Top D-Line Target Braylen Ingraham Names Miami in Top Group

Top D-Line Target Braylen Ingraham Names Miami in Top Group

Matthew_Suero
Defensive line, both inside and outside, is a huge position of need for Miami in the 2019 recruiting class. South Florida is not usually known for their defensive line talent, but there are some pretty good players down here this year. It is hard to talk about this South Florida defensive line class without mentioning Braylen Ingraham. Ingraham is possibly Miami’s top target on the defensive line right now and I had a chance to talk with the 6’4’’ 270-pound defensive lineman.

Ingraham is feeling good about his weight right now and likely won’t add or drop too much weight before the start of the season.

“I want to stay where I am at right now, I’m not trying to put on too much weight.”

It is easy to see why he wants to stay at his current weight. Just turn on the film and immediately you see how dominate of a player he can be. Also, college coaches are recommending that he stays at his current weight.

“They love my weight right now,” Ingraham said speaking of college coaches.

Braylen Ingraham was at Dillard before transferring to Saint Thomas at the start of this semester.

“I transferred for better coaching. I felt like coach Jason Taylor can get me prepared for the next level,” Ingraham said of his decision to transfer to Aquinas.

Let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to be coached by Jason Taylor. Ingraham realizes how rare this opportunity is and is taking advantage of every moment.

“I listen to everything he tells me about the game. He’s a pretty cool coach. He’s a nice person.”

Although he loves the coaches and his teammates at Saint Thomas, it is never easy to switch schools halfway through the year.

“It’s been pretty good and challenging at some times. The work is more. School wise they are more serious.”

Ingraham is a very versatile player with the size and talent to play both defensive end and defensive tackle.

“Most college coaches say I can play mostly everything on the D-Line. Rotate around. He (Coach Harriot) sees me playing outside.”

Saint Thomas has the expectation of winning every time they step on the field. After only a few short months, Ingraham has already bought into this winning expectation.

“I want to win all of our games, possibly go undefeated and go to states.”

As for his personal goals next season, Ingraham has the bar set very high.

“I want to lead the county in sacks and I want to make first-team all state. Defensive player of the year.”

Saint Thomas will play Miami Central week five next season. The hype for this must see game is already building.

“We are really hype to put them (Miami Central) on our schedule.”

Now to what everyone wants to talk about, recruiting. So what will be a deciding factor in his recruitment?

“Being able to play and where I feel comfortable. Do I feel like it’s home? I want to be able to be comfortable there.”

Ingraham has had a busy spring having already visited Miami, Florida, and Oklahoma. He will be in Alabama next week for an official visit.

While Coach Kuligowski is no longer at Miami, he is still keeping the recruiting ties he made while down here.

“That’s the only reason I’m going up to Alabama this week,” Ingraham said when talking about Coach Kuligowski.

As for Coach Kuligowski’s replacement, Coach Simpson has made an early impression with Ingraham.

“Yes I got on the phone with him. He’s a pretty cool coach. I like him a lot. He teaches me a lot about the game. He said I could play everything on the line, mostly inside.”

Ingraham also said he talks to Coach Diaz every time he is down in Coral Gables visiting Miami. The last time Ingraham was down visiting Miami was for the Hurricanes Junior day back in March.

“It was a great experience being over there. They treat you like family. And the practice was cool I got to see how the coaches coach. It was a great experience overall they taught me a lot of stuff.”

After watching practice, the visit consisted of some one-on-one time with the coaches as well as watching film.

“Sometimes we will have one-on-one time with Coach Richt or Coach Simpson. We will watch film and go over stuff. We’ll talk over the defensive schemes.”

Ingraham is friends with Greg Rousseau as well as former Dillard defensive tackle Jon Ford. Ford is working on getting Ingraham to commit.

“We talk sometimes. He's telling me to come (to Miami).”

While Ingraham did not want to name a public leader or set a timetable for his commitment, his top group consists of: Miami, Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida, and Oregon. Ingraham is not sure where he will take his official visits once the season rolls around, but it seems that he is interested in visiting all the schools in his top group.
 

Comments (20)

I told y'all coach Kool is in his feelings about having to being at bama and will try to crap on Miami every chance he gets. Coach Kool is going to be a problem for the next 1 to 3 years while he is at Bama.

Go Canes
 
I told y'all coach Kool is in his feelings about having to being at bama and will try to crap on Miami every chance he gets. Coach Kool is going to be a problem for the next 1 to 3 years while he is at Bama.

Go Canes

This is the second kid he seems to be in contact with since he left. Renato Brown is the other. I saw a write up on the Bama board about new recruiting responsibilities. It was right after Kool went there . His "territory" is north alabama and the midwest.... I can't remember who it was but one of the other coaches was specifically assigned to STA-IMG in Florida...... Just those schools
 
I know he transferred, but damn, Dillard puts out some jumbo sized athletes

Dillard is located smack in the middle of prime time recruiting grounds in Fort Lauderdale..if they werent getting snaked by STA ,U SCHOOL ANND EVERYBODY ELSE THEY WOULD BE THE TOP DOG IN BROWARD COUNTY.
They have sent maybe 6 div 1 dlineman in the last 4 years..so their still producing them
 
Great interview, @Matthew_Suero

You can tell how talented Ingraham is by the programs recruiting him. He ran 4.88 laser as a 6’4, 270 lb. HS sophomore. That’s rare.
Wait. What? A 4.88 laser? As a 6'4" 270 lb hs sophomore? Good lord that is insane! This is the type of talent we cannot let get away. Keep stacking athletic freaks like Ingraham to go with other freaks like Rousseau, Jordan, Garvin, Neal etc.......
 
This is another kid who left our JR day pretty excited about Miami. Hopefully after the past few days, the staff is all over these kind of guys now that contact is open again. We really need to counteract last weekends rush from other schools.
 
The kids I think at this time UM lands for sure...Ingraham/Huff/Mcintosh/K.Smith. Close to that for sure group, "probable"= Tarquin/Sanguinetti/Stephenson/Richards...We still have work to do after that, especially on the lines for a few more kids.
 
A 4.88 at his size is very impressive.

Hopefully we end up making his "Final 1" list.

I think we will.

We could certainly use him.
 
For all the sky is falling recruiting talk this is a kid that if we don't land then we have a real problem on our hands.
 
Great interview, @Matthew_Suero

You can tell how talented Ingraham is by the programs recruiting him. He ran 4.88 laser as a 6’4, 270 lb. HS sophomore. That’s rare.
True. I would love to have him and Sorrells to pair with Brown and Daxon. We must get 3 DT's, 2 DE's and all our OL targets this cycle. I always feel there will be equally as good SoFl skill players for the homeboys that leave.
 
This is another kid who left our JR day pretty excited about Miami. Hopefully after the past few days, the staff is all over these kind of guys now that contact is open again. We really need to counteract last weekends rush from other schools.
FSWho blew their load already. You can say that was their recruiting Super Bowl. Can’t top Vanilla and the Condiments Salt and Pepper. The Croots that got blown away by that sideshow have already Committed to the Who.
 

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