Tailback Yarnway Close to a Decision

Dasarte Yarnway, the 6-foot, 210-pound running back prospect from San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral, has been saying he's close to a decision for a while, but he said he's even closer now, and two teams are the leaders...

San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Dasarte Yarnway is getting ever so close to making a decision on where he'll play his college ball.

"We're looking to announce a decision soon," said Yarnway. "My mother and I are talking about it and we could be announcing a decision soon."

Yarnway said he's got two teams that are frontrunners, and two more he's still considering.

"The same two are my leaders, Cal and Oregon," said Yarnway. "And UCLA, and a little USC. They're trying to make a late run. Those are the main ones. I wasn't able to check out the Washington schools and Arizona is a ways away. So it's mainly those ones."

Yarnway has unofficially visited each of his top four schools, and each one left a good impression on him.

Yarnway said: "At Cal, it's close to home and a great program and I know my family will be able to watch. I got to see Oregon and the coaches there have really been great to me. At UCLA, Coach (Rick) Neuheisel has great enthusiasm and is always positive. USC is making a late run at me and they were at our last game, that's why they're making a late push. Pat Ruel (USC's offensive line coach) was there, but they haven't offered me."

Yarnway was hoping to take some official visits to the schools he's considering, but now he's only planning one official visit.

"Luckily, early in the recruiting process, I got to see Oregon, Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA and Arizona State, so I have been around a lot of players and schools. But when I take my official visit, it will just be to the school I commit to," said Yarnway.

A low-key guy, Yarnway said he's not planning anything special for his announcement.

"I'm not trying to do the press conference, I'm really low key. My school likes to reward players, so maybe we'll do something on Signing Day, but I'll probably just call the coaches when I commit," said Yarnway.

And Yarnway has enjoyed the recruiting process, too, even if he's ready to end it.

"I think I've seen a lot during the recruiting process. I've seen the ins and outs and how it's a big nuisance and I saw a lot of things so I think I've made up my mind," said Yarnway. "But this whole thing has been a blessing. I recognize that it's a blessing. And I'm really glad I've gotten this opportunity."

Generally regarded as the #2 running back in California, Yarnway has started his senior season well, rushing for nearly 600 yards and scoring seven touchdowns on the ground and one through the air in his first three games.

Yarnway is already qualified, with a 3.0 GPA and a 1450 on the SAT.


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