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Jakob Yandell: The Tackling Machine from Allen

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Jakob Yandell is a 6-2, 185-pound two-star outside linebacker from Allen, Texas. On June 30th he announced that he would be attending Texas State University, accepting an offer from the school to play football in 2016.

Other schools that had an eye on Yandell included Boston College, Utah, Air Force, Louisiana Monroe, Nebraska, TCU and Texas Tech. A pretty nice list for any football player to have.

Yandell is the second defensive player from Allen to accept an offer from the Bobcats, the other being corner back Anthony Taylor, who I will also be profiling this week.


In his junior season at Allen, Yandell collected 100 total tackles, 10 of them coming for a loss and also had two quarterback sacks.

His ability to read and react to plays, along with his quickness, allow him to make tackles that not just anybody would be able to make. Even after already being beaten on a play or if he was behind the play, he still finds ways to either make the tackle himself, or get in on a assisted tackle.

If you have been paying attention to other commits that Texas State has picked up on defense, this is yet another underrated player who can have a great career with the Bobcats.

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Jeff Cerda is the founder and editor at Heel/Face Wrestling, and is also a reporter for Texas Redzone Report, Bobcats Insider and FightScribe.com.

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