Offensive lineman Cory Yriarte (6-2, 290, 5.5) from Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete has the versatility that D-I schools like. He has played offensive center, guard and tackle during his high school career. The talented behemoth is beginning to get serious looks along the recruiting front.
Yriarte will be having a very busy month of April as he will attend three junior days during the month. He will be at USC this weekend for their junior day. The in two weeks (April 15th) Yriarte will head to the Rocky Mountains for Colorado's junior day and on April 26th Yriarte will attend Cal's junior day.
Other schools that are showing Yriarte interest are UCLA, Washington and San Diego State.
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Yriarte has the strength you like to see in a D-I prospect. He has benched 185 pounds, 37 times. His max on the bench is 325. His squat 420 and power cleans 245. He has recorded 4.7 shuttle and a 23.5 vertical jump.
The scouting report on Yriarte is he has great explosion off the ball and very quick feet for a guy his size. He is also solid all-around athlete who played linebacker as a frosh before a growing spurt put him on the line.
One of the things that stands out about Yriarte his he sticks to his blocks and keeps driving until the block is finished. He is very tough and plays the position the way it is supposed to be played. He's very aggressive and physical.
The good thing about Yriarte is he's just as good in pass protection as he his as a run blocker.
What is Yriarte looking for in a college?
"I'm looking for a school with a cool, not cold climate," Yriarte said. "That's why I like San Diego State a lot, it has a great climate."
"How I like the coaching staff will also be a consideration," Yriarte said. "I also want to go to a school where I will get a good education."
Yriarte was an all-league selection as a junior.