The Texas Longhorns added their third 5-star prospect in the 2024 recruiting class on Wednesday with the addition of out-of-state wide receiver Ryan Wingo (St. Louis University – St. Louis, MO). Wingo chose Texas over his home state’s flagship school, the Missouri Tigers, Texas A&M, Georgia, Miami and Tennessee. Missouri was thought to be the clear leader for his services, but Texas wide receivers coach Chris Jackson and head coach Steve Sarkisian pushed late and sealed his commitment to the Longhorns. Wingo’s comments regarding his decision to commit to Texas over Missouri involved his faith in Steve Sarkisian’s abilities to run an offense.
“I think just that Sarkisian offense and how he utilizes his receivers… it’s just different. You know they get the ball to their receivers and you want to go play somewhere where they get their receivers the ball, and they got the quarterback, so let’s do it.”
When asked what the Longhorns are getting with him, Wingo said “they are getting a hard worker from St. Louis.”
Wingo is 6-2, 205 lbs. and is ranked the second best player in the state of Missouri, the seventh best wide receiver in the country and the 24th best overall player in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He unoficially visited Austin on September 16th and took visits to Texas A&M, Tennessee and Missouri in the month of July.
Wingo’s commitment makes the 19th for the Longhorns and moves them to #13 in the team recruiting rankings. He joins EDGE Colin Simmons (Duncanville, TX) and OT Brandon Baker (Santa Ana, CA) as five-star recruits in Steve Sarkisian’s 2024 recruiting cycle.
Four star prospects Parker Livingstone (Lucas, TX) and Freddy Dubose (Spring Branch, TX) are the other wide receivers committed to the Longhorns.