Catching up with Upland

In catching up with Josh Nunes this afternoon about his verbal commitment to Tennessee, I also got a bit of a rundown on some other Highlander players that are attracting Division I attention.

The top of those is cornerback Osahon Irabor, a three-star recruit according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Irabor has received 15 scholarship offers, most recently from San Diego State and Fresno State. He also has a grab-bag of BCS-school offers, most notably Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington.

“It’s been fun so far, but it’s a little crazy,” Irabor said. “I don’t necessarily like spending 3 hours on the phone every night talking to coaches, but it’s one of those things that you only go through once in life, so I’m keeping it in perspective.”

Irabor expects to go on tours of Arizona and San Diego State and would like to have his list of schools pared down to a top 5 in the next couple of weeks. He also hopes to verbally commit by the time the season starts in late August.

Nunes and Irabor aren’t the only Highlanders getting Division I attention. Northwestern has offered RB/S Davion Fleming, and cornerback Taj Johnson received his first offer from Minnesota this week according to Upland coach Tim Salter.