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Good Counsel is deep in 2012

Arguably one of the deepest teams in the country is Olney (Md.) Good Counsel where the program is led by top wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Rivals.com sat down with the coach to find out more about the Rivals250 to watch talent and many more Falcons to keep an eye on.
"He's getting new stuff every day," Good Counsel assistant coach Kevin McFadden said of Diggs. "He's got offers from Florida, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Michigan, Miami, Illinois, Virginia Tech, NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and many more, he'll be getting more too."
With so much interest, how is Diggs handling it all?
"He's focused right now on the academic component," he said. "He knows he'll be able to go to school anywhere in the country, he's just trying to get everything together."
Diggs hasn't taken any visits recently though.
Meanwhile, McFadden went further on the kind of player Diggs is.
"He's just a phenomenal ball player," he said. "He steps up. The tougher the game the better he plays. He was the MVP at the U.S. Army All-American combine. He improves every day. He's that cat you don't see every day."
Joining Diggs on offense is breakout tailback Wes Brown along with star tackle Mike Madaras.
"Mike is a great kid with a strong foundation at home, he stays out of trouble and has a great work ethic," he said. "His mom and dad are doing all the right things.
"On the field, he's a man child. He's got a crazy look about him like he's lost, but he isn't lost. He's got a wild side to him, but it's contained with good choices."
Offers are mounting from the likes of Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, UCF, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Does Madaras like anybody?
"He's talked about West Virginia, Maryland and Pittsburgh cause of his family," he said. "His dad doesn't want him to go too far, within four or five hours, maybe six or seven to stretch it."
On the flipside, a pair of defensive ends highlight the group.
"Roderick Chungong is a salt of the earth, quiet kid," McFadden said. "He's got great work ethic and is a qualifier. He's got a strong foundation at home. He's got Cameroon descent; he's a quiet kid, but a terror on the field. He's 6-foot-3, 250-pounds.
"He's coming up now. His motor and ball awareness are good. How he takes his mental intelligence and integrates it into the game, he's not just a battering ram; he plays the game smart. He'll watch the guy he faces on film and take advantage of his weaknesses."
So far Chungong has pulled three offers.
"Michigan State, Illinois and Georgia Tech have offered," he said. "He's about to get two more, Iowa and NC State are ready."
Does Chungong like anybody?
"His options are open, he's another one that is thankful for the offers."
At the other end spot is defensive end Ryan Watson.
"He's a great kid, a smiley kid and just a competitor," he said. "He's another salt of the earth kid. He'll fight to the death.
"He's 6-foot-3, 280-pounds. He just got back from a visit to LSU."
Watson holds numerous offers including Georgia Tech, Iowa, Marshall, Maryland, Purdue, Stanford, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
A few other players are getting looks including fullback Drew Stefanelli and defensive tackle Olushola Shokunbi.
"Drew is a monster, it's his motor, his leverage and the nastiness he plays with," he said. "He has no weak points on the field or off. He has an eagerness to achieve his goals and he is what you call a fullback."
Already Virginia and Villanova have shown interest.
Meanwhile, he went on about Shokunbi.
"That name is going to attract attention, this kid is artistic," he said. "Last year was his first playing, but he's going to be a player. He's going to get Division I or I-AA offers, he's got long arms and can ball. This year is going to be his year."