It is now official: five-star prospect Stefon Diggs has chosen Maryland. And the school officially announced the addition of Diggs to its recruiting class at 8:01 p.m. Friday.

Much more from colleagues Josh Barr and Paul Tenorio, but I’ll include the comments from Maryland Coach Randy Edsall.

A consensus top-10 prospect nationally, Diggs is also listed as the second-best wide receiver prospect in the country by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com.

“We are 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 is a great competitor and team player who loves to work every day and win. We are honored and happy to have him.”

The addition of Diggs clearly fills a need at wide receiver. The number of dropped passes by Maryland wide receivers last season was well documented.


View Photo Gallery: Stefon Diggs, a two-time All-Met WR-DB from Good Counsel, is headed to Maryland to play football. He’s the highest-rated recruit to suit up for the Terps since 2007.

Adding Diggs also addresses the question of whether Maryland could secure the very elite local talent. Edsall accomplished just that.

“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.”

The last five-star prospect to sign with Maryland was offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, who now plays for the Oakland Raiders. Campbell earned five stars from Rivals.com in 2007.

And the last time the Terrapins landed the No. 1 player in the state, according to Rivals.com, was 2003 (Wesley Jefferson).

What are your thoughts on Edsall securing Diggs?

More on Diggs signing with Maryland:

Video of Diggs’s signing in College Park

Photo gallery of Diggs and other local recruits

Diggs signs with Maryland

Stefon Diggs AllMetSports.com page