Terps Add Standout to Recruiting Class
Feb. 10, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland added another standout student-athlete to its 2012 recruiting class as five-star prospect Stefon Diggs signed a national letter of intent Friday evening, head coach Randy Edsall announced.
A consensus top-10 player in the nation, Diggs played locally at Good Counsel (Md.) High School where he helped lead the Falcons to a perfect 12-0 mark and their third consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title.
He's ranked as the sixth-best overall player in the nation by Scout.com, eighth by Rivals.com and 10th by 247Sports.com.
Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com have him listed as the top-rated player in the state of Maryland.
Diggs is also listed as the second best wide-receiver prospect in the country by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com.
"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."
A consensus all-state selection as a junior and senior, Diggs will be joined by three of his Good Counsel teammates.
Running back Wes Brown and offensive lineman Mike Madaras, both consensus four-star players, signed national letters of intent last week with the Terps, while Zach Dancel, a transfer from New Mexico, will join the team in the fall as well.
"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."
This past season Diggs posted 36 receptions for 808 yards and 13 touchdown catches, as well as 15 rushes for 229 yards.
In addition, the 2011 All-Met Defensive Player of the Year posted 31.5 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and three forced fumbles.
Diggs' addition gives Maryland 25 signees in this year's recruiting class, including 12 from Maryland/Washington, D.C. The Terps announced the first 24 members of the class on Feb. 1, the first day of the national signing period.
Bruce Campbell, who currently plays on the offensive line for the Oakland Raiders, was the last five-star prospect to sign a national letter of intent with the Terps. Campbell earned five stars from Rivals.com in 2007.
The last time the Terps landed the No. 1 player in the state, according to Rivals.com, was 2003 (Wesley Jefferson).