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Three-star returns from ASU

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Three-star offensive tackle Wade Yandall (6-4, 290, 5.4) from Carson, Calif., has seen his offers rise to five. Whoever ends up landing this talent will be getting a player who has tremendous upside potential. He has taken two trips and has two more scheduled with the possibility of a fifth.
"I just returned from Arizona State," Yandall said. "It was a real good trip. I liked it a lot.
"I kind of underestimated their academics, but they are pretty good," Yandall said. "The coaches at Arizona State are all good. I liked them a lot, especially Coach Erickson (Dennis Erickson), Coach Smith (Gregg Smith) and Coach Yarber (Eric Yarber).
"It was pretty good," Yandall said. "I liked it. It was definitely a good trip.
Was the talented offensive lineman tempted to commit?
"It's not that I was tempted," Yandall said. "I'm just trying to way out my options."
"My Washington trip was pretty good, too," Yandall said. "It was real good.
"Much of the same things that I said about ASU applies to Washington," Yandall said. "All of the coaches there are cool.
"I liked how they had their hype sessions before the game," Yandall said. "The players at Washington were pretty cool, too.
"My host for Washington was Senio Kelemete and my host for Arizona State was Shawn Lauvao," Yandall said. "Shawn Lauvao was a real cool guy and Senio Kelemete, he reminded me of my brother a little bit.
"I have two visits coming up," Yandall said. "I have Arizona and an official to UCLA.
"I'm probably going somewhere back east," Yandall said. "Just to take a look. I will probably take all five visits before I make my mind up.
"The school I may take a visit back east may be Duke," Yandall said. "Duke was one of my schools from the beginning. I was talking to (Carson head coach) Coach Christensen and he said it would be good for me to go out there just to see how it is out there in the east.
"I would like to make my mind up sometime soon," Yandall said. "I will probably make my mind up after I visit UCLA.
"I was really leaning towards UCLA at one time, because they were my only offer," Yandall said. "I really like the school and my family are all Bruin fans, but taking these visits has made me see what other schools have to offer and I'm just trying to weigh out everything.
"The pros and cons of every school," Yandall said. "Then see what school I feel the best about.
"I might take a week to sit down with my family and go into prayer," Yandall said. "Ask God where I feel most at home and where is the best place for me. Where I feel I can be for four years and know that I'm going to make the best out of it and actually succeed in what I'm going to do."
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.
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