Texas football is ‘the team to beat’ for 5-Star WR Ryan Wingo

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Texas football‘s big win over the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban on the road in Tuscaloosa last weekend impacts the success head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff will have on the recruiting trail for future classes. But a handful of priority recruits for Texas in the 2024 class will also be swayed by the win over Alabama over the weekend.

Of all the priority Texas targets and commits on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class that came away impressed from the win over Alabama on Sep. 9, one really caught our attention. The elite five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo was very impressed with how the offense looked for Texas in the 34-24 win over the Tide.

Wingo was blown away by how the Texas offense looked and how entertaining this matchup was. He said after the win over Alabama that it was a “great game” for the Longhorns and that he’s excited about making the trip to Austin on Sep. 16 for the game at DKR against the Wyoming Cowboys.

Texas football makes big impression on 5-Star WR priority Ryan Wingo after the win over Alabama

Wingo also told On3 that Sark has the Longhorns “rolling” this fall.

Texas made a huge move among Wingo’s top schools in this recruitment. CJ Vogel of TFB Texas reported on Sep. 11 (donor content) that “Texas is the team to beat for Wingo” heading into his unofficial visit to Austin this coming weekend.

Texas has momentum with Wingo

This recruitment looks like it will come down to Texas and the Mizzou Tigers, with the Tennessee Volunteers in third place. Mizzou looked to have momentum in this recruitment late in the summer when Missouri passed a new law allowing high school players in-state to benefit from NIL.

Mizzou reaped the rewards of that new NIL law last month when it landed a commitment from the No. 1 defensive line recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite, five-star Williams Nwaneri.

Vogel points out in this report a sentiment that makes a lot of sense and has been mentioned before in the last few weeks. If the new Missouri NIL law played was that big of a factor in Wingo’s recruitment, he would’ve already committed to Mizzou.

Now, I’m not saying Mizzou is out of this recruitment. Texas still has a real battle to win Wingo’s commitment this fall.

Wingo set for a return visit to Texas for the Wyoming game on Sep. 16

Wingo is possibly the most important visiting recruit on a building list with many blue-chip prospects for the Longhorns this weekend for the Wyoming game under the lights at DKR on Sep. 16. If Texas’ offense shows out again this weekend against a decent Wyoming defense, that will have a major impact on this recruitment after the Longhorns grabbed momentum back from Mizzou following the win over Alabama last weekend.

Texas has a lot of momentum in this recruitment early in the fall. And while Wingo hasn’t officially moved up his mid-December decision timeline yet, Texas is trying to get him to speed up the process after the unofficial trip to Austin this weekend.

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