All Eyes on Ivan Delgado

Killeen Ellison's Ivan Delgado is the type of quarterback that can hurt opponents with both his arm and legs. With one year already under his belt, Delgado is ready to emerge as one of the top junior quarterback signal callers in the state of Texas. Head Coach Bret Boyd raved about Delgado's talent and also talked about two members of the Ellison defense.

"Last year stepping in as a sophomore, he (Ivan Delgado) really didn't know what he was doing. But this year, he can tell his teammates what to do," Boyd said. "He knows the offense and is very intelligent and quick. If he was stuck in a closet, it would be hard to catch him. He is not a real polished passer right now. He is kind of lanky but is getting better every day."

The 6-foot-2, 180 pound Delgado runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. As a sophomore, he carried the ball 160 times for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns. With his arm, Delgado completed 152 of 286 passes for 2,089 yards and 11 touchdowns. His incredible athleticism has grabbed the attention of several D-1 programs.

"He is getting a few letters from schools like Tech and Utah," Boyd said. "But nothing major yet."

Coach Boyd also spoke highly of junior linebacker Morris Winkfield. This kid is a tackling machine. The 6-foot-0, 190 pound Winkfield should begin hearing from Division I schools in the near future.

"He was honorable mention All-State as a sophomore," Boyd said. "In our game the other night, he made 25 tackles."

Defensive end Patrick Reilly is also a very talented prospect. The 6-foot-2, 240 pound Reilly should play a big part in Ellison's defense over the next two seasons.


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