DE Jordan Botelho

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DE Jordan Botelho, 6-2, 230; Honolulu Saint Louis School

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 12 ILB, No. 198 overall.

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 4 ILB, No. 43 overall.

Notable numbers: 35.5 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks and one forced fumble in 10 games as a senior.

Birthday: May 16, 2001.

First scholarship offer: Hawaii.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I took my official visit and got to experience it in person (April of 2019).”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Serious.

Best player I’ve played against: Uncommitted OL Solatoa Moea’i.

Most interesting fact about myself: “I love reading.” "The Hunger Games" book series is his favorite.

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Faking It” — Calvin Harris.

Most controversial opinion: “I like to put ketchup on my ice cream. I prefer vanilla, but any kind (works). If there’s ketchup, then I’ll just put a little bit on top.”

Dream job (other than the NFL): “To open up my own business. My mom, she has her own moving company. Hopefully one day, I can take that over and make it worldwide.”

NFL player comparison: Chicago Bears OLB Khalil Mack.

Freshman year expectations: “For me to just put my best foot forward and do everything the best I can.”

Favorite thing about football: “Being able to hit someone and not get in trouble for it.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What’s your best sport other than football? Baseball. He batted first and was a catcher and center fielder before giving up baseball to focus on football after his sophomore year.

Sports idol: Chicago Bears OLB Khalil Mack.

Preferred social media: Instagram.

Favorite musician/band: Polo G. 

Favorite TV show: “The Walking Dead.”

Favorite movie: All of “The Hunger Games” movie series.

Celebrity crush: Beyoncé.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “I actually haven’t watched it yet.”

Most used emoji:

DE signee Jordan Botelho.