This summer, Yandell has attended several combines and has also taken in camps at Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest. In addition, he has visited North Carolina, Duke, Auburn, and Northwestern unofficially. "I just did all those trips on weekends because we've got our football [practices the rest of the week."]
Each season, Nease High School sends a handful of prospects to D-I schools and this season will be no different with four prospects already garnering D-I offers. Nease players and coaches attribute this success to hard work and dedication. "It's been good," Yandell said of summer workouts. "It's really good that the whole team gets together. We've got a great program where the coaches are all there running it. It's not really optional and not do a little bit of this and that, but it's all out."
"It's preparation and outworking who you're going up against," Yandell noted. "It's been good. I really think we're going to have a good shot at going back to states. There's a lot of work to be done and we've got to keep up the work ethic and work hard in practice but if everyone can work as hard as last year's team, we've got a great shot to get back."
As for Yandell, he continues to figure out his plans for the recruiting picture and his strategy for official visits. "I plan on taking a couple of my officials if I could," he noted. "I don't know where yet. The only thing left is next week I'll be in Michigan visiting relatives on our off-week so I'll stop by the University of Michigan."
Otherwise, Yandell plans to look around at some of the other major football schools that have offered him. "I'm just looking at the places that have offered me really," he noted. "Some of the better football schools to offer me are Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and I really liked Northwestern when I visited. I'm probably more interested in those."
Yandell would like to take official visits in the coming months and decide in the coming months if possible.
Nease's practice officially starts July 31st and they start out the season with two time defending state champs out of Tennessee, University High in Memphis.