New Texas Longhorns offensive line coach/running game coordinator Matt Mattox has a new target -- DeSoto offensive guard Edward Ingram, who picked up his offer from the Horns on Sunday:
Just received an offer from the University of Texas #LonghornNetwork pic.twitter.com/5WVnzPlawk— Edward Ingram (@EdwardThomasIn1) February 14, 2016
Though Claude Mathis is no longer the coach at DeSoto, the school has been something of a pipeline for the Longhorns in the past. Will that history help the odds of landing the 6'4, 325-pounder? Not much, probably, and Ingram is quickly becoming a coveted prospect in the region, as Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and TCU have all offered in recent weeks. Baylor, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M all received recent Junior Day visits, as well, so getting Ingram on campus in Austin in late February will likely be a priority for the Texas staff.
His 247Sports Crystal Ball does not yet feature any predictions.
Within the first several plays of Ingram's highlights, two things stand out -- he carries his 325 pounds extremely well and he packs a tremendous natural punch. In fact, there aren't that many offensive line prospects in the last several classes who can decleat opponents with as much apparent ease as Ingram. But Ingram displays more than just the natural strength in the upper body to create pancakes, as he demonstrates the ability to explode out of his hips -- there's some explosive flexibility there, too.
Ingram is a consensus three-star prospect rated as the No. 329 player nationally, the No 9 offensive guard, and the No. 46 player in the state of Texas. Both of the other guard prospects offered by Texas -- Frisco's Jack Anderson (Texas Tech) and McKinney Boyd's Tyrese Robinson (Oklahoma) -- are currently committed to other schools.