All Irish: Pete Mokwuah

In the 20th of its series, Notre Dame defensive tackle commit Pete Mokwuah is broken down with a recruitment recap and player analysis. Mokwuah is Notre Dame's most recent commitment to date, flipping his commitment from Rutgers to the Irish after receiving an offer from defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.

Pete Mokwuah (6'3", 310, Defensive Tackle)

Location: Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph of the Sea

Rank: No. 66 defensive tackle, Three-star

Quick Hit:

Pete Mokwuah didn't receive his first offer until April of his senior year (Rutgers), and just two weeks later, he would commit to the Scarlet Knights.

Notre Dame started expressing interest in Mokwuah in January, and the interest was mutual. Mokwuah received a visit from Brian Kelly, and he committed to the Irish head coach on the spot during the visit. Mokwuah officially visited Notre Dame the weekend of Jan. 31.

Mokwuah was part of the flurry of defensive tackle prospects that Notre Dame targeted in January, including Marcus Griffin, Courtney Garnett, Michael Sawyers, Poona Ford, Chris Nelson, Daniel Cage, Trey Lealaimatafao.

The Irish are still in contention for Garnett and Cage.

Notable Quotable:

"He's a big kid. He's got good grades. I think he's got a big future whatever he decides to do. He's got his head screwed on straight. As people come to see him, they realize that he is a great kid. Every school that comes down would love to have him as a part of their school." – Richard Clark, head coach

"It's not a bull rush every play. I can be patient and find other ways to get there. I'm a defensive lineman that loves football. I'm not lazy." – Mokwuah

Links of Note:

Mokwuah's Initial Commitment Analysis

Mokwuah's profile, highlights, and all stories

Mokwuah is commit No. 20 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click below to view the first 19 in the series:

WR Justin Brent

DE Andrew Trumbetti

LB Greer Martini

DT Jay Hayes

OG Jimmy Byrne

QB DeShone Kizer

OG Sam Mustipher

TE Nic Weishar

OT Alex Bars

OT Quenton Nelson

LB Jonathan Bonner

DE Grant Blankenship

CB Nick Watkins

P/K Tyler Newsome

S/LB Drue Tranquill

MLB Nyles Morgan

MLB Nile Sykes

WR Corey Holmes

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