ANGLETON, Texas – Quandre Diggs has known about big-time football for quite some time.
Diggs primarily plays running back and cornerback. He rushed for over 1,200 yards the past two seasons and has run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.
He is verbally committed to Texas and worked out as a cornerback at a Longhorns' mini-camp. But Angleton High School coach Finis Vanover says Diggs does it all, from playing quarterback to returning kicks.
Vanover said his star is happy taking on the added responsibility of multiple positions.
"He's old school," Vanover said. "He thinks that you're supposed to stay on the field and play."
Diggs was a member of Angleton's 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams at last spring's Texas Relays in Austin. Vanover thinks Diggs is such a versatile athlete that he could play several positions at the Division I level. He has a knack for playing defensive back, Vanover says, and has developed into a hard tackler.
"He's an incredibly vicious hitter," Vanover said. "He could probably become a starting inside linebacker some day. He's that physical, that powerful and that strong. He's a rare one."
Vanover said Texas coaches were going to mull where Diggs fits on the depth chart.
"They're in a pickle trying to decide if he's going to be a defensive back or a running back or a kick returner," Vanover said. "He can score 100 different ways on the field through the course of a game."
Vanover said Diggs intends to graduate early so he can join the Longhorns at spring practice next year.