FOOTBALL RECRUITING SPOTLIGHT: QUARTERBACK MAVERICK MCIVOR

San Angelo Central quarterback committed to Texas Tech in mid-June

The Red Raiders landed a commitment from dual-threat quarterback Maverick McIvor. McIvor is the 16th ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to 247Sports. McIvor chose the Red Raiders over stiff competition, including elite programs USC, Iowa, and Ole Miss.

McIvor (6-foot-3, 195), from San Angelo Central, physically looks a lot like former Red Raider Graham Harrell and put together a stellar junior campaign a year ago to catch recruiters’ attention. In McIvor’s first season of playing QB for the Bobcats, he passed for 3,372 yards and 43 touchdowns. McIvor led Central to an undefeated regular season and a District 2-6A title.

McIvor doesn’t have the rocket arm of a Patrick Mahomes, but he has other similar traits. McIvor shows poise when under duress and he has great running ability. Last season, McIvor rushed for 870 yards and 8 scores.

McIvor will arrive in Lubbock rehabbing a gruesome season-ending injury. In early September, McIvor suffered a torn ACL and meniscus. Many questioned McIvor’s future after the injury, but the Red Raiders don’t appear to have gone fishing for other QB signees.

With a lot of youth at the quarterback position, expect McIvor to redshirt next fall. The redshirt will allow McIvor adequate time to fully recover from his injury. By 2020, expect McIvor to be at full strength and competing for reps for the Red Raiders.

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