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)
Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph of the Sea
No. 66 defensive tackle, Three-star
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.
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.
"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
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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