Five-star cornerback and major LSU target Derek Stingley Jr. was named the top player in the country this week by Rivals for the class of 2019. Per

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Stingley made the leap to No. 1 and drew comparisons to former LSU standout Patrick Peterson as well as Jalen Ramsey according to Rivals analyst Mike Farrell.

The highest previous ranking for a cornerback in Rivals overall rankings was No. 2 overall - achieved by Vernon Hargraves in 2013 and Ted Ginn Jr. in 2004. Yes, the same Ted Ginn Jr. who now plays wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.

Peterson was the top rated cornerback in his class in 2008 but came in at No. 5 overall.
Stingley Jr, a 6-1, 195-pound prospect from The Dunham School in Baton Rouge was a one time LSU commit but reopened his recruitment back in April of 2017.

He will be announcing his commitment to either LSU, Florida, or Texas on Wednesday, June 20th.

For more info on Stingley Jr., visit his profile page on our 2019 Recruiting Tracker.


LSU has shown major interest in him long before he became the #1 player in the country and way longer than Florida and Texas has. I hope that factors into his decision.
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It's like Patrick Peterson and TM7 had a baby.
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Socialism aside Austin is awesome. NOT. RedneckVille Fla is the arm pit of the state. Only 1 logical choice.
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Nothing like being a HOMETOWN HERO for business after the football is gone.
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Stingley, come to LSU and join your brother from another mother. Greedy and Stingy! Sounds like music to me! GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Reply3 months
Yeah dont think they will play together seeing as greedy will be a high draft pick
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Some of you posters are pathetic. "Bama lock". How stupid can yall be? Haha
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Money, whores, hummers and grades without class talk. Depends on his values.
3 months
He just looks better in purple and gold.
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Excellent...glad to see that his hard work is being recognized! I would sure love to see him run out of that tunnel in Tiger Stadium on some cool, crisp fall nights in a year or so!
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Cool Crisp day in La. My high school coach used to say that.
3 months
No way he plays anywhere but Deaf Valley.
Reply3 months
does this have the feeling of Pat Surtain all over again?
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NO!!!!!! First of all Patrick Surtain wasn't from Louisiana his dad was and Surtain in his mind made a business decision. But with Derek Stingley Jr. he's homegrown born and bread he grew up in the shadows of Death Valley and was once committed to the Tigers, Stingley's decision will be emotional and personal, Surtain never was committed. Both Stingley and Surtain had a real strong relationship with DBC Corey Raymond but I think Stingley will feel like he would portray Raymond if he commit somewhere else beside LSU. CB Derek Stingley can come to LSU and immediately become a superstar in his hometown and be a hero, so Stingley will commit to his hometown team The LSU Tigers! GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN?????????
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Surtain sr. was still butthurt he had to go to Southern. His kid was never coming to LSU, just like the Mannings. That's why they screw up our qbs at their passing academy every year. When will LSU ever learn? Some people just hate LSU. Geaux Tigers.
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Its between Texas, LSU and Florida. FYI
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Bama sending fresh girls.
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Bama lock
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The “Bama lock” response is so played out.
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Doesn't look like the gumps are even in the picture. Which is a good thing. But ya never know until the ink is on the paper.
3 months
What’s played out is bama taking all of Louisiana’s best players. Also really early, Saban can still make an appearance.
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