Former Iowa Hawkeyes starting quarterback Jake Rudock reportedly has plans to visit Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines after electing to take the grad transfer route.
As FOX first reported last week, Rudock, a two-year starter for theHawkeyes, plans to transfer from the Iowa program and has been considering the Wolverines who are looking for a new starting QB in 2015. As a graduate transfer, the Fort Lauderdale native would become immediately eligible. However, if he does transfer within the Big Ten, Rudock would need a waiver from the conference. The source said on Wednesday that the QB hopes to have an answer on whether he would be cleared for this season sometime in the next week or two.
Rudock threw 34 TDs against 18 interceptions in the past two seasons. He also does have familiarity with Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, who had recruited him when he was an assistant at the University of Miami and Rudock was a high school prospect.
Jim Harbaugh has been aggressively seeking solutions to his quarterback dilemma on campus since arriving in Ann Arbor. Former Houston quarterback John O’Korn has already announced his intentions to transfer to Michigan and Harbaugh was able to flip four star quarterback Zach Gentry from Texas late in the recruiting cycle.
One thing is for sure, Harbaugh is making sure he has some options when it comes to quarterbacks.