Notre Dame adds DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa to recruiting class

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame’s first new addition on National Signing Day came all the way from Hawaii.

A week after making an official visit with the Irish, defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa signed with Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound recruit liked what he saw during his visit last week, which was sandwiched between trips to Navy and Vanderbilt.

“It was awesome,” Tagovailoa-Amosa said earlier this week of his Notre Dame visit. “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.”

Tagovailoa-Amosa brings position versatility to Notre Dame as a potential defensive tackle or defensive end. He’s shown a penchant for being disruptive in opposing backfields. As a senior at Kapolei High, Tagovailoa-Amosa recorded 34 tackles for a loss and 18 sacks.

The Irish haven’t signed a Hawaiian recruit since defensive lineman Kona Schwenke in 2010. Notre Dame successfully recruited linebacker Manti Te’o and wide receiver Robby Toma the year prior.

Tagovailoa-Amosa essentially fills the void in Notre Dame’s class left by four-star recruit Donovan Jeter, who dropped his commitment to the Irish in October. Notre Dame signed three defensive linemen earlier Wednesday: defensive tackles Darnell Ewell and Kurt Hinish and defensive end Jonathon MacCollister.

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 recruit and the No. 39 defensive tackle.

Notre Dame’s 2017 class grew to 19 members with the addition of Tagovailoa-Amosa. Decisions from safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and defensive end Kofi Wardlow are still to come.

Click here for a recap of Notre Dame's new additions on signing day.

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