Long snapping instructor Chris Rubio of Rubio Long Snapping / Chris Sailer Kicking was on hand to guide the snappers through the various sections of the camp. The camp's many facets were on-field instruction, film/classroom review, recruiting seminar led by the NCSA along with Rubio and Chris Sailer, and wrapped up with a competition.
The winner of the Nike Summer Camp in CA was Jeff Overbaugh (AK). Overbaugh was coming just off the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp and definitely proved why he was there. He was flat out dominant all day long with very smooth and accurate snaps that showed definite college speed. Very thick and an extremely hard worker make Overbaugh an easy college pickup for some lucky team.
Along with Overbaugh, there was an abundance of talent with the top Long Snappers in attendance being the following:
• Reid Ferguson (2012, GA) was exceptional and easily proved why he has offers from LSU, Tennesse and San Diego St. Being that Reid committed to LSU, they are definitely the big winner. Reid is simply exceptional and ready right now for the next level.
• Scott Daly (2012, IL) was smooth as silk and proved that he will be terrific at Notre Dame. Body is exceptional and his attitude is even better. Great choice by Notre Dame offering him a full ride for Long Snapping.
• Nathan Gibbs (2011, CA) has recently committed to Youngstown St and they got a good one. He has improved a ton in the past year and a half and just looks to keep getting better.
• Cole Mazza (2013, CA) made it to the finals and easily proved all day that he is, by far, the best Long Snapper in his class in the entire country. Ball is beyond fast enough already and he has a don't back down attitude. Great closing speed when his running.
Other notables: Grant Meersand (CA), Matt Poulin (CA), Hunter Christensen (CA), Nolan Dowling and Sodie Orr (CA).
Rubio Long Snapping and Chris Sailer Kicking will have stops this summer and fall in CA, IL, NC, GA and TX with all camps leading right into the 10th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Event sponsored by Nike in Las Vegas on January 14-15, 2012. This Event is open to ALL and is the biggest kicking, punting and long snapping camp in the world.
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