CB K.J. Wallace

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Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 57 CB

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 38 CB, No. 382 overall. 

Notable numbers: 34 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and six pass breakups; 69 carries for 511 yards and eight touchdowns; 50 catches for 441 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.

Birthday: Aug. 6, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Vanderbilt.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “The plane ride back from junior day (in January).”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Passionate.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Wasting my time traveling to places. I hated that.”

Best player I’ve played against: Georgia RB commit James Cook.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: "Narcos: Mexico."

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “When the Party’s Over” — Billie Eilish.

Dream job (other than the NFL): CEO of a company.

NFL player comparison: Packers CB Jaire Alexander.

Expectations for my freshman season: “I’m trying to come in and play. I understand the odds are against you, especially if you are a late-coming freshman. But I feel like when I join them in the offseason, my skill set, I think I could get some playing time.”

Favorite football accomplishment: Getting all-state last season.

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.

What was the first position you played in football? Linebacker and running back.

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

Sports idol: Sean Taylor.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: “I feel like saying Drake would be basic, but that’s my guy.” He also watched Degrassi. “His peak was ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.’”

Celebrity crush: “Old school Jada Pinkett Smith.” He added, “Old school. Do not put now, or people will think I’m weird.”

How many times have you watched Rudy? Zero.

Most used emoji: 

How many pets do you have? One French Bulldog, Cash.

Cornerback K.J. Wallace.