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"I want to play for my city," Diggs said in front of a crazed crowd full of Maryland fans. "I want to win champinships, I want to win bowl games and what better place than your home city."
Diggs, ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com for the class of 2012 and No. 8 overall, took his last official visit after National Signing Day to Maryland and everything changed. What was once thought to be a trip out of respect for his home state school and a chance to have one last fun final visit turned into the key factor in his recruitment.
"The visit opened my eyes to what they can do at Maryland," he said. "I think we can win here and I'm excited about starting my career. Heading into the visit I wasn't sure it was going to be Maryland, but afterwards it was clear to me."
For Maryland, this is a huge commitment and will certainly help recruiting in 2013 and beyond. Once considered out of the race for months, the hiring of Locksley was key. Many people nationally and even locally were stunned when rumors began to swirl Wednesday and Thursday that the Terps would win this battle. They wondered why a top 10 player nationally would choose a 2-10 football program on the rocks over SEC powers Florida and Auburn and Big Ten power Ohio State led by Meyer. Diggs has simple answers.
"I want to build something and I want others in Maryland to see this as a viable option," he said. "I want people to think that they can do special things at Maryland and hopefully I'm just the start."