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.
His name: Noa Pola-Gates (@NoaPola)
His position: Defensive Back
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) January 20, 2019
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.
BREAKING NEWS!! Noa Pola-Gates commits to Nebraska from the 2019 Polynesian Bowl 🤙 pic.twitter.com/TZAf6eTlHP
— Polynesian Bowl (@polynesiabowl) January 20, 2019