Claire Kirksey might want to get used to the spotlight because the girlfriend of former USC quarterback Sam Darnold is getting plenty of attention in the lead-up to the NFL Draft and the start of Darnold’s pro football career.\nDepending on which scout you ask, Darnold is either the best or among the best prospects in a loaded quarterback draft, with most predicting he will be off the board within the first three picks. That has also put plenty of spotlight on his girlfriend, Claire Kirksey, especially the pictures she shares with her Instagram followers.\nThe two have been together for more than a year, as Kirksey initially got some attention when the college football season started and the Heisman buzz started to build around the USC quarterback. There were a series of stories about their relationship and plenty of pictures of Kirksey have been shared as well.\nWhile she may be no match for her boyfriend, who appears destined to be an NFL starter very soon, Claire Kirksey has been quite an accomplished athlete herself. As the site FabWags noted, Kirksey was a member of the softball team at Huntington Beach High School, and prior to that she was a member of the 10-and-under all-star team. There were also reports that she was a cheerleader at Cal State Long Beach.\nClaire Kirksey is still something of a fitness buff, or so her Instagram pictures would indicate. The college student has shared some shots of her going on mountain hikes and playing volleyball on a California beach.\n\n\n\n\n\n I miss this sport and all the good times and friends it brought me… I especially miss my road trip buddy @kamdenmaas\nA post shared by claire ???? (@clairekirksey) on Jan 26, 2016 at 7:33pm PST\n\n\n\nKirksey also seems to enjoy the California lifestyle, sharing a number of shots of herself taking in the sun.\n\n\n\n\n\n laGOONa beach ????\nA post shared by claire ???? (@clairekirksey) on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:25pm PST\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n ????\nA post shared by claire ???? (@clairekirksey) on May 4, 2016 at 3:33pm PDT\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n when "visiting grandma" means flying to the Spanish Virgin Islands to sail around for a week>>>>\nA post shared by claire ???? (@clairekirksey) on Jan 6, 2017 at 4:38pm PST\n\n\n\nThat lifestyle could be at serious risk depending on what happens to Sam Darnold on Thursday night. He is expected to be either the first or second quarterback off the board, which could see him leaving the sunny confines of Southern California for the bitterly cold winters of Cleveland, Buffalo, or New York City.\nWhatever happens, Claire Kirksey may need to get used to being in the spotlight herself as boyfriend Sam Darnold prepares for potential NFL stardom.