Stephen F. Austin Offers Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram
Carthage junior running back Keaontay Ingram will be playing for a state championship Friday evening, and he'll enter the game with at least two Division I scholarship offers to his name.
Three days after picking up his first college opportunity from TCU, Ingram (6-0, 198) announced via Twitter that he had received an offer from Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday.
Ingram has been the primary catalyst on offense for Carthage’s run to the Class 4A Division I state title game.
He comes into the game against Abilene Wylie, scheduled for 4 p.m. from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, with 2,045 yards and 29 touchdowns in 14 games. Ingram also has 43 receptions for 452 yards and two scores.
Ingram scored the game-winning touchdown in the Bulldogs’ dramatic 26-20 triple overtime win over China Spring last week. He ran for 172 yards, including all 25 of his team’s yardage in the third OT period, with two touchdowns on 27 carries.
The Bulldogs back has rushed for at least 100 yards in all but one of Carthage’s games this season, and has amassed 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in the playoffs.
SFA, an FCS member of the Southland Conference, is coached by Clint Conque. The Lumberjacks were 5-6 overall and 4-5 in conference play in 2016.
Ingram, like all college football prospects in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February of 2018.