Kates Considering NC State?

Jason Kates

Pack Pride catches up with defensive tackle Jason Kates for the latest on his recruiting and his thoughts on NC State.

Jason Kates has ideal strength and quickness in a defensive tackle prospect, and NC State is one of the schools he's looking at.

The 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA holds scholarship offers from schools like NC State, Syracuse, Minnesota, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.

"Syracuse and Minnesota have been recruiting me harder than the others lately," said Kates. "They've made a push for me in the last couple of weeks. They aren't my two leaders, but they're up there now. I like the interest they're showing."

How high is Kates' interest level in NC State?

"Pretty high," he said. "They've recruited me for a little while now and it's a place I like. I might visit them later on. I don't have any [other] visits scheduled, but I might go there and a few other places."

Kates has already visited Minnesota and Syracuse, and an earlier visit to Notre Dame was canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

He hopes to shred some weight before entering college to improve his footwork and speed.


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