DT Andrew Ivie commits to join brother on Gators

By Adam Silverstein
May 29, 2014

The Florida Gators on Thursday added a familiar name to their 2015 recruiting class, receiving a commitment from three-star defensive tackle Andrew Ivie (Dade City, Florida), according to InsidetheGators.com’s Blake Alderman.

Ivie (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) is the younger brother of Gators sophomore defensive lineman Joey Ivie, who like his sibling – a former and future teammate – was a standout player for Pasco High School.

Florida on Feb. 13 was the second program to offer a scholarship to Ivie, who ultimately chose UF over Ole Miss, Wisconsin and opportunities seven other schools.

Raised as a Gators fan from birth, his decision will make his family extremely happy.

Ivie is the first defensive lineman and eighth overall prospect to commit to Florida for 2015. Seven of those pledges are unranked three-star recruits, according to Rivals.com.

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  1. Ken (CA) says:

    ah rats. When I first saw this headline I was thinking it was Martez Ivey who had made his decision! Any welcome!

  2. Steven says:

    ZZZZZZ….another mediocre early commit.
    I hate Muschamp’s style of recruiting.
    Driving this program into mediocrity

    • Ken (CA) says:

      From what I have been reading, this could end up being his best class ever and very possibly a top 3 class. Many of the top uncommitted players have UF at the top of their list and are eventually expected to end up at UF. You certainly could be right, but it is so early in the recruiting cycle there is a lot that can happen. I think one of the big names that is expected to head our way is supposed to announce today or tomorrow, but I could be thinking it is next week.

      • Michael Jones says:

        I have to agree with Steven. Muschamp picks the low hanging fruit and we’re supposed to get all excited about it? This last draft was the first time in many MANY years that Texas didn’t have a single kid drafted by the NFL. Guess who the head recruiting coordinator was at Texas when those recruits were signed?

        As for the top recruits that have us in their “top ten” or “top five,” it’s almost sad that we’re so pathetic that that has become some kind of moral victory for us. I’m sure that come national signing day, we’ll go through the same bridesmaid routine that we’ve gone through the last couple of years: those recruits’ will have their announcement televised nationally, and NONE of them will end up picking UF.

        But, hey, at least we made their top ten! So sad.

    • senuod says:

      This isn’t Muschamp’s “style” of recruiting. These seem like quality kids who want to go to UF because they believe in the coach’s and the philosophy. We’re not going to start getting the big recruits until they get a chance to see the new system in action. I don’t blame them.

      However, I do think, once the new system is in place. If our team can execute to their ability in a faster/spread-like offense, the recruiting floodgates could spread wide open. We already know defense won’t be our problem. Winning cures everything.

      • Michael Jones says:

        No. Our super-talented, brilliantly-coached defense shouldn’t be a problem. Unless we play Georgia Southern, a team who threw 3 passes the entire game and yet, somehow, was still able to run the ball down our throats.

        Oh, and they beat us. Oh, and Muschamp claims it was because the team had lost confidence in the offense.

        Georgia Southern, FCS school, 0-3 passing, 429 yards rushing, 7.9 yards per rushing attempt, 4 touchdowns, 26-20.

        Who coaches the defense, anyway?

        • senuod says:

          Everything about that game points to the team losing confidence in the offense, coaching, themselves, etc. Everyone on that team was ready for the season to be over. There are countless accounts of a serious lack of leadership at that point on the team. We all know that loss shouldn’t have happened because we have the talent AND the coaching that it shouldn’t have ever happened…but it did…because the team stopped executing as a whole.

          Like I said, if the new system works for our offense, we’ll be ok. The big recruits will start coming in when/if we start winning.

  3. jerabaub says:

    wow, what a bunch of 3 star athletes.

    guess fsu and alabama are getting the 5 stars.

    look, i am a gator and wish will mushchamp and the program the best.

    but until we start recruiting 5 star athletes, we ain’t going nowhere.

  4. gatorboi352 says:

    You know, in regards to this whole big philosophical change that Muschamp has implemented in the offense… has anyone else stopped and realized we just spent the last 3 years going full circle back to Meyer’s offense?

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