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Indiana junior high on Vanderbilt

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St. John's (Ind.) Lake Central running back David Yancey is generating college attention from colleges across the country, but one particular SEC program has caught his attention most in the early stages of the recruiting process.
"I took a visit down to Vanderbilt and they have been talking to me a lot lately," Yancey said. "They just said they wanted me to send down my transcripts and some more video. I'm pretty sure when I call them around next week, they'll be giving me an offer soon."
While it appears Vanderbilt has strong interest in Yancey, the visit to Nashville has definitely ignited strong interest from the Indiana native in the Commodores and a scholarship offer could hasten his decision process.
"I'm thinking about that right now," Yancey said. "I'm really liking Vanderbilt, but I will probably wait it out and see what other offers I can get. That would probably be the smart thing to do."
Yancey was impressed with the atmosphere and the fan base during his visit to Vanderbilt, but it was what the school offered off the field that most intrigued him.
"The first thing that caught my attention was the education," Yancey said. "Coming out with a degree from Vanderbilt is amazing."
The other factor that has Yancey high on the Commodores is the personal touch that head coach James Franklin showed during the visit.
"When I took a visit down there, he made it seem like we were a part of the football team," Yancey said. "He shook our hands, he talked to us personally… everything was on a personal level with all the recruits down there."
Yancey has already received offers from Wyoming and Butler University. Schools like Cincinnati, Iowa, Oregon and Wisconsin are also showing regular interest.
"Iowa sends me something every single day," Yancey said. "I will be calling them next week too and seeing how my recruiting [with them] is going."
Thus far, the 5-11, 200-pound Yancey is being recruited solely as a running back, but this past season he took over the quarterback reigns for a team that won their first league championship in school history. Yancey put his running skills to good use from the quarterback position, rushing for over 2,000 yards and scored 27 touchdowns.
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