Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 84 Days (TJ Ivy)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 84 Days (TJ Ivy)

Written by T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

2019 Countdown - #84

Name – TJ Ivy

Position – Tight End (Freshman)

Hometown – Chicago, Illinois (Marist)

Height – 6’5”

Weight – 256 pounds

The 2019 Hoosier Huddle Countdown is rolling along and today’s featured player is a tight end with a whole lot of potential: redshirt freshman TJ Ivy.

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Spring Preview- Is This the Year Indiana Takes Advantage of Talent at Tight End?

Spring Preview- Is This the Year Indiana Takes Advantage of Talent at Tight End?

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The tight end position has been talked about a lot over the past few seasons with the Hoosiers. Kevin Wilson’s offense under-utilized the position to the point of non-existence on the stat sheet and Mike DeBord’s offense used the position more, but still left a lot to be desired. So can the new offensive coordinator figure out how to utilize a position that the Hoosiers have both depth and talent? We’ll see soon enough. The Hoosiers do lose Ryan Watercutter to graduation as well as Austin Dorris who transferred to Bowling Green. The Hoosiers do have two young tight ends who project to be very good in TJ Ivy and Matt Bjorson, then Gary Cooper will join the team over the summer as a true freshman.

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T.J. Ivy Officially Signs with the Hoosiers

T.J. Ivy Officially Signs with the Hoosiers

Written By Kris Shankle

T.J. Ivy, 6’5”, 217 pounds, Chicago, IL (Marist), TE 247 Composite Ranking: 3-Stars (83.77)

Ivy's recruitment was a bit of a whirlwind as he went from IU to WVU and then back to IU once he lost trust in the coaching staff at WVU. Having talked with him on a few occasions, T.J. just wanted somewhere he felt comfortable and could have a chance to make an impact. West Virginia's loss is definitely the Hoosiers gain. Ian Thomas, who had a good year considering the injuries he had this year, showed with Mike DeBord running the offense the TE position would become much more involved in the offense. Ivy joins fellow IU commit Matt Bjorson at the position heading into next season. Along with the Hoosiers and the Mountaineers, UCONN, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State Oregon State, UCF as well as a few others made a push to land Ivy, but after he de-committed from West Virginia he picked IU on October 23rd.

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Hoosiers Add Ivy to 2018 Class

Hoosiers Add Ivy to 2018 Class

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

While IU suffered another heartbreaking defeat on Saturday in East Lansing, Tom Allen and his staff continue to find success on the recruiting trail. Today, they landed the commitment of TJ Ivy, a 3-star tight end who had previously committed to West Virginia University. The 6'5" senior from Marist, Illinois chose IU quickly after decommitting and he joins Matt Bjorson as the tight ends in the 2018 recruiting class. Ivy's commitment comes just two days after IU received a pledge from athletic linebacker Cam Jones. 

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