East No. 1 ATH Trevon Diggs takes Tuscaloosa unofficial visit, recruits many along the way

Trevon Diggs had a very specific plan for his first trip to Tuscaloosa as an Alabama commitment, but he also got in some recruiting while Nick Saban and company hosted more than a dozen elites on official visits.

The top athlete prospect in the East, Trevon Diggs had a specific plan as to why he was taking an unofficial visit to Alabama while it hosted a slew of fellow commitments as well as many targets.

It involved spending considerable time with UA offensive coordintator Lane Kiffin and wide receiver coach Billy Napier. His projection is on that side of the ball at this time.

"Mainly, I was just talking to the coaches and getting a plan together," he said. "Seeing the coaches made my trip, that's what I wanted to see. Basically, they're looking at me as another wide receiver on the other side of Calvin (Ridley). They're trying to put me in to play a role and contribute to the team. I wasn't too fond on the jerseys and the field, I've seen that many times, I was more fond off the field. 

"It was fun, it was a great atmosphere, it was great talking to all of the coaches. It felt cool, it felt good to be back."

It was Diggs' first time in Tuscaloosa since he announced a verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide on November 7.

"It felt different, like I'm apart of it now, instead of wanting to join in," he said.

Diggs was in town along with several 'Bama targets at the same position, something he more-than embraced while among them.

"I think we're still trying to get some more receivers," he said. "A couple elite receivers were down there and I was trying to recruit them to come to join, as well. I had great conversations with them, just basically trying to get them to join. If we have a lot of receivers we can make a lot of plays and be good. 

"Mykel (Jones), I was with him and he sounded pretty okay with the plan."

Admitting he was also in touch with defensive back targets like Jared Mayden and Jack Jones while in town, there was a clear recruiting pitch.

"I be like, this place is really live!" Diggs said. "You can make plays, we've got great fans...I tell them they've got to come to a game to see how it is. Everything is perfect. You'll be a winner, you'll have great competition every day of practice, they'll put you in a position to be great and you can become a better person, become a better player and student as well.

"The academics are good, they've got a lot of support, so I feel like it's the best place anybody can go to." 

The four-star's own recruitment has been often-talked about on the east coast, particularly by a crowd assuming he'd follow brother Stefon Diggs to semi-local Maryland. It continues despite Diggs remaining on UA's commitment list.

"I committed for a reason, it's where I want to be," he said.  

Maryland and others could host Diggs at some point over the next several weeks, as he continues to listen to late pitches, but the only trip he has penciled in is an official visit back to Alabama next weekend (January 22).


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