Iowa is continuing the search for their quarterback in the 2018 class and they have stayed within the region with their latest offer. The Hawkeyes have offered Norton (Kan.) signal caller Jace Ruder. Ruder is a Tulsa commit already that stands at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds. The prototypical size has warranted his handful of offers so far, as well as his arm talent.
He committed early on to Tulsa because of the impression they left on him during the summer when they pinpointed him early on and latched onto him during one of their camps. In December he gave head coach Philip Montgomery his word.
"The amount of respect that I have for Coach Montgomery and his staff at Tulsa played a large role as well as the academics," Ruder said of his Tulsa pledge. "Coach Montgomery believed in me from the first day he saw me back in June at their camp, and he's a man of God who is strong in his faith and leading from the front at all times. We have a really good relationship going on."
Not only has Iowa offered but Ruder has also accumulated scholarship extensions from Syracuse and Colorado State. He's on his way to reeling in quite a few more as well. Will the Hawkeyes receive a chance to make their case for him?
"I'm not 100 percent sure if I'll be visiting soon," Ruder pointed out to Scout. "I'm very busy in the Spring with basketball and track, but I'm going to see what I can do. To be honest, I don't know a whole lot about Iowa. I know they are an extremely solid program and have a lot of stability in their coaching staff. Coach Woods made that clear when he gave me the offer."
"We've just texted back and forth a few times and we've talked on the phone once so far," he added.