Derek Stingley Jr. on offense? His father speaks to the possibility
One of the most dynamic defensive players in college football this season is Derek Stingley Jr., the elite cornerback for LSU.
But would LSU consider moving him to the other side of the ball, at least briefly? His father, Derek Stingley Sr. weighed in on the possibility with WAFB.
“That — I think we have enough wide receivers to handle that job, and I think we have some real good wide receivers,” his father said. “But if that’s what Coach O wants, and that’s his team, he can do as he pleases. I think we have enough real good wide receivers. Derek ain’t going to back down from it if Coach O asks him to do it because he’s just going to be a team player, regardless. But we just have to wait and see.”
On the surface, the move may be a way to add a wrinkle to preparation for opposing defenses. Or it could bolster Stingley’s potential Heisman campaign. He will certainly receive Heisman Trophy consideration despite playing on defense.
Stingley was the most decorated freshmen in LSU football history two years ago, as he earned consensus All-America honors.
Derek Stingley Jr. getting some offensive touches for #LSU this year?
His father Derek Stingley Sr. initially laughs at the question, but then provides a serious answer.
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