Texas football‘s top remaining priority at wide receiver in the 2024 recruiting class this fall is the elite St. Louis University (MO) five-star Ryan Wingo. It won’t be long until we know where Wingo will take his talents for his collegiate career.
Wingo told On3’s Hayes Fawcett on Oct. 19 that he will announce his commitment on Oct. 25. Wingo will decide between six finalist schools that were announced with his commitment date on Oct. 19.
Texas is one of the six finalist schools for Wingo, along with the Mizzou Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Miami Hurricanes, Georgia Bulldogs, and Texas A&M Aggies.
5-Star Texas football WR priority Ryan Wingo sets an Oct. 25 commitment date
This recruitment boiled down to a battle between Texas and Mizzou on the trail in the last couple of months.
Texas made a big late push for Wingo this fall
Wingo told On3 that the Longhorns were really prioritizing his recruitment this fall.
"They probably have been on me the heaviest this year, showing a lot of love from the players on the team and their commits."
Head coach Steve Sarkisian has been heavily involved in the pursuit of Wingo on the recruiting trail since the summer. Wide receivers coach Chris Jackson was also in constant communication with Wingo.
Mizzou is the trendy pick for Wingo
Mizzou has momentum in this recruitment after a couple of successful unofficial gameday visits to see the Tigers this season. Wingo visited Columbia on Oct. 7 to see Mizzou host the LSU Tigers. He also visited a Mizzou game in St. Louis on Sep. 23 to watch the Tigers beat Memphis 34-27.
Wingo is set to visit Mizzou again this weekend before his Oct. 25 commitment date. Mizzou will get the final in-person visit from Wingo before his announcement next week.
The Tigers now have the edge in the 247Sports Crystal Ball and the On3 recruiting prediction machine in the race to land Wingo’s commitment from what was forecasted in the last two months. Every forecast in the 247Sports Crystal Ball and the On3 recruiting prediction machine has favored Mizzou to land Wingo’s pledge over the Longhorns.
Texas had the edge in this recruitment at one point early this fall. The Longhorns had the momentum in the race to land a commitment from Wingo following a successful unofficial visit to Texas for the Wyoming game on Sep. 16.
Texas pursuing other WR targets in the 2024 class
Sark, Jackson, and the Longhorns have since offered other wide receiver recruits in the 2024 class, with Wingo trending to Mizzou, namely four-star Florida Gators commit Izaiah Williams. Texas’ staff will turn to other wide receiver offers, such as Williams, and potentially the transfer portal to fill the other spot at the position in the 2024 class heading into the offseason.