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2025 Anthony Sacca Talks Notre Dame & More

February 4, 2024
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Notre Dame defensive coordinator Al Golden and linebacker assistant Max Bullough made stops at St. Joseph’s Prep last month.

The Prep is stacked with top talent year in and year out, but the Irish’s current focus is on Anthony Sacca‍, an elite 2025 linebacker/safety prospect. 

Sacca has had the chance to spend a great deal of time talking with the coaches and seeing exactly how he’d fit in their system.

“They call it a combo linebacker,” the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder. “It's kind of like safety and linebacker in a sense. It's versatile, kind of what I do now, playing outside to in and also being able to fit the run. I think I'll be comfortable in that position because I have experience playing outside the box, but this year I was able to play linebacker and really learn how to fit up run reads and everything.”

“I have great relationships with both of them. I would say I've been talking to Golden forever, since really the beginning of my recruiting process with Notre Dame. Then, Coach Bullough, I had a chance to sit down with him during the spring. When I came in the spring, we sat down for 45 minutes and we watched film of their practice and he was explaining to me how they ran their defense. So I have two really good relationships with them.”

Sacca’s offer sheet includes schools like Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, Tennessee, USC and Oregon among several others.

He was at Penn State, his father’s alma mater, last month.

“It was good,” Sacca says. “I got to see (James) Franklin again and got to see their new defensive coordinator, kind of get to feel them out.”

Sacca made a trip to Tuscaloosa to check out Alabama this weekend and expects to hit the road for starting next month.

“I'll be out at spring ball,” he says. “I think I'm planning on getting back out to Ohio State and Notre Dame. Then from there, probably set my official visit dates with my top three to four schools.”

He plans to have a decision by the start of his senior season.

Notre Dame clearly has his attention.

“There's a great culture there,” he says. “You get the academic side there, but you also get the high athletic level as well. I like Marcus Freeman a lot. I think he's doing a really good job out there. 

“I think they have a chance to compete for a national championship year in and year out. I have great relationships with my position coaches. Coach Bullough, I think he's really good and he's really sharp. I think Al Golden runs a really good defense.”

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