Diamond Exploring All Options

Four-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond (Chicago Simeon H.S.) is gaining interest from a few new schools. With a long list of options, Diamond is beginning to set his visits and evaluate all of his options.

There is little time for rest as a highly-touted high school athlete. Take for example Chicago Simeon product Jordan Diamond. The 6'6, 290-lb offensive tackle is spending is Sunday enjoying a rare day of rest during his offseason training program.

"I'm doing well; I'm just resting my body right now," Diamond said. "We did some major working out at the school. I'm about to rest and watch the Pro Bowl."

Though Diamond is in the midst of the offseason, he has been very busy with recruiting. The junior currently holds 11 scholarship offers, and is gaining interest from a lot of schools. Diamond's long list of offers includes Northwestern, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Wisconsin, and a few others.

In addition to those offers, Diamond is beginning to gain some new interest from Ohio State and Boston College.

"I've gotten some new looks from Boston College and now Ohio State," Diamond said. "I'm talking on a consistent basis with Ohio State. I'm taking my time with this and seeing how it works out."

Though it's still early in his recruitment, Diamond has already begun to evaluate his options, and he already has a list of favorites.

"My standouts are Wisconsin; I've been to Wisconsin for a bunch of game. I've been to Iowa, they're big time down there. Also, Ohio State, I've heard from them and they want to see me. Also, Michigan. I'm hoping the new coach (Brady Hoke) can turn the program around."

But being located just a short drive away from Evanston; Diamond has become very interested in Northwestern. Diamond is very impressed with what Pat Fitzgerald has built with the Northwestern program.

"They're up-and-coming," Diamond said. "They had a winning season, had a chance to go to a bowl game. They're turning it around up there, so that's what I like to see.

But the thing that stood out for Jordan Diamond the most was how Northwestern competes with every opponent. The Wildcats were recently named one of the nation's most exciting teams, thanks to their great fights against some of the best teams in the country. Diamond credits that to the Northwestern coaching staff.

"I like watching a consistent and young coaching staff compete with some of the best teams in the nation."

Diamond is still in the early parts of his recruitment, but he is now planning on setting up his official visits. Diamond has received messages from Pat Fitzgerald about Junior Days, and is planning on visiting Northwestern, and other schools.

Still early in his recruitment, Diamond wants to see as many schools as possible to further evaluate his choices.

"I'm trying to go to as many Junior Days as I can. Hopefully go to some practices and hear from every school."


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