The Texas Longhorns have lost running back Keaontay Ingram to the USC Trojans.
Ingram made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, writing in a post, “Thank you to all the people who has helped me along the way with this decision! To my fellow brothers y’all all know Tay is a phone call away, and love all you guys! Thank you for accepting me with open arms!! To Longhorn nation, I want to say thank you and love you all and bleeding orange will forever be part of me!!!”
Ingram likely saw the writing on the wall with the way true freshman running back Bijan Robinson dominated in the backfield for the Longhorns down the stretch of the 2020 season.
Ingram dealt with an injury late in the 2020 season, but even before then he wasn’t producing much. He finished the season with 53 carries for 250 yards and one touchdown. His best game was against Texas Tech when he rushed for 89 yards on 12 carries.
His best season came in 2019 when he rushed for over 850 yards and seven touchdowns, plus racking up 29 receptions for 242 yards and three scores.
Thanks to the free year of eligibility the NCAA gave all players in 2020 due to COVID, Ingram will have two years of playing time available with the USC Trojans.
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