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Meet the new Longhorns: Texas signs Keaontay Ingram, the future at running back

Posted February 7th, 2018


Keaontay Ingram, running back Carthage

FYI: 6-1/190; 4 stars; No. 163-ranked player in nation, per 247Sports Composite

Fabulous 55 ranking: 13


Committed: May 30

Scouting report: The Carthage product was the only in-state running back in the 2018 cycle to garner an offer from Tom Herman’s program until December. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound prospect is a member of the Fabulous 55. Ingram ranks as the No. 6 running back in the entire nation and the No. 163 overall prospect in the country.

He became a household name as a junior, leading Carthage to a Class 4A Division I state championship. Ingram rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the title game against Abilene Wylie.

Ingram isn’t just a running back. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield sets him apart from most prep prospects. Ingram rushed for 2,225 yards and scored 31 rushing touchdowns, but equally impressive was his 46 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns. He can run the ball inside the tackles, outside the tackles and catch in space.

Ingram chose not to sign with Texas during the early period because Carthage was busy winning its second straight state title.

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