After a very hectic spring and early summer racking up offers, four-star running back Dasarte Yarnway (6-0, 215, 4.5) from San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral has narrowed down his of suitors to five schools.
"My top five consists of all western region schools," Yarnway said. "My family and I think it is best if I stay in the west.
"Though we have made this top five we are still open to any western region schools. My top five are Cal, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, and Oregon."
"Recruiting was a headache in the beginning, because at such a young age you don't really know what you want to do after college, for a career," Yarnway said. "After doing research these schools embody what I am looking for - which makes the process easier because you get to pick schools based on your individual criteria."
"I've visited Oregon and Eugene is beautiful," Yarnway said. "It's a college town with a lot of people rallying behind the team. The facilities are amazing and they offer my realm of study at their school."
"Washington is the only school on my list that I have not visited," Yarnway said. "I know they lead the league in rushing last year which really stood out to me. The economy is that area is supposed to be really good and Seattle is a beautiful city."
"I like Washington because of the connection we have," Yarnway said. "They are very down to earth, approachable guys. Coach Tyrone Willingham is passionate about the game, his players and about winning and Coach Tim Lappano has NFL experience."
"I just got back from UCLA about a week ago," Yarnway said. "The campus is beautiful and the area around it is very scenic. Academically it is one of the best schools in the Pac-10."
"You have Westwood, Santa Monica, and Bel Air surrounding the campus," Yarnway said. "Being from this side of San Francisco it was great to see that lifestyle."
"Another thing that stood out was Coach Rick Neuheisel, he is a very charismatic coach and person. He walked me around the campus and the comfort level we had was great."
"Arizona State was a great trip for me," Yarnway said. "It was a college town with beautiful people and great weather. Coach Dennis Erickson welcomed my family, made them laugh and feel very comfortable."
"Arizona State has top notch facilities, which really goes under the radar. They also have a great academic plan set up for all of their players. They are a competitive team and their running backs coach, Coach Jamie Christian is someone I feel very comfortable with. They really take good care of their players as well."
"Cal embodies a lot of what I am looking for. Berkeley is a great place, a place where you have people from all walks of life and has great racial dynamic," Yarnway said. "They have one of the best studying and organization plans for their athletes."
"Cal is one of the best schools in the world, with over 20 Nobel Peace Prize winners on staff. So they offer world class education as well as a great football playing career. They are always competitive and the comfort level I have with the coaches is one of the highest. They are like fathers to their players."
"I plan to announce my decision at latest by the end of the month," Yarnway said. "I would like to thank all the people who have followed my recruitment."
"I would also like to thank all of the coaching staffs that have extended me an opportunity. I have prayed for it and they have all made a dream a reality."
The scouting report on Yarnway is he's very competitive and he can be counted on for getting the tough yard. He never takes a down off and plays the game of football hard. He is one of those backs who gets better with more carries and as the game progresses. He is outstanding in the fourth quarter when you need to burn clock.
Yarnway is also known as a clutch performer who plays his best football when the pressure is at its most intense.
As a junior, Yarnway rushed for 1,410 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He was also a weapon catching the ball out of the backfield latching onto 25 receptions for 220 receiving yards.
Yarnway is a two-time all-state underclass selection.