Tuesday, December 11, 2012
LB Myles Jack to visit Oregon
By Brandon P. Oliver
Despite a being a long-time commit to UCLA, one of the top players in the Northwest has been open to other schools continuing to recruit him. LB Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) recently helped Bellevue -- one of the nation's top teams -- to another state title. Now that his senior season is complete, Jack appears to be turning all of his attention to the recruiting process.
The US Army All-American LB is happy with everything about UCLA but wants to explore what other programs have to offer. After earlier flirting with the Oregon Ducks, the two seemingly parted ways over the past couple of months. Ducks' LB coach Don Pellum visited Jack last week, and the two realized that both sides deserve another look.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound three-star prospect recently set four official visits that will all be taken after his trip to San Antonio, Texas, for the U.S. Army All-American Game. Jack has settled on official visits to Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Oregon.
The good news for Oregon is that Jack is scheduled to be in Eugene on Feb. 2, the final weekend before signing day. The Ducks have flipped USC commit De'Anthony Thomas (2011), Texas A&M commit Bralon Addison (2012) and Oklahoma State commit Chance Allen (2012) after hosting them on official visits over the final weekend before signing day recently.
The Ducks are looking to add one, possibly two more linebackers in the Class of 2013. Other LB targets are former Auburn commit Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett), Zach Cunningham (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley), Peter Kalambayi (Matthews, N.C./Butler), Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood) and ATH Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead).