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Irwin sticking with favorites

UCLA recently offered Trent Irwin but the four-star wide receiver has had a longstanding top two of Arizona State and Stanford and it doesn't sound like that's going to change soon.
"It was cool," Irwin said of the UCLA offer. "They called me when I was camping actually. It was hard to get in touch and then I got to talk once I got back from camping on Friday. They said the process takes a while for them and they were talking about offering late.
"UCLA is a great school, a great program, they're nearby. They're turning things around and they have been the last few years. Right now it's still pretty much Arizona State and Stanford. They're in the top five and they're a great program though."
Irwin, rated as the ninth-best wide receiver and No. 89 overall in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, has not swayed off his top two for months.
Arizona State also has an edge because teammate Brady White, a four-star quarterback, is already committed there. Stanford has its combination of athletics and academics plus its football team has been phenomenal in recent years.
The UCLA offer is definitely nice but Irwin said he feels more comfortable with his top two teams at this point.
"I know those coaches better," Irwin said. "I've been talking to them for a while. They offered earlier and they've been around for a while. I've visited both places and they seem like great places to go. Right now those two seem like the top places.
"Maybe I'll try to visit UCLA and see what's going on but right now it's those two places."
A decision timetable is still being worked out. The four-star receiver who finished with 76 receptions for 1,470 yards and 20 touchdowns in his junior season said he now wants to see how teams perform this season and he could make a commitment toward the back end of the year.
His new top five is Arizona State and Stanford clearly out front with UCLA, Texas Tech and Oregon State in the mix.
"I think I'm going to wait until around November to see how the teams are doing, see how the coaches are doing," Irwin said. "I'll get a feel for how the season is going and how the players are being used. I'd like to go to a few more games and see how things are going and go from there."