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Recruiting Profile: L.B. "Bazzie" Bates

Bates committed to Charlie Weis back in June of 2014.


Height: 6'1"

Weight: 195 lbs.

Hometown:  Allen, TX

High School: Allen High School

Junior College: Trinity Valley CC, Athens, TX

Rating: #14 JUCO CB per ESPN

Rivals: ***

ESPN: ***

Signed: 6/29/2014

Recruited by:  Eric Kiesau, Dave Campo

Also Offered by: Iowa State, Tulsa

Other interest from: Arkansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, Texas State, Texas Tech


Junior College


Scouting Report

Spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College suiting up for head coach Brad Smiley.  Played as a cornerback on the 2014 team that was a perfect 12-0 in 2014.  Helped lead the Cardinals to the SWJCFC championship, the Region XIV championship and the Heart of Texas Bowl title in 2014.  Recorded 26 total tackles, including 16 solo stops, as a sophomore in 2014.  Led TVCC with four interceptions, also had four pass breakups.  Spent the 2013 season as a redshirt.  Collected 11 tackles and one pass breakup for TVCC as a freshman in 2012.

Earned four letters playing football under head coach Tom Westerberg at Allen HS.  Named first team all-district in both 2010 and 2011.  Helped lead Allen HS to an 11-1 mark and the second round of the playoffs as a senior in 2011.  Credited with 43 tackles, 4.0 TFLs and one interception in 2011.  As a junior helped guide AHS to a 10-2 mark and the second round of the playoffs.

David Beaty says: "Bazie possesses great size and length which was a need for us at the safety position. He is very aggressive in run fits and has terrific ball skills. He has a high degree of football intelligence and has great instincts on the field."