Lamar Ivey has flown under the radar quite a bit prior to his senior year, but coaches have begun to take notice of his athletic prowess. "I'm really quick and fast," said Ivey. "I have good cutting ability. I can stop on a dime. I've also got good speed and leaping ability," he finished.
At 6-foot-1 180-pounds, Ivey runs the forty in under 4.5 seconds. That sounds like prototypical wide receiver or defensive back size and speed but Ivey plays quarterback for Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, North Carolina. But coaches have already envisioned where they want him on the field.
"Some want me at quarterback and defensive back. Then others want me at wideout," he said. So where does Kentucky see Ivey?
"When I talk to the coaches, they said they'd look at me anywhere. If I want to play receiver, then they'll look at me there," said Ivey. Even with that said, Ivey denies a preference in position. "I really don't mind (playing defense). I just like the thrill of playing receiver and scoring touchdowns. But I won't have a problem playing defensive back. I like it too," he said.
So which schools are recruiting Ivey? "I'm interested in Kentucky, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, East Carolina and Wake Forest," he said. Ivey has received offers from Kentucky, West Virginia and East Carolina. He expects Georgia Tech to offer soon.
He has yet to set up any official visits at this time, but he has an idea about what he'll be looking for when he takes those visits.
"The education is important. I really want to see a nice campus. The people and the city are important. I also want a good football program where I know I will get better," said Ivey.
In the meantime Ivey already has other plans to get better. "I'm trying to get bigger and stronger. After football season I'm trying to put on ten or 15 pounds," Ivey said.
Added strength will make Ivey even more sought after.
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