Mario Yakoo has decided to reopen his recruitment after committing to UCLA because the Spring Valley (Calif.) Steele Canyon offensive guard has apparently been told he's having problems getting through admissions.
With only days left before National Signing Day, the 6-foot-4, 325-pound prospect said it's difficult to basically start over in recruiting but wanted to get the word out that he's now open to other programs.
Yakoo made it clear he's willing to listen to everybody.
"I'm opening up my commitment from UCLA," Yakoo said. "I'm de-committing from there and I'm opening up my commitment because they had some problems with admissions.
"Instead of playing the waiting game I decided to de-commit. They said nothing is guaranteed right now so I'm going to keep my options open and I wanted to get the word out there."
Since Yakoo, a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, has been committed to UCLA for so long he said many other programs have backed off recruiting him especially during his senior season.
But now that the Bruins no longer seem like a viable option, Yakoo wants it to be known that he's willing to listen to every school that shows interest in him.
Arizona, Air Force and Eastern Washington were three other programs that had offered Yakoo before his commitment to UCLA so those could be options and the Steele Canyon standout said he's open to hearing from others as well.
"I'm open to whatever right now," Yakoo said. "In the next three or four days I hope some things come in. It's been pretty quiet because I committed at such an early time.
"It is tough but I can't give up."