SoCal OL planning Pac-10 visits

Keeping your official visits on hold because your team is in the playoffs is a good problem to have and that's what Carson (Calif.) offensive lineman Wade Yandall is facing these days. The Sun Devils are one of Yandall's suitors and Devils Digest caught up with him to get the latest on his recruitment.

"I'm planning on visiting Arizona State next month," said the 6-5 295 Wade Yandall. "They are going to be my first visit. I'm planning to graduate early so I'm trying to take all my visits next month. I want to concentrate on my senior year. We have a playoff game tomorrow against Santee and I really want to get a championship in my senior year.

"I know that we have a good team and if we do what the coaches ask us to do we'll be just fine."

The Colts, who Yandall plays left tackle for, finished the regular season 8-2 and have won six games in a row.

"I have a mean streak, but I need to make sure I keep the same aggressiveness the whole game," Yandall said of his skills. "I also need to get stronger."

The Carson standout reported personal best marks of 245 lbs in the power clean, 315 lbs. benching and 385 lbs. squatting.

UCLA was the first school to offer Yandall back in June when he attended the Bruins' camp. "Washington and Arizona offered me too," Yandall stated. "I'm planning to visit UCLA and Arizona, not sure about Washington.

"I'm considering Stanford and Cal too, but they haven't offered me. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen."

The lineman is being recruited by ASU's wide receivers coach Eric Yarber. "He's a real cool guy ever since I met him in the spring," Yandall said. "They (ASU) offered me a few weeks ago. I want to major in Business and I know that they have a very good Business school. I always hear about the football program and they're also one of the best teams in the Pac-10."

If the Colts were to lose in the first round of the playoffs, Yandall could be attending the ASU-UCLA game in the Rose Bowl this week, and visiting Tempe as early as next week.

"If we win tomorrow we'll have practice on Saturday," Yandall explained, "because then our next game would be on Wednesday because of Thanksgiving."

Yandall noted that aside from academics, he was looking for a school he feels comfortable in. "I want to make sure that it's a good environment for me," he said.

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