Louisville has interest in long snapper

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and his staff are looking at potential prospects at special teams positions this spring. The Cardinals have a punter committed and recently had a visit from a top long snapper - Gabe Skrobot of Zanesville, Ohio.

Zanesville, Ohio, Bishop Rosecrans long snapper Gabe Skrobot knows it's difficult for a special teams performer to land a full scholarship in college football.

But the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Skrobot has some interest from schools and he's going to see if he can land something from a college.

"I feel like a lot of colleges today are starting to look at a long snapper as a position they need and are starting to take it serious," Skrobot said. "You have to get in front of them and prove that you can do it."

Skrobot recently took a trip to Louisville, Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky in a week period and said the Cardinals were "pretty serious."

"They said they have interest in a long snapper for my year," he said. "I totally got the feeling they were interested in me just from the attention that I received and from the amount of people that I talked too. I think they were serious."

An offensive guard and defensive end in high school, Skrobot said he reached out to Louisville last month and has been chatting with the coaches since then.

He said the U of L coaches talked to him about former long snapper Grant Donovan, who is expected to get a shot in the NFL.

"Louisville was just a lot more relaxed for me," he said. "I like it at Louisville and do feel they are interested in me."

Skrobot said he would camp at U of L in early June. He is ranked No. 5 nationally by Prokicker.com and No. 17 by Kohl's Long Snapping.

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