RECRUITING: Humble DE the best in Texas?

Jason Jack doesn't read his press clippings or get excited about rankings, he just dominates

JASON JACK, DE, 6'5, 250, 4.7, HUMBLE, TEXAS:

Folks will argue about who is really the best player in the state of Texas, but I have been told by more than one college recruiter that Jack is the true number one talent in the Lone Star State.

"I don't pay attention to any of the rankings," said Jack. "I don't get to overly excited about anything in football and I try to keep a level-head about things like that. Some players get overly excited about rankings and such, but I realize how quickly sports can humble you and I just try to go out and play hard every game."

Jack goes into his senior year looking to become a three-year starter. Jack was so talented that he even lettered as a freshman on special teams and as a reserve defensive end. Jack broke onto the scene as a sophomore, finishing with 38 solo stops and seven quarterback sacks. Last season Jack picked up his play even more with 49 solo stops, 70 assisted stops and 10 sacks overall.

"I would say the best aspect of my game is as a pass rusher," said Jack. "However, I think I play just about everything pretty well. I always take pride in my overall game, but teams double team me and do everything they can to keep me from rushing the quarterback, so I believe that may be my best strength."

Jack can bench 350 pounds, squats 500 and he has a 35-inch vertical jump. This summer Jack went to the Texas camp and was outstanding. Jack will also try to go to the Texas A&M camp on July 19. Jack has gone the same route in hoops lettering as a freshman and is set to be a three-year starter. Jack averages 17 ppg and 10 rbpg in hoops.

Twenty-two different schools have offered Jack at this point and he has several favorites at this point.

"I have a top five and they are all equal at the moment. I want to wait until I take my visits to determine where I am going to school," said Jack.

"I like Texas, Texas A&M, Nebraska, OU and Miami. I haven't been to any of the schools yet, but I hear that Texas and Oklahoma are equal schools. I played with Will Peoples, who plays at OU and he loves Oklahoma. I think all the schools in my top five are pretty equal, but I hear a lot of good things about Oklahoma. I didn't grow up a college football fan so I really didn't have a favorite team growing up."

Jack hasn't set any visits at this point and he still hasn't received his test scores.

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