2018 RB Keaontay Ingram (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Michigan Offers Keaontay Ingram, Top 2018 Running Back in Texas

Michigan is the latest school to offer Keaontay Ingram, a four-star prospect and the top-ranked 2018 running back in Texas.

Junior highlights of 2018 running back Keaontay Ingram

On Monday afternoon, Michigan became the latest Power Five conference school to offer Keaontay Ingram, a four-star prospect and the No. 1 2018 running back in the state of Texas.

Michigan is the 13th P5 offer for Ingram, whose recruitment has blown up since the first week of December, when his first couple of offers arrived from TCU and Missouri.

Since then, Ingram has added offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, UCLA, Iowa State, and Kansas. Scout ranks Ingram as the No. 206 overall prospect in the 2018 Scout 300 and the No. 14 running back nationally for his class.

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As a junior, the 6-foot, 190-pound Ingram led Carthage High to a 13-2 season and the Texas Class 4A D-I state championship, Carthage's fifth state title in nine seasons. He accounted for 2,741 yards from scrimmage and 34 total touchdowns. Ingram ran for 2,244 yards and 32 TD's on more than seven yards per carry, while catching 47 passes for 492 yards and two TD's.

In his first two varsity seasons -- the first of which (sophomore) was limited by injuries -- Ingram has rushed for almost 2,900 yards. Ingram's 2016 effort was the seventh 2,000-yard rushing season in Carthage school history.

Ingram fits the traditional high-volume, three-down profile. Ingram is unique in that he is a long-limbed, somewhat straight-up runner who also has excellent close-quarters agility and stop-start ability. He's a dangerous cutback runner who can run between the tackles and also break plays to the edge.

Additionally, Ingram possesses great balance and body control and maximizes his runs by gaining yards after contact. He's also an outstanding pass-catcher, both out of the backfield and in situations where he's line up as a receiver.

Stats

2016: As a junior, Ingram led Carthage High to a 13-2 season and the Texas Class 4A D-I state crown. He accounted for 2,741 yards from scrimmage and 34 total touchdowns. Ingram ran for 2,244 yards and 32 TD's on more than seven yards per carry, while catching 47 passes for 492 yards and two TD's.

2015: Ingram enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, where he gained 826 yards from scrimmage and scored nine total touchdowns as he helped Carthage to an 11-4 record and Texas Class 4A Division I state semifinal appearance. Ingram ran for 637 yards and seven TD's on 8.6 yards per carry, while catching 14 passes for 189 yards and two scores on 13.5 yards per reception.


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