Jack is Getting Wide Interest

When talking with Matt Razore, Bellevue High's defensive backs coach and the coach that typically takes care of a lot of the college recruiting duties for BHS, he had nothing to say but positive things about all the players that have drawn coaches from throughout the country to the powerhouse high school on the east side of Lake Washington. But when it comes to Myles Jack, Razore's grin widens...

"Myles…he's a specimen," Razore recently told Scout.com. "Athletic specimen. He started out as a sophomore playing running back for us. He was about 175 pounds as a young sophomore. In our game versus Lakes he had two long touchdown runs running away from Cedric Dozier and all those guys.

"He came back for this year and he ended up 210 pounds. So he grew about two inches in the offseason and gained about 30 pounds, so we plugged him into the d-end position and he excelled at that. He's still going to be playing a little running back for us. I think schools are drooling over what position they want him to play for them; whether it's d-end, outside 'backer…I wouldn't count out running back. I'm still holding strong to the fact that he could have a future as a running back."

Because of family obligations, Jack has moved back and forth between Bellevue, Wash. and Georgia the past couple of years. "He went to Georgia after his sophomore season, and he was there for about six months and he end up breaking his leg there," said Razore. "He broke his leg last spring and it healed, and then ended up playing there the first week of summer before he moved back up here with his mom. So he wasn't really working out there with the team."

No matter how good you are, you have to be in shape. And once Jack was able to get his wind back, he became a tornado for the Wolverines. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete played the last seven games for Bellevue in 2011, but per the Seattle Times he averaged nearly 11 yards a carry, scoring six touchdowns on just 26 total carries, including a long of 73 yards.

"His first game with us was about our third or fourth game in…we didn't have him for Oaks Christian or Skyline," said Razore. "Once we got him in, it took a few week for him to get his legs back, but once we got him into the playoffs, he just looked like he could have already been on a college field."

Whether it's on offense or defense, Jack's motivation toward the game of football is the same, but he does have a preference. "I like defense, but really it doesn't matter; I'll do whatever it takes," he said. "But with defense, there's a real physical part to it, as well as the schemes - so there's a science to it too."

It's a rare athlete that generates offers from schools like Washington, Washington State, UCLA, California, Stanford, Oregon State, Arizona State, Utah and Virginia just based on seven games' worth of film, but Jack is a rare athlete. Other colleges like Wisconsin, Georgia Tech and Oregon have told Jack they'd love to see him at their summer camps so they can thoroughly evaluate him.

"The early offers have really been a surprise," he said, matter-of-factly.

Jack will be unofficially visiting Washington, Oregon and Arizona State within the next couple of weeks, all with the idea of eventually making an early decision. He still is wide open and when asked if he has a school or three that really stand out to him, he said no.

"I would like to make my decision before my senior season if I can," said Jack.

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