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Strike one but will
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Written by Andrew Spivey, May 19, 2014, 4 Comments,
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On Saturday Will Muschamp handed out an offer to a name that Florida fans will remember quite well from his brother’s recruitment a few years ago.

That player is 2016 receiver Trevon Diggs (6-0, 168, Rockville, MD Wootton) the brother of Stefon Diggs who spurned the Gators for Maryland in 2012 but Muschamp told the younger Diggs that won’t happen again.

“Coach Muschamp offered me a scholarship on Saturday,” Diggs said. “Coach Muschamp said that he swung and missed on my brother but that he isn’t going to swing and miss on me and that he’s going get me to be a Gator.”

After receiving that big message from Muschamp the 2016 receiver talked to the head coach about his role if he does choose the Gators.

“Coach Muschamp said that I’m a playmaker and that Florida needs playmakers on the offense,” Diggs said. “He said that he needs guys that can make things happen with the ball and that he thinks I can do that. He said that I have great ball skills and that I know how to get the ball in my hands.”

Diggs is no stranger to the Gainesville campus as he took a visit to Florida with his brother back during his recruitment and the younger Diggs paid attention to the little things.

“I visited Florida when my brother went down there so I’ve been there before,” Diggs said. “From what I saw the coaches and the players are like one family. The coaches treated their players well and I know the coaches prepare you for the NFL. The stadium is also nice.”

With still two years to go in his recruitment Diggs says that he doesn’t have a leader right now but one school has his attention.

“Every school is the same and everyone is even for me right now,” Diggs said. “I will have to say that Florida is my favorite offer. I’m definitely going to visit Florida this summer too. Probably in June.”

When news broke that Diggs was offered Florida fans immediately remembered his brother’s recruitment but the younger Diggs says that he will make his own choices.

“I’m looking to do my own thing in recruitment,” Diggs said. “Just because my brother is one place doesn’t mean that I’m going to follow him.”

One thing that could work out in Florida’s favor is that Diggs maybe transferring to the state of Florida to play high school football but the arrangements aren’t set yet.

“I could be transferring to IMG [Academy, Bradenton FL]  but I’m not quite sure right now,” Diggs said.

  1. snowprintMay 19, 2014, 3:46 pm

    This trend of players transferring to football factories like IMG Academy is disturbing. What ever happened to the idea of scholar-athlete? There’s not even a pretense of academics at schools like IMG, athletics is the only reason for their existence. How can people get away with getting a “school” like IMG accredited? The stench of schools like IMG is becoming rank. High school football is becoming as corrupt as high school basketball that have had these shams called “academies” for years. These schools are harmful because the percentage of guys who become professionals is miniscule and these schools reason for existence is to prepare for an athletic career that will never happen for the overwhelming majority of their students.

    • gatorcalMay 21, 2014, 9:58 am

      While I agree with your overall premise, you couldn’t be more wrong about IMG. The private school side of it (separate from the professional training side) actually has solid academics. Many of the students are from very wealthy families all over the world who demand strong academics. The kids that are attending are definitely getting a better education than they would at many of the public schools.

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyMay 21, 2014, 2:09 pm

      I agree with this completely.

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyMay 21, 2014, 2:09 pm

      IMG has pretty good academics and they do prepare there athletes both academically and athletically.

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On Saturday Will Muschamp handed out an offer to a name that Florida fans will remember quite well from his brother’s recruitment a few years ago.

That player is 2016 receiver Trevon Diggs (6-0, 168, Rockville, MD Wootton) the brother of Stefon Diggs who spurned the Gators for Maryland in 2012 but Muschamp told the younger Diggs that won’t happen again.

“Coach Muschamp offered me a scholarship on Saturday,” Diggs said. “Coach Muschamp said that he swung and missed on my brother but that he isn’t going to swing and miss on me and that he’s going get me to be a Gator.”

After receiving that big message from Muschamp the 2016 receiver talked to the head coach about his role if he does choose the Gators.

“Coach Muschamp said that I’m a playmaker and that Florida needs playmakers on the offense,” Diggs said. “He said that he needs guys that can make things happen with the ball and that he thinks I can do that. He said that I have great ball skills and that I know how to get the ball in my hands.”

Diggs is no stranger to the Gainesville campus as he took a visit to Florida with his brother back during his recruitment and the younger Diggs paid attention to the little things.

“I visited Florida when my brother went down there so I’ve been there before,” Diggs said. “From what I saw the coaches and the players are like one family. The coaches treated their players well and I know the coaches prepare you for the NFL. The stadium is also nice.”

With still two years to go in his recruitment Diggs says that he doesn’t have a leader right now but one school has his attention.

“Every school is the same and everyone is even for me right now,” Diggs said. “I will have to say that Florida is my favorite offer. I’m definitely going to visit Florida this summer too. Probably in June.”

When news broke that Diggs was offered Florida fans immediately remembered his brother’s recruitment but the younger Diggs says that he will make his own choices.

“I’m looking to do my own thing in recruitment,” Diggs said. “Just because my brother is one place doesn’t mean that I’m going to follow him.”

One thing that could work out in Florida’s favor is that Diggs maybe transferring to the state of Florida to play high school football but the arrangements aren’t set yet.

“I could be transferring to IMG [Academy, Bradenton FL]  but I’m not quite sure right now,” Diggs said.

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