The Notre Dame football program has an elite quarterback coming in the 2022 recruiting class, and he got his senior year started in a big way.
The Notre Dame football team finally made the decision when it comes to the quarterback position a few weeks ago, naming graduate transfer Jack Coan as the starter for the 2021 season. Coan had to beat out a solid young signal-caller in Drew Pyne, who backed up Ian Book in 2020, as well as dynamic true freshman, Tyler Buchner.
While Coan will hold the position for 2021, questions will once again arise next offseason, when Pyne and Buchner return but are joined by a tremendous prospect in Bergen Catholic (NJ) star Steve Angeli. A four-star recruit per Rivals, as well as the No. 6 pocket-passer recruit in the country, and the 18th ranked player in New Jersey.
This week, Angeli got his senior season started against a national power, as the Crusaders, who were ranked at No. 13 overall, played Archbishop Hoban, from Ohio, which was ranked No. 16. The game ended up being a blowout, as Angeli dominated throughout, racking up three touchdowns, two through the air, and one on the ground.
One of his touchdowns went to Jayden Bellamy, a cornerback prospect for the Irish’s 2022 class, as the Notre Dame football recruits put on a show. With the win, the Crusaders were vaulted into the top-10, as USA Today has them at No. 8 overall.
Notre Dame football loaded at quarterback
Coan is the perfect player to take over for Book in 2021, and he has gotten rave reviews from not only the coaching staff but also from star safety Kyle Hamilton. As a graduate transfer, he will be one-and-done, so you can only imagine what the competition is going to look like next year with Angeli in the fold.
The Notre Dame football team will take on Virginia during the 2021 regular season, and the Cavaliers will be no match for the Irish.
For now, we will continue to keep our eyes on the Crusaders and see how Angeli caps his senior season, as they could end up as a top-5 team in the country when all is said and done. The hope is that Angeli is as good as advertised when he gets to South Bend, giving the Irish a tremendous pipeline of quarterbacks for the foreseeable future.