Offensive lineman Aaron Banks

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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.

Senior highlights:

Early-enrolled Notre Dame offensive lineman Aaron Banks (Tribune Photo/JARED HAMSHER)