Martez Ivey, Florida’s top overall target, committed to UF over Auburn at his signing day ceremony Wednesday.
The consecutive five-star offensive tackle from Apopka visited both schools in January and took a cruise to the Bahamas over the weekend to make his decision.
“What I thought about is just where I wanted to be at the next three to four years and what I want to do with my life,” Ivey said on ESPNU. “It’s not all about football … it’s going to come to an end. It’s (about) where I want to be at.
“I don’t want to go and stay in Alabama. I want to stay here in Florida. I figure I can change the lives of people in Florida. That’s what I want to do.”
With the addition of Ivey, the Gators have now signed a five-star recruit for the fourth straight year and nine of the last 10. They currently have 16 members in their 2015 class.
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