Notre Dame’s interest in three-star junior linebacker Brian Asamoah is in its early stages but that could change when the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder from Columbus, Ohio visits South Bend on Oct. 29 for the Miami game.
“I’ve heard some talk from linebacker coach (Mike) Elston and the recruiting coordinator,” Asamoah said. “They love my size, love the way I play and they'd love to have me at a visit.”
Asamoah has already landed offers from Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Toledo and Eastern Kentucky. He’s drawn interest from several other programs including Penn State, Michigan State and West Virginia. He has a tentative visit to Happy Valley scheduled for this weekend.
Asamoah has already visited Pittsburgh and Louisville, among others.
Asamoah, who also plays running back at DeSales High School, believes his physical attributes are the key to his success.
He averages over seven yards per carry this season and plays defense in a physical, aggressive manner.
Asamoah draws inspiration from his cousin, Jude Adjie-Barimah, a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adjie-Barimah went undrafted out of Bowling Green State University in 2015.
“We text about three times a week,” Asamoah said. “We both talk about our games of the week and how we could better ourselves in that position. It's awesome for the family and for me. I take him for a role model knowing that he made it and he teaches me that all things are possible through Christ. Just pray and be great.”
It’s early in the recruiting process but Asamoah has seen a lot to like out of each of the schools he has visited.
“All the schools that recruiting me have done a great job advertising and I've seen great things in all schools,” he said.