"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."