Phillip Bates is a 6'2, 190 pound quarterback out of Omaha North High School in Omaha, Neb. and he's the latest 2007 prospect to receive an offer from Iowa State. Find out what Bates had to say about the offer some other interesting tidbits about this hot prospect out of Omaha here at Cyclone Nation.
Phillip Bates is a 6'2, 190 pound
quarterback out of Omaha North
High School in Omaha, Neb., and he's the
latest 2007 prospect to receive an offer from Iowa State.
The number one draw for Bates at
State is the man currently
taking snaps for the Cyclones. Bates continues to be impressed with Bret Meyer
and that could be a factor when he chooses a college.
"I like Bret Meyer's game a lot.
He's a quarterback that I consider a role model," said Bates.
Another future storyline with
Bates is the fact that his dad has a history with Iowa State offensive coordinator Barney Cotton.
"My dad knows Barney Cotton. He
went to high school with him," said Bates.
Bates lives just down the road
from Lincoln, Neb. and Bates did admit that location will give
slight edge over the competition. Regardless, Bates did not grow up a Nebraska fan. He grew up
being a Virginia Tech fan because of his childhood idol Michael Vick.
With offers from Iowa State
and Nebraska on the table, Bates is also
getting serious attention from Purdue, Iowa
and Vanderbilt. Bates is planning on attending camps at: Arizona State, Miami,
Ohio State, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Iowa State this summer.
With all of the attention Bates is
getting, he still has Iowa State as a favorite.
"They are in my top five. I like
State. I watch them on TV a
lot," said Bates.
Bates said that the number one
thing that he will bring to a school is leadership.
"All I want to do is lead a team.
I just want to go somewhere and compete. I want to lead a team to a national
Last season as a junior, Bates
combined for 22 touchdowns and led his North
Omaha squad to a 7-3 record. He has larger goals in mind for his
"I want to win the whole thing,"
Bates is still unsure as to how he
wants to tackle the recruiting process, but he's confident that a decision will
come before kickoff this fall.
"I'll probably make a decision
before the season but I don't know yet."