Nationally Ranked Recruit
Myles Jack commits to UCLA
June 22, 2012 by Scott Eklund
As one of the top prospects in not only the state of Washington, but in the entire Pacific Northwest, Bellevue LB Myles Jack had hauled in offers from across the country including the local school, Washington, as well as schools like Purdue, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Cal, but it was the offer from UCLA that intrigued him most and he recently decided he wanted to end the recruiting process and become a Bruin.
Jack grew up in the state of Georgia and had been in Washington only since his sophomore year.
"I grew up in Georgia and my mom got a job up here, so we moved," Jack told Northwest Elite Index earlier this year. "It was a big difference from where I grew up, but it's been a great place for me and I've enjoyed playing with my teammates and for our coaches who are great."
This past season, while helping lead his team to a fourth-straight 3A State Title, Jack was a, if you will excuse the pun, a "jack of all trades" rushing for over 500 yards and six scores on offense while posting 20 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, two sacks and seven quarterback pressures, playing only seven games on defense.
The first thing you notice about Jack is his long arms, which allows him to track down ball-carries and also fend off blockers. He's also a great athlete, showing outstanding instincts and speed to track down plays on either side of the field. Also coming from a fundamentally sound program like Bellevue, Jack is a sure-tackler and disciplined. He doesn't freelance focusing on his assignment and then using his speed, quickness and athleticism to make plays all over the field.
So far, Jack is the second Wolverines player to commit to a school as his teammate and friend, Sean Constantine, committed to Washington back in April.