Two Sport Southern California Star Up To 11 Offers

This Calif. tight end is already listing 11 offers from some of the top names in college football. Three big names stand out, including Michigan. On Friday, spoke with this talented player, who said leaving the state would not be a problem.

Lacrosse is most often considered a sport solely confined to the East Coast. However, one Calif. football star is also a top lacrosse player, and one school on the top of his list is offering the opportunity to play both in college. "Maryland told me I could play both lacrosse and football," Will Yeatman of Rancho Bernardo High School in Poway, Calif., said. "My mom is a Maryland grad and I have a lot of family there. It's not going to be the deciding factor, because the other two schools on the top of my list don't have lacrosse, and I like them just as well." Yeatman is ranked the No. 19 tight end in the country by Jim S.

The other two schools happen to be Michigan and Nebraska, neither of which offers lacrosse on the varsity level. "Both Michigan and Nebraska are storied programs," he said. "They both have a lot of tradition and history, and I'd like to be a part of something like that."

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Yeatman claims a total of 11 offers so far. Along with Michigan, Nebraska, and Maryland he lists Arizona, San Diego State, Utah, Colorado State, UTEP, Colorado, Nevada, and Boston College as having extended offers. "Boston College just called me yesterday with an offer," he said.

Yeatman visited the East Coast in the winter. "I went to Maryland in February," he said. "I had a great time. I was able to talk with the full coaching staffs of both football and lacrosse, and then we went to a Maryland basketball game. I will also visit for a one-day camp in June. There is a big lacrosse recruiting camp in Maryland at the same time, so I'll be able to do both." He said he wasn't planning on attending camps at Nebraska or Michigan at this time, but would be attending the USC camp.

Rancho Bernardo was not much of a throwing team, Yeatman said, until this past season. "I played offensive tackle my sophomore year, and was All-League," he said. "Last year I was moved to tight end and had something like 27 catches and four touchdowns. People tell me I'm a good pass-catcher and a good blocker. I'll probably play tight end in college, but am open to playing anywhere."

Yeatman said he would like to major in business, and reports a 3.4 grade-point-average along with a 1480 on the new SAT. As far as a decision time? "I'm not going to decide any time soon," he said. "I'll probably take all of my visits before deciding. Leaving California is definitely not a problem."

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