TIGERS MAKE THE CUT: 4-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond from Simeon in Chicago, Ill., has cut a long list of offers to five schools. Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa are the finalists for the nation’s No. 60 overall prospect, who now plans to make a decision this summer.
Diamond is a top AU target.
“When I went down there (to Auburn), just about everything (was special),” Diamond told 247Sports. “I have to get back down there on (May) 28th (Big Cat Weekend) and further my evaluation. Hopefully I can meet some of the potential players at Auburn and hopefully we can make something happen.”
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A PACKAGE DEAL: Georgia, Ole Miss and Miami have made late offers to 2011 athlete Denzel Nkemdiche from Grayson in Loganville, Ga. Nkemdiche recently received some positive academic news and is expected to be to enroll at a school in June. He is the older brother of defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, who is potentially the nation’s top overall prospect for 2013.
Denzel, who plans to visit Ole Miss and Georgia this week, has the Bulldogs and Rebels in his top two. He plans to make a decision next Monday. Denzel told 247Sports that he and Robert will “definitely play together” in college.
LACEY PICKS ALABAMA: A long and drawn out recruiting battle came to an end Wednesday when combo guard Trevor Lacey announced his commitment to Alabama during a press conference at Butler High School in Huntsville. Lacey chose the Tide over Kentucky, Auburn and Kansas.
"It felt like home and I have a friend there in Levi (Randolph),'' Lacey told the Huntsville Times. "...They needed a shooter or two guard and that's what I do.''
THIS AND THAT: Linebacker Raphael Kirby from Stephenson in Stone Mountain, Ga., committed to Miami Tuesday over Florida (where several of his teammates are committed) and LSU ..... 5-star offensive tackle D.J. Humphries told the Post and Courier his top three was Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. He plans to pick two more from Clemson, Auburn, North Carolina, N.C. State and Alabama to round out his five finalists ..... Defensive end Darius Philon from Vigor in Mobile added his fourth offer from Kentucky Monday ..... Arkansas added its second 2011 commitment in the last week with the addition of linebacker Robert Atiga from Snow Community College in Ephraim, Utah ..... Vanderbilt picked up its third commitment Monday from offensive lineman Barrett Gouger from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn.