CORONA, Calif. -- Khalil Tate of Gardena (Calif.) Serra is a bit raw, to be sure, but he has undeniable arm talent and a nose for creases when he's pulling the ball down and running. Tate led the Cavaliers to an 8-3 season as a junior, throwing for 1,395 yards and completing 88 of 158 passes. he threw 17 touchdowns to six interceptions, although three of those came against Corona (Calif.) Centennial in Serra's 68-64 first-round playoff loss. Tate played the entire game against the Huskies, after switching off with 2016 tight end/quarterback prospect Caleb Wilson.
As the sole signal-caller against Centennial, Tate went 26-for-40 for 434 yards and four touchdowns, and led Serra on the ground with 22 carries for 166 yards and four touchdowns.
At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Tate is much tougher to bring down than he would seem, and plays a lot bigger and runs a lot harder than his size would suggest. He has a very effortless release, with a lot of power behind his throws, and he at times shows very good touch, though his decision-making needs improvement, which will come with more snaps.
HIGHLIGHTS: Evaluating Serra's Khalil Tate
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