Ingram close to Pac 10 offer

L.A. Pierce TE Nate Ingram (6-3, 245) had a productive summer, working on his strength and route-running and now he's focused on helping the Brahmas go to the post season for a second-straight year. caught up with the talented receiver and he updated us on which Pac 10 school is close to offer and what his expectations are for the season...

"Right now I still just have my offers form North Texas, New Mexico State, Texas Southern and Tennessee State," Ingram told "Arizona is real close and they have been recruiting me really hard.

"They keep telling me how well I fit into their offense and what I could do for them, but they haven't offered yet.

"USC has also been talking to me a lot more than they were, but I don't know how close they might be right now."

Other schools who also have made contact include Iowa, UCLA, Oregon State and Kansas State.

Last fall, as a freshman on a team that went 7-4 and lost in the first-round of the playoffs to State Champion Mt. San Antonio, Ingram finished second on the team with 39 receptions for 398 yards and two touchdowns.

"If I had to choose one thing I'm good at, I think I'm probably a better receiver than blocker, but I've really improved in that respect too," Ingram said. "I got a lot stronger and worked on better technique and that has helped me and my coaches say I'm a good blocker for my size.

"I run a 4.6, so my speed is pretty good for my size."

Ingram said while he's anxious to get as many offers as possible, he and his teammates are focused on the start of their season.

"We are so versatile, it's going to be hard for teams to focus on one aspect of our team," Ingram said. "If you come up to stop the run, we have the athletes to go deep, but we can also run the ball well too, so you can't just sit back in zone and play coverage.

"We want to have a big season and finish well and that's really what we're all focused on right now."

Ingram is on pace to get his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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