At the Patriot Classic, Edsall was able to watch and be watched by two of the nation's top prospects in one game: Cyrus Jones from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman and Stefon Diggs Stefon Diggs
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"I saw him before the game," said Diggs, who is No. 9 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 1 athlete. "Somebody before the game said we can't talk so I just gave him a little head nod. I saw the Maryland coaches. They looked nice. They were cheering for us.
"I think they were here for me and Cyrus. It means a lot for them to come to a game. It shows a lot of interest. They could have gone to any game around the country. It was good."
Proximity also works the other way. Several prospects, including Jones and Diggs, were able to be at the Maryland-Miami game and sense the excitement first hand.
"The proof is in the pudding," said Diggs, who plays receiver on offense. "He's put in a full-time effort with the coaching staff and it showed. They were well conditioned. I like the offense. They throw the ball a lot."