Carthage senior running back Keaontay Ingram has been a solid verbal commit to the University of Texas for almost seven months, but as National Signing Day inches closer, other schools are making last-ditch efforts at securing one of the state's top recruits.

On Thursday, Ingram (6-0, 198) reported via Twitter that Auburn has entered the pursuit, giving him 29 Division I FBS scholarship offers in total.

The early signing period begins Dec. 20 and continues through midnight EST on Dec. 22, and thus far, there haven't been any public announcements from Ingram on when he plans to sign his national letter of intent.

If he elects to bypass signing next week, he must wait until Feb. 7, 2018.

Ingram has offers from most of college football's elite programs. Auburn is the seventh SEC program to offer, joining Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M.

Auburn has not traditionally had success landing players from East Texas, but the Tigers do currently have four native Texans on their roster, including starting quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who hails from Stephenville.

The Tigers captured the SEC West Division championship this season under fifth-year head coach Gus Malzahn. Auburn is 10-3 on the year and will face Central Florida on Jan. 1 in the Peach Bowl.

Ingram, whose team plays Friday night against Waco La Vega in the Class 4A Division I state semifinals, has rushed for 1,957 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2017. In his career, Ingram has rushed for 4,838 yards and 71 TD's.

2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-2, 211 — committed to Syracuse; additional offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL (8)
  • Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — committed to Houston; additional offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Illinois, Iowa State, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Texas, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, ULL, Virginia (19)
  • Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-3, 200 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Arkansas State, Army, Memphis, North Texas, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Wyoming (13)
  • Hunter Brabham, Hughes Springs, DE, 6-3, 235 — offer from Army (1)
  • Drake Centers, Tatum, OL, 6-3, 296 — offers from SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, ULM (4)
  • Kylar Cooks, Liberty-Eylau, OL, 6-5, 252 — committed to Texas State; additional offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, ULL (4)
  • Jeremiah Davis, Lufkin, CB, 5-10, 194 — offer from ULL (1)
  • Kris Dike, Van, OL, 6-6, 283 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Colorado, Houston, Memphis, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulane (8)
  • Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 209 — committed to Houston; additional offers from Mississippi State, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL (6)
  • Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offers from Florida Atlantic, New Mexico State, Tulane, ULL, ULM (5)
  • Conner Henson, Harmony, OL, 6-3, 243 — offers from ULL, ULM (2)
  • Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL/DL, 6-3, 353 — committed to LSU; additional offers from Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Rice, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (17)
  • Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Memphis, Nevada, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Tulsa (17)
  • Dewaylon Ingram, Carthage, WR, 6-0, 160 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
  • Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, UTSA (29)
  • Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 163 — offers from Arkansas State, Houston, Texas State, Tulane (4)
  • Chris Kessler, Longview, K/P, 5-9, 150 — committed to Texas State; additional offer from Army (2)
  • Kameron King, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 275 — committed to Southern Miss; additional offers from Memphis, North Texas, Tulane, ULM, UTSA (6)
  • Trevor Lawrence, Whitehouse, DE, 6-4, 245 — offers from Texas State, ULM (2)
  • DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, S, 6-4, 196 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (30)
  • Leonard Parks, Texas High, DE, 6-5, 230 — committed to SMU; additional offer from ULM (2)
  • Michael Sanchez, Gladewater, TE/OL, 6-5, 327 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Jonathan Shepherd, Kilgore, WR, 6-3, 196 — committed to Oklahoma State; additional offers from Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Kansas State, ULM, Missouri, New Mexico, Memphis, North Texas, Oregon State, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech (15)
  • Marje Smith, Marshall, DE, 6-6, 210 — committed to Baylor (1)
  • DaRyan Williams, Nacogdoches, S, 5-10,199 — offers from Texas State, Tulane (2)
  • Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, DE, 6-5, 225 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Memphis, Mississippi State, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Washington State, Wyoming (20)
  • Kenneth Woods, Brownsboro, LB, 6-1, 209 — offer from Southern Miss (1)