Belgian DE Sylvain Yondjouen made his first official NCAA visit this weekend as the Arizona Wildcats hosted him for their PAC-12 game against the USC Trojans. Despite their best efforts the Wildcats couldn’t catch their prey in the end as the Trojans held on to win 24-20 in a packed stadium in Tuscon.
Yondjouen said he can definitely see himself fitting in at Arizona. The Wildcats are eager to recruit a specialist rusher and they think they see the answer in this natural talent, who is rated as a Four-Star prospect.
The whole experience was amazing: the people, the game in front of a huge crowd. They set up meetings for me with several academic advisors and personal trainers. I have so much respect for Kevin Sumlin and I feel like I really connected with him and the players. – Sylvain Youndjouen
Not surprisingly Arizona pulled out all the stops to impress their European visitors, flying him and his parents to Tuscon for the four-day visit. When the Wildcats learned that the Yondjouens had friends visiting them while in Tuscon, their friends were invited to attend the game as well. According to the family their weekend was extremely well planned with guided tours during the days and meetings with different coaches over meals in the evenings.
While Kevin Sumlin and the Wildcats undoubtedly impressed Sylvain and his parents, they will be racing against some serious competition to be the ones who catch PPI’s pack leader in scholarship offers. With ten FBS offers already in hand and more official visits to be scheduled, Yondjouen can afford to survey his options before choosing where to make his mark.