Diggs Shines At Terps 7-on-7; Decision Looms

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Talk about feeling at home. Terps four-star DB/WR target Trevon Diggs of Avalon High School eased into Byrd Stadium early Saturday morning, for the Terps' 7-on-7 tournament, head-to-toe in Under Armour olive green and neon yellow sweats, swag and shoes and just about everything else in between.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Talk about feeling at home.

Terps four-star DB/WR target Trevon Diggs of Avalon High School (Gaithersburg, Md.) eased into Byrd Stadium early Saturday morning, for the Terps' 7-on-7 tournament, head-to-toe in Under Armour olive green and neon yellow sweats, swag and shoes and just about everything else in between.

He knew exactly where to find the bathroom, Gatorade for the steamy day, and even a quiet spot to set up his smart phone while he toiled in the heat on the turf field at Byrd. Diggs went to work, under the watchful eye of some of the Terps' staff, with two scores and two PBUs in the first game, but for the most part it was a short-lived day for tiny Avalon of Montgomery County, which did not make it to the playoff round.

But TT caught up with the younger brother of former Terps receiver Stefon Diggs immediately afterwards, as he prepares for his July 4 family cookout announcement at his home, for a few final housekeeping items as he prepares for his own big day four years later, albeit a tad more modest than the post-Signing Day extravaganza Stefon held at nearby Looney's of College Park.

"I'll tweet it out when it comes. I think Stef might be back, I am trying to get him to come, but I am not sure yet with his NFL schedule and stuff. But family, friends, you guys in the media, you are invited....but I don't know what time yet," Trevon Diggs said. "But why on July 4? Not really anything specific, beyond just celebrate, that's all."

Diggs said he may still take unofficials to Miami, LSU, Auburn and possibly Georgia this month before decision day.

"But Maryland, I like them a lot. It feels like home for me," Diggs said.

Diggs said Maryland is recruiting him as both a defensive back and receiver, and said he still isn't sure what he wants to do yet.

"And mom and Stef, they are both sticking with me, sticking with the whole thing, and just go where I will be happy. And go where they will definitely get you ready for the NFL and stuff like that," Diggs said.

Diggs said defensive back may be his most ideal spot, long-term. He said he is up to 6-2, 185 pounds, and looked every bit the part on this day as he continues to fill out.

As for the DMV Movement, Diggs said Terps quarterback commitment Dwayne Hawkins contacts him daily, and most days multiple times, selling him on the Terps.

"He says we can just start great things here," Diggs said. "And I see it, I believe it. We got a great quarterback, we got a couple other great local players like D.J. [Turner] coming in, other guys across the board. And as long as you got a quarterback like him, you are set."
br> When asked about the other locals, Diggs said he thinks "everybody will come," naming Terrance Davis, Ellison Jordan, "and really just everybody," he repeated.

Even though his team lost relatively early, Diggs spent the rest of the afternoon, long after his teammates had gone, watching DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) capture the title in Byrd Stadium, all the while mingling with Stags players and Terps friends and others that day between the three practice fields, where both the 7-on-7 tournament was being held as well as the DL/OL camp, where standouts like Davis and new Terps pledge Michael Clark were competing, among others.

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