Yancey Excited for Minnesota Junior Day

The Gophers are bringing in a large number of in-state players to their junior day this weekend. One player not from the state that will make the trip is Lake Central (Ind.) running back David Yancey. The talented athlete likes what he is hearing from Minnesota thus far and is excited to see what the campus has to offer.

Yancey, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound junior running back already has offers from Butler, Wyoming, Ball State, and Central Michigan. With a number of early offers, Yancey also has some top schools interested in his services.

"Alabama is starting to show a lot," he said. "Oregon, Indiana, Purdue, and Iowa as well."

Part of the reason for the interest in Yancey is his attitude towards the game of football.

"I'm simply a determined athlete that is trying to help his team win by getting into the endzone as much as possible," he said.

Another team that has been after the Indiana athlete is the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

"I just got done talking with Coach Phelps a few seconds ago," Yancey said Tuesday evening. "We talked about the junior day, he wants me there a hour early so I can meet the coaching staff personally."

Yancey will make the trip to Minnesota's junior day this coming Saturday and is excited about his visit. Although he has yet to see the campus, he already has a few things he likes about the Gophers.

"I love their facilities," he said. "Coach Phelps is a really nice guy to talk to. And I just really want to be a part of the Minnesota program because they are in the midst of changing things around. I really like up-and-coming schools."

Minnesota is currently looking at Yancey as an athlete, which is something he would like to discuss with the coaching staff on Saturday.

"I really want to have a conversation with the head coach and I really want to talk about what position they want me to play because, they are recruiting me as an athlete now," he said.

With a solid combination of size and speed, Yancey sees himself as a running back at the next level.

"I played a lot of positions last year but mostly running back," he said. "I'm 5-foot-11, 200 pounds so I think I would fit at running back [in college]."

Yancey put up great numbers last season from the backfield, totaling 2130 yards, 27 touchdowns on just 143 carries. With such a solid junior campaign, Yancey is hopeful that the Gophers will offer him soon.

"I hope they offer this weekend but I think they will offer by next month."

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