2011 Commit: Jake Rudock

Jake Rudock was the third player to commit to Iowa last Wednesday, after John Raymon and Ray Hamilton, becoming the eighth player overall in Iowa's 2011 recruiting class. Rudock is a pro-style quarterback from Florida and is rated 3-stars by Rivals, but only 2 by Scout.

Rudock in High School

Rudock plays for one of the premier high school football programs in the country: St. Thomas Aquinas. The Raiders were National champs in 2008 and have been Florida state champions 5 times. Last year, the team started the season 13-0 under Rudock's arm and was ranked #1 in the nation before getting upset in the semi-finals of the state playoffs.

Throughout the season, Rudock played consistently well. In 4 different games he completed at least 80% of his passes, including an 11 of 12 outing against Cypress Bay. He was good throwing the ball down field too, and in every game but one completed a pass of 25 yards or greater.

  • Offense - 128 of 197 passing, 1945 yards, 34 TDs, 5 INTs, 199.79 QB Rating


Rudock has a good-sized collection of videos on YouTube including a few him working different drills. This particular video has about 3 minutes of drill work and the rest is game action. My first impression of the in-game action was that he throws a nice deep ball. There's a lot of footage of long passes going for touchdowns. He looks good on his feet and is decisive in the pocket. He's obviously smart too with a 4.3 GPA.

Actually, he looks really good in just about every aspect and I'm sort of surprised that he only got 2 stars from Scout. The only weakness Scout lists is "Size" though at 6-2 (or 6-3 depending on the site) he's got decent height for a QB and though 185 may be a little light, it's not something a little time with Coach Doyle won't fix. Maybe it's just because he's a quarterback, but I am very excited about this commit and it'll be fun following him this year.
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