"I don't know where that came from," said Kates when asked about the rumors. "I never talked to nobody about committing anywhere."
So the rumors are false?
"I haven't committed to anyone at this point," he said.
We asked Kates if he was upset about the rumors that continue to swirl about his decision.
"I could see if I sat down and talked to them, but I didn't talk to anyone about committing anywhere," Kates said.
Will Kates be committing in the near future?
"I don't know. Maybe sometime by the end of this month," he said. "I just want to go play my football game tomorrow and worry about college when it comes."