Noa Pola-Gates, the top uncommitted player out of Arizona, is a highly sought after defensive back in the class of 2019.
The four-star seemed like he might make a choice in time for the early signing period last week, especially with Nick Saban and Alabama applying heavy pressure.
Instead, he’ll be waiting until February’s National Signing Day.
Pola-Gates explained that he is moving forward with the three teams that allowed him to keep going through the process for another month or so.
Arizona State, Nebraska, and USC are the finalists for the blue-chip player.
247Sports ranks him as the No. 153 player in the class of 2019 overall.
He’s rated as the No. 18 cornerback, though he’s probably a safety at the next level, and the No. 3 player in Arizona.
Noa Pola-Gates is set to make his decision on January 19 at the Polynesian Bowl.
Earlier this month, he discussed eliminating a school like Alabama, and how he’s moving forward with those three finalists.
From the Arizona Republic:
On eliminating Alabama, he said, “As cool as it is to be so highly recruited by a school like ‘Bama,’ it just isn’t a true fit for me and my family.”
“Each have agreed to wait until February,” Pola-Gates said. “I know they really want me and now I have all of Christmas break to train, prep for all-star games and decide on my next steps.”
Alabama was the leader in the 247 crystal ball votes by a decent amount, but with the Crimson Tide out, it is a much different picture now.
Nebraska currently has 18-percent of the predictions, the only school aside from ‘Bama to land them, with other recruiting experts undecided on his future.