Recruiting has come back into focus for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian in the early stages of the 2023 season. Texas hosted over a dozen blue-chip recruits from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes for the Week 3 win at home at DKR in Austin over the Wyoming Cowboys.
A few of the top priority recruits that visited the Longhorns for the win over Wyoming last weekend were five-star Duncanville wide receiver Dakorien Moore, five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo, and five-star Lewisville (TX) offensive tackle Michael Fasusi.
We could highlight many other important recruits on campus last weekend. But the article’s focus on this night is the outlook for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail with top five-star targets in the 2024 class early this fall.
Predicting each remaining 5-Star 2024 commit for Texas football
A handful of outstanding five-star priority recruits in the 2024 class remain a big-time focus for the Longhorns on the trail. A few months from signing day in mid-December, Texas has a path to getting a top-five-ranked recruiting class in the nation. But this staff has to get the job done on the recruiting trail to seal the deal with these top five-star targets in the 2024 class to finish top five in the nation in December.
Here’s a prediction of every remaining five-star commitment for the Longhorns in the 2024 class this fall.
Ryan Wingo, WR
The talk of the town on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns last weekend for the Wyoming game was the top visitor, Missouri native wideout Wingo. The No. 2 wide receiver recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite is a recruitment that is boiling down to a battle between Texas and the Mizzou Tigers.
But it looks like Texas swung momentum in its favor in this recruitment coming out of a successful unofficial visit for the Wyoming game on Sep. 16. Wingo and his family connected with Sark and new wide receivers coach Chris Jackson over the weekend. The fact that Wingo’s mom connected with Sark and Jackson is a big deal for the Longhorns in this recruitment.
Texas has continued to make Wingo its top priority at wideout in the 2024 class. Sark and Jackson are investing a ton of time with Wingo and his camp. And that could soon pay dividends for the Longhorns in this recruitment.
247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong tabbed Texas as the “team to beat” for Wingo in a live stream on Sep. 18. He also has a 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction in for Wingo to commit to Texas.
The Longhorns hold the edge over Wingo’s other top schools heading into a likely visit to Mizzou for the matchup against the Memphis Tigers in St. Louis on Sep. 23.
If Texas still has the buzz in this recruitment coming out of the weekend visit to St. Louis, that is a great sign for the Longhorns as they look to start shutting the process down a few months before signing day.