#LSU true freshman Derek Stingley Jr. makes a huge interception for the #Tigers! #LSUvsUF pic.twitter.com/9SMt3ekb50
– Kate Adams (@up2datewkate)
October 13, 2019
On 3rd and 1 entering the fourth quarter, LSU freshman cornerback Derek Stingley, Jr. intercepted Florida quarterback Kyle Trask in the endzone, ending a Gators drive that had marched 76 yards in 12 plays. LSU’s offense took over with the 35-28 lead after that in the Saturday night matchup.
Stingley was evaluated for a concussion after Florida went up 28-21 on the Tigers, according to the ESPN broadcast, which showed LSU trainers working with the Baton Rouge native in the medical tent with concussion tests during Saturday night’s matchup between the Top 10 teams.When LSU’s defense returned to the field after the Tigers tied the game at 28 on a Clyde Edwards-Helaire touchdown run roughly midway through the third quarter, Stingley was back on the field.
Stingley, a former five-star prospect, has started every game at cornerback for the Tigers this season and has notched 12 tackles, eight pass breakups and two interceptions entering the game against the Gators. LSU is thin at cornerback with Kristian Fulton starting opposite Stingley, but true freshman Jay Ward is playing behind Stingley with Cordale Flott out for the game with an injury.
As a high school recruit out of the Dunham School, the 6-1, 190-pound defensive back is the highest-rated cornerback ever on 247Sports. The industry-generated 247Sports Composite landed Stingley at the No. 3 overall prospect in the nation, No. 1 cornerback nationally and No. 1 prospect in Louisiana. Stingley picked LSU over Alabama, Florida, Texas and plenty of others.
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Source:: Daily times