Ivery Lists Three Early Frontrunners

Willy Ivery is a big-play (avg. 19.94 yards per catch in '11) sophomore WR from Sulphur Springs (TX). Read further as Ivery talks about spring visits to Texas and Texas A&M, and reveals the identity of his third school of primary interest.

As a sophomore, Willy Ivery finished second on the team in both receptions (46) and receiving yardage (917), and tied for the lead in touchdown catches (13) at Class 4A Sulphur Springs.

College coaches from some of the big-name in-state programs have taken notice of Ivery's ability, and he recently named Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech as early favorites.

"I went to the spring game at Texas," said Ivery (5-10, 180). "It was fun. I liked being around the coaches and players.

"I really like the environment at Texas. I really like their coaching staff. I just like it there. It felt like home."

Ivery was also invited to Texas A&M's spring game, and he attended.

"I like the tradition and coaching staff at A&M," he said. "I like their offense, how they use their wide receivers. They move the receivers around a lot.

"Texas Tech is also in my top (three). Right now the coaches at those three schools seem pretty interested in me. I haven't visited Texas Tech yet, but they want me to visit and I want to, too. I hope it goes well when I visit Tech. They were at my school two days ago, and I know they said they were interested."

Sulphur Springs went 8-4 last year. The Wildcats were explosive on offense with a wide-open spread attack that put a lot of points on the scoreboard.

"We have a new offensive coordinator and we're going to run a lot more," said Ivery. "Our starting running back is my cousin, and he's really good.

"I think we'll be better than last year. We'll be more well-rounded."

Ivery is not the only talented underclassman on the roster. The Wildcats have a big '15 WR/S in Larry Pryor (53 tackles, three interceptions on the varsity as a freshman).

"Larry (6-2, 200) has always been big but he's filling out even more," said Ivery. "He's our best safety and can play offense, too."

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