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Former Auburn offensive lineman Jordan Diamond headed to Miami (OH)

Former Auburn offensive lineman Jordan Diamond, No. 76, practices on March, 2016.
Former Auburn offensive lineman Jordan Diamond, No. 76, practices on March, 2016. mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Former Auburn offensive lineman Jordan Diamond is headed to Miami (OH) for his final year of eligibility. Diamond, a graduate transfer, will be free to play in the fall.

The Chicago native announced his decision on social media.

“Decided to Attend Miami Of Ohio university! Excited and blessed for this opportunity. Can wait to get down there with the Squad! #RiseUp” Diamond tweeted.

Diamond revealed his transfer plans at the end of spring camp with a lengthy message on Facebook.

"I'm humbled and honored to have been here for 4 years. A-Day was the last time I will run through the smoke at Jordan Hare Stadium,” Diamond wrote.

Coach Gus Malzahn had hoped Diamond would find a position on Auburn’s two-deep depth chart this spring after battling injuries throughout his four years on the Plains. Diamond repped on both sides of the line during spring practice at tackle.

“He’s had a lot of adversity, so he’s one of those guys that I’m really hoping this spring finds a position and gets confidence in playing and stays healthy,” Malzahn said. “I think that’s his biggest thing, but we’re rooting for him, I’ll tell you that.”

The former four-star recruit missed his entire freshman season with a shoulder injury. He also battled knee and back injuries in recent years. Diamond’s lone appearance in 2015 came in Auburn’s win over Idaho late in the season.

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