WR Lorenzo Styles Jr.

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Pickerington (Ohio) Central's Lorenzo Styles Jr., a four-star wide receiver in the 2021 recruiting class, verbally committed to Notre Dame on Oct. 13, 2019.

WR Lorenzo Styles Jr., 6-1, 186; Pickerington (Ohio) Central

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 6 wide receiver, No. 51 overall.

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 17 wide receiver, No. 130 overall.

Notable numbers: Seven catches for 133 yards and one touchdown and 14 carries for 148 yards; 22 tackles and three tackles for a loss; three kickoff returns for 123 yards (41-yard average) and a touchdown with a long of 90 yards and 18 punt returns for 466 yards (25.9-yard average) with a long of 74 yards and three scores across eight games this season.

Enrolled early? Yes.

Birthday: Sept. 9, 2002.

First scholarship offer: Boston College.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “I think it was my sixth visit. I was with all the other receiver recruits: Xavier Watts, Deion (Colzie) and Jordan (Johnson). And I was like, ‘I think we can really make something happen with these guys.’ So I committed probably an hour or two hours later when talking to coach Kelly afterwards.”

What I’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: “Don’t take people for granted. Really not taking anything for granted.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: “Winner. People don’t really talk about coach Kelly and how good of a coach he is.”

Best player I’ve played against: Ohio State linebacker commit Jack Sawyer (2021 class).

Most interesting fact about myself: “I’m really diverse with my friend groups and stuff that I like to do. I like fishing. I like to play chess. I’m really smart for my grade so I’m cool with (the smart) crowd. But I can also hang out with the football crowd.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “I don’t really have an embarrassing song, but the embarrassing artist I like listening from time to time is Megan Thee Stallion.”

Most controversial opinion: “You need to pour your milk in before you pour the cereal in.”

Dream job (other than the NFL): Real estate agent.

NFL player comparison: “I wouldn’t say NFL, but I’ve been watching Devonta Smith from Alabama. I feel like that would be the comparison if I’m looking at college-wise someone with my skill set and my build.”

Freshman year expectations: “I don’t really know what to expect. I’m just excited to put in some work and hope that I can make an impact for the guys.”

Favorite thing about football: “Being around your brothers. Your relationships are so strong, because you are going with hell with each other. You are going through camp together. You are going to work outs. You are going through staying up until 2 a.m. doing papers and then going to practice at 6.”

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

Sports idol: “I really don’t have one.”

Preferred social media: Instagram.

Favorite musician/band: Lil Baby.

Favorite TV show: “Ozark.”

Favorite movie: “Wanted.”

Celebrity crush: Addison Rae.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “Probably four or five. Maybe more than that.”