Michael Irvin Jr. has never wavered from his love of the sport with which his father made the family name famous. Now he’s walking even more directly in Dad’s shoes, transferring from Prestonwood Christian Academy in the Dallas area to Ft. Lauderdale football powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas (STA).
Irvin Jr.’s transfer was reported by 247 Sports’ Brian Peroni and confirmed by Michael Irvin Sr. himself, in the tweet you see directly below.
The reasons behind Irvin Jr.’s shift from one football powerhouse state to another remain murky, though a desire to finish his high school career at the place his father helped transform into a national juggernaut surely had appeal. At STA, Irvin will also get to team with other top prospects like rising junior superstar receiver Trevor Grimes and University of Miami commit Sam Bruce, among so many more.
Then again, maybe Irvin Jr. just needed a change of scenery. The junior spent all three of his high school seasons to date at Prestonwood Christian, a small Texas school that doesn’t play in the state’s primary circuit. Spending his final season at a major program like STA will help elevate Irvin Jr.’s profile, even if so many already know who he is.