Q&A: Notre Dame DL target Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa previews decision

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa had finished the contact period with quite the whirlwind of a week. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound product of Kapolei (Hawaii) High made official visits to Navy, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt. He has previously visited USC and Georgia Tech.

Now Tagovailoa-Amosa has to settle on a commitment decision which will come on Wednesday's National Signing Day. Tagovailoa-Amosa said he will take part in a ceremony in Hawaii that will start at noon EST, though he wasn't sure exactly when he would sign.

ND Insider caught up with Tagovailoa-Amosa on Monday night to recap his week of visits and look ahead at his upcoming commitment.

247Sports slates Tagovailoa-Amosa as a four-star recruit and the No. 10 strongside defensive end in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect and the No. 39 defensive tackle.

ND Insider: What did you think of your Notre Dame visit?

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa: “It was awesome. I’m really fortunate to have had the opportunity to get out there and check out Notre Dame and learn more about the school. It was my first time seeing snow up there, so it was kind of a pretty good experience.”

NDI: How did your visit to Navy go?

Tagovailoa-Amosa:“Navy as well, it was a privilege and honor for us to be out there at another academically great school. A school where you know your future is secure and the education is always going to be on top.”

NDI: What did you think of your visit to Vanderbilt?

Tagovailoa-Amosa:“It was great as well. To travel to Nashville, one of the big music spots in the nation, that was something cool about it.”

NDI: What was it like visiting three schools in one week? Was it hard to separate what you thought about each school?

Tagovailoa-Amosa:“The way my parents and I tried to look at it was mainly at the academic. You know no matter where I go, football is going to be football. All these programs have such great facilities and great programs that can get them to the top. We basically looked at the academics and the faith surrounding it. Just looking at which was more family-oriented. It’s a pretty tough process trying to compare each school. They’re all unique in their own way.”

NDI: What’s the process now of making that decision?

Tagovailoa-Amosa:“It’s definitely getting harder and harder to narrow it down. I haven’t really decided a top three or anything. It’s pretty much between all my visits.”

NDI: You mentioned academics being your focus, what are you interested in studying?

Tagovailoa-Amosa:“For me, I really love math. It’s between engineering and business.”

NDI: Moving to a football question, how did Notre Dame explain to you how you would fit in its defense?

Tagovailoa-Amosa:“I would kind of be a five-technique (defensive end) and a three-technique (defensive tackle). Kind of like a hybrid playing where they want me to.”

Defensive line recruit Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa shared this photo with his parents from his Notre Dame visit on Twitter.