Diggs intended to make his decision public while at an Independence Day barbecue with his family. He still needs more time though, and that could be good news for LSU.
at this time. I will no longer be announcing my commitment on July 4. (2/2) @TrevonDiggs— Lit•Papi•1? (@TrevonDiggs) July 2, 2015
Maryland was believed to be the heavy favorite to land Diggs had he maintained his July 4 commit date. Alabama was the other team contending for his commitment, and LSU to this point has been on the outside looking in.
But new LSU receivers coach Tony Ball has made a strong push for Diggs since joining the staff. He's done well to at least pique Diggs' interest in the Tigers. He said in the spring that Baton Rouge was a destination he hoped to reach before making his final decision.
That visit hasn't materialized to this point, but now that Diggs has delayed his decision, it could happen before the end of the summer. LSU will push to have him come down for the Elite Camp later this month.
LSU will have to get that visit before it can be considered a legitimate contender for Diggs. Even if the Tigers to host him at some point, they still have a lot of ground to make up on both Maryland and Alabama.
Wide receiver isn't the biggest need in 2016, but LSU does have room for one more and would ideally like an inside guy. Diggs would fit that mold perfectly. LSU would love to add him with the two tall commits they already have in Stephen Sullivan and Dee Anderson.
There's a long way to go, but with Diggs' decision to delay things, that could be the opening LSU needs to make a push for this four-star prospect.