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Texas CB target Derek Stingley Jr. sets decision date

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The standout Louisiana product plans on signing in December before enrolling early at the school of his choice.

Derek Stingley Jr.
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Can the Texas Longhorns add another elite out-of-state defensive back to the 2019 recruiting class? In June, head coach Tom Herman and his staff will find out the answer to that question, as Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. announced his commitment date on Monday:

Days after taking an official visit to Austin in early May, the 6’0.5, 193-pounder announced the the Longhorns, Florida Gators, and LSU Tigers are his finalists.

Stingley also took a recent official visit to Florida and could visit hometown LSU again before he makes his decision.

The Longhorns staff deserves credit for securing an official visit from the nation’s No. 1 cornerback and earning a spot among his finalists, but there’s not much belief that Texas can actually secure Stingley’s services. It’s just that hard to pull high-level Louisiana prospects away from LSU, especially recruits from Baton Rouge itself.

So the Tigers are the prohibitive favorite here — no other program has received a single 247Sports Crystal Ball pick at any point in his recruitment.