The Gators signed a good offensive line class in 2014 but the coaching staff isn’t settling on one great class as the Gators are after some of the biggest names in the Class of 2015 on the offensive line.
One of those offensive linemen that Florida is heavily pursuing is offensive tackle Martez Ivey (6-5, 271, Apopka, FL High) who has taken a few out-of-state visits since his last trip to Gainesville.
“I’ve been to Alabama and Auburn since I last visited Florida,” Ivey said. “Those visits were real good and everything was real good. You see different things at Alabama, different things at Auburn and then you see different things at Florida. Every school has something nice to offer you as a student-athlete.”
Despite his recent visits to Alabama and Auburn the school that keeps in contact with Ivey the most is the in-state Gators.
“I talk to Florida the most as I usually talk to them at least once a week,” Ivey said. “I haven’t really talked to Alabama that much since I visited them a few weeks ago. I usually talk to Coach [Coleman] Hutzler or Coach Muschamp from Florida.”
Ivey has double-digit offers from some of the top programs in the country but has stayed level headed throughout the process.
“I don’t feel any kind of pressure to do anything early,” Ivey said. “I’m a guy that kind of goes with the flow and enjoys the process but also I try to stay calm and try not to get cocky or over my head. I’m the same person today as I was when I got into high school except that I have a lot of offers.”
Next up for Ivey will be more visits to colleges, including a trip back up to Gainesville where he wants to see Mike Summers in action as the new offensive line coach.
“I will be visiting Florida for some spring practices,” Ivey said. “I will probably be up there more than once honestly.”
Ivey was invited to the Nike Opening this summer after his performance during the NFTC camp on Saturday in Orlando.