You can't teach speed, and Dallas Carter wide receiver Jordan Ingram has plenty of it.
Somewhat of a sleeper in the Class of 2014, Ingram has made the most of his opportunities during this camp season. On Tuesday, he ran a blazing 4.27 forty at Texas Tech and just a few weeks ago, he put on a similar show on the Hilltop.
"At the SMU camp, I ran a 4.33," he said. "The coaches were really impressed with my speed and said that I could be a great fit in their offense. I did good in drills too. There was some good competition out there, but nobody could lock me down."
And over the weekend, the Ponies stepped up and joined Iowa State, ULM, UNT and Utah State by putting an offer on the table.
"I was actually on my way back home from the Baylor camp and my high school coach called my dad telling him that SMU had offered me," Ingram said. "When my dad told me about it, I was really excited. I haven't talked to any of the coaches and haven't looked too much into SMU, but it's a good school, and I'm interested."
With a scholarship in hand, Ingram says he plans to do more research on the local program and develop a relationship with his recruiter, Eric Daniels, who gave him a tour of the campus after the camp.
"That's the first time I had talked to anybody from SMU. But Coach Daniels was cool, and he told me that everyone really liked my film," Ingram said. "He showed me all the athletic facilities and the campus. It was really nice. He told me a little bit about the history too. I really liked learning about Eric Dickerson and the teams from back in the day."
Joining Ingram on the tour was his quarterback Chris Henry, who has also been receiving interest from SMU.
"We both really liked it. Chris is really excited about SMU," Ingram said. "I think it would be cool to stay close to home and play with him and do the same things we do in high school. We're going to keep talking about it and see what happens."
Ingram plans to wrap up his summer camp schedule this Friday when he struts his stuff at TCU. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder will then turn his attention to his upcoming senior season.
"I want to keep getting stronger and keep improving my routes," he said. "My goal this season is to get 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns and help us get at least past the second round."
Last season, Ingram earned 11-4A first team all-district honors after recording 38 receptions for 746 yards and nine touchdowns. He plans on making an unofficial visit to SMU, along with Henry, for the Mustangs' season opener.
Dallas Carter WR Excited About SMU Offer
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