If you look at the wide receivers at Montana State football practice. You won't recognize many of them. But pay attention to Jayshawn Gates. The red shirt freshman is only 5 8 150, but he's anything but finesse.
"I was always a contact guy. I love being physical and especially people seeing me thinking I'm not going to be the physical kind of person and then surprise them and come up and punch them in the mouth. They don't expect that and I love that feeling," said Jayshawn Gates.
"He has speed and speed kills in the Big Sky Conference there's a lot of there's a lot of things you can coach in football there's one thing you can't and that's speed and the speed he has definitely gives us a different element in our offense," said MSU wide receivers coach Cody Kempt.
Gates' last recorded 40 time was a 4.4. His quickness can help MSU's offense in many ways.
"Using my speed we try and clear out the safety or maybe some of the linebackers and move them out the way and open up other receivers or if we can't get an offense rolling we give it to the fast guy like me eventually," said Gates.
"Definitely put a vertical threat on the defense being able to take the top off defensive backs so they're not going to be able to play nine guys in the box cause we have the threat of going over the top deep with Jayshawn," said Kempt.
Now when Gates' isn't playing football.....
"I'm obsessed with fishing. I love fishing," said Gates.
He fished growing up with his family and says that's how they bonded.
"I would go with my uncle even my Grandma taking us out to go fishing just little kids and I remember being like five and my brothers would go out sometimes and I couldn't. I just love it. I'm really trying to go fly fishing I haven't learned how to do that yet but I'm going to do it real soon," said Gates.