The former high draft pick is going to give college football a try.
The No. 3 overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft has committed to playing football at the University of Arizona.
Donovan Tate, a former dual-sport athlete in baseball and football, will be joining the Wildcats' football program this summer as a quarterback.
The 26-year-old athlete is expected to compete for the starting job.
He'll be entering the program as a freshman.
Tate, a Georgia native, was committed to North Carolina for baseball and football coming out of high school. He was a four-star recruit.
After going No. 3 overall in the MLB Draft, though, Tate opted to go straight to the pros, signing with the San Diego Padres with a bonus of $6.7 million.
Tate's baseball career has been derailed by injuries and substance abuse problems. As of 2015, he had played in less than 200 professional games.