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Notre Dame Offers California Safety Julius Irvin

Notre Dame had been in contact with Anaheim (Calif.) Servite safety Julius Irvin before his Sunday evening offer.

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.


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