The nation’s No. 1-ranked cornerback has a commitment date in place.
Derek Stingley Jr., a 5-star defensive back from The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, La., will make a final decision on Wednesday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. CT. The elite prospect is down to LSU, Texas and Florida, and has made official visits to both Austin and Gainesville in the past two months.
The 6-foot-1, 193-pound prospect announced LSU as his leading school earlier this spring.
Stingley will post his decision on Twitter and indicated that his recruitment will be shut down afterward. Additionally, Stingley will sign his national letter of intent in December and enroll at the university of his choosing early.
Stingley committed to the Tigers prior to his sophomore season, but reopened his recruitment last spring. During that time, defensive backs coach Corey Raymond has worked feverishly to bring Stingley back on campus on multiple occasions. LSU remains the favorite here largely because of the relationships with the staff and how they have prioritized Stingley the past three years.
“They don’t need to do anything different because we’ve been building a relationship for three years,” Stingley told SEC Country in May. “We don’t need to talk every day and that’s fine because of how long we’ve been talking. I like how he [Raymond] goes about things. He’s calm and collected. He’s taught me a lot about life off the field and those lessons go a long way.”
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