Ryan Wingo has drawn a lot of attention even though he’s only halfway through his high school football career. Notre Dame, Penn State, Texas and Florida have reportedly already offered scholarships.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore receiver from St. Louis (MO) University High caught 32 passes for 636 yards and nine scores this fall in one of the Midwest’s top prep leagues. He rushed 18 times for 214 yards and four scores.
Rivals and 247 view Wingo as a four-star prospect. The latter pegs him as the No. 6 player overall nationally in the 2024 Class, the No. 2 wide receiver and the top player in Missouri.
Iowa Football joined the competition for Wingo’s services by extending to him a scholarship offer on Friday. The opportunity inspired him to get a closer look at the Hawkeyes.
“I will most definitely visit,” he told HF. “I want to learn more about the student life and the life the university can provide after college if I attended it.”
Location is a factor for Wingo, although far from the only one. Proximity is on Iowa’s side.
“What I like about Iowa is that it’s close to home so my family can come to games,” he said.
Assistant LeVar Woods is leading the Hawkeyes’ pursuit of Wingo.
“He says I can score, and he thinks Iowa needs that spark,” Wingo said.
Information about academics will be an important part of Wingo’s Iowa visit. They will play a major role in his final decision.
“I think I’m going for a Business degree, but I won’t know for sure until I finish high school,” he said.
Scholarship offers are coming in for him pretty regularly. In addition to aforementioned programs, Boston College, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota, Missouri and Ole Miss are among his 13 opportunities to date.
Here’s a look at Wingo’s sophomore highlights: