In what wasn’t much of a surprise, Bellevue High linebacker Myles Jack today announced he will sign with UCLA.
Jack is originally from Atlanta and has lived in this area for just a few years, so he’d long indicated going elsewhere for college was a legitimate option. He also had developed a relationship with Bruins coach Jim Mora, whose son played at Bellevue the last two years, which undoubtedly influenced his decision.
Jack was the highest-rated of the four in-state players Scout.com lists UW as having offered who before today had yet to commit. The others are LB Danny Mattingly of Mead, OL Mason Friedline of King’s and DT Andrew Basham of Lynwood.
UW has commits from four in-state players — PK Cameron Van Winkle of Mount Si, LB Sean Constantine of Bellevue, DT Jaimie Bryant of Tumwater and WR Sammie Long of Lakes.
Jack is the second in-state player for this class UW offered that has committed elsewhere, the other being QB Max Browne of Skyline who is headed to USC. Bellarmine Prep QB Sefo Liufau has also committed to Colorado, but he was not listed as having an offer from UW.
So, that means UW has officially offered nine in-state players this year, and has lost two and gotten four with three remaining uncommitted.
It’s uncertain if UW will offer any more in-state players in a year when recruiting analysts say the talent in the state is not as strong at the top or deep overall as it was in 2012.