Ingram on UNC's Radar

During the May Evaluation, members of the North Carolina coaching staff visited Rockingham (N.C.) to check out Richmond Senior's latest Division I-A prospect – Melvin Ingram, a 6-foot-2 220-pound linebacker.

"They came to Richmond [Senior High School] and told my coach I had an offer," said Ingram. "It's still just a verbal [scholarship offer]."

Although the UNC offer is just verbal at this point, Ingram holds written scholarships from N.C. State, East Carolina, and South Carolina.

Mostly through his head football coach, Ed Emory, Ingram keeps in contact with the North Carolina coaching staff.

"Sometimes when I'm around the football office [I talk to the UNC coaches]," said Ingram. "I've talked to Coach [John] Bunting and Coach [Tommy] Thigpen. They talk to me about academics – I'm still working on them."

Although Ingram currently lacks any favorites, he likes a lot about the Tar Heels including

"I like North Carolina," said Ingram. "I like the coaches and plus [former teammate] Tavares [Brown] is going there and I have a connection with him. [Brown] wants me to come up there."

At the Shrine Bowl Combine, Ingram recorded a 4.59-second 40-yard dash, 4.43-second 20-yard shuttle, 35.8-inch vertical jump, and 16 repetitions of 185 pounds.

During his junior season, Ingram recorded 107 tackles (69 solo), two interceptions, two pass breakups, a forced fumble, four fumble recoveries, four sacks, and six quarterback hurries from his linebacker position. On offense he caught eight passes for 125 yards and four touchdowns. Ingram returned 23 punts for 239 yards and four kicks for 70 yards.

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