Noa Pola-Gates, a safety from Williams Field High School in Arizona, announced during the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii that he would be attending Nebraska in 2019. Pola-Gates signed his Letter of Intent back on December 19th, but wanted to wait until the Polynesian Bowl to make his decision public.
His senior season, Pola-Gates led his team to an 11-2 overall record and an Arizona class 5A semifinal appearance. The 5-foot-11 prospect recorded 57 tackles and seven pass break ups. The four star recruit also garnered 743 all-purpose yards in 2018.
According to 247sports.com, Pola-Gates is rated the third overall prospect in the state of Arizona, and the 19th ranked overall defensive back recruit in the nation. Pola-Gates told Rival’s Nate Clouse earlier this month that he was considering the Huskers for a couple of key reasons.“I love Nebraska because of their fans and their coaching staff,” he said. “The team – they’re just well bonded together.”
Family was a big factor for Pola-Gates decision. He told Rivals that his mother, who is in the mortgage business, works for a company that has a branch in Lincoln. His sister, Keana Pola, has signed to play for the Nebraska softball team in 2019. Also, he is the nephew of former Pittsburgh Steeler, Troy Polamalu.
BELOW: Pola-gates makes his announcement during the Polynesian Bowl Saturday night
— Brandon Cavanaugh (@eightlaces) January 20, 2019
His name: Noa Pola-Gates (@NoaPola)
His position: Defensive Back
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