Running back CJ Holmes

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Measurables: 6-0, 196.   

School: Cheshire (Conn.) Academy.

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 5 all-purpose back.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 36 running back.

Notable numbers: Holmes rushed 142 times for 1,169 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.

First scholarship offer: Boston College.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “Watching (former Irish commit) Jordan Pouncey cry before he committed (at the Irish Invasion).”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Humble.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: "Interviews."

Best player I’ve played against: Clemson DT Christian Wilkins.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “I’ve actually never seen it start to finish.”

Latest Netflix binge: "Narcos."

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “California Gurls” by Katy Perry.

Dream job (other than the NFL): "Sports broadcaster."

Expectations for my freshman season: “I’m just looking to contribute. I want to come in and play early, so I’m trying to make an instant impact.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Being the first 1,000 yard rusher at my high school.”

Should football have an early signing period? “Yeah. The kids that want to commit and still want to have everything that comes with signing day should have the same type of hype toward their signing. I’d put on Dec. 1.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.

Sports idol: Tyrann Mathieu.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite musician/band: Lil Uzi Vert and Backstreet Boys.

Celebrity crush: Rihanna.

Most used emoji: 

Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.

Senior highlights: 

YESSIR! , -Thanking God everyday for the Opportunity to be apart of the rebirth of something indescribable ☘️☘️☘️ #TicToc#FightSznhttps://t.co/FervU1TXMB

— ㅤ (@CjHo1mes) February 1, 2017

Early-enrolled Notre Dame running back CJ Holmes. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)