Asamoah Looks Forward To Building With ND
With National Signing Day for the Class of 2018 now less than a year away, Brian Asamoah is up.
“I feel like it’s a great time for the 2018 class to actually stand up and get the recognition we deserve,” the 2018 Ohio linebacker said.
“We’re getting closer to our dream, which is playing college football, and for people who have dreams of the next level with the NFL, we’re getting closer to that dream as well.”
The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder already has close to a dozen offers from schools like Michigan, Penn State, Pitt and UCLA among others.
“It’s just a testament to God,” the St. Francis De Sales standout said. “Everything is a blessing. I’m just happy and blessed to see these opportunities. These coaches actually being interested in me shows that my hard work and dedication has actually paid off.”
Scouts like the package he brings to the table.
“My size, my athleticism, my speed, my open-field tackling, the fact that I don’t shy away from tackling, the fact that I can actually cover receivers as well and that I’m versatile,” he said of what he’s heard from college coaches about his game.
“A couple schools have seen that I can actually play the running back position, but everybody is looking at me as a backer.”
Asamoah doesn’t have an offer from Notre Dame yet, but has had a substantial amount of contact with the Irish and made a trip out to South Bend last fall.
“The game I went to was the Miami game,” he said. “It was live up there. The atmosphere was crazy. The student section was crazy. Everybody was bought into the program up there, so it was a nice feel.
“They just said they’re interested in me and are looking forward to building a firm line of communication and a relationship so we can grow together. They like my film, checking my progress, how things are going, talking about the recruiting process and whatnot.”
He’s looking forward to building on that relationship further in the coming weeks and months.
The Columbus native visited the hometown school, Ohio State, at the end of January and is likely to hit Michigan soon, but he’s not sure of other trips just yet.
“Next year is a pivotal time when I’m actually going to sit down with my family,” he said. “We’re going to make some visits to people who actually want me there. So, if Notre Dame wants me, I’m more than happy to come down for a game or to sit down and talk to coaches and things like that.”
He isn’t in a rush to make a decision and won’t make one before he’s completely ready.
“I want to make sure it’s the perfect time,” Asamoah said. “I don’t want to put a time on it. It could be tomorrow or mid-season or before the season or after the season. I want to be able to make a decision and stick to it instead of making a decision and decommitting.”
There’s no hesitation when Asamoah is asked what the biggest factor in his decision will be.
“Academics,” he said.
“I want to be in the business field. I don’t know if I’m doing supply chain management, marketing, finance or management. I don’t know exactly where in the business field, but I know I’m doing business for sure.”
He can’t wait to sign with whatever school he chooses when the time comes.
“It’s going to be an amazing moment. It’s going to be a moment I’d like to share with the family. It’s going to be something that is going to be memorable, knowing all of the hard work I put in during my Pop Warner days and high school days has got me one step closer to my dream.”