Tea leaves point to Notre Dame football landing legacy linebacker

Following his visit to South Bend over the weekend, one of the top linebackers in the 2025 class is looking like a Fighting Irish commit.
Notre Dame head football coach Marcus Freeman celebrates at the 90th annual Sun Bowl game
Notre Dame head football coach Marcus Freeman celebrates at the 90th annual Sun Bowl game / GABY VELASQUEZ/ EL PASO TIMES / USA

4-star linebacker Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng is one of the top targets in the 2025 class for Notre Dame football. It looks like after a weekend visit, the Irish are among the legacy prospect's top schools as well.

While Marcus Freeman and company have a lot of work yet to do, it's clear that they made some serious inroads during Owusu-Boateng's visit on Junior Day. Even the linebacker isn't afraid to make it clear he liked what he saw.

Mike Singer of On3 offered up the first tea leaves that show that Notre Dame football made up some serious ground on Florida schools that were front runners before Saturday. When talking to the IMG Academy product, Singer reported that the Irish are now standing out.

Owusu-Boateng went on to say that the visit "definitely helped them." That level of candor isn't something that you see from high school recruits all that often. It seems as though they might not have even really been a player in the sweepstakes to land the talented player before this weekend. Now they definitely are.

Adam Gorney of Rivals joined the growing parade of recruiting analysts who seem to think that the linebacker could now be seen as a lean towards Notre Dame football.

Notre Dame football in good standing with legacy prospect

It's a safe bet that his visit to South Bend this weekend isn't the only reason the Fighting Irish are in the fight. There's also the fact that his brother, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was a star for Notre Dame and is now a star in the NFL.

Jeremiah was reportedly in South Bend to show his younger brother around. It's safe to say he was also doing the hard sales pitch. For now, it looks as though he did quite a good job selling why Notre Dame football is the pick.