The offers have piled up for Gaffney DT Tryion Ingram-Dawkins. He now counts 27 including USC, Syracuse, West Virginia, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Penn State, Kansas State, Maryland and Georgia Tech. Recruiters have kept him busy during the pandemic contacting him thru all available forms of communication. That includes the Gamecock trio of head coach Will Muschamp, defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.
“I talk to Muschamp every day, I talk to Coach T-Rob maybe every two days, and I talk to Coach Rocker every day,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “I already have a tight relationship with the coaching staff obviously. We talk about the impact I can have on the team, and it’s my home state, South Carolina.”
Ingram-Dawkins is not to the point where he’s ready to cut down his list, but he has a feel for those schools working him the hardest on the recruiting trail. In that category, he cited USC, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State and North Carolina.
“I feel good about the teams that are recruiting me real hard,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “I’m just ready for this coronavirus pandemic to end so I can get down the road and get to visit, see other places and see how it fits me. I feel good about South Carolina. I feel good about other places that’s recruiting me hard and giving me the opportunity.”
Once he can get back on the road, Ingram-Dawkins said he’ll visit a number of schools, in particular USC, North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida State and Auburn. This year, before recruiting was in person was stopped, he was able to visit USC, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Georgia.
Ingram-Dawkins carries a three-star rating in the 247Sports composite and is ranked as the 25th defensive tackle nationally and the #3 player in the state. However, 247Sports itself rates him as a four-star talent, #17 among defensive tackles nationally and the #1 player in the state.