NCAAF: In-state CB Mark Zackery IV commits to Notre Dame


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Cornerback Mark Zackery IV committed to Notre Dame’s 2025 class on Saturday, keeping a four-star in-state prospect at home.

Zackery is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 15 cornerback in the class. He plays at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.

Zackery told the Indianapolis Star that he was sure of his decision, despite a number of Power Five suitors.

“I was going to wait it out to take official visits just to have that experience,” he said, “but I felt like there was no need for me to go to the other places when I know where my heart is and where I want to be. I know things change and there’s a lot going on with the transfer portal and things like that, but Notre Dame feels like the place for me.”

The 6-foot Zackery played both offense and defense for Ben Davis last season when the school won the Class 6A state championship but projects as a college cornerback. He also plays basketball at Ben Davis and will enroll at Notre Dame in June so that he can have another hoops season.

Will he be a two-sport participant for Notre Dame?

“I’ve been talking to (Notre Dame basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry) about possibly playing basketball, too,” Zackery told the newspaper. “That’s something to take into consideration. But very slowly with that because I know it’s a big load in college. But it’s something to take into consideration because basketball means a lot to me.”

Notre Dame currently has the No. 1 class in the 2025 recruiting cycle, as ranked by 247Sports. The ranking is based on bulk. The Irish have 22 commits while the No. 2 program, Ohio State, has 12, including three five-star prospects.

–Field Level Media


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