LB Osita Ekwonu

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Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 15 ILB, No. 232 overall. 

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 23 ILB, No. 390 overall. 

Notable numbers: 90 solo tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries; 114 carries for 765 yards and 12 touchdowns; nine catches for 97 yards as a senior.

Birthday: Oct. 31, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Wake Forest.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I came up for Irish Invasion (June 2017) and had the chance to work one-on-one with (defensive coordinator Clark) Lea.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Fiery. 

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “All the drama about it when coaches pull you out of class at school. And the demand to call certain coaches at certain times and keeping up with all of these relationships.”

Best player I’ve played against: Mississippi State QB commit Garrett Shrader.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: "Criminal Minds."

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: "Electric Love" — Børns. 

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Being a doctor like my dad. He’s a physician.”

NFL player comparison: Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner.

Expectations for my freshman season: “Get on the field any way I can. I know that it’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be a challenge. And I am definitely looking forward to the challenge of academics, the weight room, practice and everything like that.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Going to state junior year, because in the previous year, we had one of our worst seasons.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: “For cleats I would say I am Adidas, but for everything else, I’m Under Armour.”

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

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

Sports idol: Ray Lewis or Roquan Smith.

Preferred social media: Snapchat. He says he’s close to breaking 400,000 for his snap score.

Favorite musician/band: 21 Savage, then Drake, then A Boogie wit da Hoodie.

Celebrity crush: Beyonce.

How many times have you watched Rudy? Twice.

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How many pets do you have? None.

LB Osita Ekwonu.