Local WR Is On The Radar

Lamar Ivey currently holds two offers, one from a Big East powerhouse, and is drawing heavy interest from plenty of other ACC schools. Ivey stars at wide receiver and defensive back for Eastern Alamance High in Mebane, North Carolina. Ivey is thankful for his football talents and is going to use those talents to get a degree and secure his future for life after football.

"Well East Carolina and West Virginia have offered," so they are definitely on the list, says Ivey, "and Georgia Tech, Duke, Maryland, and Wake Forest are showing the most interest out of all the schools that contact me."

Ivey is hoping that as he makes his rounds this summer the offers will start to pile up. Lamar told me at the Scout.com Combine in Charlotte that he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Duke for their Spring Game. Ivey also knows that by attending Duke, he would not only be playing big time ACC football but would also obtain a solid degree in his four years at school.

Ivey got some run at wide receiver at the Charlotte combine but shined as a defensive back. He's a solid player and has a big enough build already to hold his own against some of the taller receivers. Lamar also has the frame to bulk up a little bit. At 6-foot tall, 176-pounds, Ivey could put on about fifteen more pounds and carry it well. Lamar ran the forty in 4.61 seconds in Charlotte on a very slow surface, which was good enough to rank him fourteenth out of over 200 kids. If he grows an inch or two and stays in the weight room Ivey would be prototypical size for a defensive back heading into college.

Ivey says Wake Forest is his number one school, with in-state powerhouse North Carolina not far behind, and because of the offer already being on the table East Carolina is currently third. Ivey could be one of those quiet kids who sneaks up and approaches double digit offers by the time he starts his senior campaign. Camping at North Carolina this summer will also be a nice gauge of where he stands amongst his peers.


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