Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Raymond Wingo a star on both sides of ball
LITTLE ROCK St. Louis University high school coach Gary Kornfeld said in Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that junior athlete Raymond Wingo, who received his first scholarship offer from Arkansas about two months ago, is a special talent on both sides of the ball.
Wingo, 6-1, 164, 4.31 seconds in the 40 yard dash played quarterback, running back, receiver, defensive back and returned kicks for Junior Bills. He rushed 142 times for 1,379 yards while completing 10 of 22 passes for 202 yards and scoring a total of 25 touchdowns in nine games.
Kornfeld believes Wingo's athletic ability along with his height and the chance for growth gives him a chance to go beyond the college level.
"He could be 6-2, 6-3 before it's all over with," Kornfeld said. "Man, if you're 6-2 or 6-3 and playing corner and things go well and get your technique down with the way he runs, he can make money playing that sport."
Wingo, who has attended two Hog games this season, also has an offer from Missouri while drawing interest from numerous others. His attitude on and off the field is superb, said Kornfeld.
"He's a very, very coachable young man," Kornfeld said. "Everybody likes him and with all of the success he had he didn't get carried away with it. He's a team guy and a coachable guy. All in all, heck he's just a lot of fun to be around. I like being around him."
Kornfeld, who also coached Wingo's older brother, Arkansas running back Ronnie Wingo Jr., added the following in Sunday's recruiting column.
"He's just as fast as any young man I've ever had." Kornfeld said.