Player Rankings • Player Profile
    Michael Donovan • Class of 2021 • Long Snappers
    FBS Power 5 Freshman Year Starter, Scholarship Pick
    FBS Freshman Year Starter, Scholarship Pick
    FCS Freshman Year Starter, Scholarship Pick or FBS PWO
    D2, D3, NAIA Prospect or FCS PWO
    D2, D3 or NAIA Developing Prospect
    High School Starter
    Developing High School Player
    Michael Donovan
    Name: Michael Donovan
    Player Ranking:
    Class Rank: 39
    Grad Year: 2021
    State: MI
    Offers & Commitment:(NEW) MICHIGAN STATE
    Pro Team:
    Height: 6'3
    Weight: 230
    GPA: 3.9
    Student Since: 2019
    Last Evaluation: March, 2021
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    Player Review

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    Donovan was very solid in his Virtual Ranking Video. He has easy FBS size and snaps a really smooth ball. Super easy to catch. Massive upside on this large Long Snapper from the Midwest (that is moving to Florida). Quick with his athleticism and the upside on Donovan is good. When his back is parallel to the ground, the speed of the ball is extremely solid. PATs are almost automatic and he locks in on them with ease. Coachable and he listens well. Smart Long Snapper.

    Donovan had a great day at the Rubio Long Snapping Fall Camp in Boston on September 27th, 2020. He has great size and is one of those Long Snappers that improves every single day. Form is good and his ball is accurate. Rarely is Donovan outside of The Rubio Zone. Form is good and he is snapping with a ton of confidence. The more confidence he snaps with, the more dominant Donovan will be in the long run. He was easily in the mid to low .75 range. Very impressive day for Donovan. 

    Donovan was the first one to take advantage of the Rubio Long Snapping Virtual Ranking service and it paid off. Over his almost 30 minute video, it was quite clear that this kid is very driven and simply never stops improving. The more I watched the video, it showed me just how much potential Donovan has with his Long Snapping. His hands are really quick and he actually snaps better when he is blocking. His snaps when blocking were easily in the low .7s and in The Rubio Zone. Big and strong Long Snapper with quick and precise PATs. Accelerates very well out of the hole and will crush someone downfield. Donovan has all of the tools to do extremely well at the next level. 

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    Donovan had another great day at the Rubio Long Snapping Midwest Camp on June 28th, 2020. He has a good frame and shows solid athleticism. His hands have gotten extremely quick over the last couple of weeks. His hands are so quick that it could almost be hard to time him! Donovan is using his whole body well and his confidence is really starting to sky rocket. The more he locks down his spiral, the better he will be in the long run. 

    Donovan had a great day at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in Texas on June 14th, 2020. His body is filling in very nicely and he can easily pass an eyeball test from a college coach. Smart Long Snapper that is improving rapidly. Form is good and he snaps a smooth ball. The less Donovan thinks, the better he will do in the long run. He hovered in the mid to low .7s all day long and should do really well at the TOP 12 camp. Excellent improvement in a short amount of time. 

    Donovan showed me some good things at the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Camp in NC on March 7, 2020. He has an excellent frame and has the body of a college Long Snapper right now and still has a year left of high school. Starting form is great and his hands are super quick. The ball jumps out of the gate really well. The less Donovan thinks, the better he does with his snapping. Slow motion drills will help a ton with getting his strong legs fully involved to gain more speed on the ball. Massive upside on Donovan and he is right on the cusp of greatness.

    Donovan did very well at the Rubio Long Snapping IL Fall Camp on December 15th, 2019. EXTREMELY quick learner that is beyond coachable. Tell/Show Donovan what to do and just consider it done. His frame is excellent and he looks to be growing by the hour. Smooth Long Snapper that has tremendous upper body strength. Ball is quick and powerful. Easily can be in the mid to low .7s. Speeding up his legs and making sure he is using all of them will be huge at VEGAS XXXV in January and beyond. Sky is the limit for Donovan. 

    Donovan was solid during the summer of 2019. Extremely quick hands that enable the ball to jump out of the gate extremely well. Really athletic Long Snapper that moves well on his feet. His balance is very good and his upper body gets through really well. The more he can get his lower half fully involved, the more speed he will get on the ball. Right now he can hover between .75 to .85 and when he smooths out his snapping motion he will easily be in the .7s on a very consistent basis. Great upside.

    Donovan came over from Michigan and was impressive at the Rubio Long Snapping IL Spring Camp on April 14th, 2019. He has a great frame and will able to put on about forty lbs over the next couple of years. His follow through is off the charts and he is so long that he practically can hand the ball to the punter. Need to see Donovan slow the process down to make sure he is getting his super long legs involved in the process. If he can get his legs fully locked, his times will be under .75 by VEGAS XXXIV in May. In love with Donovan’s overall frame and potential. Keep a close eye on him. 


    RSI (Rubio Standard Index) is a scoring process developed by Rubio Long Snapping that weighs the average speed of the snap along with points for accuracy on the Rubio Target. Bonus points are awarded for a superior range of snap times.

    2021 NC Spring Camp RSI: 35.21

    2020 NC Fall Camp RSI: 7.32

    2020 MA Fall Camp RSI: 38.67

    2020 IL Summer Camp RSI: 11.25

    2020 TX Spring Camp RSI: 26.25

    2020 NC Spring Camp RSI: 18.57

    VEGAS XXXV RSI: 7.59
    VEGAS XXXV 40 Time: 5.65
    VEGAS XXXV Snap Speed: .79

    2019 IL Fall Camp RSI: 25.61

    2019 IL Summer Camp RSI: 13.64

    2019 IL Spring Camp RSI: 3.06

    2019 Underclassmen Invitee

    National Honors Society Member



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