Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington strongside defensive end Michael Tate has picked up where he left off as a junior. After racking up 109 tackles, Tate, a three-star prospect, is already up to 35 tackles and two sacks in his first two games. Now the big question is whether or not he’s racking up any new scholarship offers.
“I still have offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Tulsa,” Tate, who is 6-foot-4 and 241 pounds, said. “I just got off the phone with the coach from Tennessee 10 minutes ago. Coach (Steve) Caldwell was a really nice guy. We had a good talk.”
Just like the talks he’s also had with Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Missouri – all of which have called him here in the past two weeks.
When it comes to favorites, Tate said he’s still leaning toward Nebraska, but the Huskers haven’t offered him a scholarship quite yet.
“Coach Albin from Nebraska said they needed to see more film of me before they could offer a scholarship,” Tate said. “I’m trying to figure a way to get him my first two games. I think they’ll like what they see.”
But Tate also said he’s not totally locked in to the Huskers either.
“My top five would be Nebraska, LSU, Tennessee, Missouri and Oklahoma State,” he said. “I also went over to the Tulsa game last week and I was very impressed with them. They’ve improved quite a bit.”