Coveted linebacker intrigued by Sun Devils

The recruitment of 2013 linebacker, Myles Jack, has already been one the more intense ones in the Northwest, and this process is unlikely to slow down anytime soon for the Bellevue, Wash. standout. Jack's suitors are trying in earnest to distinguish themselves from the competition, and so far Arizona State is one program that has been able to stand out in the eyes of this four-star prospect.

"Both my parents graduated from Arizona State," Jack said, "so I was able to learn stuff about the school from them and I know they are a good school. Recruiting is going very well with them and I talk to the coaches from there a lot. I really like them because they are so genuine. Some coaches I visited I didn't get that feeling and with these (ASU) coaches you just know who they are and this is how they run stuff the right way.

"I visited them for the first time last month and it was a really good visit. Obviously I've been watching them on TV for a long time, but on this visit I really got to know the school. I got see the whole campus and all the facilities. It is a very nice college town and it's very lively. My parents told me that the fan support there is great."

The 6-2 220-pound Jack, who is being recruited by ASU outside linebackers coach Joe Lorig, noted that while meeting with the ASU defensive coaches he learned how the Sun Devil staff plans to utilize him if he did ultimately pledge to the maroon and gold.

"They are looking at me as an outside linebacker," Jack commented. "They like my body type, my long arms and my speed. They said I do good job covering and rushing the quarterback.

"I have good instincts, and I'm someone who flies to the ball all the time and plays aggressive. But I still need to get better in taking control and taking over games, and just like any other player I want to get stronger and faster."

Aside from Arizona State, Jack has offers from California, Colorado, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Washington State.

"I visited Washington a lot because it's just right across the lake from my house," Jack said. "I also been to Oregon, UCLA, Cal and Stanford. I'm going to try and make it up to Washington State.

"I really don't have any schools I like more than the others, I'm just enjoying the whole process right now. Arizona State is one school I most definitely plan to visit again this year."

The Washington linebacker doesn't know yet the timetable for his decision, and didn't rule out making a commitment before his senior season commences. Regardless of the timing, he will be considering several factors before making that all important resolution.

"I'm going to see where I'm the most comfortable at," Jack said. "Coaches' personality is something else I will be looking at. I'm not necessarily looking for a place where I get early playing time but I want to go to a place where I know I at least have a chance to compete."


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