Tiassum making plans, attracting interest

Three-star defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum of Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor is in the process of making summer plans while he continues to attract national recruiting attention.

Three-star defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum of Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor is now up to six offers, including Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Miami (FL), Western Kentucky and Western Michigan. His latest offer came from the Cards two weeks ago.

"That was an exciting offer," Tiassum said. "They have been one of the powerhouses in college football the past two years, and their coaches think I would be a great fit there. [Louisville assistant] Coach (Chris) 'K' (Klenakis) is a great guy, and he's been by my school before."

Louisville offered Tiassum as both an offensive guard and defensive tackle. Most schools would project Tiassum as a three technique on their rosters, including Notre Dame.

"[Notre Dame assistant] Coach (Mike) Elston and I talk every week," Tiassum said. "He thinks I have a really quick first step off the ball, and he sees a lot of things in my game that have good potential and that he could help me develop to get to the next level."

Tiassum plans to visit Notre Dame in June for Irish Invasion.

"We'll see what happens there, and I may visit (Notre Dame) again in July," Tiassum said.

"An offer from Notre Dame would be like, 'wow,' but at the same time, I wouldn't immediately put them higher than anyone else untilI I talked with my family and my coaches and narrowed my list."

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman also plans to visit Indiana, Miami (FL) and Purdue this summer. He lists Maryland, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech as other schools expressing interest.

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