“It was fantastic,” Jack said. “I was really impressed with my ASU visit, but UCLA impressed me as well. They said the school was the most applied-to school in the nation. It’s really competitive, but it’s doable. My communication major is top of the line at the school. The academic support is there. Academically, UCLA is UCLA. You can’t really compete with that.”
The trip helped solidify his decision. In fact, it was almost enough to clinch his commitment.
“It would take a lot to change my mind,” he said. “The UCLA visit was it. Football-wise, the coaches, they showed me their schemes, what they would have me doing, and I feel like I fit right in with that.”
Jack enjoyed his time with the coaching staff and also was impressed by the players in the program.
“They work hard and play hard, and I like the mentality of the coaching staff,” he said. “The defensive coordinator, my linebacker coach, they’re all good guys. They have NFL experience, and their goal is to get guys to the league. I bought into that.”
“Normally, the players will treat the recruits nicely, just because," Jack said. "But you could really tell they’re up for us coming to the school. I really related with the players.”
Jack, who had an in-home visit with Florida State on Monday, still plans to take his last two trips. He will visit Washington on Jan. 25 before traveling to Tallahassee, Fla., the following week.
“I’m taking them, because I’m an open-minded person,” Jack said. “I already scheduled it with them and everything. I just feel like that’s right. I’m a man of my word, so if I scheduled it, I’m doing it.”
But, at this point, it’s going to be tough for the Huskies and Seminoles to top his experience at UCLA.
“It was just a top-notch visit,” Jack said. “I loved it.”