The tight end position is a very dangerous weapon in some offenses. When you get athletic big men who has hops and the courage to go up and the ball you have potentially a fine tight end. Add a soft pair of hands and outstanding blocking skills you have the complete package at the position.
Though it is early it appears that tight end/defensive tackle Will Yeatman (6-5, 250, 4.9) from San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo could be one of the west coast's most sought after tight end prospects.
"Will is big time," Rancho Bernardo coach Ron Hamamoto said. "At this early stage every Pac-10 school is showing interest in him."
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"Will is a hard worker and is always trying to better himself," Hamamoto said. "He will get faster because he is working with a speed coach."
Yeatman is very versatile and is a two-time all-league selection. The interesting thing is he was all-league as an offensive tackle as a sophomore and all-league as a tight end for his junior season.
Though he plays primarily tight end, he has the ability to play several positions on the D-I level.
"Will is very athletic and is a great blocker," Yamamoto said. "He also has these large soft hands and that are very good."
"Will is very courageous," Hamamoto said. "He will go up and get the ball."
"Will is a huge weapon for us offensively," Hamamoto said. "He is very tough and coachable."
"Will is a team-first guy," Hamamoto said. "It doesn't matter where he plays as long as he helps the team."
Besides the Pac-10, Yeatman is getting recruiting attention from San Diego State, Colorado State, Colorado and more.
Yeatman is one to watch this fall.