Chris Sailer Kicking recently finished up it’s Nike sponsored spring camp national tour. Chris Sailer, the premier national kicking coach and evaluator, and Chris Rubio, the premier long snapping coach and evaluator once again worked with the top talent the nation has to offer. Specialists from nearly every state in the country participated in hopes of either making a name for themselves or solidifying current national rankings heading into the hugely anticipated National Kicking & Snapping National Spring Event in Las Vegas May 15-16, 2010. After stops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and Charlotte, the 2011 recruiting class is starting to round into shape and the 2012 and 2013 classes are beginning to show great promise.
Here is a brief recap of the results:
Los Angeles, CA
Champion: Matt Goudis (Chaminade High School – CA, Class of 2011)
Other Standout: Kyle Dugandzic (Ventura Junior College – CA, Class of 2011)
Recap: Matt Goudis, a Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member, stepped up as he always does, showing great poise under pressure. Matt is a sure fire D1A Scholarship Kicker. Look for Matt to start pulling in offers early this summer.
Champion: Sam Fowler (Crosby High School – TX, Class of 2012)
Other Standout: Jordan Wiggs (South Grand Prairie High School – TX, Class of 2011)
Recap: Texas proved once again that there is no shortage of talent. A great 2011 class was on display even though the camp took place in a few inches of snow. Jordan Wiggs, Alex Mueller, and Buckley Willis stood out.
Champion: Eric Farr (Humble HS – TX, Class of 2009)
Other Standout: Cary Kriegsman(Loyola HS – CA, Class of 2010) Rubio Long Snapping “TOP 12”
Recap: Texas, once again, was a hot bed for talent. Given, they had great size, but they also showed excellent form. Several long snappers showed excellent promise including: Nolan Frese, Rubio Long Snapping “TOP 12”, JJ Drescher, Luke Sims and Brandon Taylor. I was very impressed with the overall improvement from past camps of Kyle Ashby.
Champion: Matt Cotiguala (Lyons Township High School – IL, Class of 2011)
Other Standout: Oleg Parent (Trabucco Hills High School – CA, Class of 2011)
Recap: Illinois always shows great promise. Look out for Kyle Schmidt (IN), class of 2012. He is a future star in the making. Ben Falloon (IL) and Chris Colombe (WI), class of 2011, were also solid.
Champion: Scott Sypnieski (Marquette HS – IL, Class of 2013)
Other Standouts: Adam Mueller (Maine South HS – IL, Class of 2010) Rubio Long Snapping “TOP 12” and Mike Famiglietti (Muskego HS – WI, Class of 2010)
Recap: Illinois impressed me a lot. This might have been the most solid group from top to bottom that I have seen in a long time. Very solid performances by all with the following making a name for themselves and showing they have a bright future with long snapping: Matt Giampapa, Grant Meersand, Kelly Mason and Grant Ellington. Top newcomer was a big and strong sophomore named Scott Daly.
Champion: Riley Lyons (Blessed Trinity High School – GA, Class of 2011)
Other Standout: Ross Martin (Walsh Jesuit High School – OH, Class of 2012)
Recap: The 2012 Class put on a display in Georgia. Ross Martin, Cole Leininger (FL), and Jimmy Gammill (OH), have a bright future ahead. Zach Sharp (TN) and E Smith (GA), class of 2011, showed D1 talent.
Champion: Reid Ferguson (Buford HS – GA, 2012) Rubio Long Snapping “TOP 12”
Other Standout: Cory Cheadle (Hilton Head HS – SC, 2012) Rubio Long Snapping “TOP 12”
Recap: The underclassmen for long snapping are really starting to show up and stick their chests out. Extremely solid group of kids. Very impressed with Harrison Elliott, a Rubio Long Snapping “TOP 12”, and Matt Giampapa. Both of these long snappers have terrific form and learn quickly. Harrison has already been offered by Air Force!
Champion: Richard Sigmon (East Gaston High School – NC, Class of 2011)
Other Standout: Niklas Sade (Wakefield High School – NC, Class of 2011)
Recap: North Carolina is always loaded with talent. Niklas Sade, a Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member is a sure fire D1A Scholarship Kicker. Paul Griggs (NC) proved once again that he is a premier kicker in the class of 2012.
Champion: Patrick Gerrits (Wellington HS – FL, Class of 2012)
Other Standout: Cory Cheadle (Hilton Head HS – SC, Class of 2012)
Recap: Finished up our tour of the South with NC and it did not disappoint. Several newcomers showed up and impressed me. Really enjoyed watching Hayden Neighbors and Michael Quick learn and get better throughout the day. Rick Lovato, Matt Cincotta, and Conor Fry showed why they will make a name for themselves in long snapping as well. All showed great promise.
Look for the results of the upcoming 8th Annual National Kicking & Snapping Spring Event – Sponsored by Nike as well as the Chris Sailer Kicking Nike Summer Camp Tour soon. Visit
www.RubioLongSnapping.com to see