USC head coach Steve Sarkisian and offensive coordinator Clay Helton were in Arizona a bit early last night to watch five-star wide receiver Christian Kirk of Saguaro HS in Scottsdale.
Rivals' Rob Cassidy was there as well:
Expecting to see #USC head coach Steve Sarkisian at Scottsdale Saguaro tonight. He'll be checking in on Christian Kirk and company.— Rob Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) October 9, 2014
From Cassidy's subsequent tweets, it seems like Sarkisian and Helton had some Christian Kirk good action to see:
Christian Kirk gets loose for roughly 73 yards on the game's first drive. 7-0 Scottsdale saguaro over Williams field.— Rob Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) October 10, 2014
Kirk scores again and it's 28-0 Scottsdale saguaro over Williams field as halftime approaches.— Rob Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) October 10, 2014
But that wasn't the only love Christian Kirk received on Twitter last night:
Christian Kirk is ready for college already. He is playing around with these kids. Not even close to the same level— Airabin Justin (@Ajustin24) October 10, 2014
Christian Kirk is such a monster— Tavian Patrick (@Tavian_patrick3) October 10, 2014
So... Christian Kirk... Uhm.... Amazing running back, safety.... And uhm Quarterback?... Yeah I guess so! 38 yard TD PASS FROM KIRK.— Joey Liberatore (@_JLib_) October 10, 2014
Christian Kirk can play anything— isac (@Isac_Boor) October 10, 2014
Here's the report from azcentral sports' Richard Obert:
Kirk bolted 76 yards on a third-and-8 play for a touchdown in Saguaro's first possession. He was even more dazzling on a 25-yard punt return to his 41. He threw a 30-yard touchdown pass. He caused one interception and intercepted another pass 8 yards deep in the end zone and returned it to midfield.
Sounds like quite the dynamic playmaker. The Trojans are battling with the who's who in college football to win the services of the shifty speedster, who is listed at 5'11", 176-pound. Christian Kirk has taken official visits to Auburn, Texas A&M and Arizona State as well as unofficial visits to a number of schools, including USC, UCLA and Ohio State.
In August, he listed USC and those other five schools as his top six. But this seems like a battle that will come down to the National Signing Day deadline in February.