Tight end Cole Kmet
Measurables: 6-5, 238.
School: Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator.
Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 3 tight end.
247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 3 tight end.
Notable numbers: Kmet hauled in 50 passes for 802 yards and five touchdowns. He added seven sacks as a defensive end.
First scholarship offer: Louisville.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “After I went to the Irish Invasion in 2015.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: "Interesting."
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “All the phone calls and messages that you get.”
Best player I’ve played against: Notre Dame CB Julian Love.
How many times have you watched Rudy? “Once.”
Latest Netflix binge: “House of Cards.”
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland.
Dream job (other than the NFL): “Own a business.”
Expectations for my freshman season: “To compete, have fun and try to earn a spot.”
Favorite football accomplishment: “Turning around our team from going 1-8 in 2015 to going to the second round of the playoffs.”
Should football have an early signing period? “Yes. They should offer it any time during your senior year. If you’re set on the school, and the school is set on you, you should be able to sign. If a coach were to leave, you should be exempt from that and allowed to sign somewhere else.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.
Sports idol: Kris Bryant and Tom Brady.
Preferred social media: Instagram.
Favorite musician/band: Mumford & Sons.
Celebrity crush: Ariana Grande.
Most used emoji:
Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.