Upland (Calif.) is loaded this year and could have as many as seven players sign when February rolls around. One player whose stock is soaring right now is defensive back Osahon Irabor who picked up his fourth scholarship offer Tuesday.
Irabor, 5-10, 180 pounds was one of the players we were really looking forward to seeing this past Sunday at the SoCal NIKE Camp. The talented corner had 60 tackles and three picks as a junior and was already boasting early offers from Arizona State, Arizona and Cal.
Unfortunately, the athlete was only able to participate in the SPARQ portion of the camp before having to sit out the rest of the camp after feeling sick.
"My stomach was bothering pretty bad," Irabor said. "I was feeling bad Saturday but I wanted to try and see what I can do. After working out for a little while, I just couldn't go any more and had to sit out.
"It kind of worked out though because since I didn't get to finish the camp, I can go to another camp and I'll now be going to the NIKE Camp at Oregon in June. They just offered me and I was very excited to get that one.
"I've always liked Oregon a lot and they were already in my top five before the offer. So now I'll get to go and take a visit there and do the camp. I'm also going to check out Oregon State the day before the Oregon NIKE Camp so that should be good."
Along with both Oregon schools, Cal, USC and UCLA round out Irabor's top five. He checked out both L.A schools this past Saturday.
"I went to USC in the morning and that was my first time ever there," Irabor said. "First I met with Coach Watson who has been looking forward to my visit with great anticipation. Coach Rockey Setos was also fired up to finally see me in person.
"At SC, I sat in during there pre-practice meetings, which included review of film from thier prior practice and also a motivational speech from their coaches before their intra-squad Trojan huddle scrimmage.
"The atmosphere at SC was incredible, and it was my first visit to USC ever believe it or not. I was so fired up that I wanted to suit up and practice against all that talent. I love the idea of being apart of a competitive program with a storied history/
"I left SC early to go and visit UCLA for Junior Day. I made a commitment to UCLA and to Coach Walker to visit UCLA for the second week in a row, so I made it a point to visit both schools in the time span I had.
"I enjoyed my visit to UCLA just as much as my USC visit and I'm not just sayin that to be political. I took a campus tour and spoke to Coach Walker for a extensive amount of time. I love the way coach Walker conducts himself as an individual and as a coach.
"Coach Walker is an up front coach who answered all my questions in a honest manner. If I had to rate my visits; USC would get a 9/10 and UCLA would get a 9/10. I'm open to both schools and the rest of the nation to be quite honest. Everybody is in the hunt for me right now. The past three weeks receiving four Pac-10 offers is a dream come true."