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Sunday, January 6, 2013
UCLA commit Jack plans three key visits

By Damon Sayles

SAN ANTONIO -- Three-star athlete Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) has been UCLA solid since June. Whether he stays that way depends on three upcoming visits.

Jack, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound projected outside linebacker in college, confirmed he has an official visit to Arizona State on Friday. Following Arizona State, Jack will visit UCLA on Jan. 18, Washington on Jan. 25 and Oregon on Feb. 2.

Jack is solid with his commitment, but he said the three visits are necessary in reassuring that he wants to be a Bruin.

“I didn’t really get that full experience with junior days,” Jack said, “I feel like that’s why I need to take my officials and just re-evaluate my decision.”

Assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo recruited Jack to UCLA, but he has left the Bruins and moved to Washington. Tuiasosopo was huge in Jack’s recruiting process, and many feel Washington now is the team to beat, as Tuiasosopo and Huskies defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi have been his primary recruiting contacts.

Jack, however, finds positives in all four schools.

“With Arizona State, their coaching staff pretty much has been recruiting me even after I committed,” Jack said. “UCLA is self-explanatory, since that’s where I committed. Washington is the backyard school. They’re 10 minutes away, and the whole community is recruiting me. With Oregon, it’s Oregon. When they come in, you’ve got to respect that.

“It’s all been crazy, but it’s a blessing. It’s good to be wanted, and it’s what I’ve worked so hard for. I’m just glad it’s all paying off and my mom doesn’t have to pay for college.”