Sunday, December 2, 2012
WA title 'storybook ending' for Myles Jack
By Mason Kelley
TACOMA, Wash. -- Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) called it a “storybook ending.”
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound UCLA commit capped his high school career Friday with a 95-yard touchdown run, the final score in the Wolverines’ 35-3 victory over Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic in the Class 3A state championship game.
“Coach just dialed up the play, told me to run full speed,” Jack said. “I just made the most of it, read my blocks and just made it to the end zone. It’s the picture-perfect way to go out.”
For Jack, it doesn’t seem like that long ago he was watching Bellevue win as a freshman. Now a senior, he ended his career the way he wanted.
“You put up and you win,” Jack said. “To go out like this as seniors, I can’t even describe it. It’s crazy that it’s over. My high school career is done. I know it’s going to hit me later, but it’s bittersweet.
“This is all I’ve known for the past four years. It’s going to be crazy to go to a new system and everything, moving on to college.”
Now that the season is over, Jack’s full focus is on recruiting.
“I might not even play basketball,” he said. “This is all recruiting now, because I haven’t really been answering any calls.”
In addition to the schools that have been recruiting the linebacker, Clemson has recently shown interest. He had an in-home visit from Washington the day after Bellevue won its fifth straight state title and continues to receive calls from an impressive list of schools.
“I’m just taking it as it comes,” he said. “Whoever likes my tape, if they hit me up, I’ll answer. I have time now.”