The 2018 class out West is a strong one at the safety position and one of the top ones in the region is Julius Irvin.
Irvin, son of former L.A Ram DB Leroy Irvin, is a versatile safety prospect who does everything well. He can play in space, is a sure tackler, has a lot of range to cover and make plays on the ball, is a physical hitter and is a high level athlete as well.
His recruitment has taken off in the last few months with offers coming in from schools like Arizona, Cal, Colorado, USC, Utah and Washington. On Thursday, Irvin landed two more offers out of the Pac-12 from the Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins.
"First UCLA offered and I was really excited to get that one,' Irvin said. "It was kind of a surprise because I haven't talked with UCLA. I talked with Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and I like him a lot. I like his energy and I'm planning to get up there for a visit during Spring practice.
"Later in the day, I talked with Coach Clark and Coach Heyward at Oregon and they offered me. That was also an unexpected offer but I'm very interested in getting up there for a visit as well. I think the new staff will turn the program around and I'm looking forward to learning more about the program."
In addition to the Bruins and Ducks, Irvin is hoping to do a few other spring visits.
"I want to see Cal, USC and Washington," Irvin said. "I don't have any dates yet but those are the schools I'm planning to check out and then hopefully be able to make my decision at the end of the summer.
"I just want to be able to focus on school and my football season so that's why I would like to make a decision before the school year starts. I don't have any leaders right now, that's what the visits will be for so I'm looking forward to getting out and seeing what these schools have to offer."