Originally it was thought that Kates would be visiting Maryland this weekend but Kates responded by saying that it was not true. " I don't know where people got that, because I never said that. Somebody on the Internet got that wrong. I am interested in Maryland but have not set up a visit and not sure if or when I will."
Kates has now visited Minnesota and Syracuse on official visits, so he has three more visits left if he wants to use them. I asked him if he plans on taking any more official visits and he responded by saying, "Yes I plan on taking all of my visits. I am not sure where they will be but I know they won't be until after the New Year. I am trying to figure that out in the next 2 weeks. Once I take my visits I will then make a decision."
While Kates didn't say much about the other schools he plans on visiting he did say he wants to go to a school where he can play early. "I want to go to a school where I can play immediately, I don't want to red shirt if I don't have to. Syracuse and Minnesota have told me I will have that opportunity."
Jason Kates is a 6-foot-3, 320-pound Defensive Tackle that made fifty tackles including six sacks during his junior season.