Frontenac’s Ty Gates signs to Pitt State football

The Frontenac High School senior will be playing cornerback for the Gorillas.

Frontenac senior, Ty Gates, signs to continue his football career with the Gorillas next season.

“It means a lot. I’ve been dreaming about playing college football all my life. I just never thought this moment would come and I’m very thankful,” Gates says.

Gates has been a key player for the Raiders in the last few years. He has earned 1st team all-state recognition. While he is expected to play cornerback at Pitt State, Gates is extremely versatile.  In his senior season last fall, he finished with 230 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Gates racked up 35 tackles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.

“I want to become a starter my freshman year which means I have to work and work and work. I really just want to be the best person I can be on that field,” Gates says.