One of the Sunshine State’s most physically gifted players has seen his list of scholarship offers grow considerably in recent weeks.
“I’ve got a bunch of new offers lately,” said Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater receiver/safety Kenny Ingram. “I’ve got offers from FSU, Miami, USC, LSU, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Clemson and Wake Forest. There are some others, but those are the main ones I can remember right now.”
What’s all the hoopla surrounding Ingram?
It’s pretty simple. He’s 6-foot-6, 200 pounds and boasts a 4.5 forty and a 39-inch vertical. Scouts salivate when they think about adding him to their receiver corps or defensive backfield.
“Right now, it’s about half and half,” Ingram said of his future college position. “USC and LSU like me as a wide receiver. FSU and Miami like me as a free safety. It really doesn’t matter much to me. I just want to get on the field early.”
The Trojans, Tigers, Seminoles and Hurricanes also make up Ingram’s top four.
“I’m in the process of setting up official visits with them,” he said. “I’m keeping the fifth one open in case another school gets in there, but right now it’s pretty much those four.”
Any favorite among those?
“No. Not really,” he said. “They’re all pretty equal to me right now. It will just come down to whoever has the best opportunity for me to fit in and play early. Also, it’s important that me and my parents both feel comfortable with the school. I’m going to rely on them a lot to help me decide. My dad’s been talking to a lot of the coaches who call.”
Two coaches that Ingram talked to personally were head men – Miami’s Larry Coker and USC’s Pete Carroll.
“I like it when the head coach calls,” he said. “That shows me something.”
Ingram is coming off a junior season which saw him record 60 tackles and six interceptions. He’s got two interceptions in his first four games as a senior. He also has one touchdown catch.
He's rated the No. 11 safety in the nation by Rivals.com.
Academically, he maintains a 2.6 GPA and will take his ACT in October.