April 13, 2011

Can BC steal Florida star?

The Eagles have done a great job of going into the state of Florida and stealing top level talent from the four major programs in the area. The Eagles will have seven Floridians on the 2011 roster and will be looking to add some more in 2012. One player they are heavily pursuing is Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast safety Jordan Diggs.

Diggs has amassed 17 scholarships and continues to hear from schools.

"Everything is been going good, I am getting offers every other week. I am just trying to stay humble, and enjoy it," said Diggs. "The most recent offers were from Louisville, Kansas, Tennessee and Purdue."

Diggs was offered by Boston College in February but since then things have really picked up. He says he has no favorites and that every school is pretty much equal. What does the 6-foot-1, 194 pound defensive back think of Boston College?

"I like the defensive scheme they have up there; they are aggressive and fly around. I've been talking to Coach Day about the program," said Diggs. "We just talk about what I look for in a college and about the program at Boston College. He does not try to sell me; he just gives me facts. He talks about their graduation rate, and the number of guys in the NFL. He tells me I can go up there and get a great academic degree and play in a good football program."

Diggs communicates with a coaches each night and has actually made a call schedule.

"Coaches can't call me so I made a schedule to call coaches each night. I'm actually going to give Coach Day a call tonight," said Diggs.

Diggs said he really wants to make a trip up to Boston to see the campus and downtown Boston. What does Diggs look for on his visits and in a school?

"Biggest thing is a great football staff. The 4 to 5 years of college are when you really transfer into a man. I need some positive people to help guide me. I want a great relationship with the coaching staff," said Diggs. "I also look for a great defensive scheme, opportunity to play, and great academics."

Diggs registered 53 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 touchdowns and 2 sacks last year and says teams are recruiting him as a guy that can come up in the box as an extra linebacker or cover the slot receiver.

The talented safety recently accepted an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Game and says he plans to narrow down his list of schools and commit on national television at the game.

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