Interesting spin on Eastern Alamance’s Lamar Ivey headed to East Carolina

Posted by Andy Durham on February 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm under College, High School | 4 Comments to Read

from the East Carolina University web site at
Lamar Ivey from Eastern Alamance is headed to ECU and most area fans felt for a long time that he was headed to UNC, but Ivey signed with ECU today:

Lamar Ivey, ATH, 6-1, 182, Fr., Mebane, N.C. (Eastern Alamance)
High School: As a senior, led Eastern Alamance to a 14-2 record and a runner-up finish in the 3A state playoffs … The 14 wins set the school record for victories in a season … Helped Eagles claim their first regional title in program history … As a quarterback, threw for 2,210 yards while leading the team in rushing with 1,407 yards en route to all-region offensive player-of-the-year honors … Accounted for 43 combined touchdowns as a senior … Engineered an offense that scored a school-record 613 points (38.3 ppg) … Graduated with a senior class that was the winningest in Eastern Alamance football history … Rated by among the top 110 (107) athletes nationally (three-star recruit) … Named to the 3A All-State First Team … Also was a Mid-State 3A all-conference first-team honoree as a senior … After final campaign, earned Eastern Alamance’s Torry Holt Offensive Player-of-the-Year Award … Participated as a wide receiver in the 2009 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Turned in a 4.4 clip in the 40-yard dash.

  • Perplexed said,

    Why are you trying to create this story into an “interesting spin?” You are trying to suggest that he chose ECU over Carolina. He never received an offer from Carolina or even visited. Why is that?

  • Andy said,

    Sounds good to me. The word I heard on the EA radio games was that North Carolina was interested and he was interested and heard it other spots too…

    If that is not the case, so be it and good luck to Ivey.

    He is an excellent player and I wish him well at ECU….

  • kevin said,

    Ivey visited both NCSU and UNC on un-officials . Both schools spoke very highly of his talents and ability however in the end neither school had a scholarship. He could play at either school. They both just ran out of offers. He’s a fine player. He will make an impact at ECU.

  • mike said,

    UNC was about to offer him that weekend on his official he decided to go to ECU that friday he was supposed to report so yes he did choose ECU over carolina