OL Liam Eichenberg
Measurables: 6-5, 285
School: Cleveland St. Ignatius
Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 11 OT.
247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 7 OT.
Notable numbers: Eichenberg successfully completed his blocking assignment on 94 percent of plays in his senior season. He stacked up 14 pancake blocks in six games. He missed part of the season while battling mononucleosis.
First scholarship offer: Ohio State.
Best advice I received through the recruiting process: My dad told me, “Don’t just think about challenging yourself on the field. Challenge yourself academically.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Competitive.
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: Having to talk to coaches and call them.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: I was on my Kairos retreat for high school. It was just a time to think about what I wanted.
My secret off-the-field talent: I taught myself how to play ukulele.
Song on my iPod I’m embarrassed to tell people about: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Twenty One Pilots.
Sports idol: Joe Thomas.
Preferred social media: Twitter.
Favorite football accomplishment: Being named a captain of my team as a senior.
Dream job (other than the NFL): Coaching college football.
Head coach Brian Kelly on Eichenberg and Tommy Kraemer: "Those two kids are as good as you're going to find in the country, and couldn't be more excited to have two kids from the state of Ohio, from two great Catholic schools in St. Ignatius and Cincinnati Elder from the state of Ohio."