Quickly: Enters the fall listed as a backup at cornerback. 2006 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU. High School: Played cornerback and wide receiver in high school... Was an all-Central Coast Section, all-county and all-league selection... Named the league's Defensive Back of the Year... Had 33 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior... Offensively, he had 12 receptions for 221 yards and one touchdown... Team went undefeated in league play... Also ran track and was league champion in the 400 and high jump. Personal: Born Nov. 6, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wis... Son of Maurice Bates, Sr. and Elaine E. Richards... Has one brother and one sister... Undecided on his major... Hobbies include fishing, snowboarding, skiing and football.