Commitment breakdown: Four-star QB Steve Angeli picks Notre Dame
Notre Dame offered four-star Steve Angeli very early in the recruiting process and that confidence seems to have paid off with his commitment. The quarterback our of Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic announced his commitment to Brian Kelly’s squad, ending a fairly short and uneventful recruitment. Angeli entertain offers from teams like Stanford, Rutgers, and many others but his family connections to Notre Dame and his relationship with the coaches made this too good of and opportunity for him pass up.
WHAT NOTRE DAME IS GETTING
Angeli doesn’t have an extensive track record on the field but, in just over one season as the full time starter for Bergen Catholic, Angeli has really impressed with his physical abilities. He has a strong arm, solid mechanics, and above average footwork. Angeli developed a good sense of timing with his receivers and understands who to throw the ball to and when to throw it. He’s played against some of the best competition the country so he understands when to take risks throwing the ball and when to pull it down and run with it. Angeli is a tough runner that isn’t afraid to lower his shoulder but he isn’t going to pick up huge chunks of yards on the ground. There is still plenty Angeli has to learn about deciphering a defense and moving to his second, third, or fourth read but he has the physical tools to be an elite quarterback. Throwing the ball accurately is something Angeli has done well with but there are times when he struggles with his consistency.
WHY IT'S BIG FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH
Notre Dame had hoped to secure Angeli’s commitment for a long time and they’ve finally done it. The extended dead period seems to have helped them a bit by making it more difficult for Angeli to visit other schools. Notre Dame has done a great job recruiting on the offensive side of the ball in this 2022 recruiting class and Angeli is a great fit for their offensive style. His commitment should also help Notre Dame in the recruitment of his current teammate, four-star cornerback Jaeden Gould.