Stefon Diggs, Junior, Wide Receiver, #1
Collegiate Stats: 88 receptions for 1,435 yards and nine touchdowns, 27 rushes for 159 yards, 37 kick returns for 994 yards and two touchdowns, 24 punt returns for 220 yards, one passing touchdown, one tackle
High School Stats (Senior Year): 36 catches for 808 yards and eight touchdowns, 15 rushes for 229 yards and three touchdowns, 31.5 tackles (5.5 for a loss), four interceptions, three forced fumbles, ten passes defended
247sports composite Ratings: Five stars, eighth-best player in the nation, second-best wide receiver, best player in Maryland
Who Maryland beat: Ohio State, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, USC
High School: Good Counsel
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
How'd He Get to College Park?
Stefon Diggs was universally considered one of the top recruits in the country in 2012, trailing only Dorial Green-Beckham as the highest-rated wide receiver in the class. With an offer sheet that doesn't fit on most computer screens, the prevailing thought was he would continue the trend of most top-level recruits from Maryland and go out of the state.
Then, things changed. Maryland already had a commitment from fellow Good Counsel star Mike Madaras, but then the Terps hired Mike Locksley. Soon after, former Good Counsel player Zach Dancel announced he was transferring to College Park, and Good Counsel running back Wes Brown committed to the Terps. All of the sudden, Maryland fans had some hopes that Diggs would become a Terp.
And then it happened. Maryland had to wait until after Signing Day, but he announced his commitment at Looney's, a bar in College Park.
While at Good Counsel, Diggs helped the Falcons wrest the WCAC title from perennial winners DeMatha - Good Counsel won it during each of Diggs' last three seasons. While he plays wide receiver at Maryland, he was arguably an even more impressive cornerback in high school, winning All-Met Defensive Player of the Year honors in his senior season.
Profiling the entire team
Diggs burst onto the scene his freshman year, managing to excel despite historic injuries to Maryland's quarterbacks. He caught 54 passes for 848 yards, scored nine total touchdowns and was an absolute threat every time he touched the ball.
In 2013, Diggs suffered a season-ending leg injury against Wake Forest. Even though his total numbers decreased, his rate number improved: he increased his yards per play from scrimmage from 13.0 to 15.4.
Ooh, to pick one. Let's go with this one:
Diggs breaks 1,000 yards, earns first-team All-American honors and gets selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Even though he played with the second team in Maryland's open scrimmage, Stefon Diggs will start for the Terps this season and play a major role in their success. He could break 20 school records this season, and will surely look to cement his place as one of the Terps' all-time greats.
Our next players include a veteran and two transfers.
aubartolomei gets number three.
Daniel Hamilton: 5