LB Dillon Bates of Ponte Vedra, FL has a top five of Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Texas and USC. He plans to visit each of these schools over the summer.
Bates is going to "The Opening" football camp in Oregon and said there is a possibility he could announce his decision during the camp. "If I know who it is I'll do it there on ESPN," said Bates. "But, if not, I'll do it back here on my own. I can't tell you specifically when I plan to commit but I want to do it before the season."
Steve Spurrier, Jr. stopped by his school this week to talk with Bates. "We just caught up on stuff," he said. "It's always good to talk to coach Spurrier. He was updating me on their spring practice and how some of my friends did." Bates says three of his friends currently play for the Gamecocks.
He did not give dates to any of his visits and did not limit the trips he will take over the summer to this top five. "There is a chance I could check out some other schools," said Bates.