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Long Snapper AJ Carty Commits

Washington has found their next long snapper in 2015 prospect AJ Carty.

Special Teams coach Jeff Choate has his next long snapper
Special Teams coach Jeff Choate has his next long snapper
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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="">#godawgs</a> <a href="">#huskies</a></p>&mdash; AJ Carty (@ajcarty77) <a href="">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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