Julius Irvin, a four-star defensive back prospect from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite, has added offers in recent days from Notre Dame, Oregon, Pittsburgh and UCLA to go with previous offers he received from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Kansas, USC, Utah and Washington.
“It has been a great experience and I am just thankful to be able to choose where I want to go for a free college education,” Irvin said of his recruitment. “It really is a blessing.”
The son of former Kansas Jayhawk and long-time Los Angeles Rams defensive back LeRoy Irvin, Julius could end up playing cornerback or safety at the next level.
“He does everything well,” Scout.com recruiting analyst Greg Biggins wrote of Irvin. “He can play in space, is a sure tackler, has a lot of range to cover and make plays on the ball, is a physical hitter and is a high level athlete as well.”
Colorado is one of the three programs Irvin has had a chance to check out so far. He was in Boulder to watch the Buffaloes' win over Oregon State in October.
“I love it there,” Irvin said of Colorado. “The atmosphere was great, the fans are very supportive and it is impressive how they have really turned the program around. It is just a great school and a great area to be.”
New Colorado defensive coordinator DJ Eliot has taken over his recruitment, and the Buffs' new scholarship quarterback is also trying to recruit Irvin to Boulder.
"Tyler Lytle has definitely been in my ear talking to me about his experience there,” he said. “He loves it up there. That is also huge. He wants me to come play with him again.”
Irvin has also been by to see Utah and USC. He plans to check out Cal and Washington in the coming months but has not figured out exactly when he will take those trips yet.
“I am not interested in one school more than others right now and I am going to keep it that way until I feel I am ready to sit down and start to narrow it down,” Irvin said. “The plan is to commit before my senior season so I can focus on that, but that could change.”
Irvin plans to compete in track and field this spring. After running the 100-meter dash in 10.9 seconds as a sophomore, he wants to “consistently run in the 10s in the 100” this year.