Four-star defensive back Derek Stingley Jr. had been one of the biggest commitments for in the 2019 class for the LSU Tigers, which boasted the No. 1 recruiting class for 2019 until Stingley Jr. announced that he has decommited from the Tigers.
The decommitment drops the Tigers from No. 1 to No. 3 for 2019, but even though Stingley Jr. decommited from the university, LSU is still very much in play to get his commitment back in the future.
Below is what Stingley Jr. had to say about his major decision on his Twitter account:
Part of the reason for Stingley Jr.’s decommitment seems to be from the kind of interest he’s now drawing from other major universities.
Via SEC Country:
“The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback from Dunham (La.) High School in Baton Rouge has seen his recruitment spike this spring. LSU was the first to offer him during the team’s elite prospect camp last June when he committed. Stingley has since landed several marquee offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi State and Florida State, among others.”
With his recruitment back open, it should be interesting to see which schools target the defensive back, and if any of the schools who have offered him a scholarship in the past go harder after him now.