|High School:||South Forsyth (Ga.)|
High School: Graduated from South Forsyth in Suwanee, Ga ... Lettered in baseball and cross country ... Hit .358 with a .465 on-base percentage and .418 slugging last season for South Forsyth under head coach Jamie Corr ... Hit for the cycle with 11 RBI in one game last season.
Personal: Son of Lanny and Sylvia Gates ... Born Dec. 13, 1989 ... Lists his favorite athlete as Jim Edmonds ... Chose GCSU for it's baseball program.