Texas football picking up late momentum with 5-Star WR Ryan Wingo?

Ryan Wingo
Ryan Wingo /

A top priority recruit for Texas football in the 2024 class, the elite five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo, is set to announce his commitment this afternoon on Oct. 25. Wingo will decide between the Georgia Bulldogs, Mizzou Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies, Tennessee Volunteers, Miami Hurricanes, and Texas on the afternoon of Oct. 25.

Wingo’s commitment will be broadcast live on the 247Sports YouTube channel.

While Wingo included six schools among his finalists heading into his decision on Oct. 25, Texas and Mizzou have been the two he’ll pick between today.

Texas football gaining late momentum on commitment day for 5-Star WR priority Ryan Wingo

Mizzou was the program that had momentum in this recruitment for Wingo in the last few weeks. The Tigers emerged as the trendy pick in this recruitment after Wingo had multiple successful gameday visits to Mizzou this fall.

The success under head coach Eli Drinkwitz for the Tigers’ offense this season is very appealing to Wingo. More specifically, the play of standout sophomore wide receiver and the SEC leader in receptions, Mizzou’s Luther Burden, has gained Wingo’s attention.

Texas held the pole position for Wingo early in the fall

While Mizzou took momentum in this recruitment in the last few weeks, it wasn’t that long ago that Texas was the trendy pick to land Wingo. After a successful unofficial visit to Texas for the Week 3 win at DKR in Austin over the Wyoming Cowboys, the Longhorns were considered the leader for Wingo.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian, wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, and the Longhorns have sold catching passes in the future from uber-talented true freshman quarterback Arch Manning to Wingo. And that pitch hit home for Wingo after his June official visit to Texas.

Texas reportedly making a late push for Wingo on decision day

Just before Wingo’s announcement on the afternoon of Oct. 25, Texas started to pick up some steam in this recruitment. Despite Mizzou having all the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions in their favor in the last couple of months, Texas seems to be making a last-minute push to steal Wingo from the Tigers on decision day.

247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong reported on Oct. 25 that “the buzz for Texas is picking back up” a few hours before Wingo’s decision this afternoon. Wiltfong said he’s “hearing a lot about Texas’ position again” in this recruitment heading into Wingo’s commitment.

Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods also reported on Oct. 25 (subscriber content) that Texas has “increased confidence” in the race to land Wingo’s commitment on decision day.

It sounds like there will be some last-minute fireworks in this recruitment before Wingo announces on Oct. 25. We will be following the decision ceremony to see where Wingo decides to play his college ball at 4 p.m. CT.

Next. 3 elite recruits Texas can flip this fall. dark