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Elite prospect planning Arkansas visit
2024 receiver Ryan Wingo (left) and former NFL receiver Chad Johnson (right) hang out at the Junior Olympics track meet.
Receiver Ryan Wingo, one of the top 2024 football prospects in the nation, plans to visit Arkansas on Saturday.
Wingo, 6-2, 198 pounds, of St. Louis University High School, has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State and other programs.
He visited Fayetteville for Arkansas’ 41-20 victory over Texas in September. It was his first trip to Fayetteville since he was five years old in 2011, when his brother, Ronnie, played for the Razorbacks.
Ronnie is expected to visit with his brother.
Wingo is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 2 receiver and No. 6 overall prospect in the nation for his class.
He recorded 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash during a combine last year, and also recorded a 36.5-inch vertical leap and a broad jump of 10 feet, 1 inch.
Wingo won the 100 meters at the Class 5 District 2 meet in the spring as a freshman with a personal best 10.89 seconds. He recorded bests of 21.94 in the 200 on April 24 and 50.81 in the 400 meters.
Sophomore defensive lineman Mike Phillips Jr. of De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis also plans to visit with Wingo.
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