Add Maryland to the list of programs looking to replace top playmakers in 2015 as Terps dynamo Stefon Diggs announced Saturday he will forgo his senior season and head to the NFL Draft.
“After talking with my family during the past few days, I have decided to enter the NFL draft,” Diggs told the Baltimore Sun. “We really thought about everything and weighed the pros and cons of staying at Maryland versus entering the draft, and we decided that this is the best decision for me.
“This was an extremely difficult decision. I signed with Maryland three years ago hoping to both put myself in the best position to be successful and also to help take my hometown school to a higher level. Coach [Randy] Edsall and my other coaches have been great to learn from, and coach Edsall has been great and helpful throughout this process of deciding whether to turn pro.”
A five-star prospect out of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., Diggs stands as the most significant recruit in Randy Edsall‘s now four-year tenure at Maryland. Diggs spurned reported offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Miami and USC (among many, many others) to stay home and play for a program fresh off a 2-10 season.
“I can’t thank him enough for all he’s done for our program and what he got started for us here,” Edsall said. “A major player like him to stay home was very important for our program, and we can’t thank him enough for everything that he’s done for this program, and we wish him the very best and look forward to watching him on Sundays.”
A Second Team All-Big Ten selection this season, Diggs finishes his career with 150 receptions for 2,227 yards with 14 touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns.
First off I want to say thank you to TERPNATION I will forever be a TERP.
— iG: stefondiggs_ (@stefon_diggs) January 3, 2015