Kates Waiting on Visits

Defensive tackle prospect Jason Kates of Bishop McDevitt high school (Harrisburg, Pa.) has been a prospect that the Irish have been recruiting for a long time. As the available scholarships continue to decrease for Notre Dame is Jason nearing a decision?

Jason Kates wanted to visit Notre Dame for the USC game, but he wasn't able to attend because Harrisburg played on Saturday. He was able to watch most of the game from home.

"I played on Saturday and by the time I got home it was almost the end of the second quarter, but I was able to catch the game," he explained. "It was a good game. It was a great game. It was one of the greatest games I've ever seen. I was disappointed in the way it ended. I didn't think it should have ended like that."

Besides Notre Dame, Kates is considering Penn State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Syracuse, and Michigan among others, but has yet to visit a school officially.

"I'm just taking things day by day and trying to live life to it's fullest," Kates replied when asked how his recruitment was going."

"I went to the Penn State game when they beat Ohio State – that was a real good game.

"I haven't taken any officials anywhere yet, and I haven't scheduled any official visits yet," he said of his plans to visit schools. "I'm trying to, but it seems like every time I try to go somewhere I have a game that day.

Jason has visited Notre Dame several times on unofficial visits since the Irish have been recruiting him. Does he plan to visit the South Bend campus again before making a decision?

"I'll be up there soon for one of those games, either Tennessee, Syracuse or Navy," he replied

Kates hasn't given any indication as to which college leads for his services, but he did say that he had a favorite team when asked.

"I'm favoring the Bishop McDevitt Cougars right now. I like them a lot," he said naming his high school.

Comments: Jason isn't in a hurry to announce his college destination and Notre Dame is getting low on available scholarships. Will he make a decision before the Irish close shop?

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