Another Bellevue Athlete Going National: Myles Jack

It figures that one of the top programs in the country in Bellevue would be loaded with some D-1 recruits going in 2012, and one of their top seniors will be FB/LB Myles Jack. At 6’3 215-pounds he already has offers from three BCS programs and more offers could be on the way.

“I have an offer from Washington, UCLA, and Virginia right now,” Jack told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I’m getting letters from a lot of schools right now too. Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, and a bunch more have been contacting my coaches about me.”

Jack’s story is intriguing as he didn’t make his way to the Pacific Northwest until he was a 10th-grader.

“I grew up in Georgia and my mom got a job up here, so we moved,” Jack said. “It was a big difference from where I grew up, but it’s been a great place for me and I’ve enjoyed playing with my teammates and for our coaches who are great.”

This past season, while helping lead his team to a fourth-straight 3A State Title, Jack was a, if you will excuse the pun, a “jack of all trades” rushing for over 500 yards and six scores on offense while posting 20 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, two sacks and seven quarterback pressures, playing only seven games on defense.

The first thing you notice about Jack is his long arms, which allows him to track down ball-carries and also fend off blockers. He’s also a great athlete, showing outstanding instincts and speed to track down plays on either side of the field. Also coming from a fundamentally sound program like Bellevue, Jack is a sure-tackler and disciplined. He doesn’t freelance focusing on his assignment and then using his speed, quickness and athleticism to make plays all over the field.

Jack noted that he plans to hit the camp circuit this summer in the hope of competing against some other top 2013 prospects, and will likely take all of his official visits before he gets close to making a decision.