In State Fullback Will Camp At Duke

Recruiting has begun to pickup for Brandon Yeargan, but it appears he will have to earn his first scholarship offer over the summer on the camping circuit.

"A lot of new schools have started to come on strong, and some of the ones I've already heard from have invited me to their one day camps," said Yeargan. "Georgia Tech sends me a letter about everyday and they officially invited me to their junior day. A lot of the smaller schools are coming on really strong – Wofford, Richmond, and Elon.

"Duke and Wake Forest recently sent me invitations to their one day camps. I think Vanderbilt will do the same soon."

Yeargan plans to entertain a very full summer camping schedule with camps at Duke, Wake Forest, and Richmond already penciled int.

With so much up in the air, Yeargan is hesitant to name any early favorites.

"I don't have any early favorites," said Yeargan. "But, I hope to learn more about Georgia Tech and more about Vanderbilt. I still haven't heard from UNC or USC or Clemson."

About a week ago, Yeargan participated in Scout.com's All-American Combine. While overall pleased with his performance, Yeargan was also happy to mingle and compete with all the talent in attendance.

"It was an honor to be invited," said Yeargan. "I met a lot of different players. I caught up with Barquell Rivers. I used to play baseball against him every summer. I also enjoyed pushing myself to cover some of the running backs. It was very good competition and fun."

After checking in at 6-foot and 197 pounds, Yeargan ran the 40-yard dash in 5.09 seconds, 20-yard shuttle in 4.59 seconds, and L-cone drill in 7.65 seconds. He then vertically jumped 27 inches and broad jumped 7'8".

After going winless in 2004, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian eked out a playoff berth last season with Yeargan's help at both fullback and linebacker. Yeargan was named all-conference honorable mention at linebacker after recording over 100 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, three fumble recoveries, and one interception. On offense, Yeargan is primarily used as a blocking fullback.


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