Rover Shayne Simon

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ROV SHAYNE SIMON; 6-3, 212; JERSEY CITY (N.J.) ST. PETER’S PREP

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 5 OLB.

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 14 OLB.

Notable numbers: 55 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, five interceptions, three sacks and one forced fumble; 52 catches for 840 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.

Birthday: March 14, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Boston College.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “We were sitting in our kitchen. We had a bunch of Post-its on the board with pros and cons for a couple different schools. I kind of narrowed it down there and came to that decision.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Interesting.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Phone calls.”

Best player I’ve played against: Michigan RB Kareem Walker.

The last thing I watched on Netflix: “Katt Williams: Great America.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Irreplaceable” — Beyoncé.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Being a CEO of an NFL team.”

Expectations for my freshman season: “Impact the team as much as possible and make plays if I’m counted on.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Playing in the Army All-American Bowl.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.

What was the first position you played in football? Wide receiver.

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

Sports idol: Muhammad Ali and Kobe Bryant.

Preferred social media: Instagram.

Favorite musician/band: Future.

Celebrity crush: Beyoncé.

How many times have you watched Rudy? One.

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How many pets do you have? Two dogs, Rosie and Goldie.

Notre Dame signee Shayne Simon appears to be headed for a rankings bump from 247Sports following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)