Missouri State is in the market for another East Texas receiver. Dewaylon Ingram could its guy.

Carthage's senior, the leading receiver on the 2016 Class 4A Division II state championship team, added an offer from the Bears on Friday. It's his third NCAA Division I FCS scholarship opportunity, and it follows bids from Abilene Christian and Texas Southern. 

Ingram (6-0, 160) also holds one offer at the Division I FBS level from Arkansas State.

Missouri State plucked Van receiver Isaiah Allred in the past recruiting cycle. The Bears have since targeted four other local prospects aside from Ingram in Van offensive lineman Kris Dyke, Marshall offensive lineman Kameron King, Henderson athlete Trae Hall and Texas High defensive end Leonard Parks.

Situated in the ultra competitive Missouri Valley Football Conference, which has sent four programs to the FCS national championship game at least one time apiece since 1999, Missouri State posted a 2-6 league mark toward a final record of 4-7 under second-year coach Dave Steckel. The campaign was a three-win improvement compared to the 2015 season, in which the program failed to win a conference game.

Ingram caught 61 passes for 977 yards and nine touchdowns during his junior year, including four receptions for 67 yards and a score in the title game win against Abilene Wylie. He will become eligible to sign with any Division I program that offers him in December.


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