Can a Longsnapper Get an Offer?

Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro's Christian Yount has been training with former UCLA longsnapper Chris Rubio.. He already has one scholarship offer and UCLA is interested...

The toughest position to get a scholarship offer at is longsnapper, especially as a junior. Yet Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro longsnapper Christian Yount (6-1, 235) has received one scholarship offer already, the first by a longsnapper before his senior season.

"I got an offer from Boston College," Yount said. "I've been going to the camps of (former UCLA kicker) Chris Sailer and (former UCLA longsnapper) Chris Rubio camps, and they saw me and liked me up there. So they offered me."

Besides Boston College, UCLA is another program that has shown Yount some attention. He said, "Chris Rubio has kind of been promoting me. He snapped at UCLA and they've been at the camps, too, and they've showed an interest. Coach Schneider has been the guy I've talked with."

The Bruins and Boston College are Yount's two favorites, and two others schools were heavily in the mix.

"Northwestern could be close to offering and LSU wants me to come down for a camp and said they could offer me," said Yount. "Part of me wants to stay here but I've given it a lot of thought and right now I'd love to get out of Southern California."

Yount said that he will play defensive line his senior season but in college, special teams will be his home. "I'll just be a snapper. I think I'll just long-snap instead of trying to play on the defensive line," he said.

Yount started snapping going into his freshman year, when a friend of his father told him about Chris Rubio, who snapped for the Bruins from 1993-1997: "A lot of it is Chris Rubio. I've learned a lot from him. I never expected to get a scholarship offer. My best hopes were just to get a seat on the bus. I'm not the biggest or fastest, I just thought it was an opportunity to get to play. And now I've got a chance to play in college."

Yount said he would probably also camp at the Sailer camps this summer and is also planning to go out to Boston College on an unofficial visit.

Academically, Yount has a 3.0 GPA and scored in the 1500's on the new SAT.


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