Jordan Diamond Announcement: Will he Commit to Michigan or Auburn?

Randy ChambersAnalyst IFebruary 2, 2012

National signing day was yesterday, but that doesn't mean every top prospect in the country has made their final decision. There are still a handful of heavily recruited players that are still trying to decide on which team they would like to play for.

Offensive tackle Jordan Diamond is one of those players who has yet to sign any papers on which school he will end up attending. He is one of the top offensive linemen in the country at 6'6", 290 pounds, and he would be an instant improvement to any offensive line in the country. 

Diamond, who is out of Simeon High School in Illinois, has had offers from nearly every top school in the country. He's made official visits to Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, Arkansas and Wisconsin. Although, many believe that the Wolverines and the Tigers are the front-runners for his services.

So, where does he end up?

Playing under the bright lights of the SEC has to be very appealing to one of the top recruits in the Midwest, but I think he'll end up a Michigan Wolverine. I think what head coach Brady Hoke is doing for this program is too great to walk away from. Although both are kind of far from his home in Chicago, it's a lot closer than Auburn is. And the Wolverines have already received the commitment from his high school friend Chris Bryant.  

Here's a little bit of what Diamond said about the visit with the Wolverines:

[The in-home with the Michigan coaches on Tuesday] was cool. It was three of them... Coach Hoke, Coach Funk, and Coach Hecklinski.  Everything went well.  We talked Michigan football, but [the part I liked most] was just the fact that they came down to the [house].  Coach Hoke came down and showed me some love.  That is really important.  He came down and we had a good conversation, we bonded, and we got a chance to know each other better.  We took a step forward.

Michigan has already locked up several top offensive linemen, including Kyle Kalis, Erik Magnuson and A.J. Williams. This class is loaded with talent on the line and, with the addition of Diamond, could possibly secure one of the top offensive lines in the country moving forward.

Diamond has been really quiet about which school he's favoring most, so it's hard to really go off of anything. But the best situation for him and his likely choice will be Michigan.

He's expected to make his decision on February 3 at 7:00 p.m CT.

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