On Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns picked up a pledge from Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram when the state’s top running back ended his recruitment in head coach Tom Herman’s favor:
First off I want to thank God for this opportunity! I want to thank my family friends and coaches as well ! But I am committed to .......... pic.twitter.com/RFmcINiHqF— keaontay ingram (@keaontay_ingram) May 30, 2017
The 6’1, 187-pounder was the top in-state target at the position and choose Texas over nearly 30 other offers, including Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA, and USC.
The extensive interest from around the country was a result of Ingram’s monster junior season that included the Offensive MVP award in the state championship game — Ingram ran for 2,225 yards and 31 touchdowns while adding 475 receiving yards.
As a result, Ingram earned a consensus four-star rating in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Considered the No. 226 prospect nationally, Ingram is the No. 12 running back and No 27 player in Texas.
The East Texas product is the ninth pledge in a class that currently ranks No. 13 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.