Bruins Still Hold Lead For Yandall

Carson (Calif.) offensive lineman Wade Yandall has favored the Bruins for quite some time and nothing has changed, with UCLA still the leader for one of the City Section's best...

Carson (Calif.) offensive lineman Wade Yandall (6-4, 295) continues to heavily favor the hometown school, UCLA, but more Pac-10 schools are showing interest in him.

"Since September 1st, UCLA and Oregon have been calling me, and Cal has been sending me mail from Ron Gould. I also really like Stanford, Duke, Harvard and Nebraska," said Yandall.

But UCLA remains in front for Yandall.

"UCLA is still my leader," said Yandall. "I didn't get to make it up for the San Diego State game, but I'll make it for the Kansas State game on Saturday. I watched them against Tennessee and that game was crazy. They played real good."

Yandall has been talking with Norm Chow and Bob Palcic in his weekly calls with UCLA.

"Those are the two main coaches recruiting me," said Yandall. "I really like them both. The coaches are all real cool to me."

Yandall said despite UCLA being his leader, he's still not trying to make an early decision.

"My coach said more schools will come, so I'm still keeping my options open," said Yandall. "I'd like to take my visits if I can. So we'll see what happens."

Wherever Yandall ends up, he'll be there sooner rather than later.

"I've been real busy with school and with football, because I'm still on track to graduate early. So hopefully I have some good opportunities to check schools out," said Yandall.

Yandall said that the Bruins lead his top group that includes Stanford, Oregon, Duke, Harvard and Nebraska.

"Academics are a big part of my decision," said Yandall, who carries a 3.6 GPA. "Last year I took AP Physics and this year, I'm being put in AP English. It's important for me to do good in school."

While Yandall said his family would like him close to home, they're on board with whatever he decides to do.

"They told me they don't want to put any pressure on me and that it's my decision," said Yandall. "They'll support me no matter what."

Carson is off to a 2-0 start, beating Mater Dei and Fontana A.B. Miller. Up next is a game against Gardena Serra, and their vaunted offense.

"We'll be ready for that game," said Yandall.

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