Sulphur Springs Star Talks NFTC

At 5'8", Willy Ivery was out to prove he belonged as one of the state's best. After a great showing at Sunday's NFTC, he clearly made a statement.

If you're looking for the biggest, most physical receiver on the market, Willy Ivery isn't your guy. If you're looking for a player that knows how to get open and just flat out makes plays, then the Sulphur Springs standout might just be your man. At 5'8" and 175 pounds, Ivery is still available and he hopes his NFTC performance this past Sunday attracts more suitors.

"I felt like I did pretty good at the camp" he said. "I went with the running backs for a little bit just to get a little bit of work since I'm going to be starting at running back this year."

"I came back over here with the receivers for the one on ones and caught some balls" said Ivery. "I beat some good corners so I felt like I did alright."

With a solid day that saw the talented athlete make multiple impressive catches, Ivery says he now knows that he can compete at the highest level.

"It helps me a lot to know what I need to work on and to see where my skill level is compared to all the other players out here" he said. "There were a lot of highly rated DB's here and Texas is known for good DB's so being able to see Jamal Adams and all them, it helped me out a lot to be able to work with them."

With 3 offers from Texas State, Toledo and Colorado State, Ivery feels good knowing that he already has college paid for. Now he wants to focus on getting better in hopes of attracting even more offers. One school in general stands out to Ivery and it's beginning to sound like a broken record to Frog fans.

"Right now, my number one is Texas Tech but I also like Oklahoma State and TCU" said Ivery. "Coach Haverty was recruiting me for TCU and I still talk to him now that he's at Tech."

"I haven't really heard from TCU much since he left but my coach tells me that they'll probably come back around during the spring when their coaches get back on the road recruiting; hopefully I'll hear from them then."

With a big senior season, Ivery could add some significant offers to his list. With big goals for the 2013 season, the Sulphur Springs product says he knows when he would like to make his decision.

"I would like to make my decision in November during senior night" he said. "That's our last home game and that's when I want to make my announcement."

Stay logged on to to see if TCU throws their hat into the offer ring. If they do, they're in good shape for a signature come February 2014.

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