Julius Irvin

2018 WR Irvin Checks Out Colorado

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2018 receiver Julius Irvin took an unofficial visit to Colorado over the weekend...

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2018 receiver Julius Irvin (6-1, 180), was offered by Colorado back in the spring, but until last weekend, he hadn't been out to Boulder.


His father, former Los Angeles Ram and Kansas Jayhawk, LeRoy Irvin, was familiar with the Buffs, playing against them in the old Big 8, but the younger Irvin got his first taste on his unofficial visit.

"That was my first time out there and it was a great experience," said Irvin.  "Colorado has a beautiful campus, you can see the Flatirons in the back of the stadium and they're beautiful."

Meeting with the coaches and checking out the Buffs' facilities also impressed him.

"They have great new facilities and their fans are very supportive with a large fan base," said Irvin. "I talked with Coach (Charles) Clark and Coach Mac (Mike MacIntyre).  I love him. He's a great guy and a great coach."

It was also Irvin's first unofficial visit as a recruit anywhere.

"I had been to a USC game, but this was my first visit as an actual unofficial visit," said Irvin.  "It was a very cool and very humbling experience."

The Buffs like Irvin as an athlete which is where Kansas offered him as well.

While he thinks cornerback may be his best longterm position, he's not opposed to receiver.

And part of that is his relationship with Servite quarterback Tyler Lytle, who's committed to the Buffs.

"Tyler is a big reason I visited Colorado," said Irvin.  "And the trip was an eye-opening experience for me."

Irvin said schools like Washington, San Jose State, Arizona State and USC are also intriguing to him.

The Huskies have a commitment from Servite teammate Keith Taylor, a cornerback opposite him.

"Washington has been watching me when they check on Keith," said Irvin.

Kansas is where his father starred before being a Pro Bowler with the original Los Angeles Rams and he'll head out to Lawrence in mid-November.

"I've planned to visit Kansas on November 19th with my dad when they play Texas," said Irvin.  "He's not pushing me to Kansas at all. He wants me to go where my passion is."

Irvin said he's open to leaving California and the West for college.

"I'm willing to go anywhere and play," said Irvin.

This weekend, he'll match up with his close friend and former Servite teammate Terrell Bynum, now at St. John Bosco.

"Terrell is one of my close friends and one of the top players in the nation," said Irvin.  "We'll see where I'm at when I play him this Friday."

Academically, Irvin has a 3.4 and will take the SAT in the spring.


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