Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake two-way lineman Tarveres Tate is just a few weeks away from spring practices kicking off. The 6-foot-2 and 267-pounds recruit says that he will be playing both ways for his team this year with a majority of snaps on one side.
"Our spring practice starts in May around the 16th," Tate said. "I am going to play both ways, but I will be playing mostly on defense. I will be playing the nose and right tackle."
Tate says that he is being looked at to play interior offensive line or defensive tackle at the next level. He says that he has a preference to which side of the ball be plays because it's more natural and he can just make plays.
"I will likely play guard, center or defensive tackle in college, but I like defense the best. It's a lot more exciting. I like making plays on defense. You can just fly around and hit."
There aren't any offers there for Tate yet. He says that he's getting some interest though from schools all over the nation. He said that he's spoken to one Big Ten team a few times.
"I don't have any offers yet," Tate said. "I am getting a lot of interest from schools. I am heard from LSU, Georgia Southern, Miami (Ohio), Louisville and Nebraska. I have spoken with Nebraska a few times."
There are some trips on the horizon for Tate that could potentially lead to getting an offer. The first one will be this weekend with two more coming in two weeks after that.
"I am going to Georgia Southern on April 11 and to Southern Miss for their junior day on April 12. I think that I am going to Miss State on March 28th and I might go to Middle Tennessee State for a visit. I may go on a few others."
Tate says that he is not just focused on football when it comes to picking out a school. He says that he wants to be the best that he can possibly be in all areas.
"I am looking for a school that will give me what I am looking for as a player and as a person," Tate said. "A place where I can become the become the best."