Will sought WA LB visit Leach this spring?

HE'S EMERGED AS the top linebacker prospect in the state and one of the top 'backer prospects in all the West. That tends to happen when you're a high school junior who has racked up nine Pac-12 offers by the middle of March. But will Bellevue High's Myles Jack take an unofficial out to Washington State this spring?

Maybe.

"I may get out to Washington State this spring, I'm still putting things together schedule wise," said Jack (6-2, 215).

Mike Leach, linebackers Jeff Choate and the WSU staff make a strong impression on the phone. But if Jack does travel over to the Palouse, it figures to help boost WSU's stock in this early stage -- the more times you can meet face to face in recruiting, the stronger a relationship tends to be. Recruits on the WSU campus this spring have come away raving about the experience of meeting Leach and Co. in person. Meanwhile, Jack says he's intrigued by WSU.

"Washington State, they have a new coach in Mike Leach. He's an interesting guy... and he's turning the program around," said Jack.

IT COULD BE a fight to keep Jack home -- in addition to offers from WSU and UW, he holds full rides from Stanford, UCLA, Oregon State, ASU, Cal, Utah and Cal. And he's already officially visited UCLA, Oregon and ASU and had high praise for each of them. Oregon and Wisconsin could be close to climbing on board and are recruiting Jack hard of late, and distance is not a factor, said Jack.

But Jack also said he's highly interested in the Evergreen State schools.

"Washington State and Washington, the in-state schools, they're definitely in the mix," said Jack.

Jack said he has no early leaders and that he remains wide open.

"No one is on top and I really can't say anybody is ahead of anybody. I'm just kind of sightseeing right now, I'm just trying to take it all in," said Jack.

Jack said he planned on taking an unofficial to nearby UW today, with future unofficials this spring to be determined.

JACK IS RATED the No. 4 outside linebacker prospect in the West by Scout.com – his potential is such that Scout says he could rise to the No. 1 slot by the end of the summer. He plays d-end and running back for Bellevue but should make a smooth transition to playing with his hand up in the defensive box and has "a ton of fast twitch ability."

Jack, playing only seven games on defense, posted 20 tackles as a junior, including six tackles-for-loss, two sacks and seven quarterback pressures.

Click here for Jack's junior highlight reels.


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