Bruins In Early on Kirk

UCLA was the first to offer the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro 2015 receiver, Christian Kirk, who's had a terrific spring so far...

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro receiver Christian Kirk (5-10, 190), is one of the premier playmakers in the West in the 2015 class.

After a stellar showing at the NLA Elite 7on7, where he earned all-tournament honors, he followed it up with an MVP performance at the L.A. NFTC, winning the MVP award for the receivers over several upperclassmen.

Kirk has a half dozen offers, but figures to see that skyrocket in the next 23 months before he signs a letter of intent.

"I think more offers could be coming towards the end of spring ball," said Kirk. "I know that they just ended the last recruiting class and they still have another one before me."

Kirk got his first offer back in December of 2011 when he had just completed his freshman season, from UCLA.

Since then, Arizona State, Oregon State and Arizona had and Wisconsin and Cal offered in the last two weeks.

"Notre Dame has talked to me a little, they did after my freshman year, but they're coming back out," said Kirk. "And Coach (Gus) Malzahn at Auburn and my coach know each other really well so I think Auburn is interested."

When Kirk was a freshman at Saguaro, D.J. Foster, a Freshman All-American at Arizona State, was a senior, and the two are close.

But Kirk said that Foster isn't trying to woo him to Arizona State. Yet.

"D.J. said he wants me to be able to go through the process myself and he's not really pushing me towards Arizona State," said Kirk. "Of course he might recruit me harder later."

And UCLA, which offered him first, is also showing a good deal of interest.

"Coach (Noel) Mazzone is recruiting me pretty hard, he recruited at my school when he was at Arizona State and he wants me to come out there," said Kirk.

Kirk knows that with plenty of time until he can make a decision, there is no reason to rush things.

So for now, he'll set up where he's going to visit and camp this spring and summer, in the coming weeks.

"After spring ball, I'll look at what schools are coming after me pretty hard and I'll probably camp at a few of those schools," said Kirk.

Academically, Kirk has a 3.5 GPA and said he'll probably wait until the fall of his junior year to take the SAT.

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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