Long snappers as a rule usually go unnoticed - until they send a bad snap that causes a kick to get blocked or sails over the head of the punter or holder and is recovered by the other team. Which is a roundabout way of saying that, while it's not a "sexy" position, it is still one of need and of great importance to strong special teams play.
Washington and Coach Chris Petersen obviously agree, as they had extended a scholarship offer to AJ Carty out of Servite High School in Anaheim, CA. Today, via Twitter, he announced his commitment to the University of Washington:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I am exited to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Washington! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/godawgs?src=hash">#godawgs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/huskies?src=hash">#huskies</a></p>— AJ Carty (@ajcarty77) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajcarty77/statuses/482994152263528448">June 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Chris Rubio has established himself as a guru for long snapping, running camps and serving as a personal coach. Here was a recent top-12 list he posted on his website, with Carty listed fourth.
Carty's latest highlights from a recent Rubio camp event:
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