The Huskers just added a big-hitter to their secondary.
Noa Pola-Gates, a 4-star (HV Rating: 91.1) defensive back from Gilbert, Arizona, announced that he has joined the Nebraska recruiting class at the Polynesian Bowl.
BREAKING NEWS!! Noa Pola-Gates commits to Nebraska from the 2019 Polynesian Bowl 🤙 pic.twitter.com/TZAf6eTlHP
— Polynesian Bowl (@polynesiabowl) January 20, 2019
“I’d say the fans and the coaching staff and how bonded they were,” Pola-Gates said about his decision during the CBS Sports Network broadcast.
But it’s more than just a commitment for Pola-Gates. The Huskers quickly tweeted out after the commitment that he has already signed his letter of intent.
The versatile defensive back from Williams Field High School took his official visit to Nebraska back in October for the win over Minnesota. It was a family affair that weekend as he had a large group in Lincoln. He also had the opportunity to spend time with his cousin who is going to play softball for the Huskers.
In 12 games as a senior at Williams Field, Pola-Gates had 57 tackles, five interceptions, seven pass breakups, one kick return touchdown and a blocked kick. He has a lean and wiry frame and is a very good athlete who likes to make big hits (as we saw in the U.S. All American Game).
the hit pic.twitter.com/Uv9Yz3FsXo
— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) January 5, 2019
Nebraska won the commitment of Pola-Gates over home-state Arizona State, as well as USC. He also took official visits to Penn State and Alabama. He joins defensive backs Javin Wright, Quinton Newsome and Myles Farmer as additions to Travis Fisher’s position room.
He will enroll at Nebraska this summer.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.