March 25, 2012

Three-star athlete looks forward to WMU offer

St. John, Ind. athlete David Yancey is seeing his recruitment heat up, and he is very interested in getting an offer from Western Michigan.

"I'm really excited about getting their offer," Yancey said. "I'm going up for a spring practice in April and I think they might offer me then."

Yancey, who stands at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, said he's being looked at mostly as a running back, but played at receiver and quarterback at Lake Central High School as well. He totaled 27 touchdowns in his junior season. Like many high schools today, Lake Central runs a spread offense, which would ease the potential transition to WMU's offense.

"My biggest strength right now is my knowledge of the game and my determination to get into the end zone," he said.

Yancey runs a 4.5 forty yard dash and mentioned improving his speed as his biggest concern currently. As a quarterback, his athleticism was on display, as he rushed for over 2,000 yards in leading Lake Central to their first league championship in the school's history. Offensive line coach A.J. Ricker is leading the recruitment of Yancey, who says he is anxious to meet the rest of the staff.

While a host of schools from around the country have shown interest in the three-star prospect, Yancey said the most has come from Ball State, Central Michigan, Georgia Tech, Wyoming, Toledo, Bowling Green, and WMU. He is visiting Georgia Tech today and will look at Toledo and Bowling Green next week. CMU, Ball State, Butler, and Wyoming have offered thus far.

Despite the interest from high-major programs, Yancey says he is not playing favorites just yet.

"Any school who wants to offer me is my favorite," he said.

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