This is an update on the Donavan Tate post I put up earlier today. It appears imminent that the North Carolina football signee and San Diego Padres’ baseball draftee from Cartersville may be close to signing a baseball contract.
That’s just a guess because I’ve been unable to reach Tate. I received this e-mail earlier this evening from North Carolina spokesman Kevin Best, who I had called and e-mailed much earlier Wednesday about trying to get Donavan on the phone:
Donavan Tate, an incoming freshman from Cartersville, Ga., has left North Carolina’s football training camp to consider an offer to play baseball with the . Tate was the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. He arrived in Chapel Hill last Saturday and attended quarterback meetings and three days of practice before leaving .
I can’t think of any other reason Tate would come back home unless he was going to the baseball money. We are, afterall, talking about a multimillion dollar signing bonus. I’ll update you when I know more.