Georgia Recruiting: Are The Dawgs Making a Legitimate Run at Myles Jack?

Myles Jack is waiting to hear back from UGA about potentially visiting this weekend; Jack was scheduled to officially visit FSU on Friday. Photo: Fox Sports

It’s no secret which guys the Georgia Bulldogs have targeted as must-haves for the 2013 recruiting class; Montravius Adams, Alvin Kamara, Laremy Tunsil, and Reuben Foster all stand at the head of the class. However, as we race into these final days of recruiting—and the “quiet period” which begins on Sunday (quiet meaning no face-to-face contact)—you  begin to get a sense for what certain programs are thinking about their chances with particular prospects simply by the actions they take.

A recent offer to former Vanderbilt running back commit Jonathan Ford raised more than a few eyebrows, and caused many to question (including myself) if it was an indicator of how Georgia felt about Kamara following his official last weekend; and while many have since debunked the notion that Kamara is for sure not going to land in Athens—claiming the offer to Ford was more about a desire to add depth at the position following the transfer of Ken Malcome—others remain unsure.

One thing is for certain, however, forthcoming or not, the Bulldogs are being aggressive about closing the 2013 class out strong; they don’t want to fill-in the blanks with as many walk-ons as they did last season and adding quality players is worth taking a late gamble or two.

Enter UCLA commit and Georgia native Myles Jack.

Jack’s mother, La Sonjia, said that Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon talked with her son on Wednesday to gauge his interest in the Bulldogs.

Jack, a four-star prospect who’s been committed to the Bruins since June, apparently told McClendon there is legitimate interest, enough to work on a trip to Athens in the coming days. A visit has not yet been scheduled.

“He did talk to Myles and wanted to know if he was still interested, if he would still be interested in (Georgia) and maybe take a visit and Myles said yes,” La Sonjia Jack said. 

“He did offer Myles. There was an offer. Myles let him know he would be talking to me and they said they would be getting back to him but they haven’t called back for the rest of the day. We haven’t heard anything else about flights or trips or anything like that.

…”They were on our list early on because it was Georgia,” La Sonjia Jack said.

“A little late to the party but nevertheless they’re at the party. Myles and I will have more discussions about it later but it’s always been one of the schools he’s been interested in.” (Adam Gorney, Rivals)

Jack played defensive end, linebacker and running back at Bellevue High School in Bellevue, WA, and he is one heck of an athlete. He’s a bit too small to play the end position at the next level, but has the right size, height, and frame to eventually become one very nice-looking outside linebacker.

He’ll need to work on his technique a bit to play at that position but, with the right coaching, he could develop quickly into a solid contributor/potential impact player in the college ranks.

It’s tough to say for certain how much consideration Jack will lend to Georgia, especially given the late nature of the offer, but anything is certainly possible given the right circumstances.

As a side note, what does this offer mean as far as Reuben Foster is concerned?

To be honest, it could mean nothing, but it’s been clear all along that Foster is committed to one thing for certain: staying close to his daughter. His daughter lives in Auburn along with his mother; you do the math on that one.

In the meantime, I could think of worse Plan B’s than Myles Jack. One look at his highlight reel and you’ll be hard-pressed to not wonder how and why he was never offered in the first place.

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1 comment for “Georgia Recruiting: Are The Dawgs Making a Legitimate Run at Myles Jack?

  1. tbonedawg44
    01/31/2013 at 1:13 pm
    I’m new to your site in the last few days and have really enjoyed your insights. I have to agree with your question of why Georgia is so late to the table with Myles. This seems to have become a reoccuring theme in the recent past with many quality recruits that Georgia offered too late. You really have to wonder if that had anything to do with Garner’s departure.

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