Top ’23 RB prospect Irvin Jr. talks FSU, new offers extended

Sedrick Irvin Jr., from Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep, is one of the most highly sought after running back prospects in the class of 2023. The rising junior has offers from just about every name program in the country including Florida State.

That list also includes Georgia, Florida, Miami, Michigan and Oregon. However, several programs have begun to stand out to the 5-foot-10 and 180-pound Irvin, who is considered a four-star prospect and ranked as the 8th-best running back in his recruiting class.

Along with FSU, Irvin Jr. indicated that Notre Dame, Stanford, Michigan State, Penn State and Northwestern have made the biggest impression on him at this stage in his recruiting process.  

“They have just been reaching out a lot, so it feels good knowing they want me,” said Irvin Jr., of his recruitment and interaction with the Florida State staff. 

Irvin Jr., is the the son of former Michigan State and NFL running back Sedrick Irvin, who is an assistant coach at Gulliver Prep. As a sophomore last fall, Irvin Jr. ran 81 times for 552 yards and six rushing touchdowns.

The younger Irvin considers his strengths as a player to be his shiftiness and his ability to catch the ball coming out of the backfield. He also understands that he has a lot that he can improve on as he moves into his junior season.  

“During the off-season, I want to gain weight and work on my route running along with quickness and agility,” said Irvin Jr. 

Irvin Jr., has also scheduled unofficial visits to both Notre Dame and Stanford later this summer. He also plans to attend the FSU-Notre Dame game in Tallahassee on Sept. 5.

Irvin Jr., also told the Osceola that he will have a better idea of who the true leaders are in his recruitment once he begins to get on the campuses of the schools he is giving strong consideration to.

2022 Offer and Updates

Wide receiver and tight end prospect Jaleel Skinner announced via Twitter on Monday that he has narrowed his list of prospective schools to a group of 10, which includes Florida State. The 6-5 and 210-pound Greer (S.C.) High product will also consider Alabama, Arizona State, Florida, Clemson, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas. The four-star prospect, who is ranked as the third-best TE prospect in the country for 2022, is reported to be taking an official visit to Florida in early June.

2023 Offers

OT Lucas Simmons (6-7, 300) – Clearwater (Fla.) Academy

Other reported offers – Louisville, West Virginia

2024 Offers

CB Asaad Brown (6-0, 175) – Portsmouth (Va.) Christian School

Pat Burnham also contributed to this story.

(Offers reported by individual prospects or prospect’s high school coach. Prospects rating and position rankings taken from 247Sports)