Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way HS
A two-time, first-team all-city and All-South Puget Sound League pick, Michael is a wide receiver candidate from Federal Way (Wash.) High (Coach John Meagher) joining the Spartans this fall. As a senior, he led his team with eight touchdown receptions on just 21 receptions. Tate also came up with three interceptions playing cornerback in 2012. The three-time all-league football honoree was a second-team choice as a sophomore. The two-sport letterwinner is a sprinter and a long jumper for the track and field team. He has a best of 23-feet-3.5 in the long jump.
He plans to major in kinesiology and aspires to become a physical therapist. Michael is in his first year serving on the Council Eight, his school's leadership group. The native of Oakland, Calif., was born on October 12, 1994.
Coach Caragher on Michael: "Coach (Jimmie) Dougherty had the chance to work with Michael while at the University of Washington this past summer, and Michael caught his eye. He is a young man who has very good all-around wide receiver skills. He runs good routes. He catches the ball well. He gives great effort blocking in the run game. He does all those things you need to be a successful player."