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RYAN BATES      OL   6-5   275
Rivals ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   247 ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Auburn, Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina and Virginia

ABOUT BATES
Tabbed as the No. 3 overall prospect out of Pennsylvania by 247sports.com, Bates comes to Penn State after winning back-to-back PIAA AAA state titles (2013 and 2014) at Archbishop Wood High School. Bates and teammate Jake Cooper join the Nittany Lions after helping lead Archbishop Wood to a combined 28-2 overall mark during the past two seasons. Bates was rated as a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services. ESPN rated Bates as the 13th-best offensive tackle in the class and the 129th overall prospect. ESPN, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com all ranked Bates among the top five prospects in Pennsylvania. Bates participated in the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was named PA Football News Lineman of the Year following the 2014 season.

FROM BATES' HEAD COACH STEVE DEVLIN
"Ryan is the best offensive lineman I have ever coached. He has it all - toughness, technique and a love of the game. He is so athletic for a big guy and he uses that to his advantage."




Bates Highlights | 2015 Signing Day Central


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