"He is going to Iowa. This has been blown way out of proportion," said Bob Rudock, Jake's father in a conversation with HI's Josh Harvey on Monday night. "Next week, he will be signing what he needs to. Jake wants to go to Iowa."
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound St Thomas Aquinas (FL) signal-caller has been committed to Iowa since July, but a recent coaching change at Miami has had the Canes in hot pursuit. New head coach Al Golden had reportedly made signing Rudock one of Miami's top priorities. But, it appears that it won't be happening.
Bob Rudock has been a season ticket holder since the 1980s and his oldest son attends medical school at Miami according to reports. If the Hurricanes had jumped into Rudock's recruitment early on, it might have been a different story.
"Let me reiterate, Jake is going to Iowa," said his father, who has been bombarded by the Florida media in the last few days.
The Scout.com nationally ranked No. 29 quarterback led St. Thomas Aquinas to a High School National Championship this year. The Raiders finished 15-0, winning a Florida 5A State Championship. With a passer completion rating of 68 percent, he threw for over 2800 yards and 36 touchdowns, to only three interceptions.
"He's excited to be a Hawkeye and his mother and I are excited he's going to Iowa."