That means the recruiting process will carry into the first half of his senior season at Dunbar, giving him a chance to make some official visits to the schools that are courting him.
It certainly seems like Alabama is the front runner to land Scates. He’s often seen wearing Crimson Tide hats and T-shirts around the halls at school.
“Alabama has been my dream school since I was 4 years old,” he said last week. “For them to want me to play for their team is a blessing.”