Richmond County linebacker Melvin Ingram has done a little bit of everything in 2006 while helping lead the Raiders to a perfect 10-0 record. He's lined up at linebacker, wide receiver, running back and tight end and also serves as the team's punter. At 6-2, 227 pounds, Ingram likely projects as a middle line backer on the next level and he's been a major target for NC State all year.
With offers on the table from NC State, East Carolina UNC and South Carolina, Ingram has consistently mentioned UNC and NC State as his top two schools but appears to have taken a much more open stance recently.
"Right now I'm looking at all four of those schools," said Ingram. "I'd say they're all equal with me."
Last week it appeared the senior defender was going to attend the Wolfpack's contest with Georgia Tech but a late change of plans took him to Columbia, SC instead. Ingram came away impressed with the Gamecocks.
"I had a real good time down there," said Ingram. "They have great facilities and it's a great program. They're the only one I've set an official visit with and I'll be going there on Dec 2nd."
Despite the Gamecocks making a heavy push for his commitment, NC State continues to be a major player in the race to land his commitment.
"Even though State has struggled a little bit, I still feel like they're a great school and I could still go there. I talk to coach (Greg) Williams and he tells me if I come there I can get a good education and I'll have a chance to play early."
Ingram was recently named to this year's Shrine Bowl squad and is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com.