Oklahoma star WR CeeDee Lamb has high praise for LSU DB Derek Stingley Jr.
Many freshman college football players don’t make an impact like LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. has this season.
The Tigers have relied on Stingley to play a large role on their defense, and he’s made an impression on not only his own teammates but also opposing players. That includes Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, one of the most talented wide receivers in the country who will likely be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
While speaking with the media ahead of the Peach Bowl this week, Lamb had high praise for Stingley.
“He’s a freshman with a senior mindset,” Lamb told the media. “He knows the game well. He plays his technique very well. I’ve seen him on the field and I’m just like, ‘Wow, there’s no way he’s a freshman.’ But honestly, he’s definitely going to be by far the best DB I go against.”
Stingley has 34 tackles, six interceptions and 15 pass deflections in 11 games this season.
If LSU is going to win the Peach Bowl and advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship, it may need to limit Lamb’s production. And Stingley will likely play a big part in that effort.
The Tigers and Sooners are set to kick off on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Oklahoma star WR CeeDee Lamb asked if Derek Stingley looks like a freshman…
— Brian Holland (@BHollandSports) December 26, 2019