When Maryland dropped the final eight games of the 2011 season by a combined score of 309-179, it appeared the Terps' football program had hit rock bottom. Somehow it got worse as players started to transfer out of the program faster than you could say Ralph Friedgen. But it appears there's a silver lining.
Despite Maryland's 2-10 finish in 2011, the 2012 campaign has been much more successful, especially after Good Counsel senior Stefon Diggs committed to the Terps Friday night.
"I'll see you all in the fall," Diggs said at a press conference at Looney's Pub in College Park.
Diggs will join a recruiting class that already includes Good Counsel classmates Wes Brown and Mike Madaras, and the dynamic wide receiver/defensive back/special teamer will make an immediate impact for a Maryland program in desperate need of a boost.
The unlikely decision came in front of a packed house at Looney's Pub in College Park, and it gives the Terps one of their biggest recruits in program history. Maryland was able to land Diggs even though they were competing with Florida, Ohio State and Auburn in the final days.
Check out a slideshow of Diggs in action here.