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The nearly month-long NCAA-mandated recruiting "dead period" has finally come to an end.

And the Alabama Crimson Tide are wasting no time making a big splash.

On Tuesday, St. Louis University (Missouri) five-star wide receiver Ryan Wingo tweeted that he will be visiting Tuscaloosa this weekend:

"The biggest thing is that you know it’s a wide receiver school and has a history for developing wide receivers and getting them to the next level," Wingo said. 

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound playmaker is rated a five-star prospect, as well as the nation's No. 23 overall prospect and No. 3 wide receiver.

As a junior, Wingo hauled in 41 receptions for 785 yards and 13 total touchdowns with an additional 44 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks while averaging more than 30 yards per punt return.

Perhaps that's why he holds 40 scholarship offers, making him one of the most heavily-recruited offensive playmakers in the country. 

247Sports projects him as a future NFL first-round draft pick and had this to say about him in a recent scouting report:

"Track background that includes a 10.55 in the 100-meter dash as a sophomore and a 21.31 200. Comes from a running back family but has the speed and pass-catching ability to play receiver or see a hybrid role in college. And has a leaner, high-cut build where he can play receiver but could also still motion into the backfield and be handed the ball some. Not only has track speed but has some wiggle, although he runs by defenders more than he makes them miss in a phone booth. That twitch can be seen as a route-runner also. Catches the ball well away from his frame and tracks it well over the shoulder. Is a good route runner currently but can still continue to add more craft and diversify his route tree as he gets older. Dangerous return man who can continue being a kick returner in college. Not the kind of player that has to be put in a box -- he is an offensive threat and scoreboard changer at the next level no matter how he touches the ball. Likely a future high draft choice with his combination of size, verified speed and versatility." 

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