USF Evaluating Local Playmaker

On Tuesday, Tampa Jefferson standout Derrick Ingram de-committed from Ohio University and is being evaluated by numerous schools in the home stretch of the recruiting process, including nearby South Florida.

After issuing a verbal commitment to the Ohio Bobcats out of the Mid-American Conference back in July of this year, Tampa Jefferson wide receiver Derrick Ingram decided to open up his recruiting process Tuesday morning.

"Yeah, me and the coaches weren't really clicking like that," Ingram said. "They're out of it."

Ingram currently holds offers from Ohio, Temple, UMass, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee, Bowling Green and ascending interest from several other institutions.

While living in the backyard of Willie Taggart's program and having his star quarterback Deiondre Porter committed to the Bulls, an offer from South Florida would go a long way in the 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver's recruitment.

"USF still has interest as well," Ingram said. "I was just up there yesterday with Deiondre and coach Reeves told me to send my tape and transcript asap. I'll probably get the offer as a safety.

If the Bulls pull the trigger with an offer, where would Ingram's recruitment stand?

"It would be very high with USF."

Ingram has an official visit set up to Temple for next week.

Ingram ended his senior with 23 receptions for 523 yards and 11 touchdowns, but starred on defense as well - recording 42 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks and three interceptions.

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