Defensive tackle Ja'mion Franklin

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DT JA’MION FRANKLIN; 6-1, 296; RIDGELY (MD.) NORTH CAROLINE

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 34 DT.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 41 DT.

Notable numbers: 45 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, three pass breakups and one blocked punt in his senior season.

Birthday: Nov. 13, 1999.

First scholarship offer: Virginia.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “The first time I stepped on campus. I went to a practice, went to meetings and got a feel for the campus and how Notre Dame is.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Amazing.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “How schools try to put on shows.”

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

The last thing I watched on Netflix: “Black Mirror.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Five More Minutes” — Scotty McCreery.

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

Expectations for my freshman season: “Come in, play my role, hopefully earn a starting position or contribute as much as possible. I’m leaving it in God’s hands. I’m going to work as much as I can. I’m going to take care of my end of the bargain.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Becoming Defensive Player of the Year in my conference this past season.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What was the first position you played in football? Defensive tackle.

What’s your best sport other than football? Basketball.

Sports idol: LeBron James and Aaron Donald.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite musician/band: Lil Baby.

Celebrity crush: Rihanna.

How many times have you watched Rudy? Three.

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How many pets do you have? Zero.

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Notre Dame defensive tackle commit Ja'mion Franklin has started his senior season at Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline with a 7-0 record. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)