One of the top remaining uncommitted basketball prospects in the class of 2015 is Kinston (N.C.) small forward Brandon Ingram, who is waiting until the spring to make his college choice. NC State is one of his possible landing spots, along with UNC, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA. A bunch of small-time competition for his services, as you can see.
Ingram and his high school team were in Massachusetts for a game over the weekend, and he spoke to Meredith Perri of MassLive.com about his future plans, touching on each of his six finalists, State included:
"State just recruited me for a very long time," Ingram said. "They, of course, they need a big wing like all the schools. Put me in the back in a good position. He (coach Mark Gottfried) always talks about the T.J. Warren role, and that's very good for me."
Ingram has been to Raleigh for unofficial visits twice since November and was there to witness the Wolfpack's upset win over Duke. He says he is going to take visits to the out-of-state schools once his season is over. He is also waiting to see how these schools' rosters shake out after the NCAA tournament, which is a smart move he has the luxury of making.
Ingram is a consensus five-star prospect and top-20 player in the class. This recruiting cycle has been pretty quiet for State, which yet to add any additions for 2015 other than West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson. Ingram obviously could change that in a very big way.