Diamond, Gregory announcements Feb. 3

January, 25, 2012
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Jordan DiamondScott Powers/ESPNChicago.comJordan Diamond will decide where he'll be flexing his muscles in college on Feb. 3.
Simeon senior offensive lineman Jordan Diamond, the 94th-ranked player on the ESPNU 150, and quarterback Robert Gregory will announce their commitments on Feb. 3, coach Dante Culbreath said Wednesday.

The 6-6, 290-pound Diamond will choose between Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin, according to Culbreath. Diamond is the 10th-ranked offensive tackle in the country.

"He's been visiting each one of the schools, trying to find the best place for him," Culbreath said.

The 6-3, 185-pound Gregory will decide between Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Purdue, according to Culbreath. Gregory was previously committed to Arkansas, but decommitted in December. He is the 64th-ranked athlete in the nation.

"He really wanted to play quarterback," Culbreath said. "He was looking at those situations out there. We wanted to open up his recruitment. All of the schools he's looking at now are recruiting him at quarterback."

Culbreath said the two players were close friends and could end up at Arkansas together.

"That would be totally unique," Culbreath said.

Culbreath said he's tried to give both players one piece of advice throughout their recruitment.

"I tell them to follow their hearts," Culbreath said. "Let your heart lead you. All of them are great schools."
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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