Texas Tech and head coach Matt Wells added a very late graduate transfer in Utah State cornerback Ja’Marcus Ingram (6-1/195). Ingram is originally from South Oak Cliff in Dallas, playing receiver, and arriving at Utah State, but playing immediately as a true freshman, where he had 10 starts, 42 tackles, 1 interception, and 5 pass break-ups, while as a sophomore, he played in just 6 games (a season-ending injury ended his season early) that limited him to just 19 tackles, and 6 pass break-ups.
Welcome to Lubbock, Ja’Marcus Ingram!
He joined our program this afternoon as a graduate transfer.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) August 20, 2019
A-J Media’s Don Williams notes that Ingram is likely a safety (I don’t know, it’s just a guess) an will have two years left to play, his junior and senior year and should be eligible immediately as he’s a grad transfer. Don also noted that Ingram was involved in an incident at Utah State, tampering with witnesses:
Ingram was one of five Utah State players arrested in July 2017 for his alleged involvement in an apartment burglary of video game consoles and games. He was charged with tampering with a witness, a third-degree felony.
The Cache Valley Daily reported at the time that Ingram’s attorney negotiated a plea agreement, details of which were not made public.
I’ll completely stay out of commentary about that since I really don’t know what the elements of tampering with witnesses are, but the good thing is that there was a plea deal and maybe it’s all gone away.