DT Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins of Gaffney originally planned to announce his college commitment Sunday, but he put that off until June 26th. Had he followed thru on Sunday, would he have announced for USC? The Gamecocks are one of his final six. Ingram-Dawkins would not say Sunday night who had planned to commit to, but he did spend time on Sunday talking with Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp and assistants Travaris Robinson and Tracy Rocker.
“They were saying how awesome it would be for me to stay in my home state and do what I do, have a great career,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “I love it. It’s my home state. My third offer, my first SEC offer. I’ve got a lot of love for them.”
Ingram-Dawkins named his top six last week and at that time said he had made his decision and notified the school. A day later he put the kabash on a commitment this month.
“I talked with my family and they were just telling me don’t rush into nothing, just wait and visit and see all the places that I have and see all my options,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “I was sure but I’m trying to do what’s good for me and my family. I think it’s best if I visit all the places before I make my decision.”
Ingram-Dawkins has a top six of USC, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia and Penn State. And he said another national power is trying to crash the party.
“I’ve got Oklahoma coming back up, they are probably coming up in the tops,” Ingram-Dawkins said. ‘I’ve been talking to them even though they are not in my top six. They coming back up, coming in one of my tops. I already had an offer from Oklahoma and they still been recruiting me ever since I didn’t even include them in the top six. They are still recruiting.”
Clemson will not be one of those programs trying to get back in on Ingram-Dawkins.
“I talked to Clemson maybe last month and they told me they were full,” he said. “I grew up a Clemson fan. Clemson was my dream school, so I hit them up and showed them my film and stuff. They told me they were full at D-line. Just got to move on.”
And moving on means working towards making an announcement on his new date of June 26th. Maybe.
“I’m planning to, but it’s not 100 percent, not guaranteed,” Ingram-Dawkins said. “It depends on when everything opens up. I’m trying to get to Florida State, Penn State and North Carolina and visit. I’m trying to visit everywhere in my top six.”
The 247Sports Composite has Ingram-Dawkins as a three-star prospect, the 25th ranked defensive tackle in the country and the #3 prospect in South Carolina.