Monday, January 14, 2013
Myles Jack discusses Arizona State visit
By Mason Kelley
Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) wasn’t sure what to expect when he traveled down to Arizona State this weekend.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker’s mother and father went to the university, so he knew a little bit about life in Tempe, Ariz.
The trip was his opportunity to see it for himself.
What did he think?
“They blew me out of the water,” Jack said. “I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.”
Myles Jack is keeping his options open, and he enjoyed his visit to Arizona State.
When it comes to Jack’s expectations for his future in football and in the classroom, the standout sees a good fit with the Sun Devils.
With an interest in broadcast journalism, Jack was impressed with the pitch from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
“I liked everything they were telling me,” he said. “Freshmen, they get hands-on experience and they can do internships, which is kind of unheard of. That’s big.”
His host on the trip was Will Sutton, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. The defensive tackle sold Jack on all the reasons he decided to return for his senior season.
“Pretty much, he believed in what they were doing at ASU and he really felt like they could be Pac-12 champs,” Jack said.
Jack also likes the program’s plan for him on the field. The coaching staff told him they plan on using him as a hybrid safety and linebacker where he can cover in space and rush the quarterback.
It would provide an opportunity to showcase both his football instincts and athleticism.
Now, with three visits left, Jack’s decision “got way more difficult."
When asked if his mother, LaSonjia, would like to see him end up at Arizona State, Jack said she wants him to find the right fit for his future, regardless of where he decides to play.
“She doesn’t care, but she does have a little bias toward ASU,” he said. “It’s still my decision, but she said she enjoyed her time at ASU. She said it’s even better than when she was there. She’s in 100 percent on ASU if I decide to go there.”
But, with a visit to UCLA next weekend and a trip to Washington the following week, Jack still wants to absorb all of the experiences and information he can before he makes his final decision.
“I’ve got to see what UCLA is bringing to the table, too,” Jack said.