Gaffney DL Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins has taken unofficial visits to USC, Clemson, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Georgia. His most recent visit was to Knoxville March 8th. Once recruits are allowed to return to schools for unofficial visits, he plans to go back to USC and Tennessee, and take other visits to Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and NC State.
The Gamecocks have made Ingram-Dawkins a recruiting priority with Will Muschamp keeping up a steady line of communication.
“Me and Coach (Will) Muschamp talk every day,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “He texts me every day, checks up on me. Sometimes he calls. No specific thing every day, different things every day. We’ve got a tight relationship. I keep up with them. They are recruiting me hard, like the home school should.”
Ingram-Dawkins also is in touch with new Gamecock defensive line coach Tracy Rocker. Their relationship dates back to win Rocker was at Tennessee.
“I already had a relationship with Coach Rocker when he was at the University of Tennessee,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “They were recruiting me, and they still are recruiting me. He was there, so I’ve already had a relationship with Coach Rocker, so that just made it better when he came to the home state school. We have a real tight relationship that is still the same.”
It would appear things look good for the Gamecocks with Ingram-Dawkins. But he’s not at the point yet to name them, or anyone, as a favorite.
“I really don’t have a special feeling for anybody right now,” he said “I’m just really concerned with enjoying the recruiting process and get some good things out of it and just find out what’s best for me. So, really right now, I’m really not leaning nowhere. I’m just enjoying it. No school is over another school right now. I like South Carolina. It’s my home state. It’s a great school with great coaches and great atmosphere and great tradition. I like that place.”
Clemson, Ingram-Dawkins said, has not showed much interest to this point. And that’s not a problem for him.
“Not really worried about. If they come, they come,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “That’s my home state school, too. If they show love, I’ll show love back. As of right now, I haven’t heard from Clemson.”
Ingram-Dawkins also has offers from Syracuse, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Michigan, Oklahoma, Kansas, Penn State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Florida State. He said he will be graduating early and is looking to make his decision in late summer or midway thru his senior season.