It was not too long ago that Christian Kirk, Scottsdale, Arizona's 2015 standout wide receiver, narrowed his list of schools from upwards of 40, to ten. Since then, Kirk has returned to a number of his favorite schools for repeat visits, including Ohio State and Texas A&M, and took place in Nike's The Opening for the second straight summer. In Beaverton, Kirk was once again at the top of the list talent-wise and was the favorite target of nearly every quarterback in attendance.
A handful of those quarterbacks, including Sam Darnold, Kyler Murray, Josh Rosen, Ricky Town, and Brady White, now find themselves competing directly for Kirk as representatives of his final six schools.
According to Kirk, his final six schools are:
- Arizona State (Brady White)
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M (Murray)
- UCLA (Rosen)
- USC (Town, Darnald)
Kirk's last visit to Ohio State, in mid-June, was a major success although recent indications are that the Buckeyes feel confident about landing him than they once did. Kirk, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound athlete capable of dominating a game from the slot, the backfield or on special teams in the return game, says that the Buckeyes will be one of his official visits.
An early-enrollee at whatever school he chooses, Kirk has been at the top of Ohio State's wish list for a while now and they've still got the chance to impress him. Georgia, Oklahoma, Stanford and Tennessee all fell off the final ten schools and appear to be "out" for his services.