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Jordan Diamond No. 1 Player in Illinois Signs With Auburn

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Jordan Diamond of Simeon Career Academy in Chicago signed Friday with Auburn. He is a five star Offensive Lineman, Parade All-American, and the top player from the state of Illinois.
Jordan Diamond of Simeon Career Academy in Chicago signed Friday with Auburn. He is a five star Offensive Lineman, Parade All-American, and the top player from the state of Illinois.

Auburn's 2012 recruiting class got a big boost Friday as reported by KoolBell earlier here at Track Em Tigers. Jordan Diamond, a Parade All-American and five-star offensive lineman from Chicago signed to play for the Tigers

Diamond is 6-foot-6, 300 lbs. and is ranked by 24/7 Sports as the fifth-best offensive tackle in the nation. He is the sixth offensive lineman and the 21st member of Auburn's 2012 class.

Scout.com gave the following profile on Jordan:

"Diamond has a nice frame with long arms and a solid base in his legs. He's a naturally strong kid who drives defenders down field and does a nice job finishing his blocks. He has experience in pass protection and does a nice job of using his arm length and locking out on pass rushers."

Jordan had offers from over 20 of the top programs in the country including Notre Dame and Ohio State. He recently narrowed his list down to Auburn, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Michigan. After his visit to the Plains, he reportedly said he was drawn to Auburn's family atmosphere and that he had a lot of respect for Line Coach, Jeff Grimes.

Coach Chizik had said in published reports that signing a good class of linemen was a top priority. Well that mission has been accomplished. According to Scout.com, Diamond's signing gives Auburn the second best offensive line recruiting class in the country.

Auburn is still in the picture with at least two other top prospects in five-star receiver Stefon Diggs of Olney, Maryland and four star O-Lineman Alex Kozan of Castle Rock, Colorado. Diggs is scheduled to make his announcement next Friday.

Stay tuned, the Tigers final class count may yet grow some more.

Jordan Diamond Highlights (via 247SportsStudio)