Last month, Dallas Carter wide receiver Jordan Ingram blew everyone when he ran a blazing for 4.33 forty at SMU’s summer camp.
That’s some serious speed, something SMU desperately needs at wide receiver.
And on Sunday, the local prospect returned to the Hilltop for SMU’s final summer camp and became the second wide receiver commit in the Class of 2014, joining Houston Lamar’s Shelby Walker, who also runs in the 4.3’s.
“I decided to commit to SMU because I like their program. I just love the school,” he said. “They’re going to a bigger conference, and I want to play against some good and new competition. I also like that it’s close to home. The education is great, and I can get a good job afterwards.”
Ingram also feels he can make an immediate impact at SMU thanks to his elite speed. With his skillset, there is no doubt Ingram can excel in June Jones’ pass heavy Run N’ Shoot offense.
If he can polish his route running, Ingram may very well develop into one of the most dangerous offensive weapons SMU has had during Jones’ tenure.
“I really like SMU because they throw the ball every down, and I feel like I would be a perfect fit for their system,” he said. “They throw the ball four down, and I feel like I can make a big impact. I have a lot of speed so I can make a lot of plays.”
Ingram did not participate in the camp but did get a second look at his future home and enjoyed his time on campus.
“It felt good to get back to SMU and see the stadium and the school again,” he said. “I love being here. It’s just so different from other schools. The atmosphere is great.”
Now, Ingram hopes to establish a strong relationship with the Mustang coaching staff including his recruiter, linebackers coach Eric Daniels, who he met with following the camp.
“I hadn’t really heard from Coach Daniels. He keeps in contact with my head coach. That’s about it,” Ingram said. “But I got to talk to him when I came on the visit last time, and he seemed like a nice guy.
"He really stressed grades. Without grades you can’t play so I really took that to heart. I just want to keep getting to know him. When I committed, Coach Daniels and Coach (Jason) Phillips were very happy.”
With his decision out of the way, Ingram, who also held offers from Iowa State, Texas State, ULM, UNT and Utah State, is focused on his upcoming senior season.
Last year, he helped Dallas Carter, a team that went 3-7 in 2011, reach the area round after recording 38 receptions for 746 yards and nine touchdowns.
“ I’ve been working hard this summer, just focusing on my skills. I’ve just been doing 7-on-7, 1-on-1’s, everything to get ready,” Ingram said. “My goals for the season are to hit 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns. I want to help my team get at least past the third round.”
Ingram plans on making an unofficial visit to SMU, along with teammate Chris Henry, for the season opener when the Mustangs take on Texas Tech on August 30.