The Notre Dame football recruiting efforts for the 2025 recruiting class kicked off in earnest this weekend with the first Junior Day of the year. If some recent predictions by recruiting analysts are correct, it looks like the day was a very big success.
In fact, it looks like the Fighting Irish are now trending for one of the best offensive tackles in the class. Jack Lange was one of those who came to South Bend on Saturday and it looks like he left convinced that he needs to play for Marcus Freeman and company once he hits college.
According to 247Sports analysts Tom Loy and Kevin Sinclair, the Golden Domers made a heck of an impression on Lange. Both experts entered Crystal Balls for Lange to play his college ball for Notre Dame football eventually.
If Irish fans are wondering just how much they should lean on those predictions, keep in mind that while it’s early in the year, Loy is currently 11-for-11 when it comes to his predictions. Sinclair hasn’t made as many picks, but he is 4-for-4 when he does cast a Crystal Ball.
Notre Dame football looking like a shoo-in for Jack Lange
Those predictions certainly seem to align with the comments that Lange made after his visit on Saturday. Not long after leaving town, he talked to Irish Breakdown about what he saw and heard.
“The pitch the staff gave was that the guys out there, the current players, will make you better and that you will make them better,” Lange told the website. "That resonated with me because it shows that he sees a place on the team for me.”
Lange went on to say that he felt as though he was really getting to know the coaches and getting quite comfortable with them. All of that points to a Notre Dame football commit, sooner, rather than later.