"I always knew going to be on varsity as a sophomore," he said. "The experience was irreplaceable. The level of play on varsity was way better than on J.V. The very first game, I was white face, nervous, and came out and had a good game."
Yost did not look back from there and his play at an early age has the colleges taking notice.
"I've been starting to hear from a few schools. I got a letter from Michigan State, a letter from Nebraska and a couple other schools. I've been e-mailing a couple schools now and then. Michigan State, I e-mailed them. Hillsdale, they've been e-mailing me back; Ferris State, Cincinnati, and Syracuse too."
While he has not set up any unofficial visits yet for this fall, Yost did get out to a few camps last summer.
"I went down to Cincinnati. They had called down there and talked to my coaches and told me specifically to go up there. The defensive line coach, Coach Stripling, said 'send Charlie up there.' I went, talked to Coach Stripling and he said I did a great job and wanted to see more of me. I also went to Ferris State, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan."
Then there is one school Yost has not heard from yet that he hopes will come through over the next two years.
"Ever since I was little, I dreamed of playing for Michigan, but I haven't heard a lot from them. I talked to some coaches, and I always wished to play for Michigan, but whatever happens, happens."