This is why Maryland hired Mike Locksley. The Terps went 1-10 against FBS, wore some profoundly stupid looking uniforms and saw Randy Edsall charm 22 (and counting) recruits out of the program. That was enough raw material for Locksley to convince five-star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Rivals’ No. 8 overall recruit, to stay in state.
“I want to win championships. I want to win bowl games,” Diggs said. “Where else is a better place to do it than your city?”
We could think of a few places…
Florida had been an initial favorite for Diggs, though Charlie Weis’ departure and a late push from Ohio State muddled the picture. Auburn also recruited him heavily. This is a major coup for Maryland, especially after the season they just had. Five-star recruits aren’t guarantees, but Diggs’ commitment will provide some optimism for a program with a serious need for it. Could this be enough to change Danny O’Brien’s mind?