Competition for Mark Ingram Heats Up Big Time

Competition for Flint Southwestern back heats up as two more major players enter the fray for one of the Midwest's brightest stars

FLINT, MI - Michigan State already has talented Caulton Ray in the fold, but one of its highest rated targets at the running back position visited the campus this past weekend and State made it clear, they want Mark Ingram wearing the Green-and-White. Ingram told GSN exclusively about his visit. "Yeah, I went to practice and I took the tour to see the new facilities and it was a good visit, I enjoyed it."

Like most of the recruits who visited, the chance to sit in on practices and meetings made an impression.

"It was the first time I got to sit in on team meetings, offense and defense meetings and stuff like that - that was interesting to see how they conduct those meetings and stuff."

Ingram described what he saw during the visit.

"They had a full padded practices, the 'ones' went a little bit but for the most part they let the 'twos' and 'threes' got most of the reps."

While he likes MSU and has the legacy of being the son of a former MSU great, wide receiver Mark Ingram, Sr., the younger Ingram is not ready to commit to MSU just yet.

"Well right now, I'm just trying to do what's best for me. I like (Michigan State) a lot, but I'm just going to take the rest of my visits and go wherever I feel I fit in best."

Ingram will visit Iowa this weekend and then Illinois, perhaps the following week but he let GSN in on a stunning new development to his recruiting saga.

"I just got Alabama and Michigan offers too, so I might take one of them to - I'm not going to visit Michigan officially, I might go up there just on an unofficial visit, but I might go to Alabama."

Despite the stiffened new competition, Ingram still knows what the school just up the road from his hometown offers and he isn't downplaying their chances. He summed up his visit this way.

"It was really, really good, I enjoyed it. I got to spend time with the other recruits and the players, it was fun. Javon Ringer was my host and we also spent time with Ross Weaver and Otis Wiley - he's from Flint too - it was just me and all their recruits and we had a fun time."

Stay tuned to GSN to keep up with development surrounding this classy prep star.

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