Coach says Nebraska may hit a home run with Nick Gates

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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 7:07 pm, Mon May 19, 2014.

LINCOLN — Nick Gates started high school at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman as a baseball player. He's still a good one, said football coach Tony Sanchez.

But Sanchez gushed Friday about the pigskin production and potential of Nebraska's latest offensive line commit, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound four-star prospect who sat atop the Huskers' recruiting board at tackle. NU finally secured Gates' pledge Friday afternoon over offers from schools including Alabama, Arizona, Oregon, Texas A&M and UCLA.

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