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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Family decision for LB Yeargin III

By Kipp Adams

MIAMI – At the end of the Miami NFTC, Richard Yeargin III (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South) had succeeded in what he had set out to do, which was competing and showing he was worthy of his offer list. The 6-foot-4, 225--pound athlete took home linebacker MVP honors, and was also rewarded for his performance with an invite to The Opening.

“I was able to turn up my intensity, learn my pass coverages better, come off the edge and I will take home some moves that the coaches taught me,” Yeargin said.

Yeargin said he has well over 20 offers to date, and has forgotten more of them than he can remember.

Arkansas, Clemson and Tennessee are three of the most recent offers. He hopes to check out a few college campuses over the next few months.

“Florida, Clemson and Florida State are a few schools I would like to visit, but I have to sit down and think about it more,” Yeargin said.

As it stands now, Yeargin listed five programs that have gotten a head start on bonding with the coveted linebacker prospect.

“UCLA, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech and FSU are a few schools I have been able to build a relationship with early on,” Yeargin said.

As for whether or not a commitment could come soon, Yeargin said that will not be the case. And when the time comes, he plans to discuss his recruitment further with his family.

“This is going to be a group decision on what is best for me,” Yeargin said. “My brother, my father and my mother have carried me to this point, so I value their opinions as well. I am going to take all five of my officials, narrow it down to three the day before and make my announcement on signing day.”