5-star CB Derek Stingley details Texas interest, per Rivals

Derek Stingley is among the most coveted cornerback prospects in the entire nation.

Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas A&M were among the 31 programs that sought the Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School products services, but on March 11, Stingley’s top six consisted of just LSU, Stanford, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Michigan.

A 5-star prospect and one of the Longhorns top defensive back targets this cycle, Stingley spoke in-depth on his six finalists with Rivals’ Chad Simmons while at the Rivals Camp in Houston.

Texas can credit its coaches and players for remaining a factor at this point in the recruiting process.

“I just like all the coaches. All the coaches, they make everything a fun time, so just being with them and just chillaxing it with the players,” Stingley told Simmons. “Oh, and I got to see the new facilities that they made.”

The home-town LSU Tigers are currently considered the heavy favorite for the elite Baton Rouge native, but Texas is putting forth the effort this make things interesting.

Stingley has visited the Forty Acres before and is currently in the process of setting up an official visit to Texas, and bearing in mind his emphasis on education, Tom Herman and his staff must sell the academic aspect of becoming a Longhorn in hopes of potentially outlasting LSU.

For now, though, the Tigers own all 12 of Stingley’s Crystal Ball projections, and as Simmons said during his interview with Stingley, the other prospects at the camp expect him to stay home and side with LSU when its all said and done.

A 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect who totaled 65 tackles, 11 interceptions and 6 pass breakups in 2017, Stingley is ranked as the nation’s No. 7 player, No. 1 cornerback and the No. 1 player in Louisiana, per Rivals.

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