Yarnway's Visit To UCLA A Good One

San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Dasarte Yarnway took an unofficial visit to UCLA over the weekend, and left pleased with his time in Westwood...

San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Dasarte Yarnway has been doing his best to hit most of the Pac-10 schools that he's been offered by, going to California, Arizona State, Oregon and Washington to name a few.

On Friday, Yarnway added UCLA to the list of schools he's been able to check out.

"It was beautiful," said Yarnway. "The campus, meeting the coaches, the facilities, all of those were great. It was a great trip and a good experience."

Yarnway was offered by the Bruins last month and this was his first time getting a chance to meet with the coaching staff.

"I took a tour with Coach (Frank) Gansz and Coach (Rick) Neuheisel," said Yarnway. "I also met with Coach (Wayne) Moses."

Yarnway said what he saw of Westwood, left a big impression on him.

"I liked the environment," said Yarnway. "I am from a rough part of San Francisco, so it was nice to see an upperclass area with such hospitable people."

So did the visit to UCLA give the Bruins a boost into his top five?

"They rank high in my top five," said Yarnway. "My top five is Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Arizona State."

Yarnway said that there is a reason that all five schools are in the Pac-10.

"My family and I decided that it would be good for me to stay in the West," said Yarnway. "We're still open to all Western regional schools."

And the visit to Westwood ends his whirlwind spring, where he's been all over the country to check out schools.

"I think that will be it for the summer. I plan on making a decision this summer or in the beginning part of my season," said Yarnway. "I just plan on continuing to focus on our season and becoming a better player."

Yarnway is coming off a junior year, when he ran for 1,408 yards and 19 touchdowns on 175 carries.

He was named to the all-camp team at the Badger/New Level Pass Camp in Las Vegas, and is ranked as the #2 running back on the West Coast in the class of 2009.


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