Tigers In Top 5 for Virginia Receiver

Stephen Tate, who is one of the top receivers in Virginia, is having a very busy summer as he spends time in the classroom and attending football camps across the country. CUTigers.com caught up with the talented receiver as he was home between camps and we've got the latest on his summer camps and his new top 5

WR Stephen Tate
5-11, 170, 4.6
Centreville High School
Clifton, Virginia

The Centreville High School star has no offers at this point as he works to improve his academic standing, but he is receiving plenty of interest from some of the top programs around the country.

"My coach believes I would have offers from Tennessee, Clemson, Marshall and Virginia if I had a higher GPA," said Tate. Other schools showing a interest include Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Ohio University.

Tate's top 5 include Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, Clemson and Michigan State in the order mentioned. "Michigan is my favorite at this point. I just got back from camping at Michigan. My mom was born in a town right next to Ann Arbor. My mom also went to Michigan."

Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Ohio and Nebraska are recruiting Tate the hardest at this point. Coach Lovett is recruiting Tate for the Tigers and he has the Tigers in the hunt. "I like football in the south. The fans are more serious about football at Clemson than in my home state of Virginia."

Tate is working hard in the classroom this summer as he is taking two classes to improve his GPA. The offers will come quickly for this prize recruit if he can improve his GPA over the summer and fall. Tate is also waiting to see what he scored on the SAT.

Over the past few weeks Tate has camped at Penn State and Michigan. Tate plans to visit Maryland and Virginia for one day camps this week and also attend camp at Georgia Tech later this summer with one of his teammates.

What factors will Tate consider when determining where he will play college football? "First of all if I like the environment. I will also consider the academics, but I'm not sure what I want to major in at this point. I will consider how I'm treated by the coaches and how the coaches and players interact."

We will continue to keep you posted on this outstanding receiver from Virginia, right up through signing day 2004.

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