With Spots Dwindling, Cats Still Like Ivey

Kentucky remains in the top three for North Carolina athlete Lamar Ivey. He talks with KSR about his season and recruiting.

When we last spoke with Lamar Ivey, Eastern Alamance (NC.) was just getting their season started. Now the senior has completed a successful season. "We had a really good year. We were 14-2 this year. We went to the state championship game," said Ivey.

"I played really good this year," he said. Ivey estimated his passing yardage at about 2400 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also added 1400 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught three passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Ivey's performance was good enough to get him to the Shrine Bowl, a game between the best prospects in North Carolina and the best prospects in South Carolina. "(The Shrine Bowl) was really good. I got to compete against really good players," said Ivey. "I think I played well in that environment. We ran the ball the whole game," he said. "I played wide receiver," he said.

Ivey's size and ability make him a prospect who could contribute in a number of ways. While he plays quarterback for his high school, he's being looked at as a receiver and a defensive back by colleges. "(Kentucky) said they are recruiting me as a corner. But I'm an athlete that can end up on offense," he said.

Ivey is focusing on three schools right now. "Kentucky, North Carolina State and North Carolina are the schools I'm looking at," he said. "I am looking for an offer from State and North Carolina."

In the meantime, Ivey is planning his visit schedule, which includes a visit to Lexington on January 8th. He'll visit North Carolina State the following week and then North Carolina sometime after that.

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