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Ivery breaks down Texas Tech visit

One of the many junior day visitors at Texas Tech on Saturday was playmaker Willy Ivery (Sulphur Springs, Texas). The 5-foot-8.5, 180-pound slot wide receiver and return man entered Saturday with Texas Tech as one of his favorites and left Lubbock with the same thoughts.

Willy Ivery has Texas Tech at the top of his list following Saturday's junior day.

“It went great,” Ivery said. “I enjoyed everything about it. I loved the place and the coaching staff. Texas Tech is definitely at the top of my list,”

The two-time all-district selection said meeting Red Raiders head coach Kilff Kingsbury was the highlight of the day.

“When I saw him walk in, I could tell he was cool and laid back. I chatted with him for a while and sensed that even though he is young, he will know how to run his team. He seems like he has a cool daddy way about him when you talk to him, but I like that about him,” he said.

While Ivery had hoped to walk away with an offer, he is happy that the Texas Tech staff remains very interested in him.

“No sir, they didn’t offer yet. They said they are still evaluating me, and that’s okay,” he said.

Ivery, who has a verbal offer from Texas State, said he is done with visits until hopefully taking in a couple of spring games.

“I don’t have any other visits planned. I’m going to wait for spring games,” he said.
Along with Texas State and Texas Tech, the North East Texas prospect is receiving interest from Big 12 and Pac-12 programs.

“I’m hearing from Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU and Oklahoma along with Tech and Texas State.” He said.

Ivery mentioned spending time with fellow 2014 prospects Ty Barrett (Dallas/Skyline), Derrick Dixon (Dallas/Skyline), Connor Mayes (Van Alstyne, Texas) and Christian Sam (Allen, Texas) on Saturday.

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