"Actually me and my coach were just talking about it and he feels like we should reward myself and I should take some of these trips," said Yarnway. "I wanted to get it done before fall camp, but I haven't gotten a chance to see Washington, Utah or Colorado, so I may want to do that before I decide."
The Pac-10 has a heavy impact on his top five, all five schools coming from the conference.
And one non Pac-10 school is on the doorstep, Colorado, a school Yarnway is hoping to learn more about.
"I have heard a lot of great things about Colorado so that might be a place to visit," said Yarnway. "I've been receiving e-mails regularly from Washington too."
Being in the Bay Area, Yarnway said there is some local pressure to attend Cal, but that's been the extent of it.
"There are a lot of Cal fans up here, and they want me to stay close to home and play there. The community is really high on Cal. But there isn't family pressure to go there," said Yarnway. "If I go to Army to play, I know my family would be there to watch me."
Interestingly enough, Arizona has been recruiting Yarnway the hardest, a puzzling situation in a sense.
"Arizona is sending me a letter every day," said Yarnway. "But it's weird because they haven't offered me."
Yarnway said the recruiting process hasn't gotten tiring yet, and he's enjoyed it.
"I would say it's been a blessing- that's the best way to describe it," said Yarnway. "I've been praying for it since my father passed away. It's really a blessing to see it all come to life. I get the sense of accomplishment. It's not really stressful for me, because I do it for a bigger purpose."
At 6-0, 213, Yarnway said he's happy with his size heading into the season, which sees them open against Santa Cruz then make their WCAL debut against St. Francis of Mountain View.
"We're working hard for this season. It's going to be a big year for us," said Yarnway.
Yarnway is already qualified, with a 3.0 GPA and a 1450 on the SAT.
He 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.