Diggs taking his time with decision
Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:30 p.m.
While Stefon Diggs' Good Counsel (Md.) teammates signed their letters of intent last Wednesday, the coveted wide receiver abstained as he continues to contemplate where he will play football this fall.
The school has become inundated with phone calls regarding Diggs' intentions, according to Good Counsel athletic director Mark Jankovitz.
“We consistently hear from media outlets or scouting services who ask if he's made a decision yet. He has some very good options. I think he's just trying to be thorough in making sure that he's going to make the right choice,” said Jankovitz.
Diggs is expected to announce his decision on Friday, but his high school coach, Bob Milloy, is hoping otherwise.
“I'm going out of town to do a clinic in Louisville, leaving Friday morning. I asked (Diggs) to move it to Thursday or Monday so I could be there,” said Milloy. “My plans were set three months ago and I knew that signing day was Feb. 1 so I originally planned the clinic so it wouldn't conflict. Now, it is conflicting, but he's the one that changed it. I'd love to have him change it to Thursday.”
Diggs visited Ohio State Jan. 27, but the trip was abbreviated as he was due back in Maryland on the Saturday to take the SATs. Although brief, Milloy said the five-star athlete enjoyed his visit.
“He only could be there for one night, but he liked it very much,” Milloy said.
Diggs made his official visit to Florida on Jan. 20. The Gators and Buckeyes are front-runners in the race for Diggs, but a weekend trip to Maryland could pose a new threat. Weighing heavily in favor of Maryland is the fact that Diggs' Good Counsel teammate and close friend, Wes Brown, committed to the Terrapins on Wednesday.
While the college football world anxiously awaits Diggs' decision, Milloy says his former player has remained unperturbed throughout the ordeal.
“Nothing fazes Stefon. He's just hanging out and being a kid. He came in my office earlier today (Friday) and grabbed a bag of Doritos from my desk. I haven't seen him since,” said Milloy with a laugh.