In our continuing series of athletes coming out to the Northwest Elite Football Camp June 6th at the Starfire Sports Complex we turn our eyes to Eastern Washington. Out in Spokane the High School football scene is as alive as ever. This year led by superstar QB Brett Rypien of Shadle Park the GSL League is once again a hot bed for top tier talent and many of them will be at the biggest camp of the year.
Gonzaga Prep’s Jack Bamis is one of the athletes we are excited to see at the camp. With all the college coaches watching (now 30 plus colleges confirmed) the 6’2″- 205 lb. Running Back and Outside Linebacker will be ready to show his talents which are considerable. Last season he rushed for 15 TD’s and nearly 1200 yards.
Bamis is a physical specimen for sure and is currently tearing up the State in the Triple Jump and the Long Jump. In fact his Long Jump of 23’2″ has him listed as one of the premier leapers in the United States. He has a 4.58 40 speed but his film shows his field speed is likely faster then that. With a 36″ vertical Jack is a mis-match one he is in the secondary; truly he is a top tier running back.
The young man came to Spokane with his family after moving around all over the world. His parents are in the import and export business and while he is of African descent (Cameroon) he was born in Spain. Jack has lived in Spain and Italy growing up as well as France. This multicultural experience should make him a terrific student athlete to have at any college.
“Growing up in all these places I think makes me understand the world and people in a very good way. There have been a lot of challenges and opportunities too. Right now I speak English, French, and Italian and that has to be a strength for me. It has really been great in a lot of ways,” said Jack.
Imagine this. He has only been playing football for 2 years and look how far he has come. It boggles to mind to think how good a kid this talented can be with a couple more years under his belt.
While running back has been a great spot for him now it is the Outside Linebacker spot that colleges are looking at him for. He says the calls are coming in.
“Boise State has been sending emails and letters and I attended Junior Day there and it was great being there. I also have visited WSU and watched their game which was really nice. Montana, Montana State, Idaho, Idaho State, Cornell, EWU, UW, Wyoming, and OSU have all talked to me and been in touch,” added Jack. “I am trying to get the recruiting going and excited for what is next.”