There will be only two linemen from Florida participating at The Opening and it's the two in this photo - Martez Ivey and Byron Cowart.
The Opening out in Beavertown, Oregon, will begin next week. 162 of the nation's best 2015 prospects will be in attendance, including 27 Floridians. There's only two participating in The Opening and it's defensive end Byron Cowart and offensive tackle Martez Ivey.
No. 1 in Scout 300, No. 1 OT
Considering Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Nebraska, Alabama and LSU
Ivey was up and down at the Orlando NFTC earlier this spring. He was coming off knee surgery and wasn't quite 100%. He got called out and got beat by defensive end Byron Cowart. Then the two met in the final stages of the one on one session and it was a standoff. Florida and FSU could be the two teams to beat here for the nation's top recruit at this point. I am anxious to see how he does at The Opening. I have long believed he was the top recruit in Florida. Is in the top prospect in the country?
No. 20 in Scout 300, No. 4 DE
Considering Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Auburn, Stanford, USC, and others
Cowart recently said the Ducks were his favorite team and he also said glowing things regarding Notre Dame after his visit to South Bend. He also tripped to Maryland
. It has long been thought that Florida is the real team to beat for his signature. That could all depend on how the Gators do this upcoming season. Cowart will announce his college selection at the Under Armour Game All-America Game in January. This defensive end has shown nice improvement from season to season. How will he progress this fall?
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