Christensen High on Hawkeyes Future

Jake Christensen's East Squad did not pull out a victory in Saturday's US Army All American Bowl, but Christensen did not allow the loss to dampen his spirits, as he knows that his Hawkeye future became much brighter on Saturday, as four players committed to Iowa on National TV. Jake talks about that, as well as how he and his future Hawkeye teammates have been working on another All American who is considering Iowa; David Nelson.

Even though your team lost today, you still won, because the Iowa Hawkeyes had a historic day, from a recruiting and exposure front. How much fun was it seeing and hearing all of those guys declaring for Iowa on national TV?

It is awesome. We pretty much knew it was going to happen. We did not know for sure with Tony, but we had a good feeling he was going to come with us, too. He made this a near perfect class for us. Hopefully we can get David (Nelson) and we can round it out and go to work.

When did Tony Moeaki tell you he was committing to Iowa?

He did not tell us. We were not in the loop, so we found out when the rest of the country found out. We had a pretty good idea. At least there was one surprise for us, and that makes it even sweeter.

Have you been able to rat pack enough with David Nelson this week to leave a good impression, in your opinion?

Yeah. I think right now, if he had to make his decision right now, he would be going to Iowa. But he is taking a visit to Florida. But hopefully, he ends up coming here with us. He belongs with us, because we feel like he is one of us.

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All Star games rarely allow the majority of players to showcase their talents. Don't let the East squad's poor performance sour you on Christensen. He has one of the biggest arms an Iowa quarterback prospect has had in a long time. He is also a very cerebral prospect who knows the game of football like few others his own age.

Once the smoke clears on the Class of 2005 for Iowa, Christensen and his father Jeff, will be owed a debt of thanks from every Iowa fan for their recruiting efforts behind the scene. Due to his June commitment, Christensen became the epicenter of this recruiting class.

It's a common role for a quarterback once they get on campus, and it's a role that Christensen has already filled before he ever set foot on campus.


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