The Pitt Panthers spent time on Tuesday with one of the top junior quarterbacks in the country.
4-star quarterback Steve Angeli, from Bergen Catholic in Oradell, New Jersey, spent time via Zoom and telephone with various members of the Pitt staff. Although he’s actually had the offer for quite some time, Angeli finally learned that he held an offer from Pitt.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering his stature in the recruiting rankings and the fact that he also has been offered by top programs such as Notre Dame, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Angeli this morning, on his way to school, and he recapped his busy day with Pitt and learned where he stands in his recruitment.
“Graham Wilbert one of their recruiting coordinators got in touch with me and said that they’d love to get me on a virtual tour of the new Pitt facilities,” Angeli told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I actually visited Pitt during my sophomore year for a summer camp so I’ve seen them before but they have done a lot of new renovations since then and they wanted me to see them. I then got on the phone with Mickey Jacobs another one of their recruiting coaches and he gave me a tour of the facilities.”
Is was during this virtual tour that Angeli asked Jacobs a question about an offer.
“I said Coach, does this mean I actually have an offer from you guys and he said said ‘Yes of course’, you’ve had an offer now for a while. I guess there was some miscommunication with that and my head coach never communicated that with me. Then later on, I got another phone call from Coach Salem and Coach Whipple, as well. They went over my offer again and made sure I knew that I was one of their top guys and that they really want to get me back on campus.”
1-0. First Varsity Start. 17/29, 2 TDs, 220 Passing Yards. Great TEAM win. Onto the next one. (Repost) https://t.co/hrZlYwieTt
— Steve Angeli (@SteveAngeli_125) October 5, 2020
Now that he’s officially aware of the offer, I asked Angeli where his recruitment stands and considering the list of major programs that are recruiting him, what does Pitt and any school have to show to make a big impression on him?
“I’ve actually been in contact with Pitt a lot prior to this. Right now, I really need and hope to start getting on campus with some of these schools to see things in person before I can start cutting my list,” said Angeli. “My strengths as a quarterback are that I have a strong arm, great athleticism and pocket presence. I pride myself on my accuracy and ability to make plays for my team.”
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— Kevin Devaney Jr. (@KDJmedia1) October 3, 2020
“The program that I want to go to is a place that feels like home to me. A program that is a good offensive team and a program that can develop my skills to get me to the next level. The relationship that I am able to have with the offensive staff as well as the entire coaching staff is very important. I need to make sure that I like them not only as coaches but am comfortable with them as people as well. I want to go to a high level of football and someplace that has the chance to compete for a national championship.”
Angeli tells PSN that he’s getting recruited very hard by schools such as Notre Dame, LSU, Oregon, Michigan State and that he’s hoping college recruiting opens back up so that he’s able to get out on the road and learn more about these and other programs.