Two of Maryland’s top football players will square off in a Friday night matchup

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Wide receiver Trevon Diggs of Avalon School (3-2) and quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Bullis School (0-2) are two Maryland’s top football players. The two of them will face each other as Avalon takes on Bullis on Friday, September 25th under the bright lights.

Bullis has lost the first two games of the season and their most recent lost was a 66-65 defeat in overtime against Woodberry Forest. Despite the lost, Dwayne had one heck of a game. The four star Maryland commit threw for 442 yard, one interception, and 7 touchdowns. Haskins also ran for 63 yards and one touchdown.

In the first game of the season, Dwayne Haskins  threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns. Just in two games into the season, Haskins has already thrown for 793 yards. This is nothing new for Haskins since last season he threw for 1,936 yards, 22 touchdowns, and was name 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year. 

Four star safety Damani Neal is another player for Bullis to look out for. Neal is rank 16th in the 2017 ESPN Top Safeties list. He has offers from schools like Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers, Stanford, Syracuse, Virginia, and Wisconsin. On the offensive side, Damani has been one of Haskins top targets. In the two games Bullis has played, Neal has tallied more than 100 receiving yards.

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For Avalon, they are 3-2 and coming off a 21-11 win against Liberty Christian last week. Before the victory, Avalon dropped two games in the row against St. Peter’s Prep (NJ) and St. Vincent Palloti (MD). 

Just like Dwayne Haskins, senior wide receiver Trevon Diggs will be a player to watch. The four star wide receiver has been a player most college football teams around the country are trying to reel in. Schools like Alabama, Maryland, LSU, Auburn, and Penn State want the brother of Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs.

Trevon was suppose to make his school decision on July 4, 2015 but he decided to postpone his decision so he can think about some more. One school that has popped up as a possible landing spot for Diggs is Maryland.

The Terps is still continuing to try to bring in the area’s top prospects. They already got players like Haskins, Keandre Jones, Tino Ellis, and Darryl Turner Jr. If he doesn’t play for Maryland in 2016, expect him to land at a SEC school. Schools to consider are Alabama and LSU.

Dwayne Haskins and Trevon Diggs are the top five football players in Maryland, according to 247sports.com. On Friday night, they will play on the same field and if you like watching talented players, this game should be taken into consideration. 

Ryan McFadden is the founder of Inside The Locker Room and alumni from DeMatha Catholic High School. He attends Iona  College and plans to major in Mass Communication. Follow him on Twitter @RMcFadden15. Be sure to follow Inside The Locker Room on Twitter @lockerroom2015  for more news on high school sports and sports in general. 

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About the Author

Ryan McFadden, @RMcFadden15

Founder of Inside The Locker Room and Sports Editor for the Ionian. I write about the Washington Nationals for Federal Baseball. Iona College class of 2019 and proud DeMatha alum. Follow me on Twitter @RMcFadden15.

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