"I'm very grateful to have an offer from Louisville," he told Cardinal Authority on Wednesday evening. "It's a great school and they've been a powerhouse in Division I football for the last ten years. It's a great feeling to have an offer from a school like Louisville."
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound three-star prospect, who visited Louisville for a game last season, has developed a strong relationship with U of L assistant Chris Klenakis. The Cardinals offensive line coach spent part of Tuesday watching Tiassum workout.
"I have the greatest relationship with Coach Klenakis, I call him Coach K," he said. "We've talked every Monday for almost the last five weeks. He was at my school yesterday and he watched me work out and today they offered."
Louisville joins Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (Fla.), Western Kentucky and others to extend a scholarship offer.
Rated as the No. 33 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com, Tiassum also excels on the offensive line. What side of the ball he would play at Louisville would be determined after his first camp.
"They've offered me for both defensive tackle and offensive guard," he explained. "They said that they would we decide which spot would be best for me after being in camp."
With only an offer from Indiana prior to participating in the Army All-American combine held in San Antonio in January, recruiting has certainly picked up during the weeks since. His offer sheet is now 8 teams deep and others such as Boston College, Duke, Notre Dame and Syracuse are expressing an interest.
"At the start it was a little slow and I was wondering why teams weren't gravitating to me, but it has really picked up," he said. "I've gotten three offers in the last two weeks, so things are going great right now."
With interest rising, Tiassum claims no current favorites, but hopes to trim things down after visiting a number of schools during the summer.
"As of right now everyone is even," he said. "As I visit some schools this summer I will start to figure out my favorites and then go from there."