Bates jumps on offer
OL Jarrod Schulte was Bates' host. "He told me that one of the players will be leaving because of a bad back, so I would probably see early playing time," said Billy. "I will redshirt my freshman year and then start the next four years."
Adam Shamion was also on a visit to UI and he re-affirmed his commitment to the Vandals. They also received a commitment from a JC wide receiver, according to Bates.
So what was the highlight of Billy's visit? "Probably when I got to go into Coach (Jason) Eck's office and watching film," he said. "He actually taught me plays before they offered me, so I was thinking, 'Why would he be doing this?' Then he showed me some of the different techniques they use. It was awesome."
There was a method to Eck's madess, as Head Coach Nick Holt sealed the deal for Bates. "Well, Coach Eck and I were playing a scrimmage on PS/2 in the locker room," he said. "Coach Holt was on a run. When he came back, he asked me if I was still thinking about being a Vandal. I told him that the trip has been awesome and the coaches have been treating me really great. He asked me, 'Do you want to be a Vandal?' I was like, 'Yeah'. He said, 'That's good, because we're going to offer you a full scholarship. I didn't say anything for a bit. I was in awe. He said, 'Will you accept?', and I said 'Yes, I will'. It happened right then and there."
But here's the most important question? Who won the PS/2 scrimmage, Bates or Eck? "He beat me," admitted Bates. "And one of the players - Herb Cash - he annihilated me, 56-0."
He is not interested in talking with anybody else, Bates is a Vandal now. He'll be playing tackle for UI, but which side hasn't been determined yet. "Throughout my high school career, I've always been our left-side tackle, the weak side," he said. "They put me there because of my foot speed and I just got used to it."
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