Running Back Logan Diggs Names Nebraska Cornhuskers Among His Finalists
Logan Diggs — the class of 2021’s top running back in the state of Louisiana — declared he has whittled down his college choices to a Top 10 list, and the University of Nebraska is one the schools, according to 247Sports.
In a Twitter post over the weekend, Diggs revealed that — out of his 23 total offers — he’s narrowed it down to the Cornhuskers, Arkansas State University, Michigan State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisville, University of Mississippi, The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Southern California, and Oklahoma State University. While he did say those are his top contenders, he added he isn’t cutting out any team entirely. He said he’s willing to consider offers from other schools.
Hailing out of Arch Bishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana, 247Sports ranks Diggs as the 13th best player in the state and the 33rd best running back in the class of 2021. While that ranking isn’t high, plenty of Power Five programs have shown interest in him. Although he’s currently rated as a 3-star prospect, he also carries an 89 rating, which puts on the cusp of getting another star.
He’s been rising up the ranks due to his breakout junior season in 2019. He finished a 13-0 campaign with 924 yards and five touchdowns, averaging six yards a carry last season.
Even though Nebraska has long prided itself in getting its foot in the door early in the recruiting process, using that method to win over potential players, in this instance they were late in the game. Louisville was the first school to come calling, offering Diggs a scholarship around Halloween 2019. Vanderbilt offered two weeks later.
It wasn’t until 2020 that he started getting more attention from the biggest schools in college football. Ole Miss, USC, and Arizona State all offered the running back a scholarship in February. Nebraska joined Arkansas, Michigan State, and Oklahoma State in offering Diggs a spot on their team the first week of March. Arizona is the latest school to come calling, but they still managed to stand out and make his Top 10 list of teams he’s considering.
Now that Nebraska has made Diggs’ list, the next move will be an attempt to get him on campus. Just if and when that happens depends on when the lockdown on all in-person visits due to the coronavirus outbreak is lifted by the NCAA.
The Cornhuskers have been hitting the state of Louisiana hard these past few weeks. In addition to offering Diggs last month, they recently came after quarterback Reese Mooney. Nebraska was actually the second FBS school to come calling for the 2023 prospect, who finished his first high school season on his team’s freshman squad.