Yandall Winding Down Recruitment

Carson (Calif.) offensive lineman Wade Yandall is getting ever closer to making his college decision and he'll visit UCLA next month...

As Carson (Calif.) offensive lineman Wade Yandall winds down his recruitment, he's got plans for one more official visit.

Yandall has already visited Washington, Arizona State and Arizona, the latter coming last weekend, and he'll trip to UCLA next month.

"My trip to Arizona was good," said Yandall. "It was my first time out there. Conan Amatuaini was my host. I really liked it out there and got along with the players there."

Yandall's visit allowed him the opportunity to chat with numerous coaches.

"I talked mostly with Coach (Mike) Stoops, Coach Bill (Bedenbaugh) and Coach Tui (Mike Tuiasosopo). We went over to Coach Tui's house and met his family and had some banana bread that was delicious. All of it was so good. Lately, I've been feeling spoiled we eat so good on the visits."

Yandall's last trip will be to UCLA the second weekend in January.

"They want me to come on the 8th for my official visit to UCLA," said Yandall.

Yandall said he's down to Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA. He's planning to enroll early and has the target dates set.

"If I commit to Arizona State, I'd be starting on January 24th, for Arizona the 13th of January and for UCLA, I would be starting in March," said Yandall. "Those are the only three schools I'm considering right now. I wanted to be an early enroll so I could try and play as a true freshman. That and getting in early on getting adjusted to college life."

Yandall said no one leads for him currently.

"At this point, really no one is leading," said Yandall. "I'm just trying to make sure I get in the visits and then from there make a decision on where I want to go."

This week, Yandall has had Tuiasosopo and Stoops in for an in-home visit, Norm Chow from UCLA and Eric Yarber from Arizona State.

"Coach Erickson said he'll be coming in the week of my visit to UCLA, like on the 4th," said Yandall.

Yandall was initially planning to visit UCLA this weekend but he instead switched it to January.

"They told me to come during the 8th, but I might go to one of their practices this weekend. I know when Arizona comes out (for the Holiday Bowl), I'm going to see them."

Yandall played tackle this year for the Colts but said his future position is still up in the air.

"They all asked me what I want to play and I just told them, whatever you want me to play, I'll play," said Yandall. "I know they're recruiting me for the O-Line. I don't really have a preference. I played every position on the line except for center, so it wouldn't be an adjustment."

Yandall said his family is telling him it's his choice, but they have their preference.

"My parents are telling me, ‘it's up to you', but they love UCLA," said Yandall. "The whole family is Bruin fans so they're pressuring me a little to stay close to home."

At 6-4, 300, Yandall said he's returned to training this week after taking last week off to recover from the 13-week season.


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