UNC Football: 4-star DT names Tar Heels to list of finalists

UNC football program among four finalists for class of 2021 defensive tackle Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins

Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, a 4-star prospect from the class of 2021, announced his list of four finalists on Wednesday night, and the North Carolina Tar Heels made the cut.

His recruitment has been a bumpy ride, and one that’s included multiple decision dates and lists of finalists. Regardless of that, he appears to be fairly set with the quartette of schools that he’s currently focused on. The Tar Heels are joined by Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, a group of teams that we continue to see battling it out for some of the nation’s top recruits in the class.

Ingram-Dawkins boasts a large frame with long arms and big hands. He’s an above average athlete, particularly for his size and position. He’s got good speed, and an explosive burst. He’s got good moves and quickness that he uses against the run, and as an interior pass rusher. With continued growth both in his skill and physical conditioning, Ingram-Dawkins projects to be a terrific college football player with the upside of a future NFL lineman.

A senior at Gaffney High School, Ingram-Dawkins is ranked No. 211 overall according to the 247Sports Composite — 75 spots higher than he was a month ago. He’s 15th among defensive tackles, and first in the state of South Carolina. The Top247 has Ingram-Dawkins ranked even higher at No. 86 overall, fifth at his position and first in the state of South Carolina.

There are currently five Crystal Ball predictions for Ingram-Dawkins, and 80 percent of them are in favor of the South Carolina Gamecocks. It might be worth mentioning, though, that Ingram-Dawkins has stated multiple times that his recruitment it wide open, despite what the Crystal Ball indicates.

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