Posted On: 06/18/22 6:00 PM

Northwest Indiana has always had some great talent but hasn’t always gotten a good look. We’re diving into NW Indiana in the coming weeks and today we’ve got a good list of recruits to get us started!

Rodney Gates - Elkhart - WR - 6’1" 178lbs

Gates is an uber-athletic receiver who does everything for Elkhart. They give him deep shots, send him in motion, draw up screens, and let him return kicks. When the ball is in his hands he’s going to make plays. If you throw the ball his way, he’s going to go up and make the play. He can be twitchy and make guys miss, create separation, and then throw his hands up late and make the play. He’s able to track the ball over the shoulder and make the play. He catches the ball once and doesn’t let it bobble. He’s got a nice second gear that allows him to run under balls and make the play. He’s willing to block in the running game as well and likes to try burying his guy. When in motion and gets the ball, he’s shown good vision and the ability to weave through traffic to get downfield.

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