Irish Land #12 for 2012

Notre Dame adds to the Class of 2012 with a very athletic defender.

It did not take Charlotte (NC) Kell High School defensive end Romeo Okwara long to make his college decision once he made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame.

In fact, Okwara wasted little time after visiting Notre Dame for a couple of days this week and gave Notre Dame defensive line coach Mike Elston his verbal pledge on Sunday.

At just under 6-foot-5, Okwara fits the mold the Irish look to recruit on the defensive side of the ball. While listed as a defensive end by, we fully expect Okwara will get his first look as an outside linebacker in the Irish defense.

Along with the Irish, Okwara held offers from Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech to name a few. will have more on the newest member of the Irish recruiting class coming soon. Top Stories