After a week filled with speculation that Stefon Diggs would end up at one of the top football programs in the country, the highly-touted wideout committed to the University of Maryland Friday night.
Diggs, who passed on national signing day last week, chose the Terps at a signing celebration in College Park. Surrounded by his family, teammates and hundreds of onlookers, the speedy receiver chose Maryland from a list over thirty Division I scholarship offers. His final four consisted of Auburn, Florida, Ohio State and the Terps.
"I want to win championships," Diggs said at his announcement. "I want to win bowl games, and where else to do it but in your city."
Were very pleased to receive the commitment of Stefon, Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. He is an impact player who brings a playmaking ability that will enhance our team and certainly help us offensively. Hes a great competitor and team player who loves to work every day and win. Were honored and happy to have him.
Diggs decision seemed to be up in the air all week. In fact, his tweet around noon on Friday gave Maryland fans - who were elated at reports that he'd already settled on the Terps - reason to panic.
Diggs becomes the lone five-star recruit in Edsall's 2012 recruiting class. He joins Good Counsel (Olney, MD) teammates Wes Brown and Mike Madaras in Maryland's incoming class.
This shows our commitment and effort to keep the best local players at home, Edsall added in the release. We got the No. 1 player in the state of Maryland (Diggs) and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington, D.C. (Albert Reid of Friendship Collegiate Academy). Hopefully the top players in the area will follow their lead in the future.