Julius Irvin (Brandon Huffman)

UW Wows Four-Star '18 DB Prospect

Washington has long been considered a very strong contender to reel in 2018 Servite (Anaheim, Ca.) DB Julius Irvin and they took another step toward that goal by wowing the four-star prospect on his visit to Montlake on Monday...


"It was a really great visit up there," Irvin told Dawgman.com as he waited for his flight home at Sea-Tac Airport. "It really blew me away with how beautiful it was up here in Seattle. 

"I'd never been up here before and I knew it was pretty, but I never realized how beautiful it is up here. My dad actually spent some time here growing up, but he's a military kid, so he's from a lot of different places, but yeah, I really loved the city and to get the chance to meet up with the coaches and watch practice and see the whole campus, it was just really a great experience seeing it all for myself in person."

While he was on campus, Irvin met with defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake and the two talked about the role he would fill should he wind up a Dawg.

"They see me as a corner, but coach Lake said with my versatility, I could play pretty much anywhere in the secondary and be successful," Irvin noted. "I just love to compete so I will play wherever I'm needed or the coaches see me fitting in best.

"Overall, it was a great visit and I learned a lot about the program and how I would fit in it if I wind up committing to them."

Washington isn't the only school he's visited this spring.

Irvin has also visited USCUCLAUtah and Colorado and he's hoping to visit USC one more time this spring before he shuts things down and concentrates on his senior season.

"I'm not close to deciding yet, but in a perfect would, I would make my decision sometime close to the start of my senior season," Irvin said. "It could happen in late July or in August before my season, but I am not going to rush into anything. 

"I want to make the right decision for me and then I will be done with recruiting."

When he does go to make his decision, Irvin said he's thought about what he wants to find in the program he chooses.

"A big thing for me will be my comfort-level with the program and also the education so I will be set up for my life after football," Irvin said. "I also want to have a good relationship with the coaches and feel like they can get the best out of me and help me reach the next level."

Irvin is rated by Scout.com as a safety and he's currently rated four-stars and the number 22 safety in the country and ranked fifth at the position in the state of California.

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