In-State FB Grew Up Fan of Heels

While playing for a program that has won only two games the past two seasons, it's difficult to gain respect on the recruiting scene. However, slowly, but surely, Brandon Yeargan is seeing his recruiting stock rise.

"It's picking up," said Yeargan. "At first I was only hearing from Duke, Furman, and Vanderbilt, but now I'm hearing from a lot of different schools. I still want to hear from a few others, though, like Wake [Forest] and UNC."

Currently not concerned with his recruitment, Yeargan, a 6-foot-1 210-pounder from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian, focuses on his baseball season, where he plays outfield and catcher. Baseball monopolizes so much of his time that Yeargan will skip out on attending any junior days this spring.

"No sir, just baseball for right now," said Yeargan. "I'm on the varsity baseball team at school right now. We play three times a week almost and practice every other day, so I haven't had a chance to go for any junior day visits. I am planning do to a lot of summer camps and combines."

As of right now, Yeargan is set to camp at North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, and Vanderbilt.

Despite the current lack of mutual interest, Yeargan includes the Tar Heels among his early list of favorites.

"I'm very interested in UNC, Duke, Furman, and Vanderbilt," said Yeargan. "I grew up a UNC fan and both my parents went to UNC. I like the coaches at Duke and Furman. And I'm impressed by the academic quality of each of the [four aforementioned] schools."

After going winless in 2004, Charlotte Christian eked out a playoff berth last season with Yeargan's help at both fullback and linebacker. Yeargan was named all-conference honorable mention at linebacker after recording over 100 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, three fumble recoveries, and one interception. On offense, Yeargan is primarily used as a blocking fullback.

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