Breakdown: Christian Kirk

Christian Kirk, the #4-ranked wide receiver in the nation for 2015, will unofficially visit UCLA this weekend, and we break down his game and the potential impact he'd make if he were to become a Bruin...

Player Name: Christian Kirk
Position: Wide Receiver
Height/Weight: 5'9, 170
Position Rank: #4
Year: 2015
School: Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Schools Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Michigan, more.

Recruitment: UCLA was the first Pac-12 school to offer Kirk, and they've been on him hard from the beginning. Of course, other programs have jumped on board, so it's going to be a very competitive recruitment on a national level. Kirk is the kind of kid that will do a thorough job of visiting schools. He is coming to UCLA this weekend and will also drop by USC while he's in town, but most of the weekend will be spent at UCLA. He has plans to see Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State this spring and summer, and will probably see more. UCLA does have a secret weapon, however: Josh Rosen, the five-star quarterback from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, who is a heavy lean to UCLA, is close with Kirk. If you're a receiver of Kirk's caliber, you want to make sure you have a quarterback of Rosen's caliber throwing you the ball. We've also heard that Kirk has a good relationship with Eric Yarber and both Mazzones. From what we understand, the early leaders for Kirk are Texas A&M, Oregon, and UCLA.

How Would He Fit: Kirk isn't big, truly about 5-9, but he is very fast (running a 4.49 at The Opening last year as a rising junior). He has great elusiveness and, perhaps his best feature, is his polished receiver skills, with already advanced technical skill in route-running and pass-catching. UCLA has successfully recruited the big, physical receiver, especially in the class of 2014, but there is a need for the speedy game-breaker and Kirk fits that bill. He'd probably plug in at the slot in UCLA's offense, and he'd give the Bruins that big-play weapon either with the ability to take a short pass to the house or stretching the middle of the field vertically. Picture a faster, shiftier -- albeit smaller -- Devin Fuller. Among the guys on UCLA's short list of those that fill a real need, even with UCLA's limited scholarships, Kirk is one of them.



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