Linebacker Ovie Oghoufo

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247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 33 OLB.

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 40 OLB.

Notable numbers: 106 tackles, 31 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks; 32 receptions for 529 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior.

Birthday: March 27, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Akron.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I first came into the auditorium in The Gug and I watched the highlight video.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Unique.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “All the long nights when you didn’t have an offer. You’d continue to talk to coaches, and they would kind of blow you off.”

Best player I’ve played against: Florida LB David Reese.

The last thing I watched on Netflix: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Moments” — Jhené Aiko.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Something in finance, like a financial manager or an executive.”

Expectations for my freshman season: “I don’t really have expectations. Go in and do what I can.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Going to The Opening. That was an accomplishment I wanted to have before high school.”

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: LeBron James.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: J. Cole.

Celebrity crush: Skylar Diggins-Smith and Jhené Aiko.

How many times have you watched Rudy? Two.

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How many pets do you have? Zero.

Three-star linebacker Ovie Oghoufo enrolled at Notre Dame in January. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)