Texas football holds off Mizzou, signs 5-Star WR Ryan Wingo

Ryan Wingo
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Despite a late run on the recruiting trail on signing day from the Mizzou Tigers and Nebraska Cornhuskers, Texas football has signed its top-rated wide receiver commit in the 2024 class. The elite five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo was reportedly (per a tweet from Steve Wiltfong) signing his letter of intent for Texas late in the morning of Dec. 20.

The post from 247Sports director of recruiting Wiltfong on his Twitter/X account was followed up by a post from Ryan's father, Ronnie Wingo, saying that it was a "done deal" for him going to Texas. Ronnie posted the picture of Wingo in Texas gear, which Ryan had posted on his Instagram a few minutes before.

Texas football has reportedly signed 5-Star WR commit Ryan Wingo

Texas was able to hold off late runs from Mizzou and Nebraska to sign Wingo on the first day of the Early Signing Period on Dec. 20. Mizzou was making the biggest late push to try and flip Wingo's commitment from Texas on signing day.

Mizzou and head coach Eli Drinkwitz have remained in communication with Wingo since he committed to Texas over the Tigers in late October.

With Wingo now signed, the Longhorns have locked in all but one of their commitments in the 2024 class on the first day of the Early Signing Period on Dec. 20. The only commitment who hasn't signed on the dotted line for Texas on Dec. 20 is four-star Daingerfield (TX) athlete Aeryn Hampton.

Hampton is expected to flip his commitment from Texas and sign with the Alabama Crimson Tide during his signing day ceremony at Daingerfield High School early in the afternoon of Dec. 20.

Texas is up to 21 signees in the 2024 class on the first signing day after Wingo reportedly signed on the dotted line. He is one of three wide receivers from the high school ranks who signed with the Longhorns in the 2024 class. The other two are Spring Branch (TX) Smithson Valley four-star Freddie Dubose and Lucas (TX) Lovejoy four-star Parker Livingstone.

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