Ingersoll with Plenty of Visits

Mike Ingersoll

In the midst of a long span of unofficial visits, Michael Ingersoll has attended games at Vanderbilt (versus Richmond) and South Carolina (versus Alabama), and is in the processes of working games at North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest into his schedule. Additionally, Ingersoll has begun to hold discussions regarding official visits.

"Vanderbilt and Akron have talked about official visits," said Ingersoll. "I think I'm scheduled for an official visit in January with Vanderbilt. And then Akron said they are going to fly me up for an official visit in December."

Ingersoll, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound jumbo athlete from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, owns scholarship offers from both the Commodores and Zips. Schools like Virginia and North Carolina look to be on the verge of adding offers to his pile with the Tar Heels taking a major step in that direction Friday.

"They told me they are going to try to make my game this Friday," said Ingersoll. "They wanted to see me in a real game situation. And then, based on that it will help them with their decision making process."

With the possibility of new offers on the horizon, Ingersoll is reluctant to name favorites at this point.

"Right now, it's still up in the air," said Ingersoll. "Academically, Virginia, [North] Carolina, and Vanderbilt are all great schools. I'm just going to see what happens. If I feel comfortable with one school, then yea I'll probably commit, but I still don't know what school that's going to be. I'm not dragging it out just because I want to. I just want to see what my options are."

Despite mostly being recruited for offensive tackle, Ingersoll starts at tight end for Butler High School. Ingersoll, who played guard as a junior, is quickly adapting to the changes of being an offensive weapon and an outside blocker.

"Playing on the outside, your footwork has got to be a lot better, and it takes a lot more athleticism," said Ingersoll. "The game is so much faster on the outside, and so many make or break plays."

The Butler Bulldogs hope to score the school's first ever 6-0 start with a victory over Monroe Weddington this Friday. While grading out 90% in blocking, Ingersoll has caught seven passes for 61 yards, and also pulled in a game-winning two-point conversion pass.

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