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National Kicking & Long Snapping recaps

4/23/2012

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping recently kicked off its Nike Spring Camp Tour with stops in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. Specialists from more than 20 states gathered at these camps to learn and compete among some of the most talented kickers, punters and long snappers the nation had to offer.

Here were the top performances.

LOS ANGELES

CAMP CHAMPIONS

Kicker/Punter

Cameron Mercado, Palomar Junior College, Calif. (2013)

The talented kicker stepped up when it counted the most. Mercado has a strong leg and hits a very accurate ball. He should be one of the best junior college kicker in the nation this upcoming season.

Long Snapper

Cole Mazza, Liberty High School, Calif. (2013)

This amazing junior already has two full scholarship offers (UCLA and Washington State) and looks to have many more soon. He is truly the most dominant long snapper in the country with the heavy majority of his snaps being clocked in the .6s with several dipping into the .5s! A phenom if there ever was one.

Other Standouts

Kickers: Justin Moreno, Reedley Junior College, Calif. (2012); Bret Miller, San Clemente High School, Calif. (2013); Jordan Dascalo, Taft High School, Calif. (2013); and Joey Cejudo, Mount SAC Junior College, Calif. (2013)

Punters: Dylan Ausherman, College of the Sequoias Junior College, Calif. (2012), and Andrew Antognoli, San Joaquin Memorial High School, Calif. (2013)

Long Snappers: Reed Buce, Centennial High School, Ariz. (2013); Ryan DiSalvo, San Benito High School, Calif. (2012); Sodie Orr, Westlake High School, Calif. (2012); Chase Dominguez, Orange Lutheran High School, Calif. (2013); Mike Lizanich, Pinnacle High School, Ariz. (2013), Erik Thompson, Trabuco Hills High School, Calif. (2013) and Christian Samarzich, Upland High School, CA (2014)

DALLAS

CAMP CHAMPIONS

Kicker/Punter

Ty Cummings, Southlake Carroll High School, Texas (2013)

Cummings is without a doubt a top national prospect and has perhaps the strongest leg in the nation. He won the kickoff competition by hitting a kickoff 80 plus yards, with a 4.2 second-plus hang time. He has recently picked up an offer from Houston because of his huge performance in Dallas.

Long Snapper

Trey Lamastus, Saraland High School, Ala. (2013)

Lamastus snapped all day with a tremendous amount of confidence and it paid off in the end. His form is excellent and he uses his whole body very well. He’s a very smooth and efficient long snapper.

Other Standouts

Kickers: Izzy DePlaza, Colleyville Heritage High School, Texas (2012); Josh King, Guyer High School, Texas (2012); Benson Mulvaney, Briarwood High School, Ala. (2012); Bret Miller, San Clemente High School, Calif. (2013); and Matthew Sims, Lovejoy High School, Texas (2013)

Punter: Shane Tripucka, Allen High School, Texas (2013)

Long Snappers: Reid Buckingham, Lawrence Free State High School, Kan. (2014); Michael McGarry, Fort Worth County Day High School, Texas (2012); Chris Burger, Klein High School, Texas (2013); Matt Boggs, Benton High School, La. (2013); Sam Boyd, Highland Park High School, Texas (2013); Matt Bayliss, Holland High School, Okla. (2013); Adonis Smith, Cedar Hill High School, Texas (2013)

CHICAGO

CAMP CHAMPIONS

Kicker/Punter

Connor Shennan, Canton High School, Mich. (2013)

Connor is a tremendous kicking talent. He has one of the strongest legs in the nation, which is most apparent on his kickoffs. He is a fine college prospect who should receive big-time attention from college coaches this summer.

Long Snapper

Taybor Pepper, Saline High School, Mich. (2012)

Coming off earning a full scholarship the day before to Michigan State, Pepper came out and just dominated all day. Easily was at his best with confidence and accuracy of his snap. Getting bigger and continues to have impeccable form.

Other Standouts

Kickers: Michael Geiger, Ottawa High School, Ohio (2013); James Sykes, College of the Canyons Junior College, Calif. (2013); Joel Schipper, Grand Rapids Christian High School, Mich. (2013); Hayden Lekacz, Glenbard West High School, Ill. (2014); and Jon Duvic, Benet Academy, Ill. (2014)

Punters: Andrew Asken, Naperville Central High School, Ill. (2013); Nick Neidig, Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School, Ohio (2013); and Michael Knoll, Walsh Jesuit High School, Ohio (2014)

Long Snappers: Scott Daly, Downers Grove South High School, Ill. (2012); Gabriel Miller, Penn High School, Ind. (2013); Austin Orr, Cathedral High School, Ind. (2013), Greg Hohenstein, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Ill. (2012); Alex Julien, Plainfield Central High School, Ill. (2013); Scott Sypniewski, Ottawa Marquette High School, Ill. (2013); Graydon Peterson, Whitefish Bay High School, Wis. (2013); Mike Perry, Nazareth Academy, Ill. (2013); and John Wirtel, Mount Carmel High School, Ill. (2013)

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will wrap up its spring regional tour with stops in Charlotte and Atlanta in late April. The spring finale will take place in Las Vegas on May 12-13 at the 10th Annual National Kicking & Snapping Spring Event.