Three-star defensive end William Yancy (6-6, 235, 4.7) from Glendale (Ariz.) took his first official visit this past weekend to Purdue. His next trip is scheduled to hometown Arizona State.
"It was a great trip to Purdue," Yancy said. "They made me feel home away from home."
"I got to hang out with the players and they made me feel like I was already part of the team," Yancy said. "I also was able to talk to the coaches and overall it was a great trip."
"I will be visiting Arizona State this coming weekend (September 29th)," Yancy said. "I like ASU's coaching staff and know some of their players.
"My brother played for ASU so I have been a longtime fan of the Sun Devils," Yancy said. "ASU is also an in-state school."
"I'm not going to set up anymore visits until after my season is over," Yancy said. "I'm very open to schools for my last three visits, but I don't have any leaders for those last three trips."
So far Yancy has 12 offers on the table besides ASU and Purdue some of the schools that have offered are Arizona, Colorado State, Oregon State, Purdue, Utah, UTEP, and Boise State.
The Yancy household phone has been ringing off the hook since September 1st with phone calls from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, UNLV, Colorado State, Fresno State and UTEP.
Yancy has been just as busy on the field and he's playing like he wants to see his ranking by Rivals.com to be higher.
In three games, Yancy has approximately 25 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
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.
Yancy is currently ranked Rivals.com as the nation's No. 21 strongside defensive end for the class of 2007. He was also a member of the Rivals.com Arizona top 20 landing as the Grand Canyon State's No. 4 rated prospect at any position.