Florida has moved to the top of small forward/quarterback Cornelius Ingram from Hawthorne High School (Fla.) thanks to an in-home visit by Gator basketball coach Billy Donovan.
“The visit went great, real great,” said the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Ingram. “It was pretty funny because during the summer Florida backed off recruiting me for basketball. Coach Donovan knew I wanted to play both sports, and he didn’t know Florida had offered me in football. Once he figured out that they wanted me, we cleared up the misunderstanding.”
Now that things have been cleared up, Florida is the favorite to land Ingram.
“It is fair to say they are at the top,” said Ingram. “I like Florida a lot. It would be a great situation, since they are only fifteen minutes away from where I live. It would be a great situation for my family to watch me play. Florida also has great programs in both sports.”
Ingram, the No. 25 small forward in the Rivals150 and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the Rivals100, lists Florida State and Georgia right behind Florida with Georgia Tech as a distant forth.
“All four have offered scholarships, and I want to take an official visit to Georgia,” he said. “I have taken unofficial visits to the other three, and I know all I need to know about Florida and Florida State.”
Ingram is not in a rush to make a decision by the early signing period for basketball but will wait for the football signing date.