Five-Star Prospect Has Five-Star Visit To AU

Five-star football prospect Stefon Diggs discusses his trip to Auburn on Tuesday and why the Tigers are high on his list.

Olney, Md.—Rated a five-star prospect and the number two safety in the nation by, speedy Stefon Diggs was in Auburn on Tuesday to visit Coach Gene Chizik's program and get a look at the Auburn campus. Being recruited by the Tigers as an athlete who could play wide receiver, Diggs said he enjoyed his first trip to the Plains.

"It's probably my best visit yet," he said. "I had a great time. I met a lot of people. They welcomed me as a family there. The people. It's a family. War Eagle. They showed me a lot. The main thing is I fell in love with the wide receiver coach, the tradition and the family."

Being recruited as a wide receiver first by the Tigers, Diggs had the opportunity to spend the day with Coach Trooper Taylor as well as see the campus, facilities and get a feel for what Auburn does on offense. He said everything was great, but Taylor was his favorite part of the visit.

"He's a good guy," Diggs said. "He's got some charm to him that I like. I see a lot of my dad in him."

With more than 40 scholarship offers at the moment and having already taken trips to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami among others, Diggs said Auburn was a college he had been wanting to visit for some time. Making the trip with his mother, he said the wait was worth it.

"As of right now, I've taken a lot of visits and it's nice to take some time out," Diggs said. "I've really wanted to see Auburn for some time now and I kind of took some time out. I told my mom whatever it takes to get here, I'll make the trip. We finally got there and it's my best visit yet."

As a junior Diggs did everything for Our Lady of Good Counsel High as he played running back, wide receiver and defensive back as a junior. He led the team with 43 receptions for over 800 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Those numbers and versatility have teams looking at him on both sides of the football, as both a wide receiver and safety. At 6-0, 184 and 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Diggs has the frame to get bigger and still keep his speed to play offense and that's what he favors.

"I would like to be offense but if my impact would be better on defense, I'll play defense," Diggs said. "Some schools are recruiting me as a DB. Some schools thought I played DB but I actually didn't play it. My specialty is wide receiver."

Now with a good feel for Auburn following his visit, Diggs said there are a lot of things to like about the Tigers as he begins preparations for his senior year. Looking for a school where he feels like a part of a family, he noted he got just that on his Tuesday visit.

I didn't know much before I went," he said. "I knew they won the National Championship and I knew they were a good school. I heard they were big on family. I had to see for myself. This has been my best visit yet."

Hoping to narrow his list down to a workable number near the end of the summer, Diggs said that right now the only thing he's certain of is that Auburn will be on the list.

"Right now I will probably drop my list as soon as I'm done visiting three or four more schools," Diggs said. "Then I'll come out with a Top 15 or Top 12. I'm going to try to narrow it down before the season because my main focus is on my season. As soon as I get my season over with then it's on to next step. I'm taking things day by day.

"I have a feeling Auburn is going to be somewhat at the top of the list," he added. "They are going to be up there. They are pretty high right now in my mind. I can't let everybody in, but they are up there."

With possible visits to South Carolina, North Carolina State, California and Miami still on tap he said he's in no rush to make a decision and will just take his time with things this fall before announcing his choice.

"I'm going to try to make my decision at the U.S. Army Game," Diggs said. "If not then I'll wait until signing day."

With a high school coach who doesn't like his players to take official visits during the football season, Diggs said it will make it tougher for him to get his visits in before the all-star game, but he's going to work them in as efficiently as possible. He did say that Auburn is one of the places he plans to make an official visit too however.

"They'll be after the season," Diggs said. "My coach is strict about that during the season. I'm going to try to get some leeway with my coach to get a couple of visits before the season ends because of time management.

(Auburn), they are going to be one of my officials," he added."

With so many teams still on his list and offers coming in every day, Diggs has his choice of many very good programs. Because of that he said he's hoping to visit as many as possible to make an informed decision when the time comes.

It is hard to narrow it down because you get the same thing everywhere," Diggs said. "At Auburn I got a different feel. It's hard to narrow it down because I haven't seen all the places yet. I can't speak for them because you don't know that they bring to the table."

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