Wootton WR Trevon Diggs picks up offer from Clemson


Wootton sophomore Trevon Diggs, right, picked up an offer from Clemson on Monday. (Photo courtesy Wootton Football)

Wootton sophomore wide receiver Trevon Diggs continued his rise as a nationally acclaimed prospect Monday, picking up an offer from Clemson just days after he made a visit to the school.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Diggs, who earned second-team All-Met honors as a sophomore last fall, now boasts offers from Maryland, Virginia, Penn State and Nebraska, among others. The suddenness of Clemson’s offer surprised Diggs, but he added that it was a testament to how well the visit went last week.

“I really liked it. I didn’t know they were going to offer, so when I got the offer I was very happy,” Diggs said. “It kind of felt like a place I could see myself. They had really nice facilities.”

Diggs was an offensive centerpiece for Wootton last fall, helping the Patriots finish 5-5 with one of the more prolific offenses in the area. Diggs finished among the top four area players in receiving yards with 1,103 yards on 78 catches, 13 of which went for touchdowns.

This past season was a significant step in Diggs forming his own identity apart from his brother Stefon, a former Good Counsel star who is now among the top receivers in the country at Maryland. But the younger Diggs said he still leans on the counsel of his brother, especially as recruiting has picked up considerably in recent months.

“It’s starting to pick up a lot…there’s a lot of schools contacting me,” Diggs said. “[My brother] is just telling me to just relax, just keep doing what you’re doing, keep doing good in school, just keep working hard.”

Diggs said he plans to visit Penn State soon, which will come during an offseason in which he focused on adding physical strength and fine-tuning his skills at combines such as last week’s Rivals Camp Series at St. John’s in Northwest D.C.. He is currently rated as a four-star prospect by 247sports.com.

“I didn’t really go to any combines as a freshman, but when I came back from the Rivals Camp I felt like I got a lot better,” Diggs said. “There’s a lot of competition out there, a lot of five-star recruits that I went against, so I felt like it made me better,” Diggs said.

More highlights of Diggs can be found here.

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Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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