Coming out of high school, Donovan Tate was a four-star quarterback destined to play on the college level, but sometimes destiny takes a while to come to fruition. You see, while Tate was a four-star recruit, that was back in 2009. And while he was being recruited by plenty of colleges to play quarterback at the time, the San Diego Padres also liked Tate's baseball ability. So much so that they decided to draft Tate as a centerfielder with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2009 MLB Draft. Unfortunately, Tate's baseball career never panned out as he spent six seasons in the minors hitting .226/.331/.321, never progressing past the Single-A level. So now he's finally going to give college football a try, and as the Arizona Star reports, Tate is enrolling at Arizona as a walk-on. Since his paperwork hasn't been finalized, the school cannot comment on Tate, but the Star reports that as per his contract with the team, the Padres will pay Tate's school costs.
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