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April 10, 2008

Angleton freshman on the Longhorns' radar

Angleton's Quandre Diggs isn't any normal freshman. Diggs is one of the rare freshmen that not only started on varsity from jump street on a 4A team, but started both ways at quarterback and safety. Along with the impressive feat of being a two way starter and logging nearly 90 plays per Friday night, the 5-foot-8.5, 182-pounder boasts some impressive bloodlines, being the brother of former Texas Longhorn All-American and current San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer. Being the brother of a Longhorn great combined with a boatload of talent, it comes without surprise that the Texas Longhorns already have their eye on the next Angleton High star.


On Tuesday at the 23-4A district track meet, the freshman who carries himself with much more maturity than the average 15- or 16-year-old, took the time to talk with Orangebloods.com about his brother, Texas, football and track.

Q: What events will you be competing in at the district meet?

A:
The long jump and 100-meter dash. My best in the long jump is 21'5" and 10.66 in the 100-meters (hand timed).

Q: Did you have a favorite college team growing up?

A:
It's The University of Texas because my brother (Quentin Jammer) played there. I like USC too. It's California and I like it there.

Q: Would you say that you are tight with your brother?

A:
My brother and I, we might be the closest couple of brothers in the world. We like to spend a lot of time together when he is in town or when I visit. We're real close with each other.

Q: Do you see yourself as a running back or safety?

A:
Safety. I like hitting people. That's what I grew up looking at my brother playing, corner and safety, so that's what I like the most.

Q: What was the experience like starting on varsity both ways all season long?

A:
I think I did all right with it, but it was tough on my body. I could have done better, but it was a great experience. It was just a great experience that will make me better for the rest of my high school career and on.

Q: Do you have any summer camp plans?

A:
I've already got one marked down. I have the Texas camp. I just signed up last week for the June 8th through 11th. I might go to a couple more, but I haven't signed up yet.

Q: What is it like watching D.J. Monroe run on a weekly basis?

A:
It's crazy watching him run. I grew up with him my whole life, so I pretty much knew he may end up the fastest man in high school his senior year. It's great to watch him.

Q: What are you looking forward to in spring football practice? What position will you work at?

A:
It will be quarterback and safety again. I'm just going to be working on getting my footwork better. At safety, getting better at play recognition.

Q: Are your brother and D.J. Already working on you as far as Texas is concerned?

A:
It's nice knowing that Texas already has their eye on me as a freshman. They (Quentin and D.J.) aren't really recruiting me hard, but they let me know a lot that Texas has their eye on me.

Diggs finished his freshman season with more than 300 yards rushing and 60 tackles at safety as well as scoring on a 70-yard kick off return. He earned second team 23-4A all-district honors for his efforts.


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