Romeo Okwara commits to Notre Dame

Class of 2012 outside linebacker/defensive end Romeo Okwara (Charlotte, N.C.) has committed to Notre Dame, according to ESPN Recruiting.

Okwara, who is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, chose the Irish over offers from Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Okwara had 70 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick as a junior.

Notre Dame now has 12 Class of 2012 commitments.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.