Cornerback Joe Wilkins Jr.

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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.

Cornerback Joe Wilkins Jr., a three-star recruit, verbally committed to Notre Dame on Monday. He gives the Irish 19 commitments in the 2018 class. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)