Dual Threat

Two-sport standout <b>Cornelius Ingram</b> of Hawthorne wants to play both basketball and football at the collegiate level. Ingram is in Tallahassee this weekend, visiting the Florida State Seminoles. He had the opportunity to sit down and chat with football coach <b>Bobby Bowden</b> as well as basketball coach <b>Leonard Hamilton,</b> whose team is at home today against North Carolina State. Click here to read Ingram's thoughts.

Cornelius Ingram didn't mince words when rating his visit to Florida State, where he also had the opportunity to watch the Seminoles tangle with North Carolina State at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

Ingram, in fact, gives the trip a 10.

"I enjoyed every moment of it," Ingram told TheTerritory Sunday afternoon.

Ingram, whose host was Pat Watkins, said a highlight of the trip was "sitting down and talking with Bobby Bowden face-to-face. He was straight up with me and he got his point across."

While many believe Florida is the team to beat with Ingram, he admitted "FSU has a really good shot with me." Ingram said he will know better where he stands in the recruiting process following his official visit to Gainesville next weekend.

Ingram also stressed he wants the opportunity to play quarterback at the collegiate level and said Bowden promised him the opportunity. Ingram also is an established basketball player and wants to play hoops as well.

"FSU wants me at quarterback," Ingram said.

"I could play another position and I am open to another position but I want to play quarterback. With hard work and given the opportunity, I will be set. I also had the chance to meet with coach Hamilton and he (Bowden) said I could play both sports."

Ingram said he also spent time with Leon Washington and Ernie Sims. Ingram believes FSU has a good shot to land fellow recruits Xavier Lee, Xavier Carter and Willie Williams, though he admitted "it's going to be tough on Willie because he's from Miami."

Territory recruiting analyst Dave Peters contributed to this report.

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