Who leads for Gates currently?
"I'd have to say right now that Mississippi State leads right now, but Georgia Tech is a close second."
Why are the Bulldogs and Jackets and front?
"I really like the MSU program and the letters they sent me. The coaches I talked to gave me a good feeling. As for Georgia Tech, I've been to two of their games and I like their team and the excitement. Two of my teammates from last year go there also."
What does Gates like about the other schools on his list?
UK: "They send me lots of stuff and they have big crowds."
TSU: "I've heard it's a good program."
ECU: "I don't know too much about them yet."
OHIO: "I have family up there and they tell me it's a good school."
HOFSTRA: "My brother and sister are from the Long Island area and they say it's a great school. I'm originally from New York also."
What is he looking for most in a school?
"I'm looking for the best education I can get really. I want to come out and be able to get a job or take it to the next level with football."
How are his grades shaping up right now?
"I have a 3.2 GPA and I'm waiting on both my ACT and SAT scores."
Gates knows 4 schools that will likely receive officials.
"I haven't set any official visits, but I know Mississippi State, Kentucky, Troy State and possibly Hofstra will get visits."
Sandy Creek lost last Friday, but Gates had a stellar performance.
"We lost last Friday to Griffin but I had 10 receptions, 2 touchdowns, and about 100yds."