Nebraska added another highly rated recruit to its 2019 recruiting class on Saturday night, as 4-star safety Noa Pola-Gates committed to play for the Huskers.
Pola-Gates announced his decision during the Polynesian Bowl, picking Nebraska over the likes of Alabama, Arizona State and USC. The Crimson Tide appeared poised to land Pola-Gates early in the recruiting process, with hometown team Arizona State also being in the mix.
An official visit to Memorial Stadium on Oct. 20 helped swing Pola-Gates’ commitment to Nebraska, as the Gilbert, Arizona native took in a 53-28 win over Minnesota. Pola-Gates also played in the Under Armor All-American Bowl last week with fellow Husker commits Bryce Benhart, Ty Robinson and Wandale Robinson.
Ranked as 4-star safety by both Rivals and 247Sports, Pola-Gates is also rated as the 11th-best safety and No. 116 recruit in the nation. He recorded 57 tackles, five interceptions and seven defended passes as a senior for Williams Field High School this season.
The commitment nows pushes Nebraska’s 2019 class to 26 total players. Joining Pola-Gates as safety recruits are Myles Farmer and Quinton Newsome, both 3-star recruits.