2012 Recruit Diggs Considering Terps

2012 prospect Jordan Diggs has two more years of high school left, but his sites are set on college.

Although early in the recruitment process, Jordan Diggs has gained a large amount of interest from number of impressive programs. Currently only a junior at Bishop Verot High School, he will be tormenting offenses from the safety position for two more seasons. Head coach of Bishop Verot, Phil Dorn, believes that there is a lot of possible growth for the recruit, “He is only going to become a better football player as he grows into himself,” said Dorn.

Even if there is room for Diggs to improve, many schools have already been thoroughly impresses with him, as he has already received interest from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami and South Florida; along with offers from University of Maryland, and University of South Carolina as well.

So far Maryland’s interest in the recruit has been, “As good as anybody’s,” said Coach Dorn. The University of Maryland was the first school to present an offer to Diggs, following a visit by defensive coordinator Don Brown. Coach Brown attended one of the recruits practices during the spring; then later met with Coach Dorn after the practice, “They told me that Diggs projected very highly in their eyes,” explained Dorn. “The Maryland coaches love his build for the safety position.”

At 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, Diggs’ body projects perfectly for a safety at the next level, “He’s got a great looking frame,” said Dorn. “He’s a presence flying around out there in the secondary.” However, according to Dorn, it is Diggs’s intensity that has made him stand out to the Terps coaching staff, “He plays with a high motor. He gets out there, gives one hundred percent, and most importantly, he makes plays,” Dorn explained.

Diggs believes that once he lands with a program, and gets on the field, the coaches will see his best asset- his intangibles, “I’m passionate. I love football more than anything. I’m going to give it my all every snap, and push harder then anybody,” explained Diggs. The safety also cited his ability to read plays as another asset that will keep him ahead of the curve on the next level.

Throughout the recruitment process, Diggs is trying to stay humble and wants to continue working hard. He is finding an immense amount of help from his brother, who signed with the Oakland Raiders during the NFL offseason, “It’s great having a role-model like him to look up to within my own household,” said Diggs.

The safety expressed that the University of Maryland has many of the things that he is looking for within a school, “I want a school with a lot of big-time tradition. I want a coach that will push me to be my best. But most of all, I want a place I can be unconditionally happy for four or five years. I think Maryland might be that place,” said Diggs.

Right now, Diggs is just trying to focus on the current football season, “I have a lot of time until I commit,” Diggs continued. “I want to improve now, get my tapes out, win some games, and see what all these schools have to offer.”

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