Texas football: 2024 signees who will have the biggest impact as freshmen

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Ryan Wingo, WR

Texas's highest-rated wide receiver signee in the 2024 class was the elite St. Louis University (MO) five-star Ryan Wingo. Sark and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson got a future stud at wideout in Wingo, who liked the idea of getting to play with quarterback Arch Manning for multiple years at Texas.

Wingo is a physically-gifted and strong 6-foot-2 and 210-pound receiver who is extremely difficult to challenge for opposing defensive backs in open-field tackling and one-on-on coverage matchups. He will feast against some of the smaller defensive backs at the collegiate level, given his yards after the catch ability, strong hands, and verticality.

With Texas expected to lose all three starting receivers to the NFL Draft next spring, I'd expect Wingo to immediately compete for early reps in camp. He's versatile enough to play at any wideout spot in Sark's offense.

A potential starting spot Wingo could challenge for in spring ball is on the boundary. Texas likely loses the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year, junior Adonai Mitchell, at the boundary receiver spot. Wingo has the size and ability to high-point the football and bring down those tough contested 50-50 balls on the outside.

Regardless if Wingo wins a starting job in camp next year, he will be a key part of the wide receiver two-deep immediately.