Yost looks to follow in father's footsteps

It doesn't happen that often, but sometimes a recruit is able to follow in the foot steps of his father. It's what 2012 athlete Zander Yost out of Norcross, GA wants to do.

It doesn't happen that often, but sometimes a recruit is able to follow in the foot steps of his father. It's what 2012 athlete Zander Yost out of Norcross, GA wants to do. He would love the chance to play at Iowa. The same school his father Jim did so many years ago.

"I think Iowa would just be an incredible atmosphere to play in. Every year it seems they rank Top 10 in defense. I've grown up watching Iowa play and it would just be special to carry on the family tradition," said Yost. "I hear about Iowa all the time in motivational talks with my dad. He was an all- state guy in high school and was an All-American safety at Joliet junior college. He says that when he got to Iowa it was a serious wake up call for him. He really had to work to become the starter by the spring game. He always tells me this to make me push myself and get better because college football is a whole different world in comparison to high school."

Yost is coming off a sophomore season where he found himself starting for Wesleyan. Wesleyan plays in Division A and is currently ranked 2nd in the state of Georgia.

"We are on the way to our 3rd consecutive region championship and our 2nd state championship in the last three years," said Yost. "In our first game I had six tackles and a 76-yard touchdown run on a reverse in the first half, I didn't play the rest of that game or the next week because I had a mild concussion. In our 3rd game I stepped in for our injured all-state running back and had five tackles and 126 yards of total offense. I usually play receiver. Last Friday I had five solo tackles in our 4th win."

Currently Yost has been in talks with Georgia, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Boise State, and Navy. He has yet to send film to Iowa, but is planning to do so in the future.

"I am definitely going to make a game at home this year and take an unofficial visit of the campus," said Yost. "I'm looking for a school where I have a legitimate chance of playing multiple years. Also a place where I will actually enjoy just playing the game. I'm looking forward to sending them my film and to hear their feedback."


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