“Why not come here?” Ivey is asked

On Saturday the Gators hosted two monster offensive tackles — Damian Prince (6-5, 292, Forestville, MD Bishop McNamara), who’s on an official visit, and 2015 prospect Martez Ivey (6-6, 265, Apopka, FL), who got to meet Florida offensive line coach Mike Summers for the first.

“I got to meet the new offensive line coach today,” Ivey said. “He’s a smart man and he knows what he’s doing.  With 34 years of experience coaching the offensive line he knows his stuff.”

Ivey has already been to Florida multiple times but on Saturday he just wanted to see a few more things at Florida as he is fast approaching decision time.

“I just wanted to explore around again and see some final things,” Ivey said. “It’s coming down to that time to choose so I just wanted to see things. I want to wait until after my senior year so I take all of my officials. I may make it at one of the all-star games.”

During the junior day visit for Ivey he had the chance to talk with the Florida assistant coaches and one coach posed a question for Ivey.

“Coach Derek Lewis said why not come here?” Ivey said. “He said list some reasons as to why not come to Florida and I couldn’t name one. They want me to commit.”

If Ivey does choose to go to Florida he won’t have to adjust much to the spread offense that new coordinator Kurt Roper plans to run.

“They want to run the spread like we do in high school,” Ivey said. “I just have to adjust to the speed of the game.”

Although he doesn’t have a reason to choose another school other than Florida, Ivey says he still doesn’t have a leader in his recruitment.

“I don’t have any tops or anything,” Ivey said. “Florida has positioned themselves well though.”

Ivey is one of the top 2015 prospect in the country and he has several other schools that he wants to visit besides Florida.

“I want to check out LSU, Alabama, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida State and Oklahoma,” Ivey said. “I don’t have any visit plans though right now.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.