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Ponte Vedra's Dillon Bates voted top area recruit in Class of 2014

9:35 AM, May. 26, 2013 EDT

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Dillon Bates, a linebacker at Ponte Vedra High School, has been voted as the top recruit on the First Coast in the class of 2014.

Dillon is the youngest of five children in the Bates family.  His father Bill played for the Dallas Cowboys for 15 seasons, and he's considered one of the best special teams players ever in the NFL. 

Two of Dillon's older brothers, Hunter and Graham, played college football at Northwestern and Arkansas State respectively.  As for where Dillon will play college football, he plans to announce that decision this summer.  At last check, he has 36 offers including Alabama, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and his parents' alma mater, Tennessee.

Who is the First Coast's top football recruit in the class of 2014?
Providence OT David Sharpe  28 Votes
Ponte Vedra LB Dillon Bates  30265 Votes
Sandalwood LB Kain Daub  28 Votes
Camden County DB Kalvaraz Bessent  24 Votes
Ribault QB D.J. Gillins  7191 Votes
Raines OG Travaris Dorsey  78 Votes
Columbia DB Trey Marshall  23 Votes
Sandalwood DL Blake McClain  29 Votes
Atlantic Coast DB Step Durham  17673 Votes
Trinity Christian WR Isaiah Ford  28 Votes
Total votes: 55367




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