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Derek Stingley Jr.
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Derek
Stingley Jr.
Pos.:CB
Ht./Wt.:6-1/195
Year:Fr.
Exp.:HS
Hometown:Baton Rouge, LA
High School:Dunham School

Summary

A consensus five-star prospect that is thought to be the nation’s top overall player in the 2019 class … Rated as the No. 1 player in the nation by Rivals … Enrolled at LSU in January and participated in spring practice where he turned heads on a daily basis … Emerged from spring as in position to start at cornerback for the Tigers in 2019 and is in line to handle punt return duties for LSU … Lockdown cornerback that intercepted a pass on the first play in his first collegiate scrimmage in Tiger Stadium … Possesses tremendous ball skills and hand-eye coordination … A finalist for the 2018-19 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year … Named Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year for 2018 … Led Dunham to the Louisiana Division-III quarterfinals during his senior campaign, making plays all over the field in all three phases of the game … As a senior, had four interceptions – returning one for a touchdown – to go along with 24 receptions for 678 yards and eight TDs … Rushed for 192 yards and 4 TDs … Helped Dunham High School to back-to-back district titles for the first time in school history as a junior and senior … Intercepted 14 passes over the final 20 games of his high school career … Saw action at safety, cornerback, wide receiver and return specialist … Standout in the classroom as well, earning Academic All-State honors … Earned MVP honors on both offense and district for his district as well as being first team all-district on both sides of the ball … Played in the 2019 Army All-America Bowl … His dad, Derek, played college baseball at Triton College and was picked in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the Phillies … His grandfather, the late Darryl Stingley, was a first round draft pick of the New England Patriots out of Purdue in 1973 … He spent five years with the Patriots before having his career cut short due to a tragic injury.