QB BRENDON CLARK, 6-2, 210; MIDLOTHIAN (VA.) MANCHESTER
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 20 PRO.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 15 PRO, No. 526 overall.
Notable numbers: 2,327 yards and 35 touchdowns with one interception on 136-of-229 passing and 105 carries for 774 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior.
Birthday: August 22, 2000.
First scholarship offer: Wake Forest.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “After I left my official visit (in June).”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Passionate.
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “The people trying to talk to you and get your attention. Coaches just trying to talk to you, and not trying to change your mind, but throwing things at you or trying to persuade you in any way.”
Best player I’ve played against: Virginia Tech LB Rayshard Ashby.
The last thing you watched on Netflix: "Arrow."
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Favorite Girl” — Justin Bieber. “I still like all of his old stuff — not necessarily his new stuff.”
Dream job (other than the NFL): Family relations, but he will go into school undecided.
NFL comparison: Baker Mayfield overall; Tim Tebow as a runner.
Expectations for my freshman season: “Just to go in and learn as much as I can. I want to take everything in and take it one day at a time."
Favorite football accomplishment: “Winning a state championship.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: “If it’s casual apparel, I would say Nike. But on the field apparel, or something to keep you warm, I would say Under Armour.” (He ultimately picked Nike, though).
What was the first position you played in football? Tight end. “But I didn’t play at all. I was picking flowers.”
What’s your best sport other than football? Basketball. “Steve Nash used to be my idol.”
Sports idol: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Preferred social media: Snapchat.
Favorite musician/band: The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Celebrity crush: Ariana Grande.
How many times have you watched Rudy? Once. “I saw it for the first time a month ago.”
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How many pets do you have? None.