OL JOHN OLMSTEAD, 6-4, 280; METUCHEN (N.J.) ST. JOSEPH

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 15 OT, No. 118 overall. 

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 35 OT, No. 369 overall. 

Notable numbers: Helped pave the way for his team to average 25.5 points per game as a senior.

Birthday: April 10, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Bucknell.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “The first time I stepped on campus (June 2017). I just fell in love with the place, the coaches and the brotherhood between players.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Real.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “I won’t miss the constant calls 24/7 and just dealing with high school football and high school academics.”

Best player I’ve played against: Alabama DE commit Antonio Alfano.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: "The Ranch."

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Our Song” — Taylor Swift.

Dream job (other than the NFL): State trooper.

NFL player comparison: Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva position-wise; Texans DE J.J. Watt mentality-wise.

Expectations for my freshman season: “Going in early is a big advantage for myself. Just work the hardest I possibly can. Everyone wants to start their freshman year, but we will see. It all depends on how I play, but I expect to hopefully work as hard as I possibly can to get a starting or two-deep spot. Whatever I can get.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Probably being all-state two years in a row.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What was the first position you played in football? Offensive tackle and guard.

What’s your best sport other than football? “I was actually a big lacrosse player for 11 years. I only started football in eighth grade.”

Sports idol: J.J. Watt.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite musician/band: Luke Combs.

Celebrity crush: Carrie Underwood.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “I’m 100 percent Irish Catholic. I have been watching that movie since I was a little toddler. Definitely over 50.”

Most used emoji: ðŸ˜‚

How many pets do you have? None.

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