Texas football landed its third five-star commitment in the 2024 recruiting class in as many months on Oct. 25, elite St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian landed Wingo’s commitment over the Mizzou Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Texas A&M Aggies, Miami Hurricanes, and Tennessee Volunteers.
But the battle for Wingo’s commitment came down to Texas and Mizzou. Wingo was considered a Texas lean early in the fall. He was even silently committed to Texas after a successful Sep. 16 unofficial visit to Austin to see the Longhorns beat the Wyoming Cowboys at home at DKR.
Candidates next up to commit to Texas football in the 2024 class after 5-Star WR Ryan Wingo
Texas’ other two five-star commits that joined the 2024 class in the last three months are the elite Duncanville edge rusher Colin Simmons and Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei offensive tackle Brandon Baker. Simmons committed to Texas on Aug. 10, which kicked off this run of Sark and the Longhorns staff securing five stars in the 2024 class.
Baker was the second of these three five-star commitments for the Longhorns in the 2024 class, as he pledged in late September.
Wingo’s commitment brings Texas up to 19 pledges in the 2024 class. Texas wants to fill a few more scholarship spots in the 2024 class before signing day in mid-December.
Here’s a prediction of the Longhorns’ next recruit to commit to the 2024 class after Wingo on Oct. 25.
Alex Foster, DL
Among the recent defensive line offers for DL coach Bo Davis and the Longhorns in the 2024 class this fall is the three-star Greenville (MS) St. Joseph product and Baylor Bears commit Alex Foster. The 6-foot-5 and 250-pound defensive lineman out of Mississippi was an offer that came from senior evaluations for the Longhorns staff this fall. Texas officially offered Foster on Oct. 10.
It didn’t take long for Davis and the Longhorns to get Foster to campus for a visit. Foster posted on Twitter/X on Oct. 24 that he received an invite for the Oct. 28 matchup at DKR against the BYU Cougars. There is also the possibility that Foster visits Texas for the Nov. 4 matchup at DKR against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Texas currently has three defensive linemen committed to the 2024 class, including Orlando (FL) Jones four-star D’antre Robinson, Duncanville four-star Alex January, and Lafayette Christian Academy (LA) three-star Melvin Hills.
Foster told Inside Texas a couple of weeks ago that “Texas does have a chance” and that “I haven’t shut my recruitment down at all”.
If Texas finds traction with Foster during the planned unofficial visit to Austin either for the BYU or Kansas State game in the next two weeks, the possibility of him flipping his commitment from Baylor becomes more real.