January 17, 2007

Ingram switches from UNC to Ole Miss

One official visitor of Ole Miss this past weekend had a delayed reaction, Fonterain Ingram waited until Tuesday night to make his decision public about choosing Ole Miss over his previous pledge to North Carolina.

Rebel Sports. Net confirmed through multiple Rivals.com network sources that Ingram had made the switch to Ole Miss.

Ingram, from Atlanta (McNair HS), is a two-star prospect who holds offers from Ole Miss, North Carolina, and Maryland. He committed to North Carolina last summer but decided to explore his options after the coaching change at North Carolina.

"My visit went pretty well, good," Ingram said Sunday night after returning home to Atlanta. "I toured the campus, met with players, and looked at all the facilities and we had dinner in the South End Zone."

Ingram was escorted by Charles Clark, who finished his eligibility in the Rebel secondary last season.

"He's a cool guy," Ingram said about Clark.

Clark, along with cover corner Trumaine McBride and Bryan Brown all have finished their eligibility, leaving the Rebels to look to build depth and competition at the position.

Ingram said he projects as a free safety or strong safety at the college level.

Ingram, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds with 4.5 speed, said the highlight of his trip was the Walk of Champions.

"It's huge," Ingram said about the Grove. "I can just imagine what it's like full of tents and fans and kids throwing footballs on game day."

While on his visit, Ingram met with the entire coaching staff, but spent time going over defenses with secondary coach Chris Rippon and assistant secondary coach Tony Hughes.

"I talked to both about the defense," Ingram said. "They call the secondary the "Wolfpack" because they want them to be aggressive. I like that."

Ingram called Hughes "really cool" but stressed that he liked the entire coaching staff.

He said on a scale of one to 10, he'd rate his visit a nine.

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