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Recruiting Profile: L.B. "Bazzie" Bates

Bates committed to Charlie Weis back in June of 2014.

Profile

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

Highlights

Junior College

KUAthletics

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."