Tennessee Football has been involved with five-star wide receiver Ryan Wingo since early in his recruitment. The blue-chip prospect has set a commitment date and released his top schools.
Wingo’s top six includes Miami, the Vols, Texas, Missouri, Georgia and Texas A&M. He will announce his commitment on Oct. 25.
“They have been recruiting me probably for the longest time and knowing what they do with WRs, you can’t not consider them,” Wingo told On3.
Wingo ranks as the No. 22 prospect nationally and the No. 7 wide receiver. He is the No. 2 prospect out of Missouri.
There are four crystal balls for Wingo in the 247Sports database, including one from Steve Wiltfong, that predict he will choose Missouri. He attends St. Louis University High School in Missouri.
Another Missouri prospect, Williams Nwaneri, chose Missouri over Tennessee Football late in his recruitment. Nwaneri was the No. 1 prospect from Missouri in the 2024 class.
The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound receiver last visited Tennessee for an unofficial visit at the end of July. He never took an official visit to Tennessee Football.
Wingo officially visited Missouri, Texas, Michigan and Georgia.
247Sports’ Allen Trieu compares Wingo’s skillset to Deebo Samuel.
“Comes from a running back family but has the speed and pass-catching ability to play receiver or see a hybrid role in college,” Trieu writers. “Has the skill set where he can play receiver but could also still motion into the backfield and be handed the ball some. Has a college ready frame.
“Strong and breaks tackles in the open field, and is also tough to re-route or press at the line because of his build and strength. Track background that includes a 10.55 in the 100-meter dash as a sophomore and a 21.31 200 that shows up when he gets off the line and hits his stride in the open field. Not only has track speed but has some wiggle, although he runs by defenders more than he makes them miss in a phone booth. That twitch can be seen as a route-runner also although he can still add to his craft, technique and route tree.
“Catches the ball well away from his frame and tracks it well over the shoulder. Dangerous return man who can continue being a kick and punt returner in college. Not the kind of player that has to be put in a box — he is an offensive threat and scoreboard changer at the next level no matter how he touches the ball. Likely a future high draft choice with his combination of size, verified speed and versatility that any offense can use.
“The scary thing is that he is far from his ceiling still and will still get technically more adept as well as stronger in college.”