Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) thought he had his official visits set. He had a four-week schedule with trips to Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Oregon.
He knew he had one more he could take, but most coaches wanted him to come in January. He didn’t have enough weeks to fit everything in.
Then Utah called. The Utes offered him a last-minute trip. It was a chance to experience something new, so the 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker accepted the invitation.
“I already had my four planned and they were like, 'if you want to come up this weekend, you can,'" he said. "I was like, ‘Well, shoot, that will make five, so I might as well.'"
The three-star recruit enjoyed his first official visit.
“It was nice,” he said. “Being on campus, having all your meals paid for and getting to see a new place -- I had never been to Utah -- seeing a new campus and meeting the coaches face to face was a good experience for me.”
Jack wants to explore all his options, so the trip was an important step.
“It was a big deal to actually get out on the campus, because that was one of the schools I hadn’t seen,” he said. “They have been recruiting me very hard and they’ve been persistent.”
Sophomore defensive back Tyron Morris-Edwards was Jack’s host during his visit. One of the highlights was a chance to go snowmobiling.
“I’ve never seen that much snow,” he said. “Snowmobiling, they make it look easy on the videos, but it’s harder than it looks. It was cool.”
Now that he has gotten his first trip out of the way, he knows what to expect on the next one.
“I was shell-shocked throughout the whole experience, just having your food paid for and staying in a hotel,” he said. “You know they’re going to put their best foot forward, but I just didn’t expect it to be that much.”