Tight end George Takacs

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Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 11 TE.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 21 TE.

Notable numbers: 23 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown in seven games as a senior.

Birthday: March 30, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Southern Mississippi.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “I was just hanging out in the dorm room with some of the guys, and I knew that was the place I wanted to be.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Passionate.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Having to call all those coaches every night. That was always a pain.”

Best player I’ve played against: Ohio State DB Tyreke Johnson.

The last thing I watched on Netflix: “Dexter.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “I’m Yours” — Jason Mraz.

Dream job (other than the NFL): "Physical therapist or trainer."

Expectations for my freshman season: “I expect to get on the field as soon as I can in whatever role they want to put me in.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Getting a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.

What was the first position you played in football? Tight end.

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

Sports idol: Kyle Rudolph.

Preferred social media: “I hate social media. I made a Twitter just because that’s how all the football coaches talk to you.”

Favorite musician/band: “J. Cole.”

Celebrity crush: Scarlett Johansson.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “Five-plus.”

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


AUDIO: Notre Dame offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Chip Long breaks down the Irish offensive signees.

Tight end George Takacs will enroll at Notre Dame later this month. (Tribune Photo/TYLER JAMES)