Planning to visit a Michigan practice as the Wolverines prep for the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, 2015 Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro wide receiver Christian Kirk wasn’t able to make it out due to a lingering virus.
Regardless, Kirk did receive some good news from Michigan and Coach Brady Hoke Tuesday when the Wolverines officially extended him a scholarship offer.
“It’s a big one,” Kirk said. “Just sticks out cause of the history and tradition behind that program.”
Standing just 5-foot-9, 170-pounds, Kirk plays both ways for Saguaro and is coming off a very productive junior season. Kirk unofficially recorded 70 carries for 870-yards with 13 touchdowns on the ground to go with 62 receptions for 1,200-yards and 17 touchdowns through the air.
Kirk also snagged three interceptions and tallied 53 tackles defensively helping Saguaro win a state championship this fall.
Michigan began courting Kirk nearly a year ago.
“They came out during spring evaluations last year, multiple times,” Kirk said. “They of course didn’t decide to offer but they’ve been in contact a little bit recently. When they found out they were coming out here for their bowl game they sent me some dates for open practices.”
Kirk fancies himself strictly as a wide receiver at the next level, the position every school including Michigan is recruiting him for as well.
In the midst of a potential school record setting year by senior and fellow undersized receiver Jeremy Gallon, Kirk says he’s had a chance to watch the Wolverines but has yet to discuss what role he might play should he eventually opt for Ann Arbor.
“I got to watch them a couple times,” he said. “They do a lot of good things on offense.
“They’re dynamic, they switch it up and sometimes just couldn’t capitalize in games. I was definitely impressed with it.”
“We haven’t really gotten too in-depth with my role and how I play in that offense,” Kirk added.
Recently picking up an offer from Oregon this past Saturday, Kirk also holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Florida State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC, Washington and Wisconsin, among others.
Kirk remains in the process of setting up visits this winter, open to the possibility of leaving the west coast.
“I’m trying to get some dates for schools and once I get those I’ll finalize where I’m going,” Kirk said. “Definitely most of the California schools on the west coast, Stanford, UCLA, USC, definitely Oregon and then sometime this year I’ll get up to the Midwest too.
“I definitely want to go see multiple regions of the country.”