January 26, 2007

Phillip Bates in a word: Solid

Most interviews for recruiting updates follow the same form: the reporter asks questions and the prospect answers them. It was a little different in my most recent conversation with Omaha (Neb.) North dual-threat quarterback Phillip Bates.

"When are you going to change me back to solid?" was the first question of the conversation and it was fired by Bates, not at him. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound playmaker was talking about his status in the Rivals.com prospect database, where he had been shown as a soft commit to Iowa State since the resignation of Dan McCarney as head football coach back in November. Bates had been solid to ISU before that and wanted everyone to see that is solid to ISU once again.

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