Maryland Receiver "Diggs" Penn State

Rockville, Md., Wootton sophomore receiver gets the lowdown on the Lions during a weekend visit.

Trevon Diggs had learned plenty about Penn State from Adam McLean. Yet, it couldn't replicate checking out the program with his own eyes.

The Rockville, Md., Wootton Class of 2016 receiver is one of many prospects McLean, the Lions' lone defensive tackle pledge in the Class of 2015, has courted since his April verbal. Diggs was able to see exactly what the tackle was talking about when he visited University Park for a Friday-Saturday unofficial visit.

"It was very exciting," Diggs said. "I learned a lot from multiple coaches. I learned a lot from [receivers] Coach [Josh] Gattis; he taught me a lot.

"I liked the campus a lot and the facilities were really nice. I had a lot of fun there."

Nine programs have offered the four-star to date. Penn State was one of the earliest, and the pass catcher said he's beginning to see what the program is about.

"I learned a lot," Diggs said. "I learned that they're ready to rebuild, start over; they're ready to take over. I liked that a lot and thinking about being a part of that.

"I can see myself there. [Penn State quarterback Christian] Hackenberg is a real good quarterback. I like the offensive scheme a lot."

He also likes head coach James Franklin, whom the receiver called a "good guy" and "good person." Diggs was joined by Potomac, Md., sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Washington, D.C., St. John's College Class of 2015 corner William Jackson on the trip.

Each had one aspect or another of the trip stand out. Diggs was no different.

"The tradition, their fans, all that stuff," he said. That was very interesting. I like them a lot."'s Sam Hellman conducted this interview.

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