COLLEGE PARK — Avalon wide receiver and defensive back Trevon Diggs, the younger brother of former Maryland standout wide receiver Stefon Diggs, committed to Alabama over the Terps on Saturday afternoon. He announced his decision during Avalon's matchup at Calvert Hall.
Trevon Diggs, a consensus four-star athlete out of the Gaithersburg school, was another key target for the Terps in "The Movement" to get top local talent to stay home. Maryland already has commitments from four-star Bullis quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. and a trio of touted DeMatha players in its Class of 2016. Diggs would have been the second local recruit to commit after Locksley took over as interim coach.
Diggs caught 78 passes for 1,008 yards and 15 touchdowns for Avalon last season and was a summer workout partner with Haskins.
Many analysts expected him to follow in the footsteps of his brother, who's now having success in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. But the allure of playing for Alabama coach Nick Saban and play in the Southeastern Conference was too much for Diggs to pass up. Diggs chose the Crimson Tide over a group of finalists that included Maryland, LSU, Penn State and Miami.
Maryland's current recruiting class is ranked No. 35 by 247sports.com.