He’s an absolute angel — STEVE!
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finally got their quarterback for the 2022 recruiting class on Thursday when 4-Star QB Steve Angeli publicly made his pledge known.
God, Country, Notre Dame…☘️
— Steve Angeli (@SteveAngeli_125) March 5, 2021
Normally we use the 247 Composite rankings here on OFD, but since ESPN has yet to rank Steve — we’re rolling with his Rivals ranking for now.
247’s Steve Wiltfong had this to say about Angeli:
“I think that Steve Angeli becomes one of the best throwers of the football on Notre Dame’s team right away. Maybe he’s not as mobile as some of the guys in the room like Tyler Buchner, but I think that his arm talent and ability to throw the football will be at a different level than what we’ve seen at Notre Dame under center lately, “said Wiltfong. “I think he’s an upgrade for Notre Dame from a pure throwing standpoint. With that, he’s a guy that has a ton of potential.”
“I think that he’s shown on film that he can throw the football and he can make accurate, strong throws out on the move. I think he’ll stand in the pocket when pressure is coming and he can stand in there and make a good throw. I think that the ball comes out smooth and quick. This is a guy that Notre Dame can win games with.”
Notre Dame certainly has had an awkward quarterback recruiting cycle for the 2022 class. There has been a lot of criticism about a couple of “late offers” to other quarterbacks — but Angeli is a guy that they have wanted for a long, long time and offered way back in the middle of August. Regardless of yours (or mine) amateur opinions — Brian Kelly and Tommy Rees love him and wanted him in this class. It’s not easy to recruit a good QB like Angeli after signing a guy like Tyler Buchner, but the Irish made him a priority and now here we are with his commitment.
Angeli is the 8th commitment in the 2022 class that is currently ranked #7 by the 247 Team Composite rankings. Again… Angeli is just one mere point away (or .01 if you prefer) from being a 4-Star in the composite, and still has not received a ranking from ESPN. Both Angeli’s ranking and the team ranking should go uo more once that happens.
Notre Dame is starting to fill out this class and its future roster. Wide receiver, linebacker, and the secondary are three of the groups that they appear to be recruiting the hardest right now (as far as the beat reporting the stories goes) and they are certainly three of the bigger needs in this class.
I have read several times from fans (and others) that Angeli is a taller version of Ian Book — like it was some type of negative. Notre Dame just got a commitment from a better physical version of the all-time wins leader at QB in school history?
FIST PUMPS UP FOR STEVE!