The Straightforward Choice

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Aug 1, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


"Washington is recruiting me the hardest and I'm going to their recruiting day on August 4," Jack Sula said. "They are a great program and I like their academics. The coaches are really straightforward and said they would use me on the field as soon as possible. I'd love to play early and I think that they are an up-and-coming program. They are recruiting southern California really hard..."

Jack Sula, the 5-foot-10.5, 205-pound three-star running back/linebacker from Carson, Calif., has seven scholarship offers but is still waiting on some big-time Pac-10 programs.

Sula favors Washington slightly over California, USC, UCLA, Nevada and San Diego State, but only the Huskies, Wolfpack and Aztecs have offered. He also has offers from Louisiana Tech, San Jose State, Idaho and Utah.

"Washington is recruiting me the hardest and I'm going to their recruiting day on August 4," Sula said. "They are a great program and I like their academics. The coaches are really straightforward and said they would use me on the field as soon as possible. I'd love to play early and I think that they are an up-and-coming program. They are recruiting southern California really hard and that's where the best players are."

He says the Huskies haven't told him which position they prefer him for. "They see me as an athlete," Sula said. "I know that the offensive coordinator wants me for offense, and the defensive coordinator wants me for defense. Coach Ty Willingham says they'll make a decision after they see more of me this season."

While the Huskies are Sula's top choice now, USC is the school that he grew up liking. "I went to their camp and I thought I did real good," he said. "They said they really like my abilities both on and off the field and I was expecting an offer, but it never came. They are a tough school to impress, but they did say that they would follow me close during my senior season."

California also told Sula that they plan to follow him during the season. "They are keeping up with me a lot by email and they told me that they just want to see a little more of me this year."

UCLA, Sula admits, isn't recruiting him at all. "They haven't been involved in a while," he said. "I really want to stay on the West Coast and play in the Pac-10 and that's why I still like UCLA."

He reports a 3.8 core GPA and a 930 two-part SAT, which he plans to retake. "I'll take the test as much as I can," he said. "The ACT too. I'm not satisfied with my score."



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