Jordan Diamond not to Michigan per Ondre Pipkins

Jordan Diamond not to Michigan per Ondre Pipkins

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on February 3rd, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Per Ondre Pipkins, who I just spoke with, and his Twitter, Jordan Diamond is "100% not coming to Michigan". 


EDIT: "his twitter" being Pipkins, not Diamond, just to be clear. 

EDIT2: I am just going on what Ondre told me. I have no first hand sources with Diamond so I am only reporting what Ondre has said. 

The "Five of Diamond's" theory

The "Five of Diamond's" theory

Submitted by michelin on February 2nd, 2012 at 7:24 PM

On the scout board, there is an interesting discussion of Diamond’s apparent statement that he will “shock the world” tomorrow.   Is it bad news or is it a reference to the Fab Five (offensive line commitments at UM, if he comes). 

I call this the “Five of Diamond’s” theory (ie the theory that Diamond  was referrring to the (Fab) FIve when he said he would shock the world.).   And if he picks UM, I will give him Michelin's FIve Diamonds award.




“Sam Webb interviewed Hoke yesterday at the WTKA Signing Day Extravaganza. And Webb asked Hoke about the possibility of landing any more kids. Hoke replied something like "a Texas sized piece and an Alaska sized piece". To me that says he means two large players. So obviously the staff is holding out hope for landing either or both of these kids.

Unfortunately I'm starting to get a feeling we land neither. Think I read on ******* last night that Jordan Diamond tweeted he's going to shock the world. Well going to Michigan will not shock anybody. So it would have to be a team people hardly expected him to go to. So that puts Auburn,Wisconsin and who knows? maybe even something crazy like OHIO. “

“Could it be that Diamond is referencing the fab five when Juwan Howard said they were gonna "shock the world"? He was also another Chicago boy. Diamond is going blue and Kozan is going Auburn... Book it.”

“I hope that's what he meant.”

A poster on the r*ivals board also takes the statement as a reference to the "Fab FIve" and believes that it is not only a good omen for UM.   As a member of a school that competes with UM, he regrets that it is now a foregone conclusion that Diamond will pick UM.”
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“I thought something similar.... But he has kept things so close to the vest it is hard to really get a feel.”

“I think you're spot on here”


”He has been coy. But he also said at the beginning he was going to go thru the process. He took all his officials and yet he has been to UM like 6 times. I think this is a kid who was always going blue, yet he wanted to enjoy the trips plus get some exposure for his boys at Simeon High.”

ESPN Recruiting Staff predictions on remaining recruits (Diamond to Michigan)

ESPN Recruiting Staff predictions on remaining recruits (Diamond to Michigan)

Submitted by 2014 on January 30th, 2012 at 10:09 AM

If you're looking for a little pick me up on the recruiting front, 6 out of 7 recruiting experts over at ESPN predict Diamond to Michigan. It's behind a paywall, but I'll link for those that can access:

Also interesting to see tOSU the favorite for Davonte Neal and Jamal Marcus even though they are supposodely over their cap for the year already. There is a lot of negative you can say about Urban, but his history at Florida was actually on the right side of the law when it comes to over recruiting, so this will be interesting...

Diamond/Grant/Muller/Henry aside, who else is a realistic recruit target?

Diamond/Grant/Muller/Henry aside, who else is a realistic recruit target?

Submitted by team126 on January 30th, 2012 at 7:05 AM

I woke up and realized that we have 28 slots for 2012, with 23 verbal commits and 4 target left (Diamond/Grant/Muller/Henry). Assign each target  a possibility factor:

  • Diamond:   0.6
  • Grant:          0.6
  • Muller:         0.5
  • Henry:         0.75

That gives us 2.45 commits. From what I learned on "Super Sunday", I will take 2 out of the 4.

Are we going to bank 3 schollies, or we just rub more snake oil to commits of Purdues? Who else is a realistic target?

Diamond and Gregory announcing together- bad for us?

Diamond and Gregory announcing together- bad for us?

Submitted by Maize n Blue on January 26th, 2012 at 10:32 AM

ESPN ($) is reporting that teammates Jordan Diamond and QB Robert Gregory will both be announcing their decisions on February 3rd. Could this be bad news for Michigan? The only common team they have in their final schools is Arkansas. Assuming they have not made up their minds yet, this obviously could mean nothing-- but if Michigan had two recruits on their radar who were teammates and decided to announce together, I'd be pretty excited.

Considering his status as a prospect and how long Diamond has been discussed on this site, it is pretty impressive how he's kept everything so close to the vest. Hopefully Garnett's decision today will turn out well and (positively) influence the remaining recruits.


Diamond: Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin

Gregory: Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Purdue


Reminder: Garnett decision set for 6pm Eastern

The Decision Dates of Our Recruits

The Decision Dates of Our Recruits

Submitted by hart20 on December 7th, 2011 at 5:12 PM

I decided to compile a chart listing when all of our recruits plan on making their decisions. Here it is:


Recruit Decision Date
Jehu Chesson December 21st or 22nd
Jordan Diamond February (National Signing Day)
Bri'onte Dunn By the end of December (Early Enrollee)
Joshua Garnett January 25th or 26th
Zach Banner January 14th
Jordan Payton Unknown. Visiting Cal on December 9th. Likely to take his time making a decision.
Darius Powe January 5th at the Under Armour All-American game.
Yuri Wright January 7th at U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Note: Decision date may be moved back. Tentative official visit to Michigan scheduled on January 13th. (Thanks, Waggles)
Monty Madaris Unknown. Taking official to Michigan in early January, decision likely sometime after that.
Taylor McNamara Late December or early January. Possibly January 7th at the U.S. Army All American Bowl.
Alex Kozan By the end of December.


All dates reflect what the recruit has most recently stated, to the best of my knowledge.

ACE: Jordan Diamond Visiting This Weekend

ACE: Jordan Diamond Visiting This Weekend

Submitted by Ace on November 25th, 2011 at 12:48 AM

I'm about to let the post-leftovers food coma fully kick in, but here's a little recruiting nugget before tomorrow's Friday Recruitin': According to his Twitter account, Chicago Simeon tackle Jordan Diamond is taking a visit to Michigan this weekend:

@Jordan76simeon Jordan Diamond
Heading to Ann Arbor

This is a bit of a surprise, and a pleasant one. More coming tomorrow.