Wide receiver Christian Kirk started his week by becoming one of few 2015 prospects to receive an invitation to June's Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at Soldier Field. From there, the momentum just kinda carried forward.
Florida State offered the junior-to-be a scholarship on Monday morning. Oklahoma State did the same a few hours later. On Tuesday, he followed that up by receiving an invitation to attend Michigan State. Then, so goes the life of Arizona's top sophomore in the spring.
"It's been really crazy," Kirk said on Tuesday evening. "Florida State ... it was Coach Brewster. He really liked what I had on film. I was surprised by that one because they hadn't really talked to me before. That as always a school I had interest in, so it was a big-time surprise offer. With Oklahoma State, the quarterbacks coach was out watching our quarterback Luke Rubenzer> throw, and he saw me running routes, so he sent the wide receivers coach. He evaluated me and offered me before he left."
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Michigan State showed up at his school on Tuesday afternoon and the routine was pretty much the same. An evaluation was made and an offer was extended. Kirk says he has interest in all three schools that have recently entered his recruitment, but it's clear that the Seminoles stand out. That, of course, is not without reason.
See, for a sophomore in high school, Kirk is shockingly aware of the history that surrounds FSU's courtship. And that might play in the 'Noles' favor.
"Over the past five years or so … or even as far as you want to go back, you never really hear of Florida State recruiting in Arizona," Kirk said. "I was surprised that they would come all the way out here to offer me and have interest in me. That's what got me. It could be a place I want to visit."
According to Kirk, he will plan his summer unofficial visits after the conclusion of spring practice. There are a plethora of spots to fill, but some schools hold special standing. At this point, his itinerary is by no means complete. He does, however, have a rough draft of sorts.
"I have interest in going to down to Tennessee for sure," Kirk said. "I talk to the coach there pretty much once a week. I'll maybe take some visits in the South while I'm there. I'm definitely going to UCLA and (California) for sure this summer. Probably some other schools. I just need to sit down and decide."
Kirk currently holds 11 scholarship offers. As a sophomore at Saguaro, he caught 43 passes for 1,003 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 10 times for 166 yards and three scores.