The #135 rated player in the country per Rivals.com and a top 25 linebacker prospect per 247 Sports, Demarquis Gates committed to the Ole Miss Rebels today over offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Kentucky per 247 Sports and others.
4-star LB Demarquis Gates commits to Ole Miss olemiss.247sports.com/Article/4-star… via @247sports #OleMiss #HottyToddy— Rebels247 (@Rebels247) March 28, 2013
Listed as a 6'2", 217 pound four star prospect by Rivals, Gates definitely has the frame to play SEC football. His highlight video doesn't have a whole lot that jumps out at you - he's not particularly fast, nor does he have the readily quick awareness you would look for in a linebacker - but he does demonstrate size, strength, and tackling ability.
Gates marks the fourth four-star rated prospect of the 2014 class to commit to Ole Miss, as well as the second non-Mississippian. Ole Miss currently has eight commitments and the #5 overall 2014 class per Rivals.com.