Notre Dame football's next step toward elite secondary class is Mark Zackery

The Notre Dame football team is in Mark Zackery's Top 10 and should they land him, it would mean a big boost to the 2025 class.
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The Notre Dame football team already has the top ranked 2025 recruiting class. That doesn't mean that Marcus Freeman and company aren't aiming to make it even better. One look no further than this weekend as the proof of that.

Among the targets that the Irish are looking to reel in for this cycle who will be in South Bend for Junior Day is Mark Zackery. He'll be in town because Freeman and his staff are working on several different fronts. Including putting together what could be an absolutely stellar haul in the secondary.

If the Notre Dame football is going to put together the best defensive backfield in the 2025 class, it's going to need guys like Zackery to join the group. The good news there is that Zackery announced his Top 10 earlier this week. And now is taking a return trip see the Irish campus.

Notre Dame is in that Top 10. That's the kind of foot in the door that has allowed Freeman and his staff to take advantage and close the deal more often than not.

Of course, the Golden Domers haven't closed the deal just yet. There's some stiff competition for the top player in the state of Indiana. Being that the Notre Dame football program plays its games just a few hours away from his Indianapolis home town.

In addition to the Irish, Zackery is stll considering Cincinnati, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, Penn State, USC and Tennessee.

Notre Dame football adding Mark Zackery would be massive boost

Speaking of feet in the door, Freeman and his assistants have kept in close contact with the 6-foot defensive back. He told Irish Sports Daily that Notre Dame has been in contact with him more than just about any team.

“I've been talking to some of the Notre Dame commits, and they said they were going to be there, and they feel like I would be a great fit there, so just getting to talk to them and seeing what it would be like being around them. I feel like that would be good for me.”

The Notre Dame football team hopes it can use Junior Day to convince Mark Zackery that he needs to stay home.