Will Lacrosse Win Out For Yeatman?

Tight end may not be a position of great need for Michigan in this recruiting class, with one top recruit probably in order. And a top West Coast TE is highly interested in the Wolverines. However, Will Yeatman of Rancho Bernardo High School in Poway, Calif., is a two-sport star who is receiving a lot of attention in the non-football sport.

GoBlueWolverine.com introduced Michigan fans to tight end Will Yeatman during our 2005 Spring Trip Road Trip. The standout football player is also a top lacrosse star, and is actually receiving more offers for that sport. "I just received an offer from Notre Dame for lacrosse," he told GBW over the weekend. "They said I was the first player they've ever offered a 100-percent scholarship for lacrosse. I haven't heard a lot from their football program though."

Yeatman said he is looking to play both sports in college, and while the University of Michigan does not offer lacrosse as a varsity sport, he said he is still very much interested in the Wolverines who have offered him a football scholarship. An upcoming Midwest swing, however, does not have a planned stop in Ann Arbor.

"At the end of this month we're going trip to Notre Dame, Ohio State, Duke and North Carolina. If I have time we'll stop by Michigan, but it's not for sure." All four schools on the trip-list offer lacrosse as a varsity sport. Yeatman said Ohio State has recently offered him for lacrosse as well. "They haven't offered for football, but Coach Tressel and the lacrosse coach are good friends."

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Yeatman reports football offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Maryland, San Diego State, Utah, Colorado State, UTEP, Colorado, Nevada, and Boston College. "Football schools like Michigan, Nebraska and Arizona State interest me a lot because of their traditions," he said. "I really couldn't go wrong with those schools even though they don't offer lacrosse as a varsity sport."

Yeatman said he recently attended a lacrosse recruiting event in Maryland. "It was really fun," he said. "There were a lot of the top coaches there, which is why I went. I wanted to get more lacrosse offers." Along with the Notre Dame offer he also reports new lacrosse offers from North Carolina and Duke.

The big man said he would take all of his official visits before deciding.

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