Texas Football: Position-by-position grades for UT's 2024 signing class

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Wide receiver/tight end

Ryan Wingo, WR (5-Star, St. Louis University (MO)

The crown jewel of this wide receiver class for the Longhorns is the elite five-star St. Louis University (MO) product Ryan Wingo. He is an immediate impact talent at receiver with elite physical tools, good route running ability, and dangerous yards after the catch ability.

Wingo will be competing for a starting spot at boundary receiver from the day he arrives on campus next offseason.

Freddie Dubose, WR (4-Star, Spring Branch (TX) Smithson Valley)

Texas got an underrated commitment in the 2024 class in four-star Spring Branch (TX) Smithson Valley wide receiver Freddie Dubose. Regarding positional fit and route-running ability, Dubose is similar to Wingo. He could play on the boundary or move around to different wideout spots in this offense. Dubose has the size, speed, and route-running ability to line up at multiple wide receiver spots in Sark's offense.

But that's pretty much where the similarities end. Dubose was a high-four-star caliber wide receiver recruit in the 2024 class before he suffered an ACL tear last year. Dubose's recruiting ranking took a hit after the knee injury, but he's recovered tremendously-well in the last 12 months.

Parker Livingstone, WR (4-Star, Lucas (TX) Lovejoy)

Texas has true depth among the blue-chip wideouts in the 2024 class who could play on the boundary. Lucas (TX) Lovejoy four-star Parker Livingstone is a true boundary receiver in this class. He showed early in his senior season the type of potential he has on the boundary as a receiver who is excellent at high-pointing the football and bringing down those tough contested 50-50 balls.

Body control and straight-line speed are underrated parts of Livingstone's skill set. This was a good find for the Longhorns in the 2024 class.

Grade: B+

Jordan Washington, TE (4-Star, Houston (TX) Langham Creek)

The only tight end signee for special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks and the Longhorns was Houston (TX) Langham Creek four-star Jordan Washington. After a couple of years of development in the weight room and regarding his technique as a blocker at tight end, Washington could be a versatile and impactful TE for the Longhorns.

Washington is a big-time receiving threat at tight end at 6-foot-4 and 225-pounds. But he needs to add weight to his frame before he's ready to take on Power Five blocking assignments consistently in college.

Texas still needs to add an immediate impact tight end to replace what Banks' room is losing in All-Big 12 junior Ja'Tavion Sanders, who is expected to enter the NFL Draft next spring.

Grade: B