The Florida Gators landed their top recruiting target on National Signing Day with five-star offensive tackle Martez Ivey (Apopka, FL) officially announcing his decision to stay in-state and play at Florida over Auburn.
A long-time Florida lean, Ivey (6-foot-6, 275 pounds) is the rated as the No. 2 overall player and No. 1 offensive tackle by the 247Sports Composite.
McElwain, Summers and defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan continued pressing Ivey through the last week, ensuring that he understood how bad Florida, which has just seven scholarship offensive linemen returning for 2015, needed his services.
Out of Apopka High School, Ivey is the 16th member of Florida’s 2015 recruiting class and fifth offensive lineman to make his pledge this cycle.[table “66” not found /]