Nebraska Cornhuskers are pulling off some of the best recruiting wins in all of college football at the moment and are looking to add more. Having been on both sides of recruiting flips, as long as a recruit is expressing interest, for now, everything appears to be fair game.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Potential Incoming Wide Receiver
Ryan Wingo currently has a verbal commit to play for the Texas Longhorns. However, as one of the most highly sought after wide receiver high school recruits from the top programs, there appears to be a renewed push by the Missouri Tigers, not willing to give up on the highest ranked offensive talent of the state. Some crystal ball projections have Wingo favored to go to Missouri next fall.
So how does Nebraska suddenly fit into the picture?
Early Wednesday morning, a picture made its’ rounds on social media of Wingo and Dylan Raiola in Nebraska Cornhuskers gear together. This coupled with a Greg Smith report is only adding to the mumblings of Wingo joining Raiola, just like they did on their March 24 visit to Lincoln earlier this year.
The picture itself was from that March visit, but the draw of potentially catching passes from Raiola is as well. The two had even both received crystal balls to go to Georgia Bulldogs at one point. And while we of course know how the Georgia prediction ended, the two appear to have a respectful appreciation of each other’s skillsets, enough to consider the same schools throughout this process.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Likelihood Of Landing Wingo
When Wingo first announced his commitment to Texas he mentioned how special Steve Sarkisian’s offense is and how they get the ball into their playmakers hands. Players know each other, and Wingo sees that Raiola is an elite talent that will be able to get him the football.
According to Hayes Fawcett of On3, Wingo mentioned:
Coach Rhule is building something special, and their fanbase is one of the best in the country.
With his increased media presence, Matt Rhule has helped his image to perspective prospects, building on a well established reputation of being a coach that players gravitate towards.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Recruit Skillset
It’s easy to see why he was given a five star rating. He has good technique when catching the ball. He is good at high pointing the ball, and at 6’2, with his vertical, it’s hard to see him lose many jump balls, or to not be able to draw a pass interference penalty.
What instantly sticks out, watching him play, is his speed. The way he can run by defenders, he could be an instant asset to take advantage of certain looks in coverage from opposing teams. An underrated part of his game is his ability to freeze defenders in the open field with his feints. His big play potential is not only limited for him as a receiver.
Wingo is dangerous with the ball in his hands regardless of how the ball is given to him. A very capable punt returner, he could be used on special teams. Or, just like in high school, he could also run the ball off of some jet sweep plays. Wingo has big play potential on any given down.
As he continues to improve his game, he is a potential future NFL player that will be exciting to continue to watch for.