|Hometown:||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|High School:||Bishop Gorman|
Nick Gates has been impressive in his short time at Nebraska and is a key part of an outstanding group of young offensive linemen in the Husker program. Gates has the versatility to play multiple positions, but worked at tackle throughout spring practice and will compete with four veteran seniors for playing time at the position in the fall.
The 6-5, 290-pound Gates was a top offensive line prospect from Las Vegas prep powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School. Gates has been a standout in the Husker strength program since his arrival in Lincoln.
Gates redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Bishop Gorman HS)
Gates was a dominant force on the offensive line for Coach Tony Sanchez at Bishop Gorman High School, helping his team to three straight state titles. As a senior, Gates helped the offense average better than 275 yards per game en route to a 13-2 record and a Division I state championship. Gates also saw time on defense, recording 13 tackles, a tackle for loss, three breakups and a fumble recovery. Gates earned first-team All-Nevada honors from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and was an All-Southwest League pick.
Gates earned second-team all-state honors from the Review-Journal in 2012, helping Gorman to a 13-1 record, including a 63-10 victory in the state title game. Bishop Gorman was a perfect 16-0 in the 2011 season and averaged more than 280 rushing yards per game.
Gates was regarded as the top player in Nevada and one of the top 25 offensive tackles in the country. Gates also visited Texas A&M, and had offers from dozens of schools, including Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Duke, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State. Gates was also a standout player for Bishop Gorman’s state championship baseball team.
The son of Taylor and Sonya Gates, Nick was born on Nov. 27, 1995. He is a criminology and criminal justice major. He has volunteered for community outreach work with Uplifting Athletes and local school and hospital visits.