mental toughness.  I snap fast, I can block, I like to hit & tackle and I’m fast enough to get down field and stop the returner;  3) I am seen as a leader by my teachers, coaches & peers and I do well academically.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?  I am going to be balder than Rubio.

Eatherly, GeronGeron Eatherly

Texas
Class of 2016
 
6 foot
200 lbs
3.5 GPA
SAT/ACT. I haunt taken them yet but will this summer
 
Top 5 colleges 
1.University of Houston 
2.UTSA
3.Florida
4.Alabama
5.Arizona 
 
Hobbies
1.Play the piano
2.Play football with my friends 
3.Work out
 
My favorite movie is Rocky 4 
 
My favorite food is Steak
 
My favorite motivation quote is “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” -Kevin Durant
 
I AM the best long snapper in the country because of how hard I work and how Aggressive i am
 
one quality that i have is that i am empathetic 

Farnsworth, WesleyName: Wes Farnsworth

Nevada

2015

6’2″

210

3.3

Colleges
University Washington
Oregon  State
Oregon
Washington State
San Jose state

Hobbies
Football
Baseball
Marshmallow golf

Movie: Grid Iron Gang

Favorite Food: Seafood 

Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

What makes you the Best Long Snapper? I love my family and I know they are a crucial part of who I am and my success.   I drive myself hard on and off the field.  I have worked very hard to master my craft of long snapping and incorporating that into my athleticism.  I am very humble and appreciate those that have taken an interest in me and my future.

What is one Unique quality: Take pride in being a good role model for young kids

State: Nevada
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.24
SAT/ACT: 1580
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Florida
2. Oregon State
3. Cal
4. UCLA
5. TCU
Hobbies:
1. Lifting
2. Hiking
3. Hanging out with friends.
What is favorite movie? Tombstone
What is your favorite food? Gyros
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;E)” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> do not be dismayed,F)” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? The will and determination to be the best I can be.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I learned to juggle in 2nd grade.

Ferguson, BlakeName: Blake Ferguson

 State: Georgia
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 220
GPA: 3.7
SAT/ACT: 1520, 25
Top 5 College Choices:
1. LSU
2. See #1
3. See #2
4. See #3
5. See #4
Hobbies:
1. Cooking
2. Soccer
3. Social Media
What is favorite movie? The Great Gatsby
What is your favorite food? Tied between Steak Burrito & Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
What is your favorite motivational quote? “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, that’s when you’ll be successful.”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Because I believe I am.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am currently involved in a 5 year Medical Research Study finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Foley, MattName: Matt Foley

State: California
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 215
GPA: 3.2
SAT/ACT: 1640/22
Top 5 College Choices:
1. BYU
2. SDSU
3. New Mexico
4. Arizona
5. Washington
Hobbies:
1. Weight Lifting
2. Hanging out with teammates
3. Netflix
What is favorite movie? Friday Night Lights
What is your favorite food? California Burrito (no pico de gallo)
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My determination to be the best and willingness to work as hard as it takes to reach that. And my hair.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I can eat more California burritos in one day than most people can in a week.

Freeman, HarrisonName: Harrison Freeman

State: NC

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 215

GPA: 4.25

SAT/ACT: N/A

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Duke
2. UNC
3. Yale
4. NCSU
5. South Carolina

Hobbies:
1. Longsnapping
2. Reading
3. Tutoring friends in Spanish

What is favorite movie? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

What is your favorite food? Chicken Parm

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Start strong, stay strong, finish strong”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? High level of confidence, ability to understand feedback for improvement and passion to excel; all to better my team as a whole.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a love for the Spanish language.

Goebel, HarrisonName: Harrison Goebel

State: UTAH

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’6”
Wt:242
GPA:3.98
SAT/ACT:21 (but just barely did a retake)

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Utah State
2.Colorado
3.Minnesota
4.CAL
5.NAU

Hobbies:
1.Baseball
2.Basketball
3.Madden (unbeatable)

What is favorite movie? Bo Knows (espn 30/30)

What is your favorite food? Whipped cream

What is your favorite motivational quote? “I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My size athleticism and my love and understanding of the game. Believing in myself so much that every time I step on the football field I believe I can make a game changing play.

What is one unique quality about you that  not everyone might know about? People have said that I am really humble. Almost too humble.

State: California
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT: Not yet given results from June 7th
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Stanford
2. Cal Poly SLO
3. Cal Berkeley
4. USC
5. San Diego State
Hobbies:
1. Golfing
2. Weight Lifting
3. Basketball
What is favorite movie?
21 Jump Street
What is your favorite food?
Sushi or Pizza
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“It isn’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” -Rocky
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
What makes me the best Long Snapper in the country is my work ethic, focus, and desire to succeed. I work hard everyday to improve and accomplish my goals.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a radio commentator for high school baseball.

Griffiths, TylerName: Tyler Griffiths

State:North Carolina

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’3”

Wt:230

GPA: 3.9

SAT/ACT: 1640/25

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Clemson
2. NC State
3.Chapel Hill
4.Louisville
5.Virginia

Hobbies:
1.White Water Kayaking
2.Buffets
3.Long Snapping

What is favorite movie? Draft Day

What is your favorite food? Taco Bell

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
-Lou Holtz

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I Work smart and everyone knows I Spit Hot fire!

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I make good bird noises, and I am the FCA president at my school. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Ca
2016
Ht: 6’0
Weight: 195
Top 5 colleges
1) UCLA
2) Oregon
3) Alabama
4) USC
5) Washington
Hobbies:
1) ride my bike
2) watch tv
3) go to the beach
The blind side.
CheeseBurgers.
“When you feel like quitting remeber why you started”.
The Amount of heart I have for not only long snapping but the game of football.
I’m color blind.

Kirkegaard, ConnorName: Conner Kirkegaard

State:California

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 5’11”
Wt: 195
GPA: 3.6
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. ASU
2. UCLA
3. SDSU
4. USC
5. Oregon

Hobbies:
1. Football
2. Lacrosse
3. Hunting

What is favorite movie? -The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food? -All.

What is your favorite motivational quote? “Get busy living, or get busy dying” -The Shawshank Redemption

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? What makes me the best long snapper in the country is that I am an analytical thinker which enables me to continually perfect my craft to perfection. Also I’m diligent in the pursuit of perfection and striving to be the best at what I do, in everything I do.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?m Not everyone knows I can do magic, like card/coin tricks haha

Knight, JakeName: Jake Knight

State: MI
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3
Wt: 230
GPA: 4.1
ACT: 27
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Boston College
2. Cornell
3. Princeton
4. Vanderbilt
5. Villanova
Hobbies:
1. Golfing
2. Snowmobiling
3. Playing Basketball
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Food: Chicken queso burrito from Qdoba
Favorite Motivational Quote: “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” – Floyd Mayweather
I am the best long snapper in the country because I know how hard I’ve worked, and I have CONFIDENCE in myself that I am the greatest.
One unique quality everyone may not know about me is that I played Hockey for 12 years.

Lovingood, RileyRiley Lovingood

Tennessee

2015
6’1
230
3.75
23

1.Tennessee

Hobbies
1. Playing golf
2. Playing tennis
3. Playing Table tennis

Favorite movie is: Zoolander

Favorite food is: a Chickfala Sandwich

Quote: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strengthThey will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

Im the best snapper because of my mental edge and the ability to do the same fast and accurate snap every time

a unique quality: I always have to be the one driving, I hate riding with other people

State: OK
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6′ 2″
Wt: 245
GPA: 3.0
SAT/ACT:
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Tulsa
4. Texas Tech
5. UCLA
Hobbies:
1. Weightlifting
2. Wake boarding
3. Fishing
What is favorite movie? The Other Guys
What is your favorite food? Pulled pork
What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”
– William A. Ward
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I bring the best combination of snapping skill, blocking and tackling.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I can out kick my kicker!
State: Indiana
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6 ft 2 in
Wt:255lbs
GPA: 3.875/4.0
SAT/ACT: My scores are not posted yet
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Purdue
2. Minnesota
3. Wisconsin
4. Cornell
5. Ball State
Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Hunting
3. Four wheeling
What is favorite movie?
Saving Private Ryan
What is your favorite food? General Tso Chicken
What is your favorite motivational quote? “One Brick Higher”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I snap a fast, consistent, and smooth ball back to punter. My snaps are easy to catch and the punter can count on the ball being there every time.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? If I can’t be on the football field, I love to be out fishing or hunting.
McCracken, DrewName: Drew McCrackenState: GeorgiaGrad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1″
Wt: 190
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Georgia
2. Georgia Southern
3. Mercer
4. UAB
5. Coastal Carolina

Hobbies:
1. Snapping
2. Football
3. Basketball

What is favorite movie? Jack Reacher

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite motivational quote? I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? Work ethic

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might. Commitment

McCullough, LiamName: Liam McCullough
OH
2015
6’3″
220
3.6
30 ACT
Committed to THE Ohio State University
Hobbies:
Cooking
Traveling
Favorite movie: Anchorman
Favorite Food: Yes
“Everyone like to work at what they’re good at. You have to work at the things you hate in order to get better.”  -OSU Coach Kerry Coombs
I have great speed, accuracy, and consistency on my snaps. I have size and athleticism and move well after the snap. I have a great attitude and work ethic and am very coachable
I have an eidetic memory and can quote from hundreds of episodes of Spongebob and the Big Bang Theory. I can quote almost the whole movie anchorman and know a song containing every country in the world, as well as one containing every element on the periodic table. I know countless facts that are completely useless in life and am able to recall objects, images, sounds, and occurrences with high precision and in great detail.

Meyer, ScottName: Scott Meyer

State: Georgia

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 210

GPA: 3.4/4.0

SAT/ACT: n/a

Top 5 College Choices:
1. University of Georgia
2. University of Miami
3. West Virginia University
4. Mississippi State University
5. University of South Florida

Hobbies:
1. Long Snapping
2. Baseball
3. Hanging out with friends

What is favorite movie? Talladega Nights

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite motivational quote? “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?  Strong work ethic, consistent, quick learner, always looking to get better

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? My dad is Jewish, My mom was raised Southern Baptist, and I go to Catholic School. Try to figure that one out…

Ober, JordanName: Jordan Ober

State: Nevada

Grad Year: 2015

Ht:6’1
Wt:190
GPA:3.2
SAT/ACT: 1390 And waiting for ACT score

Top 5 College Choices:
1. UCLA
2.ASU
3. U of A
4. UC Berkely
5. Michigan St

Hobbies:
1. Golf
2. Play mini hoop (basketball)
3. Play piano

What is favorite movie?
Armageddon

What is your favorite food?
Chipotle burritos with extra steak

What is your favorite motivational quote?
“If you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you will be successful. ”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
I am hard working and very dedicated to play the game that I love. I truly put all of my effort and heart into whatever I do. I practice day and night and when people are watching me, I remain calm and I snap better under pressure.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
Most people crack under pressure. I do the best under pressure.

Parris, RyanName: Ryan Parris 

State: Alabama

Grad Year:2015

Ht:6’0

Wt:230

GPA:3.4

SAT/ACT:ACT- 23

Top 5 College Choices:
1.Alabama
2.University of South FLorida
3.University of Alabama in Birmingham
4.Southern Miss
5.Western Kentucky

Hobbies:
1. Kayaking
2.Fishing
3.Working on the farm

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

What is your favorite food? Raw Oysters

What is your favorite motivational quote? Amat Victoria Curum- Victory loves preparation

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I once kayaked over 100 miles in 4 days

Poujol, MichealMichael David Poujol

State: Texas

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 220

GPA: 3.6

ACT: 28

Top 5 College Choices
1. Texas
2. Ole Miss
3. TCU
4. N/A
5. N/A

Hobbies:

1. Fishing / Hunting
2. Working out
3. Being around My Family 

What is favorite movie? Fast and Furious (all of Them)

What is your favorite food? A mediumare Sirloin Steak and a Baked Potato

What is your favorite motivational quote?  “Only those who go too far can possibly find out how far one can go”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? The ability to execute my responsibilities as a long snapper, under the pressure of a huge gathering of spectators and through any amount of distraction makes me the best Long Snapper in the country.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I enjoy using my creativity to build things like custom archery arrows, a personal  closet workshop and whatever may come to mind. I also like using a little home brewed chemistry to concoct home made pyro-techniques.

Reiter, DonaldName: Donald Reiter

State: Arizona

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6′ 0″
Wt: 230
GPA: 3.5
SAT/ACT: Not Taken Yet

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Stanford
3. Wisconsin
4. Boston College
5. Duke

Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends.
2. Building and constructing things.
3. I love to help out around the community and do things to better it. Also love serving in the church.

What is favorite movie?
Remember The Titans & The Longest Yard

What is your favorite food?
Definitely I am a steak and potatoes type of guy.

What is your favorite motivational quote?
(Verse) Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
I will never give up. I have the work ethic to keep going no matter the circumstance. I am always looking to improve and never settle on what just happens in the past. It is always about improvement with me. I have great character and a joy to be around. I always put my best effort forward and do it to the best of my ability.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am a leader and have the greatest and upmost character. Always telling the truth and I am a very kind person.

Hayden SakName: HAYDEN SAK 
State: ILLINOIS
Grad Year: 2015
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 250 lbs
GPA: 3.9
SAT/ACT: 22 (Retaken 6/14)
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Washington State
2. Arizona
3. California
4. Colorado State
5. Minnesota
Hobbies:
1. Weightlifting
2. Snapping
3. Listening to music
What is favorite movie?
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
What is your favorite food?
Chevaps
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“It doesn’t take skill to hustle”
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
My dedication to the game and my drive to make it to the next level.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I have two different colored eyes.
Shannon, JohnName: John ShannonState: ILGrad Year: 2016

Ht:6’2
Wt:225
GPA: 3.4
SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1.ND
2. Alabama roll tide
3. Clemson
4. Texas
5. The U

Hobbies:
1. Eating
2. Snap chat
3. Front squats

What is favorite movie? 300

What is your favorite food? Pizza (only chicago)

What is your favorite motivational quote? “In my line of work only 1% makes it”  – Ray Lewis

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My ability to preform under any amount of pressure and deliver a perfect snap when needed.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I like playing with light switches

Simmons, RyanName: Ryan Simmons

State: California

Grad Year: 2015

Ht: 6’1 & 1/2

Wt: 225

GPA: 3.3

SAT/ACT: 1558/ 21

Top 5 College Choices:

1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
2. Northern Arizona
3. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
4. Cal
5. San Diego State

Hobbies:
1. Fishing
2. Playing the ukulele
3. Paddle boarding

What is favorite movie? Ocean 13

What is your favorite food? Sushi

What is your favorite motivational quote? You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. –  Rocky Balboa

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? I will out work anyone else that you put me up against. Whether that’s in the weight room, on the field, or in just plain ole’ effort. I will out work anyone else.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I am an avid Tai Chi student. In both mediation and in combat.

State: California
Grad Year: 2016
Ht: 6 feet
Wt: 215
GPA:3.11
SAT/ACT:
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Nebraska
3. Illinois
4. Washington
5. Duke
Hobbies:
1. Hanging out with friends
2. Playing Video Games
3. Snapping
What is favorite movie?
Lone Survivor
What is your favorite food?
Sushi
What is your favorite motivational quote?
“No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country?
My work ethic. I work harder than any guy in our class, and make sure everything is perfect. I’m a perfectionist.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about?
I am teddy bear at heart. I’m the nicest person you’ll ever meet. I don’t wish bad on anyone.
State: NC
Grad Year: 2015
Ht:6’4″
Wt: 205
GPA: 4.0
SAT/ACT: 1560
Top 5 College Choices:
1. Wake Forest- Committed
2.
3.
4.
5.
Hobbies:
1. Piano
2. Water Skiing
3. Basketball
What is favorite movie? Step Brothers
What is your favorite food? London Broil
What is your favorite motivational quote? “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” -Ludwig van Beethoven
What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? In addition to excellent snapping, I have the athletic ability to cover punts.
What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I taught myself to play piano.

Wirtel, StevenName: Steven Wirtel

State: IL

Grad Year: 2016

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 200

GPA: 3.2

SAT/ACT:

Top 5 College Choices:
1. Notre Dame
2. Georgia
3. Florida
4. Kansas
5. Alabama

Hobbies:
1. Working Out
2. Playing all different types of sports.
3. Spending time with my family.

What is favorite movie? Bad News Bears (Newer One)

What is your favorite food? Breakfeast Burrtios

What is your favorite motivational quote? “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

What makes YOU the best Long Snapper in the country? My work ethic is better than any long snapper out there! I will always outwork my opponents.

What is one unique quality about you that not everyone might know about? I have a big heart and I’m willing to help anyone no matter who they are.

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Recap of the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on Feb. 23, 2014

Long Snappers came out to CA to attend the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on February 23rd from CA, AZ, NV, IA, OR and TX  to get the best  Long Snapping instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on RubioLongSnapping.com.

The overall winner of the camp was Oregon Duck commit and current #1 Long Snapper in the country, Tanner Carew (CA, ’14)! Carew left no doubt that he is the top Long Snapper in the country. Whether he was running down field like a gazelle or snapping an absolute rocket, Carew was the man. He was calm, handled pressure very well and almost nonchalant the whole day. He is flat out ready for the next level right now. Oregon got a great one in Carew.

Top 2014 Long Snappers

  • Niko Walsh (JC, CA) continues to become more and more confident with each snap. Might just be the best PAT snapper in the country and he is always working towards becoming better. Excellent snapper and person.
  • Colin Duffy (CA) was snapping great all day and showed me that the Duke commit is working his tail off to get ready for fall camp. Kid is always improving and he is snapping the ball hard.
  • Wes Bertoni (CA) is a JC Long Snapper that has not been snapping for that long but you would  never know. He rips the ball back to the punter and is oozing with confidence.
  • Elijah Richardson (CA) might snap the hardest ball in the country. He is built strong and thick with a ton of power from his body. He has an excellent attitude and has the ability to be a great college Long Snapper.

Other notable 2014 Long Snappers in attendance: Nick Avantino, Bo Smith, Zach Smith and Sam Vea

Top 2015 Long Snappers

  • Ryan Farr (NV) is coming off his win at the 12th Annual Rubio Long Snapping camp and is still riding the wave. He is VERY confident and smooth when he snaps a ball. He was recently offered a full ride to Oregon St. and that will not be a wasted scholarship on their part, this kid can snap!
  • AJ Carty (CA) was on fire all day in CA. He is built like a D1 Long Snapper already and snaps as fast as college snapper as well. Hands are quick and he has great form. Soon, he will flat out dominate a camp from start to finish.
  • Wesley Farnsworth (NV) has some of the quickest hands in the country and, when you combine that with solid form, just makes a flat out great Long Snapper. This kid can absolutely fly on his feet.
  • Matt Foley (CA) is a Long Snapper that just continues to plug away and never stay stagnant. Always improving with his form, speed and athleticism. Well on the way to greatness.
  • Michael Poujol (TX) has an absolutely great frame and snaps a rocket back to the punter. Once he locks down his spiral, he will be a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper
  • Cody Block (AZ) is a JC Long Snapper built very strong with a nice, solid, consistent ball that is always on target. He will be ready to move on in December and will be a solid pick up for someone.
  • Ryan Simmons (CA) is quite possibly the most accurate and consistent Long Snapper in the country.
  • Grant Gluhaich (CA) is, pound for pound, has the strongest snap in the country. Watching this kid snap a ball is a pure joy.

Other notable 2015 Long Snappers in attendance: Richard Wilcox, Jordan Ober, JT Bale, Peter Comaroto, Harrison Hoffman, Tommy Merickel, Mike Soto and Paul Mesa

Top 2016 Long Snappers

  • Damon Johnson (CA) was a joy to watch all day long in CA. He continues to get bigger and stronger while still maintaining his form. His ball is quick and he is definitely headed in the right direction. The more confidence he gets, the better he will be.
  • Johnny Den Bleyker (CA) might be the most athletic Long Snapper in his class. Kid moves very well on his feet and snaps a great ball.
  • John Aloma (CA) showed great promise all day. Form is nearly perfect and he snaps the ball very hard. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes in the rankings.
  • Koby Walsh (CA) Has exceptional form and is really coming into his own. Confidence is rising and you can tell when he competes. The more athletic he gets, the higher he goes in the rankings.

Other notable 2016 Long Snappers in attendance: Grant Crum

Top 2017 Long Snappers –

  • Trevor Dhabalt (IA) was very impressive to me all day in CA. He has great form and snaps the ball with a ton of power. Keep an eye on him.
  • Caleb Lawver (UT) has improved as much as anyone in the past couple months. His form is good and he is snapping with some great confidence.
  • Peter Snodgrass (CA) showed me some very quick hands and great form. Definitely headed in the right direction.

Other notable 2017 Long Snappers in attendance: Austin Roberts

Next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be in NC on Saturday, March 1 followed by GA on March 2! For the rest of the spring and summer schedule, please go to RubioLongSnapping.com!

For the full video recap, please check out the video below…

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