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Auburn lands 2nd top 100 OT with Diamond

Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:37 pm

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The (arguably) biggest win for Auburn on National Signing Day was landing Maxpreps top 100 offensive tackle Avery Young. But as it turned out, the Tigers had a win just as big waiting for them --and at the same position -- after National Signing Day.

That's thanks to Jordan Diamond, the 6'6", 310-pound four-star tackle from Chicago's Simeon High School who signed with Auburn Friday night. Diamond picked the Tigers over offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Arkansas and others.

Diamond ranked as the nation's No. 67 overall prospect at Maxpreps and the No. 9 offensive tackle in the class, giving Auburn five members of the Maxpreps top 100, tying them for third-most in the conference behind Alabama and Georgia.

"Auburn is getting a hard, dedicated player with great character," Simeon head coach Dante Culbreath told the Chicago Tribune. "Jordan felt comfortable with the Auburn coaching staff, like here at Simeon. It was a matter of that relationship and how he felt."

From Tom Lemming's scouting report on Diamond:

The No. 1 prospect in the state of Illinois is the prototypical LT. Blessed with long arms and quick feet, he can effectively block on the second level and eliminate linebackers ... He has a take no prisoners' attitude, never lets up, shows good hand/punch in pass protection, can seal and sustain blocks, and he's exceptionally strong at the point of attack. He anchors well and he uses his outstanding athletic ability to slide and mirror and cut off fast edge rushers. One of the most dominating LT's in the country.

Auburn is now poised to make a major post-Signing Day impact, with No. 14 overall athlete Stefon Diggs -- the nation's top remaining unsigned recruit -- also seriously considering the Tigers. Diggs is scheduled to sign Feb. 10.

Relive all the highlights from National Signing Day at's NSD Central.


Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 7:09 pm

Auburn lands 2nd top 100 OT with Diamond



Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:06 pm

Auburn lands 2nd top 100 OT with Diamond

Welcome to Auburn Avery.  If you're lucky, you may lead them to a legitimate NC.  You see, most honorable folks think the last one was won with an ineligible player.  The NC was hollow as only people on the plains view it as legit.  The NCAA should be ashamed of itself and in fact, have new legislation in place that would absolutely never allow Scam Newton to ever play again, given that situation re-occurring.  Many have lost respect for Auburn and rightly so. 

Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:27 am

Auburn lands 2nd top 100 OT with Diamond

Welcome Mr. Diamond, you will love Auburn and we AU fans cant wait to see you dressed in the burnt orange and navy blue.After all of the scold AU fans have picked up from cocky bammer fans during this rec. cycle after it looked like we would sign less than 20 guys, well Chizik and the guys have worked hard to finish strong and they have filled needs on the o-line,wr and dbs.Welcome sir and WAR EAGLE.....Mr Diggs we can use you also and from what im hearing Trooper is working on Diggs to give AU thier 2nd 5 star guy after signing day,wow...Diamond is a 5 star in most every service....

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