Pasco High defensive tackle Andrew Ivie committed to the University of Florida on Thursday, following in older brother Joey’s footsteps.
The 6-3, 273-pound Andrew Ivie had 62 tackles and two sacks as a junior in 2013. He chose UF over Mississippi, Mississippi State, Purdue, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, UCF and USF.
Ivie is the eighth commitment to the Gators’ 2015 recruiting class and the third defensive player, joining Winter Garden West Orange cornerback Jalen Julius and Jacksonville Trinity Christian safety Deontai Williams.
Also committed to Florida for 2015 are Orlando Lake Nona wide receiver Deondre Farrier; Washington, D.C., Gonzaga athlete Marcus Lewis; Jacksonville Bishop Kenny center Tyler Jordan; Tallahassee Lincoln tight end Camrin Knight and Jacksonville First Coast wide receiver Tristan Payton.
Joey Ivie played in three games last season as a freshman defensive tackle.
Zephyrhills falls, 36-21
Forced to travel about two hours after its original spring opponent had to back out of the game, Zephyrhills suffered a 36-21 loss to Orlando Oak Ridge on Thursday.
Jaylen Pickett scored two touchdowns for the Bulldogs trailed 6-0 after the first quarter, 15-7 at halftime and 29-14 after three quarters.
Zephyrhills was scheduled to face Ridgewood, but the Rams were unable to play because of a low turnout for workouts.
Thursday’s jamboree between Sunlake, Wesley Chapel and Wiregrass Ranch was postponed because of weather. Sunlake will face Wiregrass Ranch at 5 p.m. today. Wesley Chapel won’t take part because of testing and graduation ceremonies.
Information from the Orlando Sentinel was used in this report.