When you think of the most important position on the Texas A&M football team, which position comes to mind? For the coming season, you can say offensive line or middle linebacker. In general, you would probably say quarterback. Some may choose defensive positions or even the runningback position.
One position that hardly anyone will bring to the table is that of long snapper, a position often overlooked in the team. In fact, if you ranked each position on the team by importance, the long snapper would likely rank last.
That said, this is an extremely skills-oriented position that not everyone can do. While a team’s long snapper is often a substitute, special teams can suffer costly mistakes without a reliable player in that position.
That’s why Jimbo Fisher didn’t skimp, even on the forgotten positions of the game.
Texas A&M football team gifted and received a pledge from the nation’s top long snapper
On Thursday, the Texas A&M football team donated a long snapper named Levi Hancock. I feel obligated to tell you that if you do decide to google it, be sure to search for “Levi Hancock long snapper” otherwise you might find yourself in a Mormon-related rabbit hole with no football players to speak of. . But I digress.
The long snapper immediately committed to playing football in Aggieland. He made the announcement via Twitter and looks like a perfect fit in the TAMU uniform.
If Hancock looks particularly athletic, it’s because he is. In a quote below on his long snapper talent, his athleticism is also mentioned, including a jaw-dropping 40-yard run time for a player at his post.
Hancock is ranked by Kohl’s Kicking as the best long snapper prospect in the country by a wide margin, here is a quote by Jamie Kohl on Hancock.
“Hancock is America’s best all-around prospect. He recently appeared on Kohl’s Texas Showcase and was more than impressive in every aspect. Hancock finished the camp with the highest overall score in the country and an average time of 0.68 seconds. Not only did he dominate the hooking portion of the camp, but he also ran a 4.6-second 40-yard sprint at 6 ′, 2 ″ and 230 pounds. He’s a physical presence with mind-blowing athleticism and uses it perfectly in his slamming mechanics. Hancock is every coach’s dream for their snapper and has the ability to start for any program across the country.
It’s a lot to read but clearly it’s a very talented long snapper. Most fans and even coaches don’t realize the tiny parts of the game that add up and make effective special teams.
This is another huge pickup for Jimbo Fisher and his Texas A&M Football 2022 recruiting class. Like many of the players who have signed up, this is a hugely underrated prospect.