But the word around town is that Oates continues to improve his individual skills and quickness. Oates, who took an unofficial visit to St. John's last spring, is now currently taking an official visit to Seton Hall University.
Our source close to Oates indicates that the big man is looking to ramp up his recruiting process as he heads into the July evaluation period.
Oates also has scholarship offers from Fordham and Holy Cross. Rutgers took some serious looks at Oates last spring but opted not to offer. But it appears the Hall is very interested in the big man as he continues to make progress in his individual game.
Oates has added several inches to his vertical. He continues to work daily with a personal trainer.