The Notre Dame Fighting Irish got a huge commitment on Sunday when 3-star defensive tackle/offensive guard Brandon Tiassum gave his pledge to the Irish.
“Just seeing Notre Dame, of the other schools I had, comparing to Notre Dame, there is no point withholding now,” Tiassum told Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports. “Notre Dame was the best fit for me as far academics and athletics. There was no point in waiting.”
It wasn’t just the academics. Tiassum praised the Irish’s rich tradition.
“The rich tradition Notre Dame has, putting on the sparkling gold helmets, once you put that on, Notre Dame is one of the meccas of college football,” Tiassum explained. “Me being able to say I’m going to be part of that is great.”
Tiassum attended the Irish’s junior day back in March and finally got his offer from the Irish just over a week ago.
At 6’5 and 285 pounds, Tiassum has fantastic size. He is from Indianapolis, Indiana and attends the Park Tudor School. Tiassum could play on either side of the ball, but currently projects as a defensive tackle. He is ranked as the country’s 33rd-best defensive tackle prospect, the sixth-best overall prospect from the state of Indiana and the 545th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Tiassum chose the Irish over offers from the Boston College Eagles, Cincinnati Bearcats, Indiana Hoosiers, Louisville Cardinals and Miami Hurricanes, among others.
Tiassum becomes the ninth verbal commitment for the Irish in the class of 2015. Their class ranks 20th nationally and first among all independent programs.