Standing 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, with a strong arm, Jake Rubley could easily pass as a Class of 2018 prospect. So the fact he will not graduate from high school until 2021 makes him a very intriguing recruit for the future. A doctor recently told Rubley he should grow to be 6-foot-5 or 6-foot-6.
"I think I throw the ball pretty hard for my age," he told BuffStampede.com after attending a recent camp at Colorado. "I am pretty big so that is an advantage. ... I started [throwing the ball] when I was two, and my dad played in the league so I have been training with him my whole life."
His father T.J. Rubley earned an NFL paycheck for five years, and started games in two seasons, before moving on to play in the CFL. His older brother Ryan Rubley also plays quarterback, and was at Tulsa for three years before transferring to Augustana for the 2017 season.
The elder Rubley will serve as Jake's quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Highlands Ranch (Colo.) High School this fall.
"[My dad] works on things that need an adjustment but mainly just getting me adjusted to the speed of high school," he said. "It is awesome, so exciting. I just want to get on the field and show Colorado what I can do."
Buffaloes co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Lindgren got an opportunity to work with Rubley, and see what he can do, last Thursday.
"He knows a lot," Rubley said of Lindgren. "I would love to play for him. It would be awesome."
Rubley had previously been up to Boulder to attend "a couple" of Colorado's games, but the camp provided him his first glimpse inside the Buffaloes' program and facilities.
"It is a beautiful place. This place is like the Broncos' [facilities]. It is awesome," he said, before mentioning CU as a dream school. "My dad's cousin Jerry Hildebrand got inducted into the CU Hall of Fame so it is kind of a family thing."
Rubley is also related to Sylvester Stallone. The actor best known for his roles as Rocky and Rambo has been married to his mother's sister since 1997.
Even though Rubley already has good size and has shown a lot of potential, he has understandably not yet received his first FBS scholarship offer. It will be three-and-a-half more years before he can sign a letter of intent.
"[The colleges tell me] that I am good, but they don't really say anything yet because I am young," he said.
It is only a matter of time. Those in-depth recruiting discussions will take place down the road.