Top OLB has Notre Dame football pitted against nation's best

Anthony Sacca is one of the most sought-after linebacker prospects in the country. He recently shed light on his favorite programs, including Notre Dame football.

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The Notre Dame football program is on quite a recruiting roll of late. They got not one but two commits last week in offensive tackle Owen Strebig and wide receiver Elijah Burress. Now, the Fighting Irish are hoping to stockpile even more talent.

One of the ways Marcus Freeman and company could keep adding to the best class in the 2025 class would be by landing outside linebacker Anthony Sacca. The good news there is that Sacca is quite interested in the Irish. In fact, he recently named them among his Top 5 schools.

That's a big step for the Notre Dame football program. Sacca is among the best at his position and in the state of Pennsylvania. Depending on what recruiting service you look at, he's even in the Top 10 of outsidelinebackers in the 2025 recruiting cycle. He's in the Top 5 Pennsylvania players no matter who you talk to.

Sacca now has the Irish among the teams he's going to consider for a commitment as the clock starts to tick down to the end of this recruiting cycle.

In addition to the Notre Dame football team, Sacca named Alabama, Duke, Wisconsin and Ohio State. That list is plenty interesting because most of the recruiting services out there expected him to go to Penn State. It's certainly interested that at least for right now, they're not even a contender.

Top OLB has Notre Dame football pitted against nation's best

The Nittany Lions certainly can't be thrilled that Anthony Sacca isn't counting them among his favorite. In his junior season, Sacca recorded 67 tackles and hauled down two interceptions.

St. Joseph High in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania also won a state championship in their class in the 2023 season. The 4-star prospect did that as a free safety, but Notre Dame football and most of hte rest of the schools after him are looking at him as an outside linebacker at the next level.

Now that he's set his favorites, the Notre Dame football team is working to get him into South Bend for an official visit.