Three Gateway Gators dazzle at the Nike Camp

Mortty Ivy, Justin King, and Jay Wilson all had impressive showings at the Penn State Nike Camp at State College on Sunday.

Mortty Ivy measured in at 6-2, 204 lbs. and ran an impressive 4.66 40-yard dash. Ivy ran the shuttle in 4.21 seconds and measured 30 inches in the vertical jump. He has excellent size for a safety and the frame to add even more weight. He showed great quickness in all of the other agility drills also. Gateway head coach Terry Smith said that Ivy will attend summer camp at West Virginia and also will attend the Metro-Index Camp. West Virginia has said they will offer Ivy if he attends their summer camp. West Virginia is said to be the front-runner right now, but Ivy also likes Pitt, Syracuse, Maryland, and Boston College.

Justin King (6-0/185), who will only be a junior this year, also had an outstanding camp. King registered the 3rd best 40-yard dash time at 4.29 seconds. He had camp-best performances in the shuttle (3.72) and the vertical jump (37.2). Justin demonstrated why he will be one of the most heavily recruited players in the country by the time he is a senior at Gateway. King plans to attend summer camps at Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State.

Another Gateway player that had a strong camp was Central Catholic transfer Jay Wilson. Wilson is a 5-9, 160lb. wide receiver who ran a 4.50 40-yard dash at the Nike camp. Wilson's athleticism should make Gateway one of the most feared offensive teams in the WPIAL this season. He's being recruited by West Virginia, Northwestern, and several schools from the MAC and Conference USA.

The Gateway team will be attending Pitt's 7 on 7 passing camp this summer. Best of luck to coach Terry Smith and the Gateway Gators this season.

Brian Gold

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