Texas Southern Offers Carthage Receiver Dewaylon Ingram
More than one story came out of Carthage High School on Tuesday.
Senior receiver Dewaylon Ingram picked up a fourth college football scholarship opportunity. Texas Southern threw its name into the ring alongside previous offers from Arkansas State, Abilene Christian and Northwestern State.
Ingram (6-0, 160) was the leading receiver on Carthage’s 2016 Class 4A Division I state championship team. He caught 61 passes for 977 yards and nine touchdowns, including four receptions for 67 yards and a score in the title game win against Abilene Wylie.
Carthage has two other identified NCAA Division I prospects on its 2017 roster in senior running back Keaontay Ingram and sophomore athlete Kelvontay Dixon. All three players are related.
Keaontay Ingram made national headlines earlier Tuesday with a verbal commitment to Texas in favor of 26 other offers at the FBS level.
Texas Southern, an FCS competitor, reached out to Dewaylon Ingram on the heels of a 4-7 season under first-year coach Michael Haywood, who joined the Tigers program after positional coaching experience at Texas, LSU, Miami and Notre Dame earlier in his career.
The Tigers program has a notable advantage against its Southwestern Athletic Conference rivals. All home games are broadcast by Root Sports Southwest, which is available in the East Texas area via DirecTV.
Two of Texas Southern's road games were picked up by the ESPN family of networks last season. Therefore, eight of 11 games were aired live or live-streamed.
Former Longview offensive lineman Adrian Jackson was on the 2016 Tigers team, but he exhausted eligibility at the end of the season.
Pittsburg's Bradlee Warrick and Woodville's Chris Castle signed with Texas Southern in February. They will be the sole local representatives on the Tigers' roster this year.
Dewaylon Ingram, like all NCAA Division I football prospects entering their senior year of high school, will first become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in December.