Defensive end Justin Ademilola

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Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 34 SDE.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 42 WDE.

Notable numbers: 53 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, six sacks and one forced fumble; one touchdown catch as a senior.

Birthday: Dec. 16, 1998.

First scholarship offer: Rutgers.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “My freshman year, when I was working out with my team. A lot of the seniors had big-time offers, so I wanted to keep on working out and trying to be like them.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Business.

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

Best player I’ve played against: Michigan DL Rashan Gary.

The last thing I watched on Netflix: “That ‘70s Show.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Fashion” — Jay Critch.

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Dream job (other than the NFL): “Making my own business.”

Expectations for my freshman season: “Contribute next year and get sacks and tackles for losses.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Every year being first-team All-State.”

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: JJ Watt.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: Future.

Celebrity crush: Rihanna.

How many times have you watched Rudy? Two.

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How many pets do you have? One dog, Champ.


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Three-star defensive end Justin Ademilola signed with Notre Dame in December. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)