Elijah Gates was one of the top defensive backs we saw at Sunday's Oakland Opening Regional Camp.
The corner has been battling groin injury since the winter but still showed a nice combination of quickness, technique, change of direction skill and toughness. He's a natural cover man with a great feel for the position and will be a very good college player at the next level.
On the recruiting front, Gates has taken spring visits to Oregon and UCLA and both programs are doing very well with the talented corner at this time. Purdue is pushing hard as well and Gates said he’ll visit the Boilermakers as well as Notre Dame in mid-June.
As for official visits, TCU is the one school Gates said he knows he’ll officially visit but Michigan and Nebraska look like strong possibilities as well. For more on Gates recruitment including when he could make his decision, check out the video above.