Leroy Diggs waited patiently for an offer from the Rebels and when he got it, he pounced on the opportunity to play football for Ole Miss.
"I felt I'd get an offer, but I am glad I finally did. After Chris (Strong) and Jeramie (Griffin) got one and committed, I was getting anxious," said Diggs, who quarterbacked South Panola to a 15-0 record last season and a AAAAA State Championship. "I committed as soon as Ole Miss offered me."
Diggs had no reason to worry. Athletes like him don't come along often.
At 5-10, 190 pounds with 4.37 40 speed, Leroy has the goods for Division I.
"I think speed is my biggest strength," said Diggs. "I run int eh 4.3s and think I can improve on the 4.37. I also love the game of football."
Diggs is being recruited as a defensive back by Ole MIss.
"I want to play corner if I can, but safety would be OK too. Corner is my first choice though," he continued.
Diggs, who can be seen with Strong most of the time, gained 1,420 yards and scored 15 touchdowns on the ground last season. He also threw for 956 yards and 16 scores.
Diggs played some defense, but concentrated mostly on QB. He did play enough on the other side of the ball to collect 8 tackles in limited playing time.
"I like the contact part of football. I really enjoy defense," he declared.
Besides running buddy Strong coming to Ole Miss, Diggs had other reasons for choosing the Rebels as well.
"Chris and Jeramie are certainly reasons for my choice, but I just like Ole Miss," he closed. "I like the coaches, the facilities, the players over there, the campus, just the whole deal.
"I was very excited when I got the offer from the coaches."
Leroy, whoi made second-team All-State in 2005, will attend Ole Miss' Junior Day this Saturday.
Leroy Diggs commits to Rebs!
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