Coach Dykes previews New Mexico State game
2011: Redshirted 2011 season.
High School: Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com ... Graduated from St. John High School in 2011 ... Earned four letters in football and track and two letters in baseball, playing varsity football as a freshman ... Registered 95 tackles and six sacks his junior year ... Garnered all-district honors in football ... Coached by Barry Tut Meushmech.
Personal: Full name is Warren Benjamin Bates, Jr. ... Son of Warren and Sharon Bates ... Born Oct. 16, 1992 in Plaqumine, La.