Bishop Miege LB Making the Rounds

Bishop Miege LB Making the Rounds

Bradley Ivey is among the top prospects in Kansas for the class of 2014. The all-everything linebacker has been busy, visiting the two in-state programs for Junior Day. Go Inside for the latest on Ivey as he gears up for his trip outside The Sunflower State…

This offseason, Bishop Miege (KS) linebacker Bradley Ivey hit the recruiting trail. Hard. With Junior Day visits to Kansas and Kansas State already this month, and a trip to Missouri set for Saturday, the standout defender is focused on seeing all he can this off-season.

The now 6-foot-3, 218-pound All-League, All-State, and All-Metro honoree pulled double-duty on February 16th, visiting Junior Day events at both Kansas State and Kansas.

"I thought it was really cool," Ivey said of his visit to Kansas State. "Coach Snyder had to catch a plane, but he took about an hour to talk with us. He didn't really talk any about football, just graduating and making yourself better."

Ivey paused for a moment, looking for the right words to describe the legendary head coach.

"Coach Snyder, he's so smart, you just feel stupid listening to him," he said with a laugh.

"I asked some of the current Kansas State players what was most fulfilling after your first year," he said of the group sessions. "They said feeling like you were a part of something big, like you were part of something good."

After a tour of Kansas State's campus and football facilities, Ivey and his family left Manhattan for Lawrence and Junior Day at KU.

"I thought it was pretty cool," he said. "I talked to the linebackers coach, Clint Bowen, and I talked to Coach Campo a bunch. Of course I talked to Coach Grunhard, and I talked to Coach Weis."

Even after reconnecting with former Bishop Miege head coach Tim Grunhard, it was another KU assistant that made an impression on Ivey.

"Coach Bowen was cool," he said. "He knew me by name when I got there. We really got to talk in the position group meeting. I was asking questions, and it was like he was talking straight to me the whole time."

Like many Junior Day visitors, the Saturday night matchup on the hardwood with Big 12 rival Texas was a highlight for Ivey. Allen Fieldhouse had him talking.

"The KU game was crazy. There were like 16,300 people. Right before the game, on the decibel meter, that was the loudest part."

The three-year starter and leader of the Stags defense is just beginning the recruiting process. With another Junior Day visit this weekend, and an early list of summer camps, Ivey is keeping his options open.

"I'm going to Mizzou on March 2nd, and I'm starting to get some camps set up," he said. "I've got to call Bob Elliot from Notre Dame back, and Mike Vrabel at Ohio State. I know I'm probably going to KU, K-State, MU, and Iowa though."

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