Jack an All-American

Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker Myles Jack, a UCLA commit, was honored at his school on Friday with his selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and he talks about his selection and his official visit plans...

For all the success that Bellevue (Wash.) has had, ten state championships in the last 12 years, it's only had one U.S. Army All-American, Steve Schilling in 2006.

But linebacker Myles Jack (6-3, 220), the West's top outside linebacker in the class of 2013, was honored on Friday with a ceremony at his school, becoming the second Wolverine selected to the game in San Antonio.

"It's an honor and everything, but it's really a team thing, and this is kind of a result of everything that we've done," said Jack. "I give all the credit to my team. I can't even explain the feeling of what this honor means. I can't do it by myself. This is for all of the class of 2013, the add up of everything we've done, winning those championships and beating out of state teams. I'm grateful and fortunate that they selected me."

Jack helped the Wolverines win their fifth straight state title last weekend, clinching another unbeaten season, and solidifying themselves as the premier team in the West.

The four-star was at the U.S. Army Combine last January, hopeful he'd someday be selected, but not confident that it would happen.

"After being there, I didn't think I would get invited, because everyone was getting picked before the game and after the game," said Jack. "And for them to finally choose me, I'm just grateful."

With his senior season coming to a close last weekend with the win in the Tacoma Dome, he's turned his attention somewhat to recruiting.

A commit to UCLA since June, Jack is still planning on taking at least four official visits and a couple schools have been by for in-home visits.

"This week has been hectic, more hectic from a football week, so this weekend me and my mom will sit down, and see what other schools I will visit," said Jack. "I have two set, to Mississippi State and UCLA. The other two I'll know this weekend. I'm going to UCLA on January 18th and then to Mississippi State the next weekend, January 25th."

Jack said he'd likely be visiting Washington and Utah and Arizona State could also get a visit, the Sun Devils visiting his home this week and the Huskies doing so earlier in the week.

"Coach (Paul) Randolph came by (Thursday) night and was there for an hour or two," said Jack. "Washington was last Saturday and it was cool, they made a presentation and had a napkin and projector and did a whole power point for me."

This week, UCLA coaches will be in his home.

"I'm still committed to UCLA," said Jack. "This week, they're coming in, Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo) is coming in."

In the meantime, Jack said he'll enjoy his first weekend off from football in some time.

"I'm going to take the weekend to relax and talk about the visits with my mom and narrow down who I'll visit with her," said Jack.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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