2014 three-star St. Louis cornerback Raymond Wingo is a highly recruited prospect in Big Ten and SEC circles as a star player on both offense and defense The Michigan State Spartans sent an offer to Wingo today, and Terry Samuel is certainly doing an active job of recruiting Wingo to Michigan State. At this point in time, it seems like the Arkansas Razorbacks are in the best position to land Wingo in the early going, as Jim Chaney has been recruiting him for quite some time. Wingo visited Arkansas back in September, and he seems to be one of Bret Bielema’s biggest targets out of the state.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers, Missouri Tigers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, and Illinois Fighting Illini are other major programs to have offered Wingo. His older brother is a running back for Arkansas, so it does seem like the Razorbacks do have the early edge to landing Wingo.
Programs like Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Auburn, Alabama, Louisville, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Ole Miss have also showed interest in the three-star CB. Wingo has received plenty of major interest, and he is ranked by the 247Composite as the 58th-best cornerback recruit in the class of 2014. The St. Louis University High standout stars at both running back and corner, but the top 700 recruit is best off as a cornerback. Mizzou is no doubt looking to land one of the top ten prospects in the state, but this SEC school has plenty of competition from another SEC school, as well as a host of Big Ten squads and two Big 12 schools in the state of Kansas.
Wingo runs a 4.55 forty per 247Sports, but Rivals has him at a blazing 4.31 forty and lists him as an ATH. He is so good at running back and so fast and electrifying that he could definitely play there, but his strength and 34-inch vertical make him an appealing candidate at CB. That’s the call of the program recruiting him.
The three-star CB/RB reportedly likes Nebraska, but he is definitely wide open and is going to take his time. He definitely should, because the 5’11″, 185 pound recruit is going to continue to receive more offers pour in- like the one he just got from Michigan State.