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Missouri misses on in-state five-star target to Texas

St. Louis University High School senior Ryan Wingo has verbally committed to the University of Texas, spurning the University of Missouri despite numerous reports indicating that the Tigers had closed the gap on the Longhorns in the weeks leading up to the decision.

Wingo, a five-star wide receiver, would have joined Lee’s Summit North defensive end Williams Nwaneri as the only pair of five-stars recruited to Mizzou in the same class.  Nwaneri committed to MU in the summer.  The rankings come from 247 Sports.

Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Miami were also under consideration by Wingo, ranked as the fifth-highest recruit in the country in the Class of 2024.

Wingo’s flirtations with Missouri, where fellow St. Louis product and former five-star product Luther Burden has blossomed into a star this fall, included game-day visits for Tiger games with LSU and South Carolina.

Missouri’s recruiting class is ranked #41 in the country and 15th in the SEC.  In addition to Nwaneri, four-star receiver James Madison II and three-star Jude James (Francis Howell) are standouts in the class.  Wingo is the second five-star recruit in the class for Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian.  Texas, along with Oklahoma, will be joining the SEC in 2024, pushing conference membership to 18 schools.