March 22, 2011

Diggs keeping in contact with Ohio State

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One of the fastest rising prospects in Florida right now is Fort Myers (Fla.) Bishop Verot prospect Jordan Diggs. The 6-foot, 190-pound safety is up to 13 verbal offers including one from Ohio State. Diggs has been keeping in close contact with the Buckeye's staff since being offered earlier in the winter.

"I talked to coach Taver Johnson (Sunday)," Diggs said. "He just basically asked a lot of questions about my family and how I was doing. We talked about the Badger Sports 7-on-7 in Tampa and we talked about me having a brother in the NFL, Jeremy Ware (Oakland Raiders). I didn't even know he knew that so that was pretty cool, I don't know how he found that out. We talk about once every two weeks, sometimes twice in a week. It just depends on how my schedule is."

Diggs is hoping to use some of his spare time during the spring months to get out and take a look at some of the schools that are recruiting him and Ohio State is on his list of hopeful destinations with the annual spring game being the target date.

"I want to try and get out to some schools and Ohio State is definitely a place that I want to go (on a visit)," Diggs said. "I want to get out there soon. I'm just trying to do my homework on each school that is interested in me."

Spring 7-on-7's are a big part of Florida football and Diggs and his Team 239 recently competed at one of the biggest tournaments in the nation at the Badger Sports 7-on-7 in Tampa.

"It went well," he explained. "We actually made the quarterfinals and we took a tough loss to Team Tampa. Our defense came out and shut down their offense four times but our offense couldn't get on the board."

Diggs has spent nearly every day this off-season putting in work in the weight room, and on the field in 7-on-7's in the hopes that he can have a big senior season.

"I definitely want to be a US Army All-American," Diggs explained. "My goal is to go out every game and play my lights out and put up big numbers and help my team win a district championship."


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