Are the Irish Still in the Race for Mbakogu?

Hayward, California defensive lineman Phillip Mbakogu has one final visit left to LSU this weekend. The Irish haven't been mentioned high on Mbakogu's list lately. Are the Irish still in the hunt for his signature?

Phillip Mbakogu has one visit left this weekend. "I'm going to LSU this weekend," said Mbakogu. After that I need to sit down and make a decision."

Are the Irish still in the mix? "Yeah, they are still in it. Coach Baer and Coach McDonell were here today. I just talked to them today." Have the Irish been sliding? "Not really, they've always been on my list. I really don't know what I'm going to do."

Mbakogu says he doesn't have a leader at this point. "I really don't have a leader. I'm probably more confused than anything. I'll take my visit and then sit down and try to find a school that I think is right for me."

Will Mbakogu make his decision on signing day? "I'll probably make my decision shortly after my visit this weekend. I don't know when, but it will sometime after my visit."

Comments: The Irish are still being considered at this point. I don't think they are very high on his list, however. Mbakogu did say they were right there with the other schools being considered. We feel he'll end up staying out on the west coast when he makes his final decision. Top Stories