Irvin is a physical specimen

One of the top performers at last weekend's So Cal Combine was Mt. San Antonio DE/LB B.J. Irvin (6-4, 230). He was a monster in individual testing and then showed well during the intense one-on-one session. got his thoughts on things and was able to find out which schools have made early contact with the talented defender...

Irvin prepped at Stevenson High School in Atlanta, Georgia and needed a fresh start on things when he didn't qualify for a D-1 scholarship.

"I heard about Mt. SAC from my friend Julio Sanchez who was already playing out here and I figured I needed to go experience life in another place," Irvin told "I arrived late and I didn't know any of the plays so they said I could play linebacker or put my hand down and rush the quarterback because I didn't need to know the plays to do that.

"It was fun and I worked into the rotation a bit, but I didn't really play that much last year so this year is my year."

In a reserve role as a freshman in 2008, Irvin still managed to post 28 tackles, nine quarterback hurries, six tackles-for-loss and three forced fumbles.

"I run well for a guy my size," Irvin said. "(Saturday) they hand-timed me at a 4.37 at 230 pounds and I did 225 pounds 20 times on the bench press so I tested like I wanted to, now it's about going out and performing like I know I can."

Recruiting is just now starting to pick up for Irvin as coaches have started to come by the Mounties' facility and he said schools are just now starting to make contact.

"I have heard from Kansas State, Oregon State, Washington State, Iowa State, Arizona and Ole Miss so far," Irvin said. "I don't have any offers, but they haven't even seen me play yet so I need to go out and do what I can do this fall."

Irvin will finish up his AA in May of 2010 and he'll have three years to play two following the season.

We'll have more from Irvin in the future, but he's definitely a prospect to keep your eyes on.

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