LSU’s spring game won’t be until Saturday, but Friday brought as good of news out of a much-anticipated recruiting weekend as the Tigers could have hoped for.
Edward Ingram, the nation’s No. 8 offensive guard, pledged to LSU the second day into his visit to Baton Rouge, La.
The four-star prospect announced the decision on Twitter on Friday evening.
The DeSoto, Texas product fills a major need for LSU on the interior part of its offensive line as it looks to pad its depth for years to come.
This season, the team was forced to break in a part of new starting tackles, which has forced offensive line coach Jeff Grimes to mix and match at multiple positions along the line, including at the guard spots.
Ingram was one of LSU’s top offensive line targets, along with a number of other Texans. Four-star tackle Austin Deculus, who visited LSU last weekend, is scheduled to decide between LSU, Alabama and Michigan on May 20.
The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder held 22 reported offers, including from SEC powers such as Alabama, UGA, Missouri, Mississippi State and Texas A&M.
Ingram was originally slated to attend the Crimson Tide’s A-Day on Saturday, but after visiting LSU for its final spring practice session on Thursday opted to stay for the entire week, which included Friday and Saturday’s spring game.
Ingram is Texas’ No. 30 overall prospect and the No. 5 player embedded in LSU’s 2017 recruiting class. He joins linebacker Patrick Queen, athlete Jontre Kirklin and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.