Ivie Will Visit Many This Summer

Recently, Dade City (Fla.) defensive tackle Joey Ivie has received an increased amount of interest from college football coaches. Although Ivie has a vague idea of which schools are standing out, the defensive lineman is not quite ready to narrow down his list. As spring practice concludes, Ivie will turn his attention toward the visits that he will be taking this summer.

"Recruiting is going great right now," Joey Ivie said.

The talented defensive tackle now claims offers from Florida, Florida State, Iowa State, Massachusetts, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. According to Ivie, some schools are recruiting him harder than others.

"SEC schools, Florida State, Miami and Texas Tech are recruiting me the hardest," Ivie said.

Another instate school that Ivie is hearing from frequently is the University of Florida.

"I talk to [Florida] all the time on Facebook," he said.

In his mind, the continuous contact has allowed him to form a good relationship with some of the Gator coaches.

"I have a good relationship with coach White and coach Quinn," he said.

In addition to enjoying the recruiting process, the 6-foot-4, 269-pound defensive tackle is also concentrating on finishing spring practice strong.

"This is our last week of spring practice. It's going good. We have our spring game this Friday," he said.

As spring draws to a close, Ivie is beginning to shift his focus to the trips that he intends to take this summer.

"I am going to Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, and Tennessee. I am also going to visit all of the Florida schools that have offered, if it is possible, and maybe go to the Bama camp," he said.

If all goes according to plan, the powerful defensive lineman will have a very busy summer. In the end, the visits that he takes this summer will help him to determine which school provides the best fit for him.

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