Saint Augustine (Fla.) Nease offensive tackle Clyde Yandell officially committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday. Rivals caught up with the 6-foot-5, 304-pounder to see what made him decide on the Yellow Jackets.
"I actually did commit on Tuesday afternoon," he said. "I called coach Gailey directly and told them I wanted to come to Georgia Tech. He said he was very happy and I made his day. He was really excited about it and thinks it'll be a good fit for everybody. He then just told me to keep working hard and win a state championship."
Yandell picked Georgia Tech over offers from Maryland, North Carolina State and Northwestern.
"I just think I have the most opportunities there," he said. "I'll be successful no matter what happens. Academically there are a lot of job opportunities in Atlanta in my field, business management and then with the football team I think I'll fit in well. The coaches and players are great and the entire school is a terrific combination for me."
As for playing time, the three-star prospect will get his chances immediately.
"The coaches have discussed that with me and I'll have the opportunity to come in and compete right away and that's all I can ask for."
Overall Yandell is excited about the decision.
"I'm very excited and think it's a good one for me," he had a final note to fans. "It seems like they are pretty hardcore and I look forward to playing for them the next four or five years."