“I wanted to see the stadium and their atmosphere,” Diggs said. “It was very loud; I could hardly hear the person next to me.
“The fans were great, and their quarterback [Christian Hackenberg]; I liked watching him a lot.”
Diggs went on to say the trip exceeded his expectations. The receiver is planning to visit more than PSU though.
Of course, he’ll get to see other teams recruiting him when they play Maryland. It’s a boon some schools now have with the Terps moving to the Big Ten. Diggs said he hopes to see Ohio State and Penn State play Maryland, adding he’d like to get back to PSU for its October showdown with the Buckeyes.
His visit last Saturday is a big reason why.
“I talked to [head] Coach [James] Franklin, [running backs] Coach [Charles] Huff, and a couple others on the staff,” Diggs said. “They talked about how they’re about to make a big change, that they want me, and that they need playmakers in their program.
“They really want me to come up there and be a part of the goals they want to accomplish in the future.”
PSU class of 2016 commit Shane Simmons has kept the Lions’ on Diggs mind, and the two spent plenty of time together Saturday.
“We’ve been talking about it [PSU],” Diggs said. “He played on my team a little while back. The visit fully met my expectations.”
The Lions were joined by the Gators, Scarlet Knights, and Terps, among others, in contacting Diggs via social media Sept. 1, the first day it was allowed.
“Rutgers has been sending me letters, a lot and a lot of letters,” Diggs said. “I’ve been talking to their coaches on social media, and they’ve been talking to me a lot.”
What has the message been from the Scarlet Knights’ staff?
“They’ve been saying how they want me to come up to the school, and they send me highlights of their games.
“I’ve been kind of busy, because I have my brother’s games on Saturday’s, but I’m going to try to make it there.”
That brings up Maryland, a program Diggs has gotten to know well from the time it began recruiting his brother.
"They're recruiting me heavy, very heavy," Diggs said. "Me and the coaches have great relationships since I'm up there a lot."