Myles Jack reacts to UW's Tuiasosopo hire
December, 29, 2012
By Mason Kelley | ESPN.com
When Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) was asked about the role Marques Tuiasosopo played in his decision to commit to UCLA back in June, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker said the coach “pretty much sold me on UCLA.”
Todd Warshaw/Icon SMIMarques Tuiasosopo, who played for coach Rick Neuhuisel from 1997-2000, is returning as the Huskies' quarterbacks coach.
After hearing the former Washington quarterback was leaving his job as the Bruins’ tight ends coach to become the Huskies’ quarterbacks coach, Jack now has something else to think about as he decides where he will play college football.
“He was really heavily involved in my recruitment and everything. He was pretty much the person that got me to go to UCLA,” Jack said. “It has a big impact on me, because he recruited me.”
Tuiasosopo has recruited Jack since “Day 1,” so the coach’s decision has given the three-star recruit something else to think about. It will be one of many factors he weighs as he makes his final decision.
“I understand college football is a business and you’ve got to go where you’ve got to go,” he said. “It is what it is. You can’t really pick your school off of coaches. Coaches are a big part, but you know coaches are going to come and go.”
Jack understands Tuiasosopo’s decision to return to the university he led to a Rose Bowl victory in 2001.
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