Alexander Diggs is getting it done on and off the field in the class of 2022. The talented Brookwood running back averaged two touchdowns per game as an 8th grader for the Broncos in addition to earning straight A’s in the classroom. Diggs was named the 2017 FBU National Championship Game MVP as a running back for the 8th grade GFL team. He was also given the Xenith Leadership Award with Born to Compete for his off the field achievements. Diggs has the speed, vision, and ability to make highlight reel plays with the ball in his hands. A three year veteran of the FBU team and a leader in the Brookwood program since age six, Diggs is set to be an impact player at the high school level next fall.
Brookwood 8th grade finished undefeated and won the GFL Championship last November behind the legs of Diggs. The final drive of the season put the exclamation mark on his successful career in the GFL. “That last series against Buford they gave me the ball 3-4 times in a row in the Championship game. I think we got it around our 40 yard line and we just ran it into the end-zone. It was the game-winning touchdown.” Diggs told Born to Compete. The Broncos defeated Buford 22-20 to win their seventh title in eight years. “I’ve been playing with a lot of these kids since I was six years old, I trust them and they trust me. We’ve already gelled so we’re good to go transitioning into high school”, Diggs explained.
“I fit in their system very well at Brookwood, they love to run the ball and pound the rock”, he added. “I have really good vision, I’m able to find a hole really quick and get going”. Diggs hopes to soon be the next great Brookwood running back.
Diggs followed up his successful fall by participating in the FBU National Championship tournament. Diggs added another title to his resume as GFL got over the hump and defeated Dade County in December. “It felt so good to win that Championship. We had a lot of chemistry together; we knew each other and played against each other for a long time,” he added. “In the final against Dade County, I went through the hole on the left side and was able to cut across the field to the right side and get into the end-zone for a touchdown. It felt amazing,” he told Born to Compete. Diggs was awarded the FBU National Championship Game MVP for his performance.
“I’m going to be attending the Under Armor All American Camp and the FBU camp here in Atlanta this off-season. I want to become a more patient runner like LeVeon Bell. I love watching him run because he’s a very patient runner that’s able to stop and go on a dime. Right now I’m hitting the hole quickly so that’s something I’m working on,” said Diggs.
Diggs will enter Brookwood next fall as a ninth grader with plans to play both football and basketball for the Broncos. As Alex Benson of Born To Compete says “Diggs is going to be special because he is a winner, every time I see him play he is one of the top 3 players on the field.” The sky is the limit for this talented young standout.
~By Cody Butler