Defensive tackle Kurt Hinish

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Measurables: 6-3, 290.

School: Pittsburgh Central Catholic.

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 38 defensive tackle.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 40 defensive tackle.

Notable numbers: Hinish made 27 tackles and three sacks as a senior.

First scholarship offer: Toledo.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When they look me on top of the library and I got to see the entire campus. I thought to myself, ‘I want to go here.’ ”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: "Business."

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Late-night phone calls.”

Best player I’ve played against: Yale OL commit Jacob Hinish, Kurt’s cousin.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “Probably six times.”

Latest Netflix binge: “Trailer Park Boys.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean.

Dream job (other than the NFL): "Football coach."

Expectations for my freshman season: “Play football. I don’t really know yet. Whatever happens, happens.”

Favorite football accomplishment: "Winning the state championship in 2015."

Should football have an early signing period? “Yes. Put it in November. That way kids don’t get the nerve to decommit or something funny like that. I knew I was going to be Irish 100 percent. I would have rather signed in November than Feb. 1.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.

Sports idol: John Randle.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: Gucci Mane.

Celebrity crush: Jessica Biel.

Most used emoji: 

Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.

Senior highlights:

Notre Dame defensive tackle commit Kurt Hinish (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)