So ... yesterday was a little crazy, wasn't it? Or, uh, a lotta crazy. Flat-out insane.
With good reason, of course. Stefon Diggs, one of the biggest recruits the D.C. area has ever put out and one of the best players in the country, committing to Maryland in an upset is a pretty big deal. But in the euphoria that followed, a lot got lost in the shuffle. So, in a poor attempt to emulate the Steinz, here's a recap of all the awesome that fell through the cracks last night.
First up, videos:
A few quotes:
"I want to win championships, I want to win bowl games. Where else to do it but in your city?" #allmets— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) February 11, 2012
Diggs said UNC game pushed him over the edge. "Felt like home."— Conor Walsh (@Conor__Walsh) February 11, 2012
Diggs: "I wouldn’t be no where without my city, so I want to finish it with ya’ll ... have a good night. I’ll see ya’ll in the fall." #Terps— Jakob Engelke (@Jakob_Engelke) February 11, 2012
"We're very pleased to receive the commitment of Stefon," Edsall said. "He is an impact player who brings a playmaking ability that will enhance our team and certainly help us offensively. He's a great competitor and team player who loves to work every day and win. We're honored and happy to have him." [...]
"This shows our commitment and effort to keep the best local players at home," Edsall said. "We got the No. 1 player in the state of Maryland (Diggs) and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington, D.C. (Albert Reid of Friendship Collegiate Academy). Hopefully the top players in the area will follow their lead in the future."
[Diggs on Edsall:] He's a good guy. He's a very stand-up guy. I believe in his plan for succeeding in the classroom academically. That's one of the important reasons I chose UMD cause I feel like I'll succeed. He accepts nothing but your best. Some people have a problem with it, but it's nothing wrong with structure.
And a couple of pictures to round things out:
Why, yes, that is Stefon Diggs Zach-ing. Great to see him already becoming such a big part of the university.