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Yates One of Georgia's Finest

Yates One of Georgia's Finest

Prior to his mid-October commitment to North Carolina, T.J. Yates was an unknown to Tar Heel fans. Regardless, this past season Yates was well-known by his opposition and no stranger to Georgia's individual statistical leader boards.

"He had a great year," said Pope High School head football coach Bob Swank. "He threw for over 2,300 yards – he had to be one of the top passers in the state." Yates, a 6-foot-5 190-pounder from Marietta (Ga.) Pope, ended his senior season by completing 160-of-289 passes (55%) for 2,305 yards, 13 interceptions, and 17 touchdowns. He also added 292 yards and seven touchdowns rushing...

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