Top local 2012 football recruit Stefon Diggs, a five-star wide receiver from Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), recently cut his list down to eleven schools. Maryland made the cut, but the receiver apparently isn’t as high on the Terps as he used to be.
A top-ten prospect in the country, Diggs is now considering Auburn, California, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, South Carolina, USC, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. That’s quite the list, with Cal, UVA and the Terps sticking out like sore thumbs.
However, as Rivals’ Mike Farrell tweets, Diggs says he was higher on Maryland before they got killed by Temple at home. Honestly, who wasn’t? The main point isn’t that Diggs is lower on Maryland than he used to be – that was to be expected. The most troubling part is that he was willing to admit this to a member of the media, which signifies the Terps may be out of the hunt sooner rather than later.
If Maryland was able to get Diggs (or Eddie Goldman, or Noah Spence), it would be one of their biggest recruiting gets in recent history. Things aren’t looking likely now for Diggs or Goldman, and Spence may be their best chance at a five-star prospect in the 2012 recruiting class. For now, just be thankful the Terps made the receiver’s most recent cut.
As a junior, Diggs had 811 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns. We’ll keep you updated on all things Maryland recruiting.