Defensive tackle Ja'mion Franklin
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.
Most used emoji:
How many pets do you have? Zero.
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