LB Marist Liufau

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LB Marist Liufau, 6-2, 205; Honolulu Punahou

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 26 OLB, No. 386 overall.

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 36 OLB.

Notable numbers: 40 tackles, nine tackles for a loss and eight sacks.

Birthday: Feb. 9, 2001.

First scholarship offer: Hawaii.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I got to campus (on Nov. 10, 2018).”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Genuine.

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

Best player I’ve played against: Punahou teammate Tamatoa Falatea, a 2019 WR.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: Bird Box.

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “thank u, next” — Ariana Grande.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Some kind of job that gives back to athletes, whether that’s in the medical field or coaching.”

NFL player comparison: Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

Expectations for my freshman season: “Just to improve a lot compared to my high school self as a player. Be smarter, definitely.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “I had a one-handed pick in JV.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What was the first position you played in football? Running back.

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

Sports idol: Troy Polamalu.

Preferred social media: Snapchat.

Favorite musician/band: Josh Tatofi.

Celebrity crush: Beyonce.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “I’m still trying to watch it. It’s kind of embarrassing.”

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How many pets do you have? None.

LB Marist Liufau