Offensive lineman John Dirksen

Staff reports
ND Insider


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

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 37 OT.

Notable numbers: Dirksen blocked for a team that averaged 31.2 points per game in his senior season. Marion Local won the last 27 games of his career.

Birthday: June 9, 1999.

First scholarship offer: Toledo.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “March 25, 2017. That was my first spring practice I went to during my junior year.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Fun.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Coaches and a lot of guys try to lie to you.”

Best player I’ve played against: Coldwater DE Malave Bettinger.

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

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Everytime We Touch” — Cascada.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “I’m still trying to figure that out.”

Expectations for my freshman season: “I’ll probably redshirt, I’m guessing, but just working hard, gaining strength in the weight room and getting the plays down.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Starting freshman year game one.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What was the first position you played in football? Right guard.

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

Sports idol: Joe Thomas.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: Five Finger Death Punch.

Celebrity crush: Beyoncé.

How many times have you watched Rudy? Three.

Most used emoji

How many pets do you have? Zero.

Three-star offensive lineman John Dirksen signed with Notre Dame in December. (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)