One of the best players on the top-ranked team in the state in Class 4A has made his college decision.

Carthage senior receiver Dewaylon Ingram announced his commitment to Sam Houston State via Twitter on Thursday night.

Ingram (6-2, 170) chose the Bearkats over an FBS offer from Arkansas State and FCS opportunities from Abilene Christian, Alcorn State, Central Arkansas, Missouri State, and Texas Southern.

The Bulldogs receiver would join one of the top FCS programs in the nation. Sam Houston State (5-1) is currently ranked No. 7 in the country, and has played for national titles in both 2011 and 2012.

The Bearkats are coached by K.C. Keeler, who took over the program in 2014. During his tenure, Sam Houston State has won two Southland Conference championships and reached the FCS national semifinals twice.

Ingram has caught 28 passes for 386 yards and seven touchdowns in helping defending 4A Division I state champion Carthage to a 6-0 start (2-0 in District 9-4A Division I) to the season. He and his Carthage teammates face Center (2-5, 2-1) on the road Friday night.

Last season, Ingram led Carthage with 61 catches for 977 yards and nine touchdowns.

Ingram, like all senior recruits, is first eligible to sign with any Division I program that offers him in December.

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