Where Does Notre Dame Stand with Diamond?

Five-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond of Simeon Vocational (Chicago) is getting plenty of interest from Notre Dame, but is he reciprocating it? Also, has he trimmed his list or set up official visits? He spoke to IrishEyes.com about all of it.

While Notre Dame shoots around the country checking in on its commits and those who made official visits, an offensive lineman much closer to campus also remains in the picture.

Five-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond of Simeon Vocational High (Chicago) is yet to trim his list, but he knows the Irish remain high on it.

"I'm still keeping myself open. I'm going to focus more on recruiting now that the season is over," the 6-foot-6, 290-pound Diamond said. "Notre Dame is definitely up there."

Diamond made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame last month, and was able to meet with the coaches, watch the Irish play and absorb the pre-game pomp and circumstance associated with a game at Notre Dame Stadium.

It didn't matter the Irish came up on the short end against USC because the experience was well worth it.

"Even though the game didn't come out the way the coaches wanted it to come out, they're definitely still up there," Diamond said. "They treated me well. They treated me like family. It was a good time.

"I liked it. It's a very fine place. I really got a chance to see it. I've been there twice, and I got to see a lot of the things there."

Diamond has a host of offers, and not only hasn't he trimmed his list, he is not ready to schedule official visits.

"I haven't decided on any yet," said Diamond, who was asked about in-home visits from coaches. "I don't have any scheduled yet. Right now I'm not too sure."

Other than timing of the season, one of the reasons Diamond didn't trim his list is because he is still fielding interest from teams.

One such school is Ohio State, and Diamond said new coach Urban Meyer called to check in on him.

"He gave me a call and I'm looking at them," Diamond said. "He's a very up-tempo guy and he said the (success) he was having in Florida, he was bringing it up to Ohio State. It was a good."


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