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Jake Rudock commits to Iowa

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In his first full season at the varsity level as a starter, Jake Rudock took the reins of the defending national champion St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders and guided the team to a 13-1 record, throwing for 1,945 yards and 34 touchdowns as colleges from across the country watched this impressive 6-3, 185-pounder mature into a prospect.

On Wednesday night, after looking over schools such as Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Memphis, Rudock made his decision.

"I am going to the University of Iowa," Rudock said. "Great program, tremendous coaching staff and a chance to play on a team that fits exactly what I do."

Rudock, who has watched his stock rise over the past year, has worked as hard as any quarterback to prepare himself for the next level. In addition to balancing a baseball career, he always made it a priority to keep his throwing arm and mechanics in focus.

"From the first time I worked with Jake, it was evident that this was a young man who had all the tools to play at the next level," said coach Ken Mastrole, who runs Mastrole's Passing Camp. "Every session he attends, he always brings his best with him. There is no doubt in my mind that he has a chance to become something very special."

As Rudock heads toward his final season at the high school level, his goal of winning a state title still remains something that he wants to achieve. While the Raiders lost plenty of talent, receivers Rashad Greene (FSU commit) and Phillip Dorsett (Miami commit) return.

"I had the opportunity to watch Jake play three times last year and came away very impressed at the way he displayed leadership," said recruiting analyst Rich Barimo. "His mechanics are impressive. Iowa certainly fits him perfectly.

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Dan Johnson

Saweeet! Hawks have done well to land this kid, hope he really shines in Iowa City and turns heads in the Big Ten.

mjblaser

welcome aboard jake!

Joe

Welcome to Hawkeye Nation Jake!!! Have a great senior season and enjoy your time in High School! Glad your a Hawkeye!!!

FreddyHawk

Welcome to Hawkeye Nation, young man! Can't wait to see you rockin' a tiger hawk logo!

On Iowa!

nic (fort worth, tx)

Hawkeyes!!!! wooooooo

Dave

I love the look of this kid's delivery and his accuracy (from the highlights). He looks like a real good fit with Iowa. Congratulations! Go Hawks!

JerHawk

Welcome to Iowa Jake!! You sound like a very quality young man. It's great to have you aboard! Enjoy your Hawkeye experience and all that Iowa City and the U of I have to offer! Go Hawks!!

GoHawks

Welcome to the Hawkeye family Jake. Have a great Senior year.

UIalum

Welcome to Hawkeye nation. There is no better.

TBone

You'll never regret this decision, Jake. We also pick-up a couple of solid TEs and WRs to make you look even better. Go Hawks!

Steve

Welcome aboard Jake!

Looking at some of his film, I think he is a very similar player to our current QB Ricky Stanzi, maybe even a little more polished in his mechanics. It's great to see that maneuverability to. And he sounds like a quality young man who is going to be a great get for our program.

Justin

Go Hawks!

TBone

Steve: He's got a quicker release than Stanzi, but both need to learn to "look off" receivers. Otherwise, I'm excited ~ Go Hawks!

Cane2896 Birkdale

Jake,
Congratulations !!; Randy Shannon loses another one; Iowa gets gets a class act who does nothing but win and 'Canes get Jacory part II !!!.

We'll be following you and the Hawkeye Nation.

Dave

Welcome to the Hawkeye Nation, Jake! Can't wait to see you play!

Jacob Chapman

Congratulations young man, Hawkeye Nation is proud to have you as a part of our beloved Hawkeyes. Here's hoping that you can lead your H.S. team to a championship, and enjoy your time in high school. All of us Hawk fans are excited to see you come out of the tunnel into the black and gold

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