Derek Stingley Jr., rated by some as the top cornerback for 2019 out of Baton Rouge, was once verbally committed to LSU for an entire year. Now, the Tigers have competition from four other SEC schools.
On Friday night, Stingley revealed that five of his top 10 college choices are from the conference.
Stingley is rated as the No. 2 CB and No. 18 overall prospect in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite ranking. However, Rivals has the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Dunham star as the top player at his position.
In a social media post, Stingley showed LSU, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M among his group of finalists.
— Derek Stingley Jr. (@JrStingley) February 10, 2018
Stingley gave his pledge to LSU in June of 2016 but de-committed in April of 2017. However, there’s no doubt LSU still has a special place among his top choices as he’s visited the school several times in the last two years.
He was recently on campus on Jan. 27 for elite junior day, where he got to put on a college uniform for the first time, and wearing purple and gold clearly had an impact.
“LSU was pretty fun,” Stingley told SEC Country. “It was the first time I put a whole college uniform on before. I’ve never done the whole uniform and I liked it. I couldn’t choose between No. 24 and No. 2, but I put on No. 24 and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll keep No. 24.’
Stingley was among many of the top prospects from The Boot at the event, a group that coach Ed Orgeron has dubbed “The Elite.” During that trip, Stingley had 1-on-1 meetings with Orgeron and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.