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WPIAL Profiles: Gateway DB Carlos Diggs

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WPIAL Profiles, Carlos Diggs.

WPIAL Profiles is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling some of the up-and-coming talent out of the Pittsburgh area high schools.

Carlos Diggs — Gateway

Primary Position: Cornerback

Class: 2026

Heigh: 5-foot-11 Weight: 160 pounds

Sophomore stats: 16+ total tackles | 2 INTs | 7 PBU | 2 TFLs | 2 FF | 1 FR

Twitter: Los_Diggs1

Q&A

Other sports? I run track

Favorite hobby outside of football? Working out and perfecting my craft

Favorite type of music or artist to get you ready for a game? NBA Youngboy/Rylo Rodriguez

Pregame routines/superstitions? Go out two hours before the game, stretch and work on technique and get into the right mindset

Favorite pregame meal? Chick-Fil-A

Favorite NFL player to watch? Patrick Surtain

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? I am very smart

Favorite high school football moment so far? Catching my first interception

Biggest mentor and why? My dad, my mom and my big brothers because they push me to be the best version of myself

Describe yourself on the field? Locked in and ready to make a play

What are your goals this offseason? Get bigger and even better than last year

Offers? Marshall and Akron

What’s your visit schedule? I plan on getting up to Albany, Minnesota and West Virginia for upcoming visits

Coach Talk

“We talk about invisible preparation — a lot of stuff that people don’t see that results in what people do see — and Carlos is the epitome of that. He works tremendously hard at every aspect of his craft. His arrow’s pointing up. He keeps getting better and better. When all is said and done, he’s going to be a really good collegiate prospect.”   — Gateway head coach Don Holl

Film

Diggs possesses strong coverage skills with the ability to quickly react. Smooth footwork allows him to stay in stride in coverage. Has good ball skills and awareness. Quick closing speed and strong arm tackler.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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