SEATTLE -- When Myles Jack sprinted off the edge toward Euless (Texas) Trinity’s quarterback he set in motion an introduction of sorts.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) greeted the quarterback with a vicious hit that helped force overtime, while saying hello to any school that still might be looking to land the linebacker who committed to UCLA in June.
Jack was in on almost every big play on offense and defense throughout Bellevue’s 31-24 overtime victory last week.
He endured a few early hits, before dishing some out. He rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, proving he can play against Texas talent. He was as good as any player on the field, making him a top target for recruiters who think they can sway his decision.
Jack recently said he wants to take trips to Georgia Tech and UCLA and has also talked about visiting Oregon and Utah.
Until he signs his letter of intent on signing day, though, Washington will make a play to bring Jack into its 2013 recruiting class. Teammate Sean Constantine, a Washington commit, often tries to convince his friend to switch his commitment and, since the program is close to home, Jack spends a lot of time at practices and games.
While he remains committed to UCLA, his final decision could come down to the program that has the most successful season.
If the Huskies can find a way to get both Constantine and Jack, it will go a long way toward bringing in Wolverines junior Bishard “Budda” Baker, who will be the state’s top prospect next year.
Don’t expect a dramatic decision soon, though. If Jack ends up anywhere other than UCLA, it would, most likely, happen after the season. Jack has his focus fixed on leading Bellevue to its fifth straight state title.