Offensive lineman Aaron Banks
Measurables: 6-7, 315.
School: El Cerrito (Calif.) High.
Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 14 offensive tackle.
247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 22 offensive tackle.
Notable numbers: Banks blocked for an offense that averaged 29.4 points per game as a senior.
First scholarship offer: Oregon State.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “It wasn’t one moment, but after I took my unofficial visit in the summer, I had a really good feeling about it. It was the best visit I had been on. After my official visit, I knew this is where I wanted to go.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: "Interesting."
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Right when you get an offer, you’d get hit up from like 15 reporters.”
Best player I’ve played against: Washington LB Ben Burr-Kirven.
How many times have you watched Rudy? "Twelve."
Latest Netflix binge: "Law & Order."
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton.
Dream job (other than the NFL): “I like cars, so I would probably open up a bunch of auto shops.”
Expectations for my freshman season: “I don’t really set expectations, because then if I don’t meet it, I’m going to be really upset about it. I want to come in and get some really good reps and maybe get a spot on the first string. If not, then I’m just going to work until I get there.”
Favorite football accomplishment: "Being nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl."
Should football have an early signing period? “I think they could do an early signing day. A lot of football seasons end in November, so maybe mid-November to the first or second week of December.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.
Sports idol: Brandon Scherff.
Preferred social media: Twitter.
Favorite musician/band: Kodak Black.
Celebrity crush: Rihanna.
Most used emoji:
Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.