USC in the hunt for Diggs

Stefon Diggs (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) has been a difficult read when it comes to recruiting, and it doesn't sound as if things will get any easier for those hoping to guess where the No. 10 ranked player in the ESPNU 150 will sign. In fact, Diggs doesn't plan to sign anywhere when Feb. 1 rolls around, opting to prolong the process and choose a school either the following week or even later.

ESPN HornsNation's William Wilkerson caught up with Diggs at the Army All-American Bowl practices and was able to grab a top-six list from the offensive star of the week to this point. Diggs listed USC, California, Florida, Auburn, Ohio State and Maryland as his top choices. As for official visits, Diggs will head to Auburn on Jan. 13 and then to USC the following weekend.

Diggs is certainly looking for a school where he can contribute early on the offensive side of the ball, and of the Trojans, he said, "I feel like my first year I will play. I won't start, but it would be a learning experience. There are some very talented guys down there. I'd probably start the following year or at least get on the field a lot more."

It will be interesting to follow Diggs' recruitment over the following weeks. There are plenty of people who feel his mother is a fan of him attending Florida, and the Gators could be tough to beat. The fact that he will wait until after signing day is going to make life interesting for USC and head coach Lane Kiffin. If Kiffin is adamant about taking 15 recruits in this class, could he afford to stay with 14 on signing day, in the hopes of landing Diggs a week later? Diggs is good enough where it might make sense, but this is yet another example of the realities this staff is facing with the scholarship limitations.