Texas Football: Mizzou back in ‘pole position’ with 5-Star WR Ryan Wingo

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Texas football has filled most of its spots in the 2024 recruiting class this fall. As of Oct. 13, Texas holds commitments from 18 recruits in the 2024 class. But Texas’ staff is putting the full-court press on a few outstanding priority recruits this fall.

The Longhorns’ most important priority recruit on offense that remains uncommitted at this point is the elite five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo. The No. 2 wide receiver recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite is considering Texas and the Mizzou Tigers among the top schools in this recruitment this fall.

Texas looked to have a slight edge over Mizzou in this recruitment following a successful unofficial visit for Wingo and his family to Austin for the Wyoming game on Sep. 16. Wingo and his family spent time with Texas’ staff, namely head coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, during the visit to Austin last month to see the Longhorns beat the Wyoming Cowboys at DKR.

Momentum swinging back in Mizzou’s favor for 5-Star Texas football WR priority Ryan Wingo

But the pendulum of momentum has swung in Mizzou’s favor after a productive unofficial trip Wingo took to Columbia to watch the Tigers host No. 22 LSU at Faurot Field on Oct. 7.

Justin Wells of Inside Texas reported on Oct. 13 (paid content) that the successful unofficial visit to Mizzou last weekend has the Tigers re-taking the lead in this recruitment. This report specifically mentioned that Mizzou has regained the “pole position” in the race to land a commitment from Wingo.

Texas trying to make a big push in the final stages of Wingo’s recruitment

Sark, Jackson, and the Longhorns obviously won’t be throwing in the towel in Wingo’s recruitment anytime soon. This is the type of elite recruit the Longhorns staff will fight for through the finish line on signing day in mid-December.

Jackson is reportedly set to visit Wingo for his game with St. Louis University on Oct. 13 against Kansas City (MO) Rockhurst.

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