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Diamond claims two new offers

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Jordan Diamond said he has now been offered by Michigan and Michigan State but the Chicago (Ill.) Simeon offensive tackle is still taking his time and won't rush into a decision. Since he's in the 2012 class, Diamond has lots of time to make up his mind.
"Pretty much they're all even," Diamond said. "I haven't looked into it like I should. During the off-season I'm going to look into it even more. In a couple weeks I should have a list on what I want to do.
"If it comes down to me making an early decision I will but I'm just taking my time. It's hard to take my time but I don't really know what I want to do."
Arizona, Illinois and Wisconsin have also offered Diamond, a 6-foot-6, 289-pound prospect who said Tennessee, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon and Penn State are also showing lots of interest but have not offered yet.
Since it's so early in his recruitment, Diamond said he's open to all programs and that he's willing to travel anywhere to play.
The Big Ten might be a good spot but with Arizona offering and Oregon showing interest there is a chance Diamond could look at those options as well.
"I'm willing to travel," he said. "If it's not the Big Ten then I'm willing to travel. My mom said it's OK for me to go west or south or wherever.
"I talk to (Arizona offensive line) coach (Bill) Bedenbaugh a lot. We have good conversations. I try to stay connected with all the coaches and get comfortable with them."
This off-season Diamond said he plans to take some visits and hopes to get to Michigan and Michigan State.
He has developed a good relationship with both coaching staffs - Greg Frey is his contact with the Wolverines and Dan Roushar is recruiting him for the Spartans - so trips to both schools seem to be in order.
"I talk to both of them a lot," Diamond said. "I'm trying to build a relationship with the coaches and trying to figure it out. During the off-season I'm going to definitely try to take some visits."
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