TE Cane Berrong, 6-3, 215; Hartwell (Ga.) Hart County
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 33 tight end.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 28 tight end, No. 573 overall.
Notable numbers: 26 catches for 305 yards and four touchdowns across nine games this season.
Enrolling early? Yes.
Birthday: Sept. 8, 2002.
First scholarship offer: LSU.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I visited campus for the first time (for the Irish Invasion recruiting camp in June 2019) and after I spoke to (special teams coordinator Brian) Polian.”
What I’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: “You definitely have to take it serious. It sucks that it’s here. I know there’s people in California who are not able to play (football). I don’t know if they even know if they are going to have a season. So take it serious and do the right thing so we can get through it and go back to normal.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Winner.
Best player I’ve played against: Georgia Southern athlete commit Montae Maxwell (2021 class).
Most interesting fact about myself: “I thought I was going to be a baseball player when I was little. I never played tight end until my freshman year. So tight end was new to me.”
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “A Sky Full of Stars” — Coldplay.
Most controversial opinion: “You have to dip your pizza into ranch.”
Dream job (other than the NFL): “Owning my own business like a strength and conditioning place where I help kids get bigger and faster, and help their mental game, too.”
NFL player comparison: San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle.
Freshman year expectations: “I want to come in, bulk up and be 240. And definitely play early. Get bigger and faster.”
Favorite thing about football: “The bonding with it and the family feeling you get with it. And definitely scoring touchdowns.”
What’s your best sport other than football? Baseball.
Sports idol: San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle.
Preferred social media: Instagram.
Favorite musician/band: Yung Pinch.
Favorite TV show: “The Strain.”
Favorite movie: “The Dark Knight.”
Celebrity crush: Madison Beer.
How many times have you watched Rudy? “Probably a good 100 times, especially when I was a little kid.”
Most used emoji: 😂