Whenever you consider an important place on the Texas A&M Soccer staff, what place involves thoughts? For the upcoming season, chances are you’ll say offensive line or center linebacker. Usually, you’d in all probability say quarterback. Some might select defensive positions and even the runningback spot.
A place that just about no person will carry to the desk is long-snapper, a incessantly forgotten-about place on the staff. In actual fact, should you ranked each single place on the staff by significance, lengthy snapper would doubtless rank final.
That mentioned, it’s an especially skill-based place that not each individual can do. Despite the fact that a staff’s long-snapper is commonly a walk-on, particular groups can undergo pricey errors and not using a dependable participant at that place.
That’s why Jimbo Fisher didn’t skimp, even on the forgotten positions of the sport.
The Texas A&M Soccer staff provided and acquired a dedication from one of the best lengthy snapper within the nation
On Thursday, the Texas A&M Soccer staff provided an extended snapper by the title of Levi Hancock. I really feel obliged to inform you that should you determine to google him, be sure to search “Levi Hancock lengthy snapper” or else chances are you’ll end up in a Mormon-related rabbit gap with no soccer gamers to talk of. However I digress.
The lengthy snapper instantly dedicated to play soccer in Aggieland. He made the announcement via Twitter and appears like an awesome match within the TAMU uniform.
If Hancock seems to be notably athletic, that’s as a result of he’s. In a quote under about his expertise as an extended snapper, his athleticism can be talked about, together with an eye-popping 40-yard sprint time for a participant at his place.
Hancock is ranked by Kohl’s Kicking as one of the best lengthy snapper prospect within the nation by a large margin, Here’s a quote by Jamie Kohl about Hancock.
“Hancock is one of the best all-around prospect in America. He just lately competed on the Kohl’s Texas Showcase and was past spectacular in each facet. Hancock completed the camp with the best total charting rating within the nation and a median snap time of .68 seconds. Not solely did he dominate the snapping portion of camp, however he additionally ran a 4.6-second 40-yard sprint at 6′,2″ and 230 kilos. He’s a bodily presence with eye-popping athleticism and makes use of it completely in his snapping mechanics. Hancock is each coach’s dream for his or her snapper and has the power to begin for any program within the nation.”
It’s loads to learn however clearly, this can be a very proficient lengthy snapper. Most followers and even coaches don’t understand the tiny elements of the sport that add up and make for efficient particular groups.
That is one other big pickup for Jimbo Fisher and his Texas A&M Soccer 2022 recruiting class. Like lots of the gamers which have dedicated, that is an especially underrated prospect.