Keaontay Ingram owns almost 30 offers from across the country, nearly all of which have come from Power Five conference programs.
The Carthage (Texas) High School 2018 four-star running back visited TCU, Texas A&M, and Texas earlier this semester and visited Baylor this past weekend for the Bears' spring game. Ingram, No. 200 overall in the Scout 300 and the No. 1 2018 running back in Texas, holds offers from all four programs, in addition to Arkansas, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and plenty of others.
"It was great," Ingram said of his Baylor visit. "I had fun meeting the new coaches."
Ingram noted that he spent time with several coaches during his time in Waco, including head coach Matt Rhule, co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Jeff Nixon, and tight ends coach Joey McGuire, who initially offered Ingram a few months ago.
What stood out about the visit?
"The coaches," Ingram said, "and how they treated me. They really just sat down with me to talk and had more of a just talk about family and stuff."
Ingram said Baylor's coaches want to use him similarly to his role at Carthage, where Ingram ran for 2,244 yards and 32 touchdowns while also catching 47 passes for 492 yards and two TD's as he led the Dawgs to the Texas Class 4A Division I state championship this past fall. Ingram is a bona fide three-down back with the ability to run downhill while also making plays at the second level with his athleticism.
Additionally, he's an outstanding pass-catcher who can provide big plays coming out of the backfield and even as a true receiver when lined up outside.
Programs such as Arkansas, LSU, Ohio State, Florida State, and USC are potential visit destinations the remainder of the offseason for Ingram, but he said he has no plans to visit anywhere right now. Ingram is busy with finishing his track season, which has seen him claim a district championship in the triple jump alongside his younger brother, 2020 athlete Kelvontay Dixon, who earned silver. Dixon got his first offer this week from TCU.
Ingram also said he does not yet have a timeline for a decision.
Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Ingram's development and recruitment.