When you think of the most important position on the Texas A&M Football team, what position comes to mind? For the upcoming season, you may say offensive line or middle linebacker. In general, you’d probably say quarterback. Some may choose defensive positions or even the runningback spot.
A position that nearly nobody will bring to the table is long-snapper, a frequently forgotten-about position on the team. In fact, if you ranked every single position on the team by importance, long snapper would likely rank last.
That said, it is an extremely skill-based position that not every person can do. Even though a team’s long-snapper is often a walk-on, special teams can suffer costly errors without a reliable player at that position.
That’s why Jimbo Fisher didn’t skimp, even at the forgotten positions of the game.
The Texas A&M Football team offered and received a commitment from the best long snapper in the country
On Thursday, the Texas A&M Football team offered a long snapper by the name of Levi Hancock. I feel obliged to tell you that if you decide to google him, make sure you search “Levi Hancock long snapper” or else you may find yourself in a Mormon-related rabbit hole with no football players to speak of. But I digress.
The long snapper immediately committed to play football in Aggieland. He made the announcement via Twitter and looks like a great fit in the TAMU uniform.
If Hancock looks particularly athletic, that’s because he is. In a quote below about his talent as a long snapper, his athleticism is also mentioned, including an eye-popping 40-yard dash time for a player at his position.
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 about Hancock.
"“Hancock is the best all-around prospect in America. He recently competed at the Kohl’s Texas Showcase and was beyond impressive in every aspect. Hancock finished the camp with the highest overall charting score in the country and an average snap time of .68 seconds. Not only did he dominate the snapping portion of camp, but he also ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash at 6′,2″ and 230 pounds. He is a physical presence with eye-popping athleticism and utilizes it perfectly in his snapping mechanics. Hancock is every coach’s dream for their snapper and has the ability to start for any program in the country.”"
It’s a lot to read but clearly, this is a very talented long snapper. Most fans and even coaches don’t realize the tiny parts of the game that add up and make for 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 that have committed, this is an extremely underrated prospect.