On Tuesday, Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast safety Jordan Diggs made the journey up I-75 to check out the University of South Florida.
"It was a good visit, I loved everything," Diggs said. "I got a chance to see their new practice facilities. Saw the changes that they have made to the program there. They are trying to build that place up and make it a great place to be."
Upon arriving on campus, Diggs was immediately greeted by a member of the Bulls' defensive staff.
"I came in and met with Coach (Mark) Snyder," Diggs said. "We talked downstairs for a while. I came in and he went straight to me. He talked to me about everything. He showed me the facilities and stuff. Then we toured the campus."
Towards the end of the visit, he had an opportunity to sit down and speak with head coach Skip Holtz.
"To wrap it up I came in and talked to Coach Holtz for about 35 or 40 minutes," Diggs said. "I had a one-on-one with him in his office. He was telling me the plan they have for me at USF and how I fit into their program. He basically told me they are looking forward to me being an impact player for them. He said they have players but want some big-time guys on defense, that impact player that will really stand out."
His most recent visit prior to his journey to USF was when he traveled up to Florida State back in late March. Diggs, who recently transferred from Fort Myers (Fla.) Bishop Verot to Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast, took the trip alongside his new teammate and Seminole commitment, running back Mario Pender.
"We went everywhere when we were there," Diggs said. "They were having a track meet so we saw that. We saw all the facilities. We saw their practice facilities. We toured around the sports complex where the athletes do everything. We saw the weight room, academic center, cafeteria, everything was top notch."
Diggs, who holds offers from Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio state, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia, said the Seminoles are still evaluating him at this juncture.
"The coaches there just told me they are still trying to figure out what they really want to do with me," Diggs said. "They haven't offered yet, but they are definitely trying to find a place for me to fit in there."
At this point, Diggs said he believes the Seminoles are interested in him as an outside linebacker. He said other schools have expressed an interest in having him at either safety spot.
"With me being versatile, I feel I can play all three," Diggs said. "I am just going to stay humble and find the right spot for me. Find the place where I think I fit the best and it provides the best opportunity."
While he has numerous options to choose from, Diggs is in no rush to narrow his choices.
"I am still visiting some of the schools that have offered me," Diggs said. "As more offers come, I am still evaluating them and trying to visit them. I am looking for what I want in a school which is my style of play and find where I fit in at. That is how I plan to narrow it down. I think the best way of doing that is getting to a school and meeting the coaches, watching practice, and getting a good vibe for what they are all about."
So far, Diggs has visited Florida State, South Florida, Florida, and Miami. He visited Florida for a game, but was not there as a recruit, and when he last visited Miami it was for a camp with the previous coaching staff.
His next planned visit is to Ohio State in the next few weeks, during his spring break, when he may possibly attend the Buckeyes' spring game.
In addition to his recent transfer, another bit of big news for Diggs was that he was named to the U.S. Army All-American Game. For Diggs, playing in San Antonio next January is a major goal checked off his list.
"It is amazing," Diggs said. "In this recruiting process, it has been kind of hectic but one of my goals was to play in the U.S. Army (All-America) Game. I didn't know if it was going to happen, but then I got invited to both the Army game and the Under Armour Game. I felt like it was a great chance to accomplish one of my goals. It is just an honor to be a U.S. Army All-American, it is a big-time thing."
As a junior, Diggs recorded 52 tackles and a pair of interceptions.