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Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:34 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 7:36 pm
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Posted by Bryan Fischer

High profile recruits have increasingly waited until after Signing Day to commit to a school in recent years and with the class of 2012 it was Olney (Md.) athlete Stefon Diggs who kept coaches, fans and recruits wondering which program he would wind up at.

The answer finally came Friday night as the five-star athlete put on a Maryland cap at a local restaurant and committed to the hometown Terps.

Diggs took official visits to California, Florida, Auburn and Ohio State but saved his final trip to Maryland for after Signing Day. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is the nation's No. 14 overall recruit according to MaxPreps and ranked as the third-best athlete in the class.

One of the fastest players in the country, Diggs runs in the 4.4 range in the 40-yard dash and can play on either side of the ball as a wide receiver or defensive back. The five-star will likely end up on offense in college after accounting for 1,443 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, leading Our Lady of Good Counsel to a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title last season.

Much of the credit in Maryland landing Diggs goes to new offensive coordinator Mike Locksley. The former head coach at New Mexico and offensive coordinator at Illinois is well-known for his connections in the Washington, D.C. area as a recruiter. In addition to Diggs, teammate and the country's 10th-ranked running back Wes Brown signed with the program. Though the commitment is not enough to put Maryland in the top 25 class rankings, it does give head coach Randy Edsall and the program a marquee recruit in 2012.

"On the field he's one of the nation's most exciting ball players, an elite prospect and a difference maker," analyst Tom Lemming said of Diggs. "Exceptional with the ball in his hands, he's a high school superstar be it running with the ball, catching the ball, or picking off a pass. He seems to do everything with ease and is a natural, all around athlete."

The Maxpreps All-American gives Maryland 23 commitments in the class of 2012.
Photo by Jim Stout



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Comments

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2012 9:55 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

Please pat yourself on the back for dumbass award.........you know nothing about the Terps and the state of Maryland! Go pack some corn.



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:29 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

Wrong link - my apologies - it's a special story worth repeating - people "Zaching" all over the world!

 



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

Urban had to admit defeat and start "Zaching" too.  Do not doubt the power of Zach Lederer, one of Terps Bball Team Managers who is fighting cancer a second time.  



 



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2012 6:23 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

He will be a starter at Maryland. If he went to USC, he would sit on the bench for 2 years. Well, at least he went to a school that won't hurt us.



Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:14 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

Maybe free cars and tats didnt appeal to him. Best of luck.



Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:10 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

One last chance at stardom



Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:08 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

A beast at 7??? Who knows



Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

A five star who waits 7 days to commit to a basketball school.





What a chicken shit, Maryland, really 2-10 and he's gonna win championships, has he graduated? This guy is a monumental dumb ass who at least wo
n't get hurt playing William and Mary, Wake Forest (In front of a sellout crowd of 18000) and Duke. At least he won't have to play Bama because he wasn't recruited by Saban(wonder why) what a waste of supposed talent.    &nbs
p;   



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2012 2:45 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

May not hear from this kid again, but he definitely got his money's worth out of the hype machine.  If only Jim Gray had interviewed him in front of some Boy's Club kids, he could've called it the decision.  Best of luck to him. 



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2012 12:11 pm
 

Diggs stays home and commits to Maryland

Not a Terps fan, but they got a good one! The kid has been a beast since he was 7 playing in the Capital Beltway league for MV. Hopefully they can get it turned around, and Stefon can be a part of that. There is too much talent in the state of Maryland. Edsall needs to capitalize on that, and build a solid progam. I wish Stefon, and the team great success over the next 4 years.


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