Ivie favors in-state schools

Joey Ivie has eight scholarship offers now and more should be on the way soon. He talks offers, who he favors early, and more with Scout here.

"Massachusetts was the first school to offer me and now I have also been offered by Purdue, Miami, Texas Tech, Western Kentucky, Iowa State, Bowling Green, and Florida International," said Joey Ivie.

Ivie is excited about the offers, but he is still working hard for more. South Florida requested his transcripts and the Bulls could be offering him soon. Louisville and West Virginia are showing strong interest also.

Another school that recently started to recruit Ivie is Florida. The Gators got him over to Gainesville recently and he had a great time.

"I grew up being a Florida fan, so it was an enjoyment just being there. I liked the stadium, it was nice seeing the facilities, and I enjoyed speaking with the coaches.

"I talked to Coach [Will] Muschamp and he and the other coaches are all down to earth, so I liked that. They told me how they like me and that they will be coming out to see me at spring practice. They haven't offer me yet, but I think they could this spring."

A school inside his home state that has offered is Miami. He attended their spring game and he was impressed by them.

"It was amazing at Miami," Ivie said. "The coaches, players, and facilities there were all real nice and it was a great visit. It looks like the coaching staff is really coming together there and I think they are on their way back up."

The Gators and Hurricanes are currently highest on his list.

"Florida and Miami are both up there at the top and I like SEC schools too. I don't know if I have one leader, but I do like Florida and Miami a lot though."

The 6-foot-4, 269 pound defensive lineman out of Dade City (Fla.) Pasco could commit this summer, but he is not locked in on that.

He wants to take visits, see who offers, and make sure of his decision first.

Ivie is being recruited to play both defensive end and defensive tackle.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
Twitter | Facebook | E-Mail

Fightin Gators Top Stories