Snider safety Bates chooses University of Toledo

Jessie Bates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Snider High School senior free safety has decided to play college football at the University of Toledo.  Bates selected the Rockets over in-state school Ball State.

Bates led the Panthers in interceptions in 2013 with six on the year.

Bates told NewsChannel 15 he selected Toledo because it was close to home and the school offered his major, physical therapy.

Bates said he was glad to get his commitment in early so he could focus his senior season on helping the Panthers secure another sectional championship, and hoped to advance far in the upcoming state tournament. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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