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Jack Has Busy Month Ahead
"It was good," he says of the visit to Utah. "I got to see a new place that I've never been to before. Seeing the campus for the first time was cool. I got to see snow and snow mobiles, so that was fun. I enjoyed meeting the players and everything. It was a good visit overall."
It was a last minute operation, as Jack solidified his plans to visit last Wednesday night, just two days before taking off for Salt Lake City.
"The motivation [for the spontaneous trip] was the persistence of the coaches," Jack tells FOX Sports NEXT. "They've been recruiting me through thick and thin, the whole time. They were telling me about the campus and it was one of the few schools that I hadn't been to, so I just figured I might as well go see it for myself."
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound athlete did just that. He reports that the weekend was a success.
"I like Utah, the campus, and the city of Salt Lake," he says. "I liked it. There was nothing bad about my trip; I enjoyed the whole experience. It definitely gave me a good taste of what Utah has to offer. I liked it, my impression was nothing but good things."
Despite a positive experience with the Utes, Jack's loyalty lies elsewhere, for now.
"I still consider myself a Bruin commit," he explains. "I'm just going on these trips to compare them to UCLA and pretty much just to see if I get the same feeling that I got from UCLA."
Three of the coaches he is currently committed to travelled to Bellevue last week for an in-home visit with the linebacker prospect.
"Coach (Marques) Tuiasosopo, Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich, and Coach (Lou) Spanos were here on Wednesday," Jack shares.
"We were kind of just kicking it, watching TV and talking football. It was a lot more laid back, compared to the other coaches who are trying to recruit me. We were just shooting the breeze and just talking about different stuff popping up on ESPN. It was real cool, real laid back. We were just hanging."
Jack plans to take an official trip to Westwood, and three other destinations, before Signing Day.
The four-star recruit will have a packed agenda next month. He is scheduled to visit Arizona State on January 11th, UCLA on January 18th, Washington on January 25th, and Oregon on February 2nd.
What would it take for a school to win him over?
"It's not really anything that the school can do, you just kind of know when you're suppose to be somewhere, and with these top five schools, I'll just be able to make my final decision more easily and more at peace," says Jack. "Not just going off of how their season went and everything, but actually being on campus and seeing what it's like."
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