Outstanding young talent who adds to the depth along the Aggies defensive line …. Had his freshman season cut short after two games … Expected to be a good run stopper with the ability to come off the ball and make plays … Has pretty good speed for his position and he has an impressive 101-inch reach…Bench pressed 300 pounds over the summer of 2015 along with a 420-pound squat.
2015 Season: Played two games without a start … Had season cut short because of injury … Was the Aggies second-leading tackler in a win over Shaw on Sept. 5.
High School: Played varsity football under Eric Reid … Played 26 games varsity games and made 148 tackles with 94 of those tackles unassisted … Also recovered three fumbles and had two sacks in his career.
Personal: Full name is Justin Jermaine Cates … He is the son of B. Cates and Gene Sanford … Has two siblings, Erica and Toya … He was born on December 26, 1997 … His major is mass communications.