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BOOM! Five-Star Cornerback Derek Stingley Commits to LSU

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DBU adds another big-time talent with a local star.

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LSU landed the verbal commitment of the nation’s top cornerback prospect today, as Baton Rouge’s own Derek Stingley Jr. announced his decision to re-commit to #DBU.

Stingley is the No. 1 cornerback in the 247 Sports composite rankings, and the No. 1 overall player in the country on Rivals.com. He made his decision public today, on his 17th birthday.

Dan said it on this — Stingley, from the Dunham School in Baton Rouge, is a 6-foot, 193-pound prospect reportedly laser-timed at 4.3 in the forty yard dash. Many recruiting analysts consider him the best overall player Louisiana has produced since Leonard Fournette.

Stingley was offered by Corey Raymond as a sophomore in high school, and was committed for a time before deciding to take a look at his other options. He eventually chose the Tigers over finalists Florida and Texas.

He marks the second five-star prospect in LSU’s class, and second from Baton Rouge alongside guard Kardell Thomas.