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LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. is one of the nation’s best defensive players, but there’s a chance we could see him on the other side of the football in the near future.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron recently said in an exclusive interview on SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic that Stingley will likely get snaps at wide receiver, but that it remains up in the air how much action he will see.
“That’s up to him. We’ve discussed that. He may try a little offense in fall camp, see how it works,” Orgeron said in the interview.
“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.”
Stingley has looked strong as a punt returner in his time at LSU, and it will be interesting to see how he can showcase his athleticism on offense — when we get a chance to see him take the field there.
Over the course of two seasons at LSU purely as a defensive player, Stingley has totaled 65 tackles (50 solo), 20 passes defended, one forced fumble and six interceptions.