Coach Updates Mokwuah's Recruitment

Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph By The Sea defensive tackle Pete Mokwuah has his first official visit set. An early Rutgers commitment in the class of 2014, Mokwuah is receiving hard interest from Notre Dame. His coach, Richard Clark, offered the latest on his recruitment.

Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph By The Sea defensive tackle Pete Mokwuah will officially visit Rutgers this weekend. It is the only visit set for the three-star, 310-pounder but Notre Dame continues to show interest.

"He has his official visit to Rutgers this weekend, and that's the only one he has set up right now," said coach Richard Clark. "He has not de-committed."

Notre Dame discussed an offer with Mokwuah during a visit to the school two weeks ago, but no visit is set to South Bend. Mokwuah had "not really dealt with" Notre Dame before the visit.

"He met with one of their coaches and had a nice talk with him," Clark said.

"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."

Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos visited Mokwuah last week, and a visit from head coach Kyle Flood is expected soon.

Mokwuah remains focused on academics, and returns to Rutgers this weekend for the first time since the summer. He visited twice with family, once on a personal junior day and once for a training camp practice.

"I don't think it's any pressure at all," Clark said. "It's a great thing for him. He's got a great opportunity for him ahead. Right now, he's got his midterms coming up, so I think that's really where his focus is. It's all good. It's a testament to him as a player and a person that he's getting all of this interest."

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