Noa Pola-Gates is easily one of the top defensive backs in the nation. He has the size and the smarts to compete at the next level. Fortunately for the Crimson Tide, they are currently in a great position to land him.
Gates talked with yours truly about his interest in Alabama.
“They are top three for sure,” Gates said. “The opportunities at Alabama are endless.”
Gates is a product of Williams Field High School in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a 4-Star recruit and is ranked as one of the top safeties in the nation.
The Arizona-native considers himself a realist. He knows that the perfect school doesn’t exist.
“The perfect school doesn’t exist. I’m a realist and I know better,” Gates added. “Real talk,at the end of the day, this is a business decision.”
Gates also wants to go to a school that gives him the opportunity to do big things on the gridiron and in the classroom.
“I want a National Championship and a degree,” Gates said. “I want to be coached by the best of the best and be a part of something that will last a lifetime.”
If the Tide could land this outstanding takent they are getting a guy with tons of knowledge about the game. He has great ball judgement skills and knows how to come down to lower the boom in run support. From watching his highlights, one can tell this guy watches film and studies it, due to his ability to react to plays in an instant and make plays on the ball.
The Crimson Tide should expect Gates to visit this Fall. Touchdown Alabama Magazine will keep you updated on his recruitment.
Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith