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Archbishop Wood’s Ryan Bates issues verbal declaration to Penn State University

Written by: on Saturday, February 15th, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


a.batesAccording to Onward State, Archbishop Wood’s Offensive lineman Ryan Bates committed to play at Penn State after he attended the football team’s Junior Day.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Offensive lineman from Archbishop Wood picked Penn State over schools like Duke, Miami, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Pittsburgh.

According to, Bates, a 2015 recruit is currently ranked the number 146 prospect in the country and is ranked 5th in Pennsylvania and the 16th offensive tackle nationally.

Bates was one of the key linemen in 2013 and his team rushed for over 3,600 yards. He was an all-state selection as a junior.

The Vikings outscored their opponents 585 and gave up 173 points. His team finished 13-2 and won the PIAA Class 3A State title.

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