Switching Sides Benefits Yandell

Clyde Yandell has benefitted greatly on the recrutiing trail from his move from D line to O line. One team that has really stepped up the interest is Duke. Find out how much inside the premium ticket.

Clyde Yandell played on the defensive line for last year's Class 4A state champs, Nease High School. However, he's been moved to offense this season and the 6-6, 300-pounder talked about the spring.

"I did pretty well this spring," Yandell said. "As a team, we weren't ready compared to where we were this time last year. We had a few too many penalties and didn't execute like we wanted at times. The defense was very strong though (note: Nease defeated Deland 49-0 in the spring game)."

Yandell, who was one of the top offensive linemen at the Scout.com All-American Combine in Jacksonville back in March, adjusted well to playing offense.

"The coaches said they're real happy with where I'm at," he said. "They're happy with my progress and they said my work ethic has been good. I have a ways to go but I'm getting there. I think I have pretty good footwork for someone who's a legit 6-6, 300."

On the recruiting front, action continues heating up for the talented rising senior.

"I now have offers from FIU, Houston, Louisville, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Marshall, and Western Michigan," he said. "I talked to the running backs coach from Nebraska and he said he's pretty sure they'll be sending an offer after they get back and review the tape of the spring game. The coach from Maryland kinda said the same thing. The good thing is, coaches will finally have game tape of me playing offense."

The talented lineman has also been getting lots of phone calls and text messages lately.

"Louisville was the first to call," he said. "I've also talked to Georgia Tech, Auburn, Colorado, Duke, UConn, there's been a bunch. I met Urban Meyer the other day. The line coach at Florida likes what he sees in me and I'm going to their one-day camp. I plan on going to one-day camps at Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, and Clemson."

Yandell said he's still wide open and hasn't narrowed down the field to a top five or anything like that yet.

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