Players who have the talent to apply heat on a quarterback are always in vogue. The best pass defense is when a quarterback is getting hit, rushed and landing on his butt.
Three-star defensive end William Yancy from Glendale (Ariz.) Ironwood is one such player.
According to Yancy he was recently measured at just under 6-foot-6 and is weighing in at 235. He also ran a 4.7 in the 40 at a UTEP camp that was held at Glendale Junior College.
Yancy was an all-region performer as a junior after he accounted for 75 tackles, 45 quarterback hurries, 13 sacks, five pass deflections and four fumble recoveries.
When you rack up impressive numbers like that offers usually follow and Yancy is now up to nine offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Colorado State, Utah, Wyoming, Boise State, UTEP and Purdue.
The talented defensive end is getting ready to set one official visit and has an early top five list of ASU, Arizona, Purdue, UTEP and Oregon State.
"I will be setting up an official visit to Arizona State and I took three official visits this summer," Yancy said. "I visited unofficially to Arizona, Arizona State and Purdue."
"I like Arizona State because my brother went there, played and graduated in 2000," Yancy said. "All the facilities are impressive at Arizona State and I like the coaches."
"For Arizona, I like their weight room," Yancy said. "I also like U of A's coaches. They are really into getting their players prepared not only for football, but for life"
"At Purdue their indoor football facilities were something," Yancy said. "I have never seen before and they were impressive. I was happy to meet all Purdue's coaches and it was a good time."
"UTEP held a camp at Glendale College and I was able to meet Mike Price," Yancy said. "They brought the whole staff here."
"The (UTEP) camp was really high intensity and I learned a lot of new defensive line techniques," Yancy said. "They didn't test a lot they wanted to see how fast we could play and how we reacted to a D-I style of practice. It was high energy."
"I also like Oregon State a lot, but I don't know much about the program."
The scouting report on Yancy is he really knows how to bring the heat and has a huge wingspan. He is also very explosive off the line of scrimmage and has a non-stop motor. He is a guy who plays hard whistle-to-whistle.