UF RECRUITING

Bowden calls on Ingram


Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 12:17 a.m.

Contrary to published reports saying he has dropped Florida State from his list of potential colleges, Hawthorne quarterback Cornelius Ingram says the Seminoles are very much in the race for his services.

"I had a good visit with coach (Bobby) Bowden" from 11:30 a.m. to around 4 p.m. Monday, splitting time between school and home, said the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Ingram, who threw for 1,390 yards and ran for 642 yards as a senior. "It went really well."

Internet and newspaper speculation was that Ingram would eliminate FSU from his list of schools (which also include Florida and South Florida) after Daytona Beach Seabreeze quarterback Xavier Lee committed to the Seminoles at his postseason football banquet Sunday night.

Land O'Lakes quarterback Drew Weatherford committed to FSU early in the recruiting process, and it's rare that a school signs three at that position.

Ingram said Bowden indicated the Seminoles would not be averse to signing three passers, and when asked if he had any problem with that, Ingram, also a basketball standout, said, "Right now, no."

Ingram, who has listed UF and FSU as his co-favorites for more than a month, said he plans to visit USF on Wednesday night.

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