Ingersoll Doubles Offers List

Mike Ingersoll

In a matter of weeks, Mike Ingersoll doubled his scholarship offer count with the addition of offers from two in-state schools.

"I got offered by ECU a couple weekends ago and [North] Carolina offered me over the phone Monday night," said Ingersoll. "Carolina is going to make it official this weekend. They want me to come up to the game and Coach [John] Bunting is going to sit me down and he's going to do it in person."

Ingersoll, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive tackle from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, also claims offers from Vanderbilt and Akron.

The sudden burst of attention is greatly attributed to Ingersoll being named to North Carolina's Shrine Bowl roster, which will play South Carolina's all-stars in December.

"Ever since I got selected for the Shrine Bowl, recruiting picked up again," said Ingersoll. "New doors are starting to open up, but I'm just taking my time with it and enjoying the process. Down the road I'll start picking favorites, but as of right now I'm pretty wide open."

Like most uncommitted recruits, Ingersoll will use his official visits schedule to help in the decision making process.

"I've talked about officials with Vanderbilt, Akron, and ECU," said Ingersoll. "I haven't set any official dates yet, but I will here pretty soon, hopefully with all three of those schools."

Ingersoll, who has already unofficially visited North Carolina and East Carolina for games this season, will head back to North Carolina this weekend and visit Virginia for the first time sometime before the regular season concludes.

Butler High School ended the regular season with a 9-2 record and will travel to West Forsyth for the first round of the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs Friday. Individually, Ingersoll has caught 12 passes for 150 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. He is also grading out at 90% on average as a blocker.

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