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Romeo Okwara

Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LB, ***, 235 pounds, 6-4

Ardrey Kell High School

Charlotte, N.C.

Add another impressive young pass-rushing talent to the Irish front seven — Romeo Okwara, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 225-pound defensive end from Charlotte, N.C., spent last season tirelessly chasing dwn opposing quarterbacks en route to nine sacks and 70 tackles.

Okwara has been a solid commitment for Notre Dame since before the 2011 season and took in multiple Irish games this past fall, both in South Bend and on the road. Okwara was in attendance for the Oct. 22 loss to USC before taking in wins over Wake Forest and Maryland. As a menacing presence for Ardrey Kell High School, he caused havoc in the opposing backfield with a knack for causing turnovers. He carries a 3.5 grade-point average into Notre Dame.