A lot to like about Rudock

Jacob Rudock just broke the single game yards record at St. Thomas Aquinas last week against Camden County when he threw for 333 yards while completing 75 percent of his passes. He is not flashy, but he is very good.

It is hard for me to see Jacob Rudock not being successful on the next level the way that he was Friday night against one of the top high school teams in the country.

He finished 15-20 passing for 333 yards (new school record), and four touchdowns. He was very accurate, smart, and very efficient in this game and he showed me a lot.

While Rudock may not have the strongest arm, he knows when to throw it and where to throw it to. He gets rid of the ball on time and that stood out to me as much as anything in this game. He threw the ball on time over and over again. He threw it before receivers came out of their breaks, he threw it before they got good separation from the defenders, and he threw it when it needed to be thrown.

Accuracy is a big strength of his as well. Much of the time, the wideouts did not have to break stride on the deep balls and he threw it to the outside shoulder when it needed to be there, and he just displayed great accuracy throughout the night.

His ball seems to be easy to catch because of its consistent rotation. He throws a very good ball with tight spin. The velocity it not too much and it seems to be put in the right place.

Rudock is committed to Iowa and it looks like the Hawkeyes could be getting a steal. He is a gamer, a leader, a winner, and a good quarterback.

Sure, he is not the biggest at 6-foot-2 and a thin 180 pounds and he needs to build up his arm strength, he still needs to work on his mobility in the pocket, and his improve ability to buy time, but he is a true signal caller that can scan the field, throw accurate passes, and deliver the ball on time.

The bottom line is Rudock is a quarterback that is better than many may think and some schools could be overlooking his ability.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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