Tiassum puts pen to paper

Indianapolis native Brandon Tiassum committed to the Fighting Irish in June, and finally on Wednesday he was able to put pen to paper and make that verbal commitment official.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish put the finishing touches on one of the top recruiting classes in the country, and a big piece to that puzzle is defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum. The Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor product put pen to paper on Wednesday making his commitment official.

While there was never any doubt in Tiassum’s mind about his commitment to Notre Dame, he said it was a relief to make the commitment official.

“It was great,” said Tiassum of signing his National Letter of Intent. “It was the final straw. There is no going back and that is just a great feeling. I can’t wait to get to Notre Dame.”

The 6-foot-5 and 290 pound Tiassum has some nimble feet and great natural strength, and he says he is looking forward to fitting right in and making an impact on the Irish defensive line.

“Coach (Mike) Elston and I talk a lot, and he is a great guy,” said Tiassum. “I will be a three-technique when I get down there as kind of a hybrid end and tackle. I think I have a chance to play early and I fit in to the system well.”

Also Tiassum is excited to be a part of a recruiting class that he feels is the best in the country.

“In my opinion we are the best class in the country,” said Tiassum. “We are the closest group of recruits, no one is like us. We have had a group message for six months now, so we are like brothers already and I love the whole class.”

Especially big for Tiassum is joining fellow Indiana products Mykelti Williams, Asmar Bilal, and Josh Barajas in the recruiting class.

“It is great that we have some many top Indiana kids coming to Notre Dame,” noted Tiassum. “They kind of fell off recruiting Indiana for a little while, but Coach (Brian) Kelly has put an emphasis on recruiting the state and that is great. Now guys like myself, Asmar, Mykelti, and Josh are ready to come up there and make an immediate impact and represent our state.”

Tiassum is considered a three-star prospect and the No. 66 defensive tackle in the class of 2015.

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