Four-star all-purpose back Tim Irvin of Palmetto Bay (Fla.) Westminster Christian is entering the stretch of his recruiting process and he said he will know within a week which schools he's officially visiting. When asked which schools he liked, he said "As of right now, of all the schools that have contacted me, Florida State, Florida, Miami, USC and Clemson."
While Irvin plays on both sides of the ball for Westminster, he said he will play at safety in college. The 5-foot-8, 182-pound Irvin plans on announcing his decision in January.
"Basically, I'm just seeing where I can adapt for the next 3-4 years," Irvin said. "Also from an education standpoint, if football doesn't work I want to know what I can do after football. And just going in, I want to compete for a position and work hard."
Irvin said he's been to all of the five schools he listed except for Clemson, and hopes to get there for an official.
"I'll just have to see what my schedule is like and if I can catch a flight up there," he said.
Because of his family ties to Miami, it's been long assumed there's a likelihood he'll end up a Hurricane. Irvin doesn't view the legacy of NFL Hall of Famer and Hurricane great Michael Irvin as a pressure that could sway him to or from choosing Miami.
"I really don't take it as bad," he said. "He's telling me everything good about Miami and he's been to the next level and stuff like that. He tells me positive things about The U and his life, so I like to hear that because I'm trying to follow his footsteps."
Irvin said he's still deciding whether home will be in Miami or elsewhere.
"I want to know where I can feel a home environment," he said. "I want to see if I can leave Miami or stay, because either way I'll be a grown man on my own, adapting to new things, coaches and players."
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.