The Avalon School’s (Gaithersburg, Md.) Trevon Diggs has been a fixture at Maryland since his brother, star Terps receiver Stefon Diggs, has been in College Park, Md., and the elite class of 2016 wideout was back at UMD once again Aug. 16. Diggs took in Maryland’s open scrimmage, and though the Terps were sloppy at times offensively, the up-and-coming Gaithersburg product saw potential in the current crop. And, perhaps more importantly, Diggs thoroughly enjoyed his latest trek over to the hometown school.
“It was a great, great experience. I had an awesome time out there, as I usually do.,” said the 6-foot, 170-pound Diggs, who holds offers from the likes of UMD, Penn State, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. “Just seeing the guys up there, and watching my brother play, I really had a good time. I could sort of see what it’s like to be in his shoes and what would be expected of me if I go to Maryland. I talked to the coaches too and I have a great relationship with them. It was a great time.
“My teammates were there too, and they really liked it. They saw a lot of different things and the coaches were talking to them. Everyone had a great time.”
Diggs said he spent most of his stay honing in on offensive coordinator Mike Locksley’s offense. The Avalon prospect said he could see himself fitting in well and believes the scheme, which he’s seen plenty of the last couple years, allows the receivers to be playmakers.
“I thought the offense did well, actually,” Diggs said of the scrimmage. “The receivers were making plays, and the quarterback [Caleb Rowe] did a good job getting the receivers the ball. I think Stefon did good for the most part too. I saw him improve on his blocking, which was good to see, and he was very very efficient with his routes and caught the ball well. I liked what I saw.”
Before taking in the action, Diggs said he chatted up coach Randy Edsall. The wideout already has a strong bond with Maryland’s head man, as well as his recruiter, Locksley, whom he didn’t have a chance to speak to Aug. 16 but has spoken to numerous times on campus.
“Coach Edsall is great to talk to. He was telling me to have a great season this year and he’ll be coming to one of my games,” Diggs said. “And Coach Locks, he’s very caring and very funny, but he’s also serious and knows his stuff. I really like talking to him.”
He would probably say that about any Maryland coach he’s interacted with. Diggs said of all the college assistants he’s met – and there’s been dozens – he feels most comfortable around the College Park crew.
“I don’t want to say any top schools yet, but I have the greatest relationship with the Maryland coaches of any school right now. They’re there for me, and I can tell they care about me on and off the field,” Diggs said. “I talk to them all the time, and it’s really good with them.”
Diggs has now been in College Park about five times this offseason, and he’ll undoubtedly return this fall. In fact, he said he plans to be at every Maryland home game in order to watch his brother play.
Besides Maryland, Diggs hasn’t taken any other trips recently, but he will attempt to visit Penn State before the summer’s out.
“I have a really good relationship with Penn State too so I’m trying to get up there,” said Diggs, who doesn’t know what other college games he’ll attend this fall besides UMD’s. “They’re up there for me. I’m not quite ready to [list leaders], but I have the best relationship with Maryland and Penn State right now.”
While recruiting has been on his mind, Diggs’ main objective this offseason was taking his game to another level. His goal this year is to have 1,500 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, which he believes is attainable if Avalon throws the ball enough.
“I’ve been working on my routes, catching the ball, getting bigger stronger, faster, and getting out of my breaks,” said Diggs, who transferred to Avalon from nearby Wootton a few months ago. “Basically I’m working on everything and just trying to help my team and help the people around me get better.”
Diggs Back At UMD, Continues To Laud Terps
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