Kirk will reveal his decision at 10:45 PST, and do it live on Fox Sport Arizona at this link.
The 5-11, 190-pounder has been the object of a very intense and highly-scrutinized recruitment, even though Kirk himself has kept much of his true preferences very close to the vest.
It was thought for a long time that Texas A&M was his leader, but in recent months the hometown school, ASU, had seemed to pull ahead. When he took an official visit to UCLA at the beginning of November it appeared the the Bruins, who were the first to offer Kirk, helped themselves some. Auburn had made a late push for Kirk, too.
In the last 24 hours of so, various tidbits coming from different sources close to recruiting in Arizona have invariably indicated UCLA, Texas A&M and ASU.
Last night, Kirk tweeted:
Big day tomorrow. Never thought this moment would come. I love everyone who helped get me here! I'm doin what's best for ME.— Christian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2) December 17, 2014
Some have interpreted that kind of coded language as an indication Kirk has decided to leave Arizona, but it could also mean he's decided to stay close to home.
UCLA and Jim Mora have highly targeted fast playmaker-type recruits, but have missed on that big, potential impact guy. Kirk would have a great chance to fulfill that role, with some good speed and elusiveness to go along with great ball skills.
He has gotten fairly close with UCLA-committed quarterback Josh Rosen, and we had heard the possibility of catching passes from the #1 QB prospect in the nation appeals to Kirk.
Kirk is announcing fairly early since he's an early entrant, enrolling at the school of his choice this winter in order to participate in spring practice.