Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian is obviously one of the best high school teams in the nation. The Lions long have had eight players with D-I offers and this week another player has received a D-I offer making the total players who have offers to nine.
There are whole state's that don't send nine players to the D-I level so that is quite an achievement for the Oaks Christian program.
"Our offensive guard Cory Yriarte (6-2, 292, 5.3) just received his first offer from San Diego State," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He's very excited about the offer but will be patient before making a decision."
"Cory may visit Boise State before making his decision," Reddell said. "Boise State is also showing interest and they want him to visit."
"I'm glad he is finally getting some recognition," Reddell said. "He's done a nice job for us this year and is one of the reasons we are playing so well on the offensive front. He may be our best offensive lineman," Reddell said. "Like I said to you the last time we spoke, Cory is definite D-I player and I will stake my reputation on it."
Yriarte is a versatile inside offensive lineman he plays guard for the Lions, but he could project as a center on the D-I level. He is having an outstanding senior season going up against the likes of Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure he more than held up his own against major D-I players.
In an earlier interview with Reddell he had the following to say about his talented behemoth.
"Cory has great ability of sticking and staying on his blocks," Reddell said. "Once he gets on you he will drive you right out of the play.
"Cory is also very strong and very smart. I think he's benching close to 400 pounds."