On Thursday, 2023 5-Star athlete Sonny Styles released his top 5 list, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish made the cut. Along with Notre Dame, the spectacular Styles from Pickerington, Ohio, also included; the Ohio State Buckeyes, Ole Miss Rebels, Clemson Tigers, and Florida Gators.
Big thanks to all the coaches who have recruited me! Blessed to be in the position I am ✞. #GodsPlan @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/Q1m7TFDbtA— Alex “Sonny” Styles (@sonnystyles_) September 30, 2021
Styles, of course, is the younger brother of current Irish freshman wide receiver Lorenzo Styles. The Styles brothers are the sons of Lorenzo Styles Sr. who was a standout on defense with the Buckeyes.
With Lorenzo junior already at Notre Dame with Marcus Freeman, I strongly believe there is at least a slight lean towards the Irish at the moment. Any lead right now, however, doesn’t mean much since Sonny can’t sign with a school until December of 2022. There is a lot of time between now and then, and a lot of visits, calls, and moving parts. I do feel like this is mostly a Notre Dame VS Ohio State battle — but if Sonny and his family are fine with him not going to the same school as his brother, I wouldn’t be surprised if the other three make this a bigger battle.