Four-star cornerback Virdell Larkins (5-10, 177, 4.5) from Oakland (Calif.) Tech has had his first two in-house visits this week and he was impressed by both schools. The two schools that have visited are Cal and Oregon.
Cal had the first in-house visit as defensive coordinator Bob Gregory and running backs coach Ron Gould talked about the benefits of being a Cal Bear.
Cal head coach Jeff Tedford will be coming in-house next week after Larkins takes his official visit to Cal this weekend December 5th.
The Oregon Ducks sent in their heavy hitters as head coach Mike Bellotti and defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti were in the house Tuesday.
“I enjoyed it,” Larkins said about Bellotti’s and Aliotti’s visit. “I enjoyed both of them.”
“They told our family about the school and where they see us (four-star running back Marshawn Lynch is Larkin’s cousin and he was also at both meetings) fit over four years,” Larkins said. “They were really informative and answered our family’s questions.”
Larkins is a very physical corner who has racked up 85 tackles and two picks so far this season. He took one of his picks 90 yards back to the house for a score.
Tech also uses Larkins on the corner blitz and have had great success with it. Larkins has accounted for 12 sacks as a corner. That is what we call great production from the cornerback position.
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle standout athlete Jackie Bates (5-10, 180, 4.4) is very good friends with both Larkins and Lynch. When Bates committed the Ducks on Monday Night, one of his first calls was to Larkins and Lynch.
Could Bates be the Trump Card and help the Ducks land the talented duo?
“Right now we are keeping our options open,” Larkins said.
Rivals.com rates Larkins as the nation’s 11 cornerback prospect. He is also a member of the Rivals.com California Top 100 as the state’s number 23 prospect at any position.
Larkins also found his name on the Rivals.com Super West 60 as the western region’s number 29 prospect.
Rivals.com will have a story on Marshawn Lynch later today.