Tide assistant director of player personnel Aazaar Abdul-Rahim is from nearby Washington, D.C. He built Friendship Collegiate Academy in D.C. into a local power while working with players such as Florida standout cornerback Jalen Tabor before leaving to join Alabama's staff last year. He is known to be well-connected around Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Abdul-Rahim coached Diggs' half brother, Darez, at Friendship. He has had a relationship with the Diggs family since Trevon was in middle school.
"The first time I visited Alabama, it just shocked me how great of a community it is and how much of a family they are, and thought it would be great to be a part of that," Diggs said. "And then on top of that, having somebody down there that I can trust and be around and that's from my area that I know has my best interest at heart played a big factor, too."
Alabama offered Diggs a scholarship after Abdul-Rahim was hired in February 2014.