Notre Dame expanded the 2018 defensive board Sunday evening as Anaheim (Calif.) Servite safety Julius Irvin reported an offer from the Irish.
The 6-foot, 180-pounder told Blue & Gold Thursday he had been hearing from special teams coach Brian Polian and the defensive staff as a whole gave good marks to his highlight tape.
"They really like my film and they really like the type of player I am," Irvin said recently. "It’s just kind of a recent thing. Coach Polian said they reviewed my film with the whole defensive staff and they really liked how I played.
"[Coach Polian is] just a great guy, and I was really appreciative to get to talk to him," Irvin added. "He was talking to me about the area and the league I play in, and he knew my area very well."
Irvin has a little connection to Notre Dame as he is good friends with five-star wide receiver and Irish target Amon-Ra St. Brown, who is the younger brother of rising Notre Dame junior wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown.
Irvin told Blue & Gold in the same interview he would like to make his way to South Bend for a visit.
"It’s just a great school in general,” Irvin said. “They have a lot to offer, and to me, the distance isn’t that big of a deal. I’m willing to anywhere."
USC, UCLA, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado and Utah are among the teams to offer the three-star safety.
Irvin is ranked as the No. 32 safety in the class and the No. 36 player in California.