Gators legacy Ivie gets offer

One defensive lineman in the 2013 recruiting class saw the field in his first year. Joey Ivie came on late in the year and played some big minutes down the stretch as both a defensive end and defensive tackle at times. Ivie has a younger brother Andrew who just received an offer from the Gators because of the same work ethic as the current Gator.

Andrew Ivie sits with an offer from South Florida and Florida now. He was a little surprised to get a message from older brother Joey earlier this week to call the Florida coaching staff.

"I was sitting in class and my brother texted me to call Coach Lawing immediately," Ivie said. "I did and talked to him for a few seconds then he put Coach Muschamp on the phone. He told me that I've been working hard and he likes the way I work and everything and he would like to offer me a scholarship to the University of Florida."

Ivie says showing up and playing alongside his brother would be nice.

"It would be a good thing because we get along for the most part," Andrew said with a laugh. "He could show me the ropes and drive me to improve and get better."

A championship wrestler in high school, he says the sport helps him be a good football player as well.

"I'm a hard working individual," I'm basically a gym rat and wrestling helps in the aspect of knowing your body and I feel like it's greatly improved my quickness, speed, and hips."

Florida sees the younger Ivie as a defensive tackle and expects the 6-foot-3, 260 pounder to grow a bit into that position. He has no plans to visit anywhere just yet, but does know what he is looking for in a program.

"Education is number one and I just want a place that feels like home," he said. "I want to go where I would enjoy the next few years of my life while maybe still being kind of close to home."


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