Saint Augustine (Fla.) Nease offensive tackle Clyde Yandell took his first official visit of the season this weekend up to Atlanta. The 6-foot-5, 304-pounder headed to Georgia Tech to witness their come from behind victory over Maryland.
"It was a good visit and exceeded my expectations. I had a good time and really enjoyed myself on the visit," he said. "I had a game on Friday, so I left Saturday morning around 6:30 and got there at noon. I checked in and got over to the stadium and met with some other recruits. The coaches talked to us as a group and individually before the game and then I watched it. It was very exciting and had a great ending to it.
"To see Georgia Tech comeback and win that game and end it with a big sack was a lot of fun. The atmosphere there was very good. They don't have 100,000 fans, but it's very nice. I watched the offensive line during the game and they are disciplined. They don't give up sacks."
After the game, the three-star prospect was able to hang out with the coaches and players some more.
"Afterwards, coach Gailey gave a speech to everyone and everyone got really excited," he said. "Then I ended up going to dinner with the coaches. Once I got back, I hung out with my host, Colin Peek. It was really good. We hit it off right away and had a good time. He talked about what sold him on Georgia Tech and we're a lot alike. I could really relate to him.
"Finally on Sunday, I was able to meet with the academic advisors to see what I'll study there and check out the program. I toured the campus and then met with coach Gailey. My conversation with him was good. I enjoyed talking to him because he has a very similar value system to what my high school does. He wants guys with good character and had a lot of the same beliefs I do."
Yandell couldn't rate his official, but claimed he had a very good trip.
"It was a good trip and everybody there treated me very well," he said. "I saw everything I wanted to and more.
"Right now I have been talking to other schools like Tennessee and Louisville about officials although none are set up. I'm not even sure I'll take all five officials. I'm just going to take them one at a time and take it as I need to."