Early Signing Day 2024: Texas A&M Football Signs OL Blake Ivy

Despite overtures from LSU and Texas, Texas A&M football was able to hold on to the commitment of one of the nation’s top tackles in Blake Ivy.

Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M Football Signs OL Blake Ivy on National Signing Day

One of the bigger recruiting wins for Texas A&M football in this cycle was winning out for the verbal pledge of Clear Springs OL Blake Ivy. Ivy, somewhat enigmatic due to his avoidance of most media, had a lot of outlets guessing before he eventually announced for the Aggies; there was a pretty common thought that he was going to end up at LSU, but when the time came for his announcement, he was wearing Maroon and White.

Standing at 6’3.5” and weighing in at 280 LBs according to 247Sports, Ivy has the frame of an offensive tackle without a doubt. Via the 247Sports Composite, Ivy is the 126th-ranked recruit in the country and the 10th-ranked tackle, though their in-house rankings have him as a top-100 player.

Ivy played his high school ball at Clear Springs High School in League City. To my eyes, he, being a bit undersized for an SEC tackle at the moment, will probably develop for a year and see a bit of time at guard before debuting at his future position.

It’s been hard for even the insiders to get information on Ivy, due to how reticent he and his circle are to do media in general. That said, though, there were whispers here and there about the fact that both Texas and LSU were pushing at one time or another to get him to flip, but the Aggies were able to stay the course. The fact they did this through a coaching transition that saw Ivy’s position coach in Addazio dismissed is even more impressive.

I’m excited to see how Ivy develops under the tutelage of Adam Cushing. The Aggies may have shed a couple of OL commitments in Weston Davis and Coen Echols, but the three guys they’re bringing in all have amazing upside—and Ivy’s ceiling might be the highest of them all.