Ed Orgeron says he would like to use Derek Stingley Jr. on offense
Star LSU defensive back Derek Stingley Jr. could be playing two ways this fall.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron recently told Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic of SportsTalk that he would like to see Stingley play wide receiver, too.
“That’s up to him. We’ve discussed that. He may try a little offense in fall camp, see how it works,” Orgeron said.
“Obviously we’d like to use him but that’s totally up to him. I gave him that opportunity and him and his daddy agreed. He’s spent two years playing corner. He’s ready.”
While there is no doubting Stingley’s talent as an athlete, many LSU fans will likely be concerned at the prospect of losing one of college football’s top defensive backs to a potential injury playing wide receiver. It will be fun to see how this plays out between now and the kickoff of the 2021 season.
Orgeron’s interview can be heard at the link below:
Derek Stingley Jr. … the wide receiver?#LSU‘s star cornerback is likely to get snaps at WR this fall, but in the end “it’s up to him,” Ed Orgeron told @KristianGaric and @BobbyHebert3 today on SportsTalk.
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) June 9, 2021