Trevon Diggs, the No. 5-rated athlete in the class of 2016 and the younger brother of former Maryland football star Stefon Diggs, has committed to play at Alabama, he announced Saturday.
Diggs, a four-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite, would've been a major catch for Maryland. He's a big-time prospect at either defensive back or wide receiver, and his spurning Maryland is some of the worst news the Terps have gotten in a season that's turned out to be full of it.
Initially, Diggs, a senior at The Avalon School in Gaithersburg, had planned to announce his college choice last July 4. But he postponed that announcement a few days before it was set to take place.
Diggs had offers from a handful of recruiting powers. Alabama, LSU, Penn State, Auburn, Clemson, Miami, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Stanford, Florida, USC, West Virginia and a litany of others were all after him. Diggs could've committed to virtually any school in the country.
Diggs is close with Maryland four-star quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins, and he had a 90 percent lean to Maryland on the 247Sports Crystal Ball as recently as midweek. So this is a surprising, significant loss for Maryland.