Missouri Offers Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram
It's been a memorable week for Carthage junior running back Keaontay Ingram.
In the Bulldogs' exciting triple-overtime victory over China Spring last Saturday, he scored the game-winning touchdown, which sent Carthage to the Class 4A Division I title game.
One day later, Ingram received his first Division I FBS scholarship offer from TCU.
And on Friday, Ingram (6-0, 198) helped Carthage to its fifth state championship by rushing for 180 yards and two touchdowns on the way to earning the game's Offensive Most Valuable Player award.
Ingram announced a new offer Saturday on Twitter, and this one from Missouri.
The Carthage back is one of five East Texans in the 2018 recruiting class with at least one FBS offer, and he's the first to receive an invitation from Missouri.
The Tigers, after winning consecutive SEC East Division titles in 2013 and 2014, have fallen on hard times since.
Missouri went 5-7 in 2015 in Gary Pinkel's last season as head coach, as the school's winningest coach announced his retirement following the year. Barry Odom was hired as Pinkel's replacement, and the Tigers finished 4-8 this past season.
Ingram enjoyed a monster junior season for Carthage (13-2) by setting the school's single-season record for an underclassmen with 2,225 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns. Both the yardage and touchdown totals are good enough for third all-time in program history.
In addition to his prowess as a runner, Ingram also had a major impact in the passing game. He had 46 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns in 2016.
Ingram, like all junior-year prospects, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DL, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 326 — offers from Baylor, Minnesota, North Texas, TCU (4)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 -- offers from Missouri, TCU (2)
- Demarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from SMU, Texas, UTSA (3)