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.”
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.
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
2018 Texas Longhorns signing classHere's a look at the recruits who signed with Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247Sports composite.
|Byron Hobbs||LB||Ft. Worth Eastern Hills||3||Signed|
|Casey Thompson||QB||Southmoore (Okla.)||4||Signed|
|Cameron Rising||QB||Newbury Park (Calif.)||4||Signed|
|Cameron Dicker||K||Lake Travis||3||Signed|
|Caden Sterns||S||Cibolo Steele||4||Signed|
|Ayodele Adeoye||LB||IMG Academy (Fla.)||4||Signed|
|Al'Vonte Woodard||WR||Houston Lamar||4||Signed|
|Jalen Green||CB||Houston Heights||4||Signed|
|Brennan Eagles||WR||Alief Taylor||4||Signed|
|Anthony Cook||CB||Houston Lamar||4||Signed|
|D'Shawn Jamison||CB||Houston Lamar||4||Signed|
|Malcolm Epps||TE||Spring Dekaney||4||Signed|
|Junior Angilau||OT||Salt Lake East (Utah)||4||Signed|
|Mikey Grandy||OT||College of San Mateo (Calif.)||3||Signed|
|Ryan Bujcevski||P||ProKick Austrailia||N/A||Signed|
|Keondre Coburn||DT||Spring Westfield||4||Signed|
|Daniel Carson||DE||William Chrisman (Mo.)||3||Signed|
|Michael Williams||DE||Dunham School (La.)||3||Signed|
|Christian Jones||OT||Cy Woods||3||Signed|
|Joseph Ossai||DE||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||Signed|
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