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Signing Day Victory: DL Tagovailoa-Amosa chooses ND over USC, others


Do not forget to tune into day and WatchND throughout the day for real-time official announcements of national letters of intent and a live signing day show on the “Fighting Irish Board” presented by Vivid Seats. three-star and four-star defensive lineman Myron Tagovailo-Amosa (Kapolei, Hawaii) has added to the Irish defensive line depth by choosing Notre Dame today in a mid-Signing Day development. Tagovailoa-Amosa’s recruitment only picked up in the closing weeks—he had three visits in the final week alone—and he joins a class of three defensive linemen already.

Tagovailoa-Amosa (how long until it is appropriate to simply refer to him as MTA?) is the 19th recruit to join Notre Dame’s class of 2017, including five early enrollees.

Irish coach Brian Kelly and his staff await two more consensus three-star decisions this afternoon: Defensive lineman Kofi Wardlow (St. John’s College H.S.; Washington, D.C.), currently a Maryland-commit, and defensive back Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Bethel; Hampton, Va.), deciding between Notre Dame and Michigan State.


Kapolei; Hawaii

Measurements: 6’4”, 270 lbs.

Accolades: four-star recruit; No. 4 player in Hawaii, per, and 39th at the position

Other Notable Offers: USC, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Navy, Vanderbilt

Projected Position: Defensive tackle

Quick Take: Tagovailoa-Amosa continues a line of Hawaiian recruits landing in South Bend, following Manti Te’o and Kona Schwenke, both of whom excelled at Notre Dame. Do not be misled by his late recruitment and commitment: Some of that was due to various playoffs and all-star games specific to Hawaii. He was, after all, long expected to head to USC.

An excellent athlete, Tagovailoa-Amosa will be asked to fill the middle of the defensive line, but he could likely hold his own on the edge if needed in certain situations.