Jack Diamond attended an Ole Miss camp after his freshman campaign. He knew then that he wanted to be a Rebel.
"I just fell in love with it up here," Diamond said from the Southern Elite combine. "I just love the coaches at Ole Miss. The facilities and the campus and just the town of Oxford. Everything is beautiful. It has everything that I want for a college."
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback spoke with the Ole Miss quarterback coach, Dan Werner, Monday about the opportunity to walk-on at Ole Miss.
"Coach Werner and I talked about me becoming a preferred walk-on at Ole Miss. He asked if I wanted one of the walk on slots and if that was possible. I said yes I would love too. I just wanted a chance to go to Ole Miss either way."
If a D1 program ends up giving Diamond a scholarship offer down the road it would be considered.
"It mostly depends on the school. I'm pretty happy here. I just love the campus, facilities and coaches at Ole Miss. Coach Werner really likes the way I throw the ball and my feet. My family and I have been discussing it the past couple of weeks about accepting a preferred walk on spot at Ole Miss or not. I'm at peace with it."
The Ole Miss offense is similar to the one he runs at Shawnee (Okl.).
"I feel like I fit into Ole Miss' offense really well. We run a similar offense at my high school. We do a ton of the same things. Being able to spread the ball around to different parts of the field. I think it fits my skill set pretty nicely."
Jack was 162-292 for 2,650 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior.
"I feel like I can sling it around and get the ball in the playmakers hands. Ole Miss does everything I do here (at Shawnee). I think it's the perfect fit for me."
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org