SoCal OL picks up second offer
It is a mystery why offensive tackle Wade Yandall (6-4, 290, 5.4) from Carson, Calif., only has two offers at this stage of the recruiting process. It does appear that there could be at least one new offer on the horizon from a Pac 10 school and two more Pac 10 schools are watching his progress.
"Right now, I only have two offers from UCLA and San Jose State," Yandall said. "I'm just trying to keep my options open at this time to see if any other schools that I'm interested are going to try and recruit me and give me an offer.
"I have been talking to Oregon," Yandall said. "(Oregon OL coach) Coach Steve Greatwood, said he wants to offer me right now, but they are just holding off on things.
"Arizona State is also talking to me," Yandall said. "So is Arizona with Coach Mike Tuiasosopo."
"I'm not actually sure when I will make up mind right now," Yandall said. "UCLA is one of my favorite schools, but I'm looking to see if Stanford or Oregon offers that's why I'm keeping my options open, because I should always consider Pac 10 schools."
The Bruins were able to Yandall up close at their camp and an offer quickly followed after his camp performance. Some think that the lack of offers to Yandall is because, he has gone on record saying the UCLA is favorite and with at Bruin offer, that the school in Westwood will be too tough to beat.
Carson head coach Mike Christensen thinks UCLA and San Jose State are ahead of the recruiting curve with Yandall.
"Wade has all of the intangibles the D-I schools are looking for, plus he has great grades," Christensen said. "He could play in the Ivy League if he wanted to.
"Wade has really improved his feet and his technique," Christensen said. "He's becoming a leader on the team and is really developing into a good football player.
"Wade is going to be the complete football player once he's done," Christensen said. "He's really going to become a good left tackle.
Yandall didn't get a chance to play football as a sophomore due to an injury, but he made up for lost time and had a solid junior season that saw him earn all-league and all-area honors.
Carson is currently 3-2 heading into tough league play this Friday against Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington and is one of the teams that has people thinking they can go deep in the City Section playoffs.
Yandall earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2010 landing as a the Golden State's No. 79 prospect at any position.