GT Commit Comments on Decision

Byron Ingram

Byron Ingram transferred from Towers High School across town to Redan High School for his senior season and he kicked it off with a bang recently by making his verbal commitment to stay home and play for Georgia Tech. He talks about his decision to play for Coach Gailey, right here with Scout.com.

"I picked them because they have a good program and good academics. I've been in Georgia my whole life and I've been around Georgia Tech and I like how they play. I was one of their top recruits and I know I'll have a good chance when (Reggie) Ball leaves," Byron Ingram said.

What does Byron think about staying in the city of Atlanta for college?

"I think it's going to be great. I'll be around my family and be around people I know. I'll bring some entertainment to the home town and give people something to talk about."

Who recruited him for the Jackets?

"Coach Robinson recruited me. He's a real good person and very down to earth. He seems like somebody you can get along with and be cool with."

Ingram was intrigued at the prospect of early playing time on the flats.

"I think I can get some playing time when Ball leaves. I feel like I can step up and get the position or if I work hard enough, who knows, maybe I can step in right away."

Byron has high hopes for his final year of high school ball.

"I want to go to state basically. That's the main goal. I've been to the playoffs twice and I haven't been to state yet. We have some big expectations this year. The way we looked in the summer, we set our standards pretty high."

Ingram chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from Duke and Tulane. He becomes the 4th player to verbally commit to Coach Gailey in the class of 2006.

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