Cornerback Joe Wilkins Jr.
CB JOE WILKINS JR.; 6-2, 180; NORTH FORT MYERS (FLA.) HIGH
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 42 ATH.
Rivals ranking: Three stars.
Notable numbers: 36 tackles, five passes defended, two interceptions and one fumble recovery; 34 catches for 616 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.
Birthday: Jan. 22, 2000.
First scholarship offer: South Florida.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “My junior year, coach (Autry) Denson came down to my practice, and they showed interest in me. That’s when I was like, ‘I really want to go to this school.’ ”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Tough.
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “All the phone calls.”
Best player I’ve played against: Georgia CB Divaad Wilson.
The last thing I watched on Netflix: “Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny.”
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Closer” — The Chainsmokers.
Dream job (other than the NFL): "Doctor."
Expectations for my freshman season: “Come in and compete. Just bring as much as I can to the table and contribute as much as I can.”
Favorite football accomplishment: “I had a punt return that brought us back to help win the game against Port Charlotte.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.
What was the first position you played in football? Running back.
What’s your best sport other than football? Basketball.
Sports idol: Jalen Ramsey.
Preferred social media: Instagram.
Favorite musician/band: NBA YoungBoy.
Celebrity crush: Rihanna.
How many times have you watched Rudy? “I haven’t yet. So many people keep telling me to watch it.”
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How many pets do you have? Two dogs, Missy and Sadie, and one cat, Kitty.