Mbakagu Has and Impressive List of Offers

<P>Hayward, CA is home to sack-specialist Phillip Mbakagu. The 6-3, 255-pound defensive end prospect has an impressive list of offers. Are the Irish on the radar?

Phillip Mbakagu had an impressive junior season with 78 tackles and 17 tackles. Some top schools have taken notice. "I have offers in writing from Notre Dame, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, California, Arizona, Arizona State and LSU," said Mbakagu. "Utah, Utah State, Oregon State, Nebraska, Michigan, Oklahoma and New Mexico have said they would offer."

The Irish also called Mbakagu in May. "I talked to Coach Willingham. We talked about the academics and what a degree from Notre Dame would mean to me. We talked about football and their program and what he hopes to acciomplish at Notre Dame. He seemed like a real good guy and he knows what he is talking about."

Mbakagu does have an interest in Notre Dame. "I have a lot of interest. They are a very good program. Their coaching staff is impressive. I hope to be able to get out there and meet some of the players and see how I fit in there."

Mbakagu says he plans to take all his visits and will decide sometime after that. As for his top schools. "I would say Cal, LSU, Notre Dame, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska, some of the Florida schools, Utah. There a lot of schools I'm interested in."

Comments. Mbakagu says he has been offered in writing by Notre Dame. I will check on that to confirm it. He is a player the Irish seem to be very interested in. He said he had a 3.1 in his core but is waiting on his test score. He seems to have a strong interest in the Irish. I will keep an eye on him. Top Stories