Texas football recruiting heated up after the massive Week 2 win on the road in Tuscaloosa on Sep. 9 over the No. 3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff took advantage of the buzz surrounding Texas recruiting early this fall by bringing in many blue-chip visiting recruits for the night game against the Wyoming Cowboys last weekend.
The highlights of the visiting recruits for the Longhorns for the 31-10 win over Wyoming in Week 3 were multiple five-star wide receiver targets. That group of elite wide receiver recruits visiting Texas last weekend included St. Louis University (MO) five-star Ryan Wingo, 2025 Duncanville five-star/LSU Tigers commit Dakorien Moore, and 2025 Fulshear (TX) Katy Jordan five-star Andrew Marsh.
Texas football could host 5-Star WR priority Ryan Wingo for a Red River visit vs. OU on Oct. 7
Wingo was hands down the most important visitor for the Longhorns for the Wyoming game last weekend. He is Texas’ top priority at wide receiver in the 2024 class this fall.
Wingo had a great experience during his unofficial visit to Texas for the Wyoming game on Sep. 16. He and his family spent time with Sark and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson. Wingo also connected with five-star Texas edge rusher commit and Duncanville star Colin Simmons during his trip for the Wyoming game.
247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong reported on Sep. 20 (paid content) that Texas “continues to lead” this recruitment coming out of Wingo’s successful unofficial visit to Austin last weekend. Texas reportedly holds the pole position in this recruitment, with the Mizzou Tigers, Colorado Buffaloes, and Tennessee Volunteers trying to cut into that lead.
Multiple visits could remain for Wingo before he makes his decision
There could be some twists and turns in the stretch run of Wingo’s recruiting process as he’s set to take multiple visits before he’s ready to make a decision. Wingo is visiting this weekend for Mizzou’s matchup against the Memphis Tigers in his hometown of St. Louis.
Wingo was scheduled to visit Knoxville on Sep. 30 to see a Tennessee game at Neyland Stadium. But that visit looks to be no more after Wingo locked in an official visit to see head coach Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder on Sep. 29 and 30.
Wingo’s busy stretch of weekend visits for games to see his top schools play in person this fall could continue during the first week of October. A report from Inside Texas on Sep. 20 (paid content) indicates that Wingo could make a return visit to Texas for the Red River Rivalry game in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 7 against the Oklahoma Sooners.
This IT report from Gerry Hamilton specifically mentioned that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Wingo ended up at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for Red River in a few weeks.
Texas is setting the pace in this recruitment this fall. Mizzou and potentially Colorado (depending on how the official visit goes in Boulder next weekend) are still involved in this recruitment, but it looks like Texas’ to lose at this point of the fall.