My story in today’s Los Angeles Daily News tries to figure out comparisons for the two-way eruption UCLA linebacker Myles Jack had this past weekend. You probably won’t guess at least one of the names mentioned.
Not in the article was how well Jack has handled the attention so far. Even before his huge breakout performance at Arizona, the freshman was a media favorite for his great quotes and friendly demeanor.
“A lot of people give him praise. A lot of people say ‘Myles Jack this, Myles Jack that,'” left tackle Xavier Su’a-Filo said. “But he remains humble. What I notice is how hungry he stays. Tell Myles he’s the best freshman in the country, and he’ll be like, ‘I want to be the best player.’
“He’s never satisfied. His bar, the standard he set for himself is so high. I really respect that about him.”
(h/t to puntingiswinning for the above video)