Lockport, Ill., quarterback Jake Christensen was one of the nation’s heaviest recruited quarterbacks. Notice the emphasis on the key word was? That’s because the 6-foot, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback is now off the market because he made a commitment to a Big 10 power earlier today.
“I have committed to Iowa,” Christensen told Rivals.com recruiting analyst Tim O’Halloran just moments ago at a baseball game in Lockport.
“Basically it was a feeling. I always felt very comfortable and very at home at Iowa. After I was up there at the camp over the weekend, I left Iowa and decided that was where I wanted to spend my next four years.”
Christensen threw for 3,681 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior, earning all-conference, all-state and all-area honors. He led the Lockport Porters to its second straight Class 8A state title in 2003.
“I've seen a lot of good quarterbacks over the years, and I'm not checking out the players in Florida or California at all, but I feel that Jake has the ability and the potential to be as good as those guys are,” Lockport coach Bret Kooi said.
“He made tremendous strides from the start of his junior year to the state final win.
"Jake is a very talented player and athlete and his best football is still way ahead of him."