Ingram Relates to UNC's Start

While North Carolina's 1-2 start has disappointed fans, UNC verbal commit Fonterrian Ingram can relate to the situation.

"I haven't been able to [watch a game], but I've heard about how they're doing," said Ingram. "We're 1-2, also. Things might not start as quick as you want them to, but good things are going to happen for them. It's going to turn around for them, just like it's going to turn around for us."

Atlanta (Ga.) McNair dropped the first two games of the season including a two-point loss in the season opener. However, last Friday the Mustangs were able to eek out a 10-7 victory over Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson.

"Our season is going pretty nice," said Ingram. "The other seniors that we have on the team, everybody's playing as a team, everybody's stepping up to the plate."

Ingram, a 5-foot-10 185-pound athlete, stars on both sides of the ball for McNair where he has scored five touchdowns.

"I'm playing running back and linebacker," said Ingram. "We are a power football team – I-formation – and I'm basically the featured ‘back getting at least 15 touches."

Once he arrives at North Carolina, though, Ingram will be moved to the secondary.

"I think the move will go pretty well," said Ingram. "I have the footwork and speed for it."

Ingram said he keeps up with the Tar Heels' coaching staff daily.

"They text me everyday and send me letters," said Ingram. "I talk to Coach [Tommy] Thigpen. He asks me when I'm coming up there again and how my senior year is going."

Before Ingram wraps up his senior season, he will bump heads with fellow UNC verbal commitment Danorris Searcy on October 14th in Atlanta.

"It's going to be a big game," said Ingram. "Might as well make him pay before we become teammates."

Before the season concludes, Ingram hopes to travel to Chapel Hill to watch his first game in Kenan Stadium. In the meantime, he said he will try to catch a few games on television.

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