ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Much of the nation remembers the wild recruitment of Stefon Diggs during the 2012 cycle, which saw the five-star wide receiver make his decision nine days after signing day and choosing Maryland over Florida, Ohio State and a host of other schools across the country.
There is now another Diggs progressing through the ranks in Stefon’s younger brother Trevon Diggs - a 2016 prospect at Rockville (Md.) Wootton. The younger Diggs, much like his older brother, plays receiver, cornerback and returned kicks for his school.
This past weekend, the rising sophomore put his skills to the test in the New Level Athletics 7-on-7, an event stocked full of 2014 prospects with major BCS offers.
“It’s a lot of good competition,” Diggs said of the event. “I’m just learning, getting better and hope by the time I’m a senior, I’ll be straight, set for college.”
The opportunity to travel and compete against some of the best the Sunshine State has to offer was something the 5-foot-11, 155-pound Diggs relished.
“It’s make me want to compete more, makes me better, makes me do what I do and hope for the best.”
Diggs mainly lined up at cornerback during this weekend, but he was able to haul in 37 catches for 769 yards and seven touchdowns this past season. So what side of the ball does he want to play?
“I can’t decide between corner and receiver. I’ll decide eventually.”
While the recruiting process has yet to truly begin for the younger Diggs, he has an early idea of where he would like to go.
“Florida, basically down south,” he said. “It’s hot, I like it hot and I like the speed.”
This weekend was not Diggs’ first trip to the state of Florida. He made his way to Gainesville during his brother’s official visit last winter.
“I talked Muschamp when my brother went down there for a visit. It was fun, really fun.”
Trevon says his brother has not spoken to him about attending Maryland, but he has passed on some advice when dealing with the recruiting process.
“He said get your grades and ball out, because then everything will come.”
If he develops into the player his older brother became, there is no doubt the younger Diggs will have just as many options as the last one.