Notre Dame football jumps ahead of CFB royalty for 4-star LB

  • Anthony Sacca is one of the most highly touted prospects in the 2025 class.
  • Notre Dame football has now jumped into the front of the pack for his services.
St. Joseph's Prep linebacker Anthony Sacca (39) celebrates after intercepting a tipped pass during
St. Joseph's Prep linebacker Anthony Sacca (39) celebrates after intercepting a tipped pass during / Dan Rainville / USA TODAY NETWORK

Despite the fact that Notre Dame football has officially started its spring practices, it’s clear that Marcus Freeman and company aren’t ignoring their duties in regards to recruiting. At the same time that players are getting ready for the 2024 season, the Fighting Irish have ramped up their recruiting in a big way.

Freeman and company are working on several different angles. Whether it’s trying to flip a player that’s already committed to a rival, or just trying to make sure some of their top targets feel the love, it’s clear guys are working overtime.

The hard work the Notre Dame football staff is putting in on that end is evident especially when talking about guys like 4-star Pennsylvania linebacker Anthony Sacca. The coaching staff is working so hard there as a matter of fact, that he’s got a new prediction saying he’ll end up in South Bend when the smoke clears.

247Sports recruiting analyst Tom Loy announced on Wednesday night that he was officially entering a Crystal Ball for Sacca to commit to the Irish. Now it would seem the big question is just when will Sacca pull the trigger and make everything official.

Notre Dame football jumps into the lead for Anthony Sacca

Loy isn’t the only member of the 247Sports team predicting the 6-foot-3 St. Joseph’s Prep prospect is leaning towards Notre Dame. Right about the same time that Loy entered his Crystal Ball, Brian Dohn did the same.

The timing of those predictions would lead many to believe that Sacca specifically said something, such as “I’ve decided to commit to Notre Dame football.” And simply hasn’t made it official yet.

Earlier this offseason, Anthony Sacca announced his final five list of Notre Dame, Alabama, Duke, Wisconsin and Ohio State. At the time, it felt as though the battle was really going to come down to the Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish.

For now, it appears that Notre Dame football has won that face off.