DT Jacob Lacey

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DT JACOB LACEY, 6-2, 285; BOWLING GREEN (KY.) SOUTH WARREN

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 23 DT. 

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 15 DT, No. 177 overall. 

Notable numbers: 80 tackles, 34 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior.

Birthday: June 20, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Eastern Kentucky.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “The first day I met (defensive line) coach (Mike) Elston. The first camp I went to there (Irish Invasion in 2016), and the way the camp was run, it was kind of a different feeling.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Honest.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Definitely not driving seven hours after a football game.”

Best player I’ve played against: Georgia Tech LB Justice Dingle.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: "Black Panther."

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “God Is a Woman” — Ariana Grande.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Be a CEO of a company like my uncle.”

NFL player comparison: Saints DT Sheldon Rankins.

Expectations for my freshman season: “Just to contribute. This year, they are obviously good, and next year, they will be just as good, if not better. I want to contribute, learn from those guys, try to earn a spot quick and do the best that I can.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Winning state against Covington Catholic. They were pretty arrogant, so beating them was a huge thing.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Adidas.

What was the first position you played in football? Defensive line. “But my favorite position was when I played fullback in fourth grade. That was probably the most fun year of my life.”

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

Sports idol: Bo Jackson.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: Juice Wrld.

Celebrity crush: Gal Gadot. “I took an unofficial to Notre Dame, and all the defensive lineman were talking about her.”

How many times have you watched Rudy? 10.

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How many pets do you have? None.

DT Jacob Lacey.