Rivals250 offensive lineman Jordan Diamond of Chicago (Ill.) Simeon has logged thousands of miles for unofficial visits to college campuses. The time is coming soon for the 6-6, 289-pound prospect to start setting his official visits, though.
"In a couple weeks I'll be in the process of doing that," Diamond said. "I'm just taking my time right now and taking as many visits as I can right now, officially and unofficially. I'm really taking it slow so I can make the right decision."
Diamond has been aiming for a National Signing Day announcement for his college selection. Simeon head coach Dante Culbreath held a press conference for his seniors to announce their college destinations the Friday before Signing Day last winter and Diamond has not ruled out utilizing that event as a platform for announcing his college choice.
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First, though, Diamond will take all five of his official visits, and he also wants to take at least one more unofficial, game day visit to a school.
"Thanksgiving weekend I might be going up to Michigan for the Michigan-Ohio State game or down to Auburn for the Auburn-Alabama game," Diamond reported.
Already this fall, Diamond has been able to attend home games at Illinois, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.
"It was amazing just to get out, see all these colleges and see what they have to offer me," Diamond said.
Diamond's list of scholarship offers numbers more than two dozen. At different points in his recruitment he has named favorites, but for the last several months the four-star prospect has refrained from identifying any top schools or ruling out any teams on his list.
"I have not had a chance to sit down and really evaluate, but I will be announcing a top couple schools in a couple weeks," Diamond said. "Right now I do have a clue as who will be in that top area - they are schools that continue to catch my eye as far as communication and on the field [play]."
Diamond was not ready to divulge which schools have already caught his eye and are likely to make his final list, but the wait will not be long for the unveiling of his top group.