California safety blessed with Irish offer

Four-star safety Julius Irvin landed a Notre Dame offer on Monday and hopes to visit South Bend. Irvin has a tie to the Irish, which could play a role in his recruitment.

Notre Dame has had success recruiting Servite High School in the past having signed tight end Troy Niklas in 2011 and wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown in 2015.

On Monday, the Irish returned to the Anaheim, Calif., school to offer four-star safety Julius Irvin.

“I’m very excited by the offer,” said Irvin, a 6-foot-1, 183-pounder. “I feel blessed to have received it.”

Irvin, who could play either safety or cornerback at the next level, also holds offers from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Pitt, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Kansas, his father’s alma mater.

LeRoy Irvin was drafted out of Kansas by the Los Angeles Rams in 1980. He spent nine years at cornerback and punt returner with the Rams and played in two Pro Bowls.

Notre Dame assistant coach Brian Polian is handling the recruitment of Julius Irvin.

“He said he liked my film a lot and he wanted me to play for him,” Irvin said. “They said I'd fit perfectly in their scheme.”

Irvin plans to visit South Bend in the future but a date hasn’t been scheduled.

He expects to give each school that has offered an equal opportunity to land his signature next February.

“All schools that have offered me are equal right now,” he said. “Notre Dame is a great school with tradition and education. I'm keeping all schools the same right now.”

The Irish have a bit of an advantage in recruiting Irvin thanks to his relationship with the St. Brown family.

“I know Equanimeous,” Irvin said. “I’m very close with their family. He loves it there. He said it's a big family.”

Irvin will visit UCLA on Wednesday and he has trips planned to Cal and Washington. Top Stories