Defensive end Kofi Wardlow

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Measurables: 6-3, 230.

School: Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High.

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 47 weakside defensive end.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 78 weakside defensive end.

Notable numbers: Wardlow recorded 84 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks as a senior.

First scholarship offer: Bowling Green.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “Tuesday morning (before signing day). I felt like this school would give me the best challenge.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Eager.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Having home visits every day.”

Best player I’ve played against: Penn State OL signee CJ Thorpe.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “Zero times.”

Latest Netflix binge: “The Do-Over.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Hit That” by 22 Savage.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Successful businessman.”

Expectations for my freshman season: “Showing the coaches the type of player I am, consistent with academics and contributing to the team.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Getting the respect of my team.”

Should football have an early signing period? “No. It's not fair to other football players still in high school.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

Sports idol: Rudy Gay.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite musician/band: Lil Uzi Vert.

Celebrity crush: Rihanna.

Most used emoji: 

Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.

Senior highlights: 

Notre Dame defensive end signee Kofi Wardlow. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)