Rubio Talks Rutgers Commit Lucy

Rubio Long Snapping is one of the true, go-to names in recruiting the position for colleges and head Chris Rubio sees Rutgers commit Alan Lucy as one of the best in the country. Lucy ranks as the No. 3 long snapper in the 2014 class, which was good enough to earn him a Sunday scholarship offer from the Scarlet Knights.

Long snapper is not commonly a scholarship position out of high school. For a player the caliber of Dinwiddie (Va.) Rutgers commit Alan Lucy, it is said Chris Rubio of Rubio long snapping.

Lucy picked Rutgers over preferred walk-on offers from Wake Forest and Texas A&M. He projects to instantly replace the departing Rob Jones as the Scarlet Knights' long snapper.

"This kid is great," Rubio said. "Snapping and personality – you ask him to do something and just consider it done. [He is] one of the hardest working and smartest works I have ever seen and he is a great fit for Rutgers."

The 6-foot, 225-pounder is the ideal college prospect at long snapper, Rubio said.

"Watching Lucy snap is like watching a controlled explosion," Rubio said in his scouting report. "He gets set and then boom. The ball explodes back to the punter...on his hip...every time.

"Lucy has done a tremendous job in transforming his body and his athleticism into that of a D1 athlete. I feel very comfortable in saying he could snap tonight in a game at the next level."

Dinwiddie was one of the most dominant programs in the Commonwealth with a 15-0 record and state title. Lucy played in 15 games on the offensive line in addition to his long-snapping duties.

Lucy was the second commitment of Sunday, joining quarterback Giovanni Rescigno.

"I want to give props to my long-snapping coach Chris Rubio for helping me get here," Lucy said after his commitment. "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him."

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