Ivy Staying Patient

Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Oct 16, 2009

Cahokia (Ill.) quarterback Patrivk Ivy sits with one scholarship offer, but with his team in the midst of an undefeated season, he is not ready to end the process just yet.

Last season, Cahokia High was one win away from the state championship game. This year, the Comanches are 7-0 and again headed towards a deep playoff run.

Determined to take his team one step further this year, senior quarterback Patrick Ivy is putting his recruitment lower on his priority list right now, but does still have it in the back of his mind.

"I only have one offer and it's from Missouri," he said, "but Indiana State, Illinois State and Southern Illinois Carbondale, they're about to offer too."

Ivy says he is still receiving interest fro schools like Illinois, Miami (FL) and Nebraska as well.

Missouri remains his lone offer and the Tigers already have a commitment from his teammate and go-to wide receiver Jimmie Hunt, who makes sure to stay in Ivy's ear about the Tigers.

"We talk about it all the time," Ivy said about the pair going to college together, "but if Missouri doesn't want me as a quarterback, I would look at other options."

Right now, he says the Tigers are recruiting him mostly as a wide receiver, while Southern Illinois and Illinois State are looking at him as a quarterback.

As for taking visits, he has not done that yet either, but is likely to begin in the near future.

"I was planning on going to the Mizzou-Nebraska game, but it was raining that day. I'm planning on going to the Mizzou-Texas game.

With two big games in front of him and his team, Ivy knows the conference championship and playoff seeding will be decided in these next couple of weeks. He says despite their undefeated record, the Comanches have yet to play their best football game. Because of that and the difficulty of making a college decision, do not expect a commitment announcement from Ivy anytime soon.

"I want to wait until National Signing Day so I can make sure I made the right choice."

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