Michigan has been peppering the country with new offers over the past few weeks and recently offered one of the top defensive backs in the West Coast in Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2018 safety Julius Irvin.
“I was just blown away,” Irvin told The Michigan Insider about his offer from the Wolverines “It is a very prestigious offer that has great tradition and great education. I wasn’t surprised when I got the offer, but it was more like, 'okay, they really pulled the trigger' and I could see the interest.”
The four-star prospect holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington amongst others. However, after landing an offer from Michigan, his interest has significantly piqued in the Wolverines.
“I’m very interested in Michigan,” said Irvin. “It is a great school, great tradition, great football and great education all in one. I’m definitely going to look into them. It is a very prestigious offer that has great education, football and tradition. It was just an honor to get a Michigan offer.”
The Wolverines also play a very aggressive and attacking style defense under Don Brown, which exactly fits the bill of Irvin’s game and makes him even more intrigued about the Maize and Blue.
“Oh yeah, most definitely because I play a very aggressive style of defense as well,” said Irvin. “They run a lot of man to man, so I like playing man too. They definitely match my style of play. The transition would be so comfortable because I’m already doing it and playing like that in the defense.”
Is there any chance the versatile 6-foot-1, 183-pound defender looks to make a trip out to Ann Arbor?
“Oh yeah, most definitely I plan to visit,” said Irvin. “I don’t have anything planned yet, but I have an idea of a couple schools I want to visit and Michigan is one of them.”
When he does get out to Ann Arbor, one of the people he hopes to meet is the headman himself, Jim Harbaugh, who is someone he views very highly.
“I think he’s a very great coach,” said Irvin. “It is an honor to have an offer from them. He spent some time in the NFL and now coming back down to college to a great program in Michigan. He’s just a great coach. Yeah, I wouldn’t mind playing for him too.”
Irvin currently has no favorites yet in his recruitment, but plans on trimming down his list of suitors this summer and knows the factors he will take into consideration. One factor that he won’t look at though is proximity to home.
“Not really,” Irvin said of distance being a factor. “I'm just looking for the place that will best fit me whether it is close to home or all the way across the country, it is just a place that will benefit me the most and help me grow as a man. I want a good education and what school can develop me as a football player for the next level, how well I fit with the football team and the school environment. Lastly, if I could see myself for four years too.”