Ivey Talks About Being Back On The Plains

5-star offensive tackle Martez Ivey talks about his latest trip to Auburn and his plans to announce his college choice on signing day.

Apopka, Fla.--Rated the nation’s top offensive tackle prospect, big Martez Ivey made a return trip to the Plains this weekend to get another look at the Auburn Tigers. Spending time with high school teammate Chandler Cox, who is already on campus, Ivey said he enjoyed getting another look at Auburn to get another feel for the program.

“It was great just to hang out with Chandler and see the life of a football player instead of the whole recruiting process,” Ivey said. “It was just good to hang out with him.

“He just tells me it’s my choice, but he loves it down there,” he added. “He said it feels like home and that’s how they treat him.”

Planning to announce his decision on signing day, Ivey said he’s done with his official visits and it’s a two-team race between the Tigers and Gators with two weeks left until the big day.

“I took this visit and then I’m going to go back down to Florida,” Ivey said. “I’m going to make up my mind after that. It’s just about being comfortable and reaching my goals. Everybody wants to play in the NFL, but wherever you go you’ve got to work hard.”

Ivey and Cox were part of an Apopka team that finished the year in style with a dominating victory in a state championship team. While his future on the college level is coming soon, Ivey said he couldn’t think of a better way to finish his high school career.

“It was a special season,” Ivey said. “It’s probably one I’ll remember for the rest of my life right there. The whole high school experience, I couldn’t have asked for a better one that that one.”


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