Um, please turn your attention to Exhibit A, five-star receiver Stefon Diggs, who signed Friday with Maryland after apparently eliminating the hometown Terps a matter of two months earlier.
Locksley’s stint as New Mexico’s coach dubiously shaped his public perception. But it’s hardly affected his recruiting proficiency – especially when placed in the cozy confines of his native stomping grounds, which is likewise the Terps’ back yard.
He relates to the local players and coaches and has a lengthy track record of securing Washington D.C. prospects, proof of the support those coaches give in return.
The stakes just got raised for programs like Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia that routinely mine the Washington D.C. area.