Notre Dame football among the finalists for 'must get' DB

The Notre Dame football team knows one of the best corners in the 2025 class is close to picking a team and they're still very much in the running.
Mark Zackery chases down a wide receiver
Mark Zackery chases down a wide receiver / Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar / USA TODAY

The Notre Dame football team's recruiting has been among the best in the country in the last couple of years under Marcus Freeman. Now the Fighting Irish are looking to shore up the nation's top class with a commitment from the state of Indiana's best prospect.

Mark Zackery IV announced the final four teams he's considering for his commitment late last week and Notre Dame football faithfull will be happy to know the Irish are right there in the fight.

In addition to the Golden Domers, Zackery named Cinicinnati, Michigan and Florida among the teams who still have a chance to get his pledge. That means that while the Fighting Irish have to feel good about where they stand, the work isn't done just yet.

Notre Dame football has been recruiting Zackery for well over a year. He's been a top target from the moment Marcus Freeman and company started focusing on the 2025 class.

Their interest in the Ben Davis product only increased when he had a very impressive junior season. Then good news here is that the defensive back has also shown a ton of interest in the Fighting Irish. He's even got two more trips planned to South Bend this spring.

Notre Dame football doing everything it can to go from Top Four to Final One

One of Zackery's unofficial visits this spring will take place on March 22. That's a day when the Golden Domers will be undergoing spring practice. The trip will allow him to see Al Golden's defense in action.

After his trip to Notre Dame, Zackery has got trips to Cincinnati in the first week of April and then he'll head to Ann Arbor for Michigan's Spring Game. He's also talked about wanting to take an unofficial to Florida.

Just what will win over Mark Zackery IV to the Notre Dame football team's cause is anyone's guess. Though a bit of peer recruiting from the team's top prospect couldn't hurt.