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5-star CB Derek Stingley Jr. names Texas in final 3 following OV

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After visiting the Forty Acres over the weekend, the Longhorns are a finalist for elite cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.


Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School product Derek Stingley is arguably the nation’s top cornerback prospect, and now only three schools have hopes of adding him to their roster.

On Monday, the five-star defensive back announced his final three and following his weekend official visit to the Forty Acres, the Texas Longhorns survived the cut, along with the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators.

Stanford, Georgia and Michigan were previously named in Stingley’s mid-March top six, but neither of the three appeared to be a realistic landing spot in recent weeks.

Prior to this past weekend, there was a similar case to be made for the Longhorns.

LSU has long been considered the overwhelming favorite in his recruitment, with Florida running second and Texas as a distant third. That may have changed this weekend. While the Tigers are still the team to beat, various reports have praised the progress the Longhorns made over the weekend and given Stingley’s value on academics, Texas certainly has to feel optimistic in that regard.

Stingley has already visited Texas on numerous occasions and the Longhorns will likely need to get him back on campus before too long in hopes of ultimately upsetting LSU, but at the very least, Texas solidified itself as a major player over the weekend.

Stingley is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 25 player, the No. 2 cornerback and the No. 3 player in Louisiana, per the 247Sports Composite.