Offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons
Measurables: 6-4, 295.
School: Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic.
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 56 offensive tackle.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 47 offensive tackle
Notable numbers: Gibbons successfully completed 94 percent of his blocks while allowing only one sack. He totaled 72 pancake blocks in 11 games.
First scholarship offer: Ohio State.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “I went to the Syracuse game back in 2008 with my family up there for our first visit to Notre Dame. It was just one of those sights we had to see before we grew up. I told my dad I wanted to be one of those players on that field. That was my goal since that day.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: "Personable."
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “The pressure. I didn’t really have the worst of it. I’m sure there are kids who are getting the worst of it right now who haven’t committed yet.”
Best player I’ve played against: Notre Dame OL commit Josh Lugg.
How many times have you watched Rudy? “Maybe 50. I watched it three times once on a drive back from Notre Dame.”
Latest Netflix binge: “Last Chance U.”
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: "The whole 'Hamilton' musical."
Dream job (other than the NFL): “Something in accounting, business or marketing.”
Expectations for my freshman season: “I think I’ll be a big part of the team. Leadership — I’m going to try to get into that really quickly. Other than that, being a motivator.”
Favorite football accomplishment: “Getting offered by Notre Dame.”
Should football have an early signing period? “I think so. The word commitment is used very loosely nowadays. It leaves a lot of liability on the coaches and the players. I’ve had some personal experience with kids on my team getting dropped by schools. An early signing period would definitely take some of that away.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.
Sports idol: Mike Alstott.
Preferred social media: Twitter and Snapchat.
Favorite musician/band: Dropkick Murphys.
Celebrity crush: Beyoncé.
Most used emoji:
Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.
Pre-National Signing Day home television interview for @GibbonsDillan. Thank you @CT_SpecSportsFL#GoIrish#WeAreND#NotreDamepic.twitter.com/B4d6j1dAJg
— Shannon P Gibbons (@bigpoppagibbons) January 31, 2017