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Michigan Definitely In It for Bates (Part 1)

Jalen Bates

As first impressions go, the one Michigan made on Kaplan (La.) OLB Jalen Bates last weekend couldn’t have been much better. In part one of our chat with the talented youngster he recaps his visit to Ann Arbor, discusses why the Wolverines made his top five, and clears the air regarding the rumor that he’d eliminated Michigan from his list.

Many of Michigan’s most prominent targets were on hand for the annual Barbecue at the Big House Sunday, but none traveled farther than Kaplan (La.) OLB Jalen Bates. With his decision date closing in it was a make or break opportunity for the Wolverines. By the time his trip concluded it was clear they had made the most of it. “(Michigan is in) the top five right now for sure,“ said Bates...

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