6-2, 185, 4.5
Columbus High School
CUTigers.com caught up with Christopher Columbus head coach Chris Merrit to get the latest on the 6-2, 185 pound speedster.
"Andrew is a kid that was on nobody's radar. Andrew is the nephew of Andre Wadesworth. Andre called me last summer and asked about getting Andrew to transfer. I didn't know what I had until mid way through the season. We didn't throw the ball much until we discovered what we had with Andrew."
|Diomande caught over 40 passes for almost 700 yards and 6 touchdowns last year.|
"He really did not get on anybody's radar. Andre sent out some tapes through his connections at Florida State," said Merritt. "The common thing among the coaches was they wish they would have know about him a month earlier."
Diomande ranked third in Dade County in receiving and broke all of the schools single season receiving records. The Florida standout also was 1st in Dade County in yards per catch.
The entire family is very pleased with the opportunity that Andrew will have to play for Clemson and Coach Bowden. "Andre Wadesworth plays a very important role with Andrew. Andre knows coach Bowden from his time at Florida State so he is very pleased with the decision."
Coach Merrit believes the Tigers will be very pleased with the last minute addition.
"He's very athletic around the football. He made a lot of catches over people. He does great with the posts and the fly patterns. His biggest strength is his ability to run routes. He is really a technician. He knows how to put his body in position where he is the only one that can catch the ball."
We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding wide receiver from Florida as his story unfolds over the next few days.