4-Star LB Prospect Derek Wingo Commits to Florida After Decommitting from PSU

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 23, 2019

Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Derek Wingo, a 4-star outside linebacker out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, decommitted from Penn State and announced his intention to play for the University of Florida on Saturday:

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Wingo, who plays football at St. Thomas Aquinas, is the 165th-ranked prospect in the class of 2020, per 247Sports. He is No. 11 among outside linebackers.

Per 247Sports, the 6'2", 210-pound Wingo ran a 4.76-second 40-yard dash and registered a 31-inch vertical at The Opening in February.

The rich only get richer in Gainesville, as Wingo marks the Gators' eighth 4-star prospect from the 2020 class. Per 247Sports, Florida's class is currently ranked seventh in the nation. Five of those recruits are defensive players.

As for Penn State, this is a tough blow for a Nittany Lions team that had only four 4-star recruits before Wingo decommitted, none of whom are in the top 100. Granted, recruits who aren't highly touted can become superstars, but Wingo was one of the jewels of Penn State's class of 2020.

Still, Penn State has some impressive talent coming in, led by a trio of 4-stars in outside linebacker Curtis Jacobs, defensive tackle Cole Brevard and wideout Jaden Dottin. PSU's class currently ranks 23rd.