Notre Dame football planning to welcome priority target early and often

The Notre Dame football team is looking to close the deal with defensive back Mark Zackery with several different visits.

Ben Davis Giants Mark Zackery (4) is tackled by Crown Point Bulldogs Jacob Jones (5) on Saturday,
Ben Davis Giants Mark Zackery (4) is tackled by Crown Point Bulldogs Jacob Jones (5) on Saturday, / Grace Hollars/IndyStar / USA TODAY
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The Notre Dame football team is on quite the recruiting roll. But Marcus Freeman and company are far from resting on their laurels. Instead, it looks like the Irish will keep the pressure up on the rest of the country. They’re going to continue to try to add pieces to the country’s best recruiting class of the 2025 cycle.

One of the big ways in which Notre Dame would be able to really keep adding on to the best class around right now, would be to bring in someone like defensive back Mark Zackery. Though that’s not going to be easy at all.

One of the ways the Irish are going to try and close the sale on Zackery is make sure that he’s taking one visit after another to South Bend. In doing so, they might be able to make the Indianapolis prospect has found his home away from home. It’s not exactly staying home, but it might be close enough.

According to Sports Illustrated, people close to Zackery have confirmed that he’s already set up several trips back to see what Notre Dame football has to offer throughout the spring and summer. 

On March 22nd, the 4-star cornerback will be back for an unofficial visit. He will also be taking an official visit on June 7-9th. Those will be Zackery’s fourth and fifth trips to campus overall as a recruit.

Notre Dame football planning to welcome priority target early and often

Considering that Zackery has no shortage of suitors, it makes sense that Notre Dame wants to find a way to stand out from the pack. In addition to the Fighitng Irish, Zackery is being pursued by Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, USC, Penn State, Oregon, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Louisville, Purdue and still others.

Despite some of the biggest names in the sport wanting to land the state of Indiana’s top prospect, the Notre Dame football team is considered to have the best chance of his commitment.