I’m a Senior, What Should I Do In November?

5 Easy Tips For The Class of 2018 To Get Ahead In Recruiting – November

1. Stop panicking.  We are still very early in the recruiting process.  Less that 5% of the class of 2018 (K/P) have made college commitments.  Less than 10% of the class of 2018 (K/P) have been offered any sort of college opportunity.  Note, there are many waves of recruiting.  Recruiting will last all the way through August when fall camps officially begin for the upcoming college football season.

2. Take unofficial visits as often as possible.  An unofficial visit simply mean that you have to pay for the visit yourself.   Getting on campus is the best way to show a college football program genuine interest.  Sending emails, making phone calls, direct messaging on social media, etc. simply isn’t enough anymore.  A coach will know that you have a real interest once you make the effort to get on campus.

3. Start to narrow down your search to universities and colleges that are realistic options.  This includes level of football (FBS, FCS, D2, D3, NAII, JC, etc.), level of academics, region of the country, etc.  Stop targeting D1 football programs if you are not a D1 recruit.  Stop targeting high academic institutions if you have a 2.0 GPA.  Find schools that will reciprocate interest in you and opportunities will follow.

READ THIS BLOG ON HOW SCHOOLS RECRUIT

4. Ask for an opportunity, not a scholarship.  Every college coach in America knows that you would like to be offered a scholarship.  When you ask for a scholarship, this turns them off.  You are basically limiting communication opportunity.  When you ask for an opportunity to be on the team, coaches will be receptive.  You are opening a door for communication.  The goal in recruiting is to create options.  Offers of any kind, create buzz, which create more options.  Scholarship vs. Preferred Walk On offers will take care of itself in the end.

5. Get ready for XXXI (January 13-15, 2018).  The biggest mistake made these days is thinking that recruiting for seniors is already over by this time.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  90% of Kickers / Punters in this class will be recruited heavily during this time of year.  It will be feeding frenzy.  National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) is in early February.  Vegas takes place this time of year for this reason.  College coaches pay a tremendous amount of attention to the Vegas results and post Vegas rankings.  Scholarships offers and preferred walk on opportunities will be won this weekend in Vegas.

Join us for the largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the world, Vegas!!!

 

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Evan Davis Dominates the 2017 NC Fall Camp!

The 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp tour continued November 19th in Charlotte, NC. The camp featured talented specialists from over 10 states. As always, the talent was off the charts. With Vegas XXXI around the corner, the atmosphere was intense. This region of the country continues to produce top national prospects. The battle to make TOP 12 in Las Vegas this coming January is going to be tremendous. Take a look at the results.

Huge group of talented kickers & punters at the 2017 NC Fall Camp

Overall Camp Champion
Evan Davis (2019, NC): The long time Chris Sailer Kicking came through with a dominant performance. He won the field goal competition by going a perfect 7-7 with a long of 60! He then hit a clutch 52-yarder in the finals to win it all. He is a pure and accurate field goal kicker with huge range. His kickoffs are near the top of his class, D1 ready. He is also a very capable punter. Evan is one of the most confident performers in the nation. He is a D1 scholarship athlete without a doubt. Look for him to challenge for a TOP 12 spot this coming January in Las Vegas. OFFER NOW!!!

Kickoff Champion
George Georgopolous (2018, SC): George is by far one of the most talented newcomers of the Fall Tour. He has an explosive leg and big time college potential. He won the kickoff competition by averaging over 70 yards with 3.9+ hang time. He hit a 78 yard, 3.84 ball and followed that up with a 72 yard, 4.04 shot to win it. His kickoffs are D1 ready right now. He is extremely talented on both field goal and punt. George is going to be a huge addition for a college football program. Look for him to dominate Vegas XXXI and pick up college offers.

Punt Champion
Kyle Romenick (2019, SC) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Punter had a breakthrough camp. He was strong and consistent from start to finish. He averages 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time and also shows the ability to hit a big ball. His best ball on the day measured 52 yards with 4.92 hang time. He won every major punt competition and came up just shy of being the overall camp champion. Kyle is a D1 scholarship prospect. Look for Kyle to challenge for a TOP 12 spot this coming January in Las Vegas.

Class of 2018 Top Prospects: George Georgopolous, Nate Craft, Aaron Vardell, Bentley Faulker, Alex Haubenreisser, Brycen Walker, Cristian Alvarez, Ford Williams, Jackson Brooks, Michael Driscoll, Sebastian Garcia, Seth Harrison, Will Strain, John Howell, Jimmy Chambers, Bryce DeSantis, Conor MacDougall, Zack Nicholson

Class of 2019 Top Prospects: Evan Davis, Kyle Romenick, Jared Wheatley, Jason Stricker, Landon Fogleman, Tyler Keltner, Ben Kiernan, Aledemar Jimenez, Brandon Dickerson, Drew Morais, Hunter Benton, Lake Barrett, Michael Hayes, Nathan Raney, Nolan Parris, Ryan Castle, Sam Tindall, Will Griggs, Avery Funderburk, Collin Smith, Devin Baldwin, Jacob Sheline, Jeremiah Kim, Jonathan Weitz, Justin Johnson, Mills Herlong, Jaxon Youngblood, Asher King

Class of 2020 Top Prospects: Noah Burnette, Ben Steele, Andrew Brown, Ben Dority, Graham Griffith, Grant Wood, Hayden Olsen, Holland West, Mitchell Gallucio, Ryan Barrick, Ben Rich, Graham Newboult, Jayden Farley, Nolan McCord, Ryan Ingersoll, Steven Snell

Class of 2021 Top Prospects: Ivan Shuran, Zane Smith, Bailey Owens, Thomas Dellaporta, Gray Carter, Jack Tannehill

Youth Prospects: Andrew Conrad, Cole Jordan

Check out the Finals Round Here:

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with stops in Atlanta, GA (December 3) Phoenix, AZ (December 11) Massillon, OH (December 17) & Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

Evan Davis, 2017 NC Camp Overall Champion

 

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 10 College Players of the Week, Matt Anderson & JK Scott Honored!

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:

Week 10: Matt Anderson (CAL) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 49) 4-4 Extra Points
Week 9: Daniel Gutierrez (UNLV) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 38) 2-2 Extra Points
Week 8: Connor Culp (LSU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 47) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 7: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 46) 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 53) 4-4 Extra Points
Week 5: Erik Powell (Washington State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 44) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 4: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 41) 4-4 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 3: Chase McGrath (USC) 2-3 Field Goals (Long 43), 3-3 Extra Points, Game Tying & Game Winning Field Goals
Week 2: John Barron II (San Diego State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 32) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 42), 3-3 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 10: JK Scott (Alabama) 51.6 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 58)
Week 9: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 53.7 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 75)
Week 8: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 57.7 Yard Punt Average on 3 Punts (Long 78)
Week 7: Shane Tripucka (Texas A&M) 48.6 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 55)
Week 6: Cade Coffey (Idaho) 52.3 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 64)
Week 5: Blake Gillikin (Penn State) 46.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 57)
Week 4: Charlie Scott (Air Force) 47.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 51.4 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 70)
Week 2: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 50.1 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 77)
Week 1: Tyler Sumpter (Troy) 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 60)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 10: Jake Verity (East Carolina) 52, Canon Rooker (Middle Tennessee State) 51, Andrew Harte (Rutgers) 50
Week 9: Lucas Havrisik (Arizona) 57, Erik Powell (Washington St.) 56, Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 52, Redford Jones (Tulsa) 51, Chase McGrath (USC) 51
Week 8: Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 53, Matt Anderson (CAL) 52, Jason Sanders (New Mexico) 52, Canon Rooker (Middle Tennessee State) 50
Week 7: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52, Erik Powell (Washington State) 52
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 53, Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 52, Erik Powell (Washington State) 52
Week 5: None
Week 4: Jason Sanders (New Mexico) 53, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 52, Redford Jones (Tulsa) 50, Austin MacGinnes (Kentucky) 50
Week 3: Brady Viles (UTEP) 53, Brent Cimaglia (Tennessee) 51
Week 2: None
Week 1: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 10: NA
Week 9: Jet Toner (Stanford)
Week 8: Cole Murphy (Syracuse), Jake Verity (East Carolina)
Week 7: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M)
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) & Garrett Owens (Iowa State)
Week 5: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 4: Jason Sanders (New Mexico)
Week 3: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky)
Week 2: TBA
Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington)

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

Check out former Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that have won the Lou Groza Award!

JK Scott, helped Alabama defeat rival LSU!

 

Matt Anderson (CAL), became the leading scorer in CAL history!

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TODAY is Long Snapper Appreciation Day! Contest is on!

Today we celebrate the first ever Long Snapper Appreciation Day.  It is time that we all give credit to the unsung heroes of the football team, our long snappers.  Be sure to post your contest entries today showing your appreciation for your long snapper or for long snappers in general.  Read the ENTRY RULES HERE.

I was fortunate to have one of the best long snappers of all time…. Chris Rubio.  Our relationship began many years ago.  Here is a look back and a look forward at a relationship that is about much more than just football.  Enjoy this timeline….

August, 1995: Rubio and I met at UCLA during Fall Camp of my true freshman season.  Rubio was beginning his third season at UCLA.

September, 1995: Rubio and I both started in our first college game together against Miami in the Rose Bowl.  Rubio was a redshirt sophomore.  I was a true freshman.

1995/1996: Rubio snapped to his first All-American Kicker Bjorn Merten.

1997: In my first year starting as both a kicker and punter, Rubio’s snapping and calming influence was the key to my All-American season as both a kicker and punter.  As a team (Sailer/Rubio) we were the first ever to be named All-American in two positions in one year.

Take a look HERE

1997-2003: Rubio and I remained great friends off the field without football.

January, 2003: Rubio came to Vegas to assist me with the first ever Vegas National Event.  He helped me coach a dozen long snappers.

February, 2003: Rubio became a part of Chris Sailer Kicking and began coaching long snappers.  A part time job eventually became a full time job and Rubio Long Snapping was born.

2003-2017: Rubio Long Snapping & Chris Sailer Kicking became the #1 Specialist brand in the World! Combined we train, mentor and evaluate thousands of athletes per year.

2017-Future: Expect greatness.

What most people do not know is that the success Rubio and I have enjoyed on the field and in the specialist business is driven by a special friendship off the field.  We have been best friends since we first met in 1995.  From single young men in college….. to now married 40 year olds with a combined 7 children and dominant business together, we have grown up together every step up of the way.  We have a mutual respect, trust and love for one another that is unparalleled.

I would not be where I am today and I would not be the man that I am today without Chris Rubio.  Rubio, thank you for being my Long Snapper.  Rubio thank you for being my business partner.  Rubio, thank you for being my friend.  Happy Long Snapper Appreciation Day!

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2017 CA Fall Camp Recap, Medina Wins Back-to-Back CA Camps!

Chris Sailer Kicking hosted the 2017 CA Fall Camp at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA on Sunday October 29th.  This was the largest and most talented 1-day regional camp in a few years.  Near perfect weather and brand new turf provided ideal conditions for the specialists.  Just under 200 specialists from over a dozen states participated in the highly competitive atmosphere.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Jaime Medina (JC, CA) – Jaime was absolutely outstanding once again. The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student has now won back-to-back CA Camps.  He won the field goal competition by drilling 8-9 kicks including the competition winner from 61 yards out.  He was also a kickoff and punt finalist proving his all around worth.  Jaime is the #1 Junior College Combo prospect in the nation.

Kickoff Champion
Jonah Lipel (2018, CA) – Jonah is simply a phenomenal kicking prospect.  The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student and Harvard commit was dominant in all areas of the game.  On this day he was the kickoff champion.  Jonah averaged well over 65 yards, with 4.10+ hang time.  His final kick to win the competition measured 76 yards with 4.16 second hang time.  He was also fantastic on both field goal and punt.  Harvard has a great one coming their way.

Punt Champion
Lane Kast (2018, CA) – Lane put together his best performance yet at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp.  He became the punt champion by showing that he could stay consistent from the start to the end of camp.  Lane averages 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time.  He also shows he can hit a big ball.  Lane is also very capable on kickoffs.  He is proving that he can challenge at any college level.  Vegas XXXI will be a great stage to prove exactly that to college coaches.

Junior College Standouts: Jaime Medina, Andrew Rodriguez, Clay D’Amico, Augustin Delgadillo, Kyle Babcock, Mitch Souza, Paul Rodriguez, Ronnie Ochoa, Steve Sanchez, Tanner Carcamo, Travis Reiner, Vitor Sambugaro

Class of 2018 Standouts: Jonah Lipel, Cody Williams, Campbell Geddes, Antonio Garcia, Brennan Chanty, Carson King, Chris Wood, Eric Fellenzer, Jack Morrel, Jake Amigo, Mark Meader, Matthew Hamilton, Kai Madela, Lane Kast, Logan Prescott, Matthew Freem, Nicholas Lawson, Ryan Redman, Tyler Werner

Class of 2019 Standouts: Anthony Santoro, Anthony Tom-Makue, Brandon Petruescu, Brandon Talton, Cameron Sharafatian, Carson Sten, Charles Bein, Christopher Vartanian, Dean Janikowski, DJ Del Fierro, Dylan Orr, Ethan Schroeder, Gavin Wale, Giovanni Maldonado, Jack Austin, Jason White, Justin Huff, Justin Morales, Kieren Spradlin, Luke Schatz, Nicholas Villamizar, Nicolas Lopez, Ramzee Jaridly, Zachary Belanger, Marcelo Navaro

Class of 2020 Standouts: Anthony Meader, Archie Green, Brett Money, Bryan Villasenor, Derek Roah, Fabien Guillen, Connor Wallace, Nathan Michel, Nick Hill, Noah Carlton, Peter Delis, Race Mahlum, RJ Lopez, Ricky Post, Ronan Donnelly, Ryan Eggley

Class of 2021 Standouts: Josh Bryan, Brett Jensen, Alec Silver, Bryan Ryks, Christian Cervantes, Kai Yamasaki, Thomas Dore, Thomas Southey, Zachary Moore

Class of 2022 Future Stars: Shane Nelson, Ryan Sailer

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with stops in Dallas, TX (November 12) Charlotte, NC (November 19) Atlanta, GA (December 3) Phoenix, AZ (December 11) Massillon, OH (December 17) & Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

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2017 WA Fall Camp Recap – Cunningham Comes Up Big!

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2017 Fall Camp Tour made a stop in Seattle, WA on Sunday October 22nd.  The talent and competition in the Northwest continues to get better and better with each camp. Specialists from 8 states trained and competed on a beautiful day with near perfect conditions.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Leo Cunningham (2019, WA) – Leo is a solid junior kicking prospect.  He is an accurate field goal kicker with nice range.  On this day he won a major field goal competition by nailing 6-8 field goals with a long of 51.  He also came through in the head to head finals by hitting from 45 yards out.  Leo should compete very well in Las Vegas this coming January.

Field Goal Champion / Kickoff Champion
Kyle Sentkowski (JC / CA) – Kyle was by far the most dominant kicker at camp.  He was smooth and accurate on field goals all day long.  He gets great height on his ball and has 55+ yard range.  His kickoffs are strong.  He averaged 65+ yards, with 4.0+ hang time.  He was also impressive punting the football.  He is an experienced player that is going to be a great addition to a 4-year college program.

Punt Champion
Hoyoung Sohn (2018, OR) – Hoyoung is an impressive all around specialist.  He has an explosive leg and kicks with great confidence.  He has 50+ yard range on field goals.  His drives his kickoffs into the endzone.  And he is a capable punter.  On this day, he won the punt competition by staying consistent and showing he can hit a big ball at times.  Hoyoung is a strong senior prospect that has all the tools to compete at the next level.  Look for him to do very well in Las Vegas in January.

Class of 2018 Standouts: Kyle Sentkowski, Cory Davis, Daniel Garcia, Holden Kooiker, Hoyoung Sohn, Jared March, Paul Hurt

Class of 2019 Standouts: David Eisenkraft, Jack Clayville, Dillon Dennis, Blake Hall, Leo Cunningham, Griffin Cummins, Hayden Skiba, Matthew Hoffman, Max Chandler, Tanner Shattuck, Nick Kokich

Class of 2020 Standouts: Sam Stephenson, Jed Michael, Garrett Craig

Class of 2021 Standouts: Cade Lujan, Jay Kartub

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with stops in Los Angeles, CA (October 29) Dallas, TX (November 12) Charlotte, NC (November 19) Atlanta, GA (December 3) Phoenix, AZ (December 11) Massillon, OH (December 17) & Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

Kyle Sentkowski is a top national junior college prospect.

 

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 7 College Players of the Week, Daniel LaCamera & Shane Tripucka Honored!

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:

Week 7: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 46) 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 53) 4-4 Extra Points
Week 5: Erik Powell (Washington State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 44) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 4: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 41) 4-4 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 3: Chase McGrath (USC) 2-3 Field Goals (Long 43), 3-3 Extra Points, Game Tying & Game Winning Field Goals
Week 2: John Barron II (San Diego State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 32) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 42), 3-3 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 7: Shane Tripucka (Texas A&M) 48.6 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 55)
Week 6: Cade Coffey (Idaho) 52.3 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 64)
Week 5: Blake Gillikin (Penn State) 46.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 57)
Week 4: Charlie Scott (Air Force) 47.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 51.4 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 70)
Week 2: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 50.1 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 77)
Week 1: Tyler Sumpter (Troy) 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 60)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 7: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52, Erik Powell (Washington State) 52
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 53, Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 52, Erik Powell (Washington State) 52
Week 5: None
Week 4: Jason Sanders (New Mexico) 53, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 52, Redford Jones (Tulsa) 50, Austin MacGinnes (Kentucky) 50
Week 3: Brady Viles (UTEP) 53, Brent Cimaglia (Tennessee) 51
Week 2: None
Week 1: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 7: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M)
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) & Garrett Owens (Iowa State)
Week 5: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 4: Jason Sanders (New Mexico)
Week 3: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky)
Week 2: TBA
Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington)

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

Check out former Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that have won the Lou Groza Award!

Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M

Shane Tripucka, Texas A&M

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5 October Recruiting Tips For All Kickers/Punters

Freshman

1. Enjoy getting used to high school.

2. Attend private, group and virtual lessons. Perfect your technique.

3. Attend a 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp in your area.

4. Sign up for Vegas XXXI, the experience will pay off tenfold.

5. Breathe, relax and understand that your simply learning how to one day be recruited.

Sophomores:

1. Enjoy your sophomore season. It won’t be long and you will be an upperclassmen.

2. Attend private, group and virtual lessons. Perfect your technique.

3. Attend a 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp in your area.

4. Sign up for Vegas XXXI, the experience will pay off tenfold.

5. Breathe, relax and understand that your simply learning how to one day be recruited.

Juniors:

1. Dominate the remaining part of your junior season. It doesn’t matter if you are having a great season to date, or currently struggling for one reason or another. Stay focused or regather your focus and put your best foot forward from here are on out. Yes, college coaches are watching.

2. Take unofficial visits. Get on campus. Get your name and face in front of college coaches. Take trips to D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JC programs. Take trips to the east, the west, the south, the north. Be realistic with your choices and it will pay off. Genuine interest during the season is worth way more than mass emails. Call the football office and speak with a secretary to set up unofficial visits. Simply say that you are a recruit. It is VERY smart to plan these trips on a weekend when Chris Sailer Kicking is in town (see tip #4). Attend the game on Saturday. Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking camp on Sunday.

3. Attend private, group and virtual lessons. Perfect your technique. Don’t ever think that you are to old or experienced to get better. Believe me, you will get a major wake up call once you step foot on college campus. Dominate through perfecting your technique.

4. Attend 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camps across the country. Exposure is necessary. Attend in your region, but also attend outside of your region (see tip #2). If you want to play college football, you have to put in the effort.

5. Sign up for Vegas XXXI. It is finally your time to compete for TOP 12. Who has made TOP 12 before you? Here are a few names: Justin Tucker (Ravens), Blair Walsh (Seahawks), Ryan Succop (Titans), Dan Bailey (Cowboys), Bryan Anger (Buccaneers), Jeff Locke (Lions), Brad Nortman (Jaguars), Bradley Pinion (49ers), Colton Schmidt (Bills), Ryan Allen (Patriots), Tress Way (Redskins), Cody Parkey (Dolphins), Kai Forbath (Vikings), Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans), Drew Kaser (Chargers), Randy Bullock (Bengals), Dustin Hopkins (Redskins)…. just to name a few. And it goes well beyond making TOP 12. The experience, the connections, the friendships, the exposure, etc. There will never be a camp more important than this.

Seniors:

1. Dominate the remaining part of your senior season. It doesn’t matter if you are having a great season to date, or currently struggling for one reason or another. Stay focused or regather your focus and put your best foot forward from here are on out. College coaches are watching very closely and beginning to make choices.

2. Take unofficial visits. Get on campus. Get your name and face in front of college coaches. Take trips to D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JC programs. Take trips to the east, the west, the south, the north. Be realistic with your choices and it will pay off. Genuine interest during the season is worth way more than mass emails. Call the football office and speak with a secretary to set up unofficial visits. Simply say that you are a recruit. It is VERY smart to plan these trips on a weekend when Chris Sailer Kicking is in town (see tip #4). Attend the game on Saturday. Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking camp on Sunday.

3. Attend private, group and virtual lessons. Perfect your technique. Don’t ever think that you are to old or experienced to get better. Believe me, you will get a major wake up call once you step foot on college campus. Dominate through perfecting your technique.

4. Attend 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camps across the country. Exposure is necessary. Attend in your region, but also attend outside of your region (see tip #2). If you want to play college football, you have to put in the effort.

5. Sign up for Vegas XXXI. This event was created in 2003 specifically for the senior class. There is a reason why the camp is in January. This is still the most important time in recruiting for the senior class. National Letter of Intent signing day is in early February. Over 95% of the senior class is NOT committed and have not received any sort of college offer. Breathe, relax and get your mind focused on getting the exposure necessary at the most important time of your career. Every college coach in America will be waiting on these results. Scholarships and preferred walk on opportunities will be decided in Las Vegas.

*** Note to those lucky few that are committed (Yes, I am talking to the TOP 12 from last year). The NFL Stars listed in tip #5 for juniors all attended this event as seniors as well. They didn’t rest. They continued to be hungry and dominate. That is why they are stars. The list of  TOP 12 K/P’s that decided to rest because they were already committed is much longer. And close to 0% of them made it to the NFL.

For more information, visit ChrisSailerKicking.com

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National Long Snapper Appreciation Day / Chris Sailer Kicking Contest

Chris Sailer Kicking introduces National Long Snapper Appreciation Day. Long Snappers are often the most under appreciated football players on the field. The saying goes, “You never know the long snappers name, unless they mess up” and “If you are a long snapper, it is your hope that the announcer never mentions your name. That just means you are doing your job well.”

I can tell you from first hand experience that a long snapper directly effects the success of kicker. In 1997, I earned All-American honors as both a kicker and punter while at UCLA. I never saw a bad snap and in fact never saw the laces of the football that year. My long snapper, yep you called it, was Chris Rubio. Our operation was flawless all year and making kicks became easy with that immense confidence that my long snapper would be perfect for me every time. Rubio never did get his All-American plaque that year. He also didn’t get to travel with me to Orlando, FL to be a part of the Home Depot ESPN Awards Show.

So…. after all these years, I have decided that it is time to thank my long snapper with the National Long Snapper Appreciation Day. I am inviting the Chris Sailer Kicking family to join me to celebrate our unsung heroes on November 1st starting in 2017 and continuing on each year from here on out.

Chris Sailer Kicking Contest – Due November 1st by midnight (Winner TBA November 2nd)

Post a picture, video, story, a combination of all of the above, etc. to your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) showing your appreciation for your long snapper. Be creative and capture the meaning of long snapper appreciation. Tag Chris Sailer in your post. Also text (818-209-8921) or email (Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com) your entry to Chris Sailer. The winner will receive FREE admission to Vegas XXXI January 13-14, 2018. If you are already registered for Vegas, you will receive FREE admission to any Chris Sailer Kicking camp of your choice in the future (Excluding TOP 12 Camp & Underclassmen Invitational).

The time has come. I believe this might actually quiet Rubio and his comments about kickers/punters down a bit. Or maybe not. Regardless, I cannot wait to see your entries. Good luck!

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 1 College Players of the Week, Tristan Vizcaino and Tyler Sumpter Honored!

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:

Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 42), 3-3 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 1: Tyler Sumpter (Troy) – 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 60)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 1: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 1: TBA

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

Check out former Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that have won the Lou Groza Award!

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