Wingo rescheduling Arkansas visit

St. Louis University HS cornerback Raymond Wingo canceled his Arkansas visit, but plans to reschedule.

Even though Raymond Wingo will be visiting Missouri Dec. 13-15 and not Arkansas, he said his interest for the Razorbacks is still high.

Wingo (6-foot, 174 pounds) also said he is in the process of figuring out another time he can take an official visit to Arkansas, but the dead period has proven to be an obstacle. The dead period lasts from Dec. 16 to Jan. 15.

Wingo will visit Missouri the weekend before the period and Auburn the weekend after it ends. The St. Louis University High School cornerback could still visit Arkansas the weekends of Jan. 24 or Jan. 31.

"I'm planning on rescheduling, I just don't know when yet," Wingo said. "I definitely consider (Arkansas) one of my top schools. I just happened to change the visit date. It wasn't like I'm not interested or anything like that."

As Wingo has official visit dates set with Auburn and Missouri and continues to profess a high level of interest in Arkansas, the odds are ever in his favor to play in the Southeastern Conference.

"I think they prepare football players the best for the next level, the NFL," Wingo said. "It's my dream to get there, so I think that's best conference to play in if I'm serious about playing in the NFL."

One thing that may give Arkansas an edge as signing day nears is Wingo's familiarity with the university. His brother, Ronnie Wingo, played running back for the Razorbacks from 2009-2012.

"My knowledge of the campus is definitely a huge plus," Raymond Wingo said. "I already know parts of the campus and I kind of know the lifestyle, already. So that's a big positive."

Wingo has been recruited primarily by Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash. In Ash's last two seasons at Wisconsin, the Badgers were the nation's 13th-ranked scoring defense in 2011 and ranked 13th in total defense in 2012.

"He's a great man," Wingo said of Ash. "I respect him a lot. He's a family guy and just a really nice guy. I can talk about anything with him and I like how open he is to do that.

"His defense will be a lot better next year. That will be his first recruiting class with guys this coaching staff chose on their own. And then with the addition to the guys he has already been working with and coaching, I think the defense will be a lot better than it has been this year."

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