Tate locks things down for Yuba

A corner that can lock down one side of the field is a huge luxury to have and Yuba CB Devon Tate (6-0, 185) has a reputation for doing that on a regular basis. The physical and athletic corner already has several D-1 programs looking at him and he updated JCFootball.com about recruiting and his offseason workouts recently.

"Things have been going well this summer," Tate told JCFootball.com recently. "I've been working hard on my footwork and my endurance and my hip turn to be more fluid, so I've been working on my game all the way around."

Tate prepped at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida and enjoyed an outstanding prep career, but he didn't get a qualifying test score so he headed out west to continue his college career.

"Getting used to the west coast is different, but it's been a great experience for me," Tate said. "The coaches here are great and I'm just loving playing ball still. It's a game I've played my whole life so it's fun to continue playing it."

Last year as a freshman for Yuba, Tate managed to snare three interceptions and 50 tackles while also garnering honorable mention All-Conference honors.

"I'm a physical corner," Tate said. "I can run with guys pretty well with my speed, but I really like to get up and jam guys and re-route them and I love to come up against the run."

In addition to his outstanding 4.4 speed, Tate also has a 35-inch vertical and he reps 225 pounds on the bench press 15 times.

On the recruiting front, Tate is hearing from schools up and down the west coast.

"California, Boise State, Wyoming and Utah are all sending me things and they talked to me during the spring," Tate said. "I'm open to everyone and I don't care where I have to go to play ball, I just want to have the opportunity to keep playing."

Tate will graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to track Tate's progress as the season draws closer and we'll update news as it happens.

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