Wide receiver Trevon Diggs has made a name for himself during his first two seasons at Thomas S. Wootton High in Montgomery County. Diggs, whose older brother Stefon is a University of Maryland football standout, recorded 78 catches for 1,103 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2013. For his efforts, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Diggs earned Maryland first-team All-State honors.
Diggs, who already has Division I football scholarship offers from Maryland, Virginia, Nebraska, North Carolina and North Carolina State, spoke with PressBoxDC.com about the work ethic he learned under the tutelage of his father, his goals for his upcoming junior campaign and his role as one of the Patriots' team captains.
PressBox: When did you first start playing football?
Trevon Diggs: When I first started playing, I was 4 years old. My two older brothers played, so it was in the family, and I started playing. I started playing for the Montgomery Village Chiefs. Football was a big thing and big part of my family.
PB: Before your father, Aron, passed away in 2008 at the age of 39 while waiting for a heart transplant, what impact did he leave on you?
TD: He did make a big impact for me and my brothers when we started playing football. He was always there for us to help us get better. He just made the grind 10 times harder, but it made us want to work 10 times harder for him.
PB: You've already received several major Division I football scholarship offers. What's the recruiting process been like?
TD: I don't know where I'll be playing my college ball for the next couple of years, but with the recruiting process, I feel that as a name, I'm out there, but it's about putting in the work that will help me stand out.
PB: As you continue to prepare for your junior season, what do you hope to accomplish, both from an individual and team standpoint?
TD: Individually, I just like to top my numbers, trying to do better each and every year. As a team, I want to win a state championship.
PB: Now that your high school career is halfway finished, what have you learned during your time at Wootton that's prepared you for your final two high school seasons?
TD: When I was a freshman, I really didn't know too much, but sophomore and this coming year, I'll be a captain. Getting the younger guys better is important, because I've been in that freshman position before. I know how it feels, so I just try to coach them up and help them get better.