From 37 to 10.
From 10 to 6.
Thirty-seven is the number of division-one scholarship offers Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro wide receiver Christian Kirk hauled in. Before The Opening he cut that list to 10 schools that included Stanford, Auburn, Tennessee, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas A&M, Arizona State, USC and UCLA.
Wednesday he eliminated four schools.
He announced in no order that Arizona State, Auburn, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC were his group of finalists.
He broke down down each school for us:
Arizona State- "They were my second offer and have recruited me very hard. Plus Tyler Whiley is there and he is one of my best friends. Coach Norvell has shown me how he plans on getting me the ball and how I fit in their offense. Plus if I stayed home I would get to play in front of all of my friends and family."
Auburn- "I had a great visit, it was one of the best on my recent trip. Coach Malzahn was with me on the entire trip and showed me how I fit in their offense."
Ohio State- "I visited there in February and I have a really good relationship with Coach Smith, the receiver's coach. They are probably recruiting me the hardest."
Texas A&M- "They have been recruiting very hard from very early on. I tagged along with Kyle Allen when he visited, before they offered me. Even then, they showed me a lot of love. Coach Sumlin came out to one of my games last year and he seems like a family guy. I have never heard anything negative about him."
UCLA- "They were my first offer and Coach Mazzone has been on me. Jalen Ortiz is a close friend of mine and he has really given me positive feedback. When I visited there it really had an 'at home' feeling."
USC- "I really like Coach Sark and Coach Martin. Seeing what Coach Martin has done with his receivers impresses me. They have had three freshman All-Americans in Robert Woods, Marquise Lee and Nelson Aguilar and that is one of my goals."
Kirk is currently the #4 wide receiver in the 2015 class.
Kirk had an outstanding junior year. He caught 65 passes for 1,164 and 17 TDs. He carried the ball 77 times for 825 yards and 13 TDs. He threw 2 TDs as a QB yards and made 50 tackles and 2 INTs on defense as well as being an excellent returner.
Kirk has been collecting offers since his freshman year of high school and when the smoke cleared he had been offered by Utah, Missouri, San Diego State, Arkansas, Auburn, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Penn State, Alabama, Ole Miss, Boise State, Florida, Oregon, Texas, Miami, USC, Stanford, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Washington, Nevada, Oklahoma, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Florida State, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Cal, Wisconsin, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA.
Kirk Names Six Finalists
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