For the initiated, we remember Rick McIvor, the Fort Stockton native who played for Fred Akers Texas Longhorns in the early 80s. McIvor earned All-State honors at three positions, (quarterback, defensive back, and kicker) and ran on the state champion mile relay team. And you thought you and your overly gelled hair and vanity plates were cool.
His son Maverick is a highly sought after quarterback at San Angelo Central and tonight he committed to Kliff Kingsbury and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. McIvor is a composite three-star recruit with offers from several Power 5s. Tech is his only Big 12 offer, but we'll see where his senior season takes him.
McIvor threw for over 3,300 yards and 43 touchdowns as a junior for the Bobcats. Here are eighteen minutes of highlights from last season. Eighteen minutes.
McIvor checks in at 6-2, 195 pounds. He's a decent athlete, but he'll make more plays from the pockets. He has a fluid throwing motion and quiet feet. On film, he appears to have pretty good arm strength, not a lot of outs or throws over the middle where he has to fit the ball in. That being said, he's got a nice touch.
McIvor benefits from great coaching at the high school level, not only from Central head man Brent Davis but also from OC and quarterback coach Kevin Crane. That tutelage is evident in McIvor's development.
McIvor is the only quarterback currently committed to Texas Tech, which now sits 36th in 24/7 team rankings, 6th in the Big 12.