Coach Brian Kelly gains another verbal commitment today and first along the defensive front, this time from a rising in-state prospect.

Coach Brian Kelly received his 9th verbal commitment for the 2015 class today from DT Brandon Tiassum (Indianapolis, IN - Park Tudor). He is listed at 6'5"/285 lbs.

Tiassum committed to the staff in person during his visit today and previously visited South Bend for Junior Day in early March. He chose Notre Dame over offers from Miami (FL), Cincinnati, Louisville and Boston College.