Notre Dame fighting off power teams for former Mizzou commit

JuJu Marks has cut the list of teams he's considering and the Notre Dame football team continues to be a contender.

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It seems as though the Notre Dame football team is in on just about every one of the top prospects in the 2025 recruiting class. While they obviously won't get every single player they're contenders with, the Fighting Irish continue to be in the running for Julian Marks, a talented Kansas defensive end.

Marks took to social media last week in order to cut down the number of teams that are still being considered. He's obviously not ready to really get close to his commitment considering that his "final" number of teams is still sitting at 13.

In addition to Notre Dame football, Marks has included Kansas, Alabama, Michigan, Miami, Oregon, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Texas A&M, and USC. That list, of course, means that Marcus Freeman and company are going to have their work cut out for them if they want to make his next cut down, whenever that may be.

Missouri might be the most interesting addition on the list considering that the 6-foot, 7-inches and 260-pound lineman once gave his pledge to the Tigers. In October of 2023, JuJu Marks decided that he wanted to continue looking around and decommitted.

Marks, who is a 4-star prospect according to 247Sports composite rankings, is also intriguing because it seems as though different schools see him playing on different sides of the ball.

Notre Dame fighting off power teams for former Mizzou commit

With his size and build, there's a chance he could play either offensive tackle, or on the defensive line at the next level. That kind of talent and versatility makes him that much more attractive for teams like Notre Dame football.

The real question now is just when Marks will be cutting his list down even further. With the 2025 National Signing Day still about 8 months away, he's definitely got some time.