Wingo considering six schools
St. Louis (Mo.) University High School cornerback Raymond Wingo has narrowed his list of potential schools to six, despite having 14 scholarship offers.
Wingo, 6-foot-1, 174 pounds, is the brother of former Arkansas running back Ronnie Wingo and was offered by the Razorbacks first. He said his brother playing at Arkansas will not impact his recruitment.
"No, it really don't matter to me. That doesn't really have anything to do with where I want to play," Raymond Wingo said.
"He gives me help and gives me tips when I need them, but he tells me he's not going to lead me anyway and wants me to go through the recruiting process myself. He'll just give me those tips when I need them."
Arkansas is on Wingo's list of six along with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska and Tennessee.
"The recruiting process has been pretty hard, honestly," Wingo said. "I've taken a lot of visits and I have to decide who to trust. But those are the just the six I am feeling most comfortable with now."
He said he has built a solid relationship with a pair of assistant coaches for whom he would play if he chose Arkansas, defensive coordinator Chris Ash and assistant coach Taver Johnson.
"I met Taver Johnson on an unofficial visit and Coach Ash came to my school," he said.
"They are always smiling and always happy about what they are doing and have always treated me well when they bring me in or are around me."
As a defensive back, Wingo recorded 23 tackles and five interceptions last season. He is also an offensive weapon for St. Louis University High School, though Arkansas is recruiting him primarily as a defensive back.
He rushed for 1,379 yards last year, averaging 9.7 yards a carry, and also had 11 receptions for 152 yards. Wingo has been timed at 4.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash and, like Ronnie, is a sprinter. He ran the 100-meter dash in 10.49 seconds.
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