Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram signed with the Longhorns on national signing day. (Mike Craven)

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Texas lands ninth pledge of 2018 class in Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram

Posted May 30th, 2017

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Texas always wanted Keaontay Ingram as its running back. On Tuesday, the Longhorns added the Carthage star to their 2018 class.

Ingram,  a four-star talent and a member of the Fabulous 55, becomes the ninth pledge of Texas’ class that ranks 13th nationally and first in the Big 12. He’ll likely be the only running back that Texas will sign.

“At Texas, I like the facilities and the coaches. I know there was a coaching change recently, but the players I met at junior day seemed to be enjoying the change,” Ingram said in a March interview. “It’s never easy, but they believe in coach (Tom) Herman. (Herman) knows how to have fun and still get work done. I like that. I could see myself playing for a coach like that.”

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Ingram led Carthage to the Class 4A state championship as a junior. He showed the ability to hurt teams out of the backfield, as well as a traditional running back. The 6-1, 187-pound prospect rushed for 2,225 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior, adding 475 yards and two touchdowns on 46 receptions.

2018 Texas Longhorns signing class

Here's a look at the recruits who signed with Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247Sports composite.
PlayerPos. SchoolStars Status
Byron HobbsLBFt. Worth Eastern Hills3Signed
Casey ThompsonQBSouthmoore (Okla.)4Signed
Cameron Rising QBNewbury Park (Calif.)4Signed
Reese MooreOTSeminole 3Signed
Cameron DickerKLake Travis3Signed
Caden SternsSCibolo Steele4Signed
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage4Signed
DeMarvion OvershownSArp4Signed
Ayodele AdeoyeLBIMG Academy (Fla.)4Signed
B.J. FosterSAngleton 5Signed
Al'Vonte WoodardWRHouston Lamar4Signed
Jalen GreenCBHouston Heights4Signed
Brennan EaglesWRAlief Taylor4Signed
Anthony CookCBHouston Lamar4Signed
D'Shawn JamisonCBHouston Lamar4Signed
Malcolm EppsTESpring Dekaney4Signed
Junior AngilauOTSalt Lake East (Utah)4Signed
Mikey GrandyOTCollege of San Mateo (Calif.)3Signed
Ryan BujcevskiPProKick AustrailiaN/ASigned
Keondre CoburnDTSpring Westfield4Signed
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage4Signed
Daniel CarsonDEWilliam Chrisman (Mo.)3Signed
Michael WilliamsDEDunham School (La.)3Signed
Joshua MooreWRYoakum4Signed
Christian JonesOTCy Woods3Signed
Moro OjomoDTKaty3Signed
Joseph OssaiDEConroe Oak Ridge4Signed

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