The Notre Dame football program has a special player coming in quarterback Steve Angeli, who has led Bergen Catholic to a No. 6 national ranking.
The Notre Dame football team has played musical chairs with their quarterback spot this season, going from Jack Coan to Drew Pyne, sprinkling in Tyler Buchner, and then going back to Coan. This past weekend, against Virginia Tech, Coan started, got pulled for Buchner, and then came back to lead the Irish to a victory in place of the injured Coan.
Hopefully moving forward, the Irish will have some stability at quarterback, something they had when Ian Book was the full-time starter the last few seasons. In 2022, they will once again have a big decision to make in terms of the position group, as Buchner is only a true freshman, Pyne is a true sophomore, and a talented signal-caller is coming in from the state of New Jersey.
That signal-caller is Steve Angeli, who is having a tremendous final season at Bergen Catholic, a powerhouse parochial school in the Garden State. Angeli has led the Crusaders to a 6-0 record, the No. 6 ranking in the entire country, and should put a nice bow on his career with the school before heading to South Bend.
In six games, he has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards, nine touchdowns against only one interception, and has rushed for over 100 yards.
Fellow Irish commit Jayden Bellamy, a defensive back and wide receiver for the Crusaders has led a defense that has not allowed a point in three weeks, outscoring their opponents 121-0 across the last three games.
Notre Dame football will have a talented group at QB in 2022
In 2022, the Irish will head to camp with Buchner, Pyne, and Angeli battling it out for the starting job, and it will be interesting to see what direction Tommy Rees goes with the position group. Eventually, the Irish have to settle on one guy to lead the way, and it could very well be Angeli, who has the size and arm you look for at the Division I level.
For now, it looks like Coan will be the guy the rest of the way, but it would benefit the program moving forward if Pyne and Buchner continued to see the field.
Kicker Jonathan Doerer booted a 48-yard field goal in the final minute of Saturday's contest - giving the Notre Dame football program a much-needed victory.
Bergen Catholic has a monster game coming up this weekend, as they take on Audric Estime’s alma mater in the St. Joseph Regional (NJ) Green Knights. That is always one of the games to circle on the calendar if you are from New Jersey, and will be another test for Angeli, Bellamy, and the rest of the Crusaders.
With a win, BC could launch into the top-5.