Friday night may have not been the best night to go watch Brandon Tiassum play football.
First, his Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor team got pounded by Triton Central, 56-0 in the season opener for both schools. The Panthers trailed 42-0 at the half.
As for Tiassum, the 6-5, 293-pound OL/DL suffered a bruised left shoulder early in the second quarter and was limited the rest of the way. He didn't return to the game on defense. He tried to go on offense the first two series' of the third quarter but was in too much pain and had to leave the game.
Following the game he said his shoulder felt much better and he thought he would be fine. He said it was particularly sore, though, when he would lower his shoulder and try to hit someone while playing defense.
He did take the time, however, to update his recruitment and talk about the number of letters he received this week from various Division I schools. For now though, Indiana remains his only offer.
"I got several letters this week from Michigan State, Cincinnati, California, UCLA and Oregon,'' Tiassum said. "Right now my only offer is from Indiana but I'm hoping to gain a few more.''
Tiassum, who is being recruited by IU to play on the defensive line, said he has a great relationship with the Hoosier coaching staff, particularly defensive line coach Jon Fabris.
"I've been out there to watch them a lot, probably every two weeks,'' Tiassum said. "I've been able to follow them and watch them practice. I'd say my relationship with them is really good right now.''
Tiassum said he now gets to look forward to a weekend of treatment on his shoulder. He insisted it was OK though.
"During the game I just couldn't really move my shoulder at all,'' Tiassum said. "But it's better now. They just held me out of the game because of the soreness. It's not the best but now I just need to go back and get better.''
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