Notre Dame's key move? Indiana's top prospect appears near end of recruitment

Mark Zackery IV, Indiana's top prospect, nears decision. Will Notre Dame secure the coveted cornerback commitment?
Mark Zackery IV, Indiana's top prospect, nears decision. Will Notre Dame secure the coveted cornerback commitment? / Grace Hollars/IndyStar / USA TODAY

The Notre Dame football team has been on quite the roll recruiting-wise this spring. Its roll includes getting a commitment from one of the best defensive backs in the country this past weekend in Dallas Golden. The Fighting Irish are hoping to reel in yet another top corner in the 2025 recruiting class, and it appears he's getting ready to wrap up his recruitment.

Mark Zackery IV has long been one of the most sought-after targets Notre Dame has had on its list. That he lives just a few hours away and is the state of Indiana's top prospect is just part of the reason why. Luckily, the 4-star corner has also had the Golden Domers on his favorites list for quite a while.

Earlier this week, Zackery made a significant announcement to recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong. He declared that he is halting visits and entering a phase of decision-making. This revelation has heightened the anticipation for his upcoming announcement.

With Zackery considering Cincinnati, Florida, Michigan, and Notre Dame as his final four schools, the focus now shifts to Notre Dame's strategy. What steps will the Fighting Irish take to secure Zackery's commitment? This question invites readers to speculate and stay invested in the recruitment process.

Inside Mark Zackery IV's decision: will Notre Dame secure the coveted cornerback commitment?

What does Marcus Freeman and company need to do to get the in-state target to just pull the trigger? The answer might be they just need to keep doing what they're doing. 

The Notre Dame football program has made a very strong impression on Zackery. It was fortunate enough to get an official visit well before he decided to pull the plug on taking any more visits.

"They have a winning culture. It means more than football there with the degree," Zackery recently said about Notre Dame. "The coaches, the players, small campus and the prestige that they have there."

Zackery is now meeting with his family and going over his options. The next step after that will hopefully be the highly sought after cornerback committing to Notre Dame football.