Angeline previews Irish return

Notre Dame will host its top tight end target Saturday when Cary Angeline heads back to South Bend. The four-star prospect from Exton (Pa.) Downington East is already familiar with the Irish.

p>Notre Dame and Penn State will hold spring games on Saturday, but only the Irish will host Cary Angeline, the four-star tight end from Exton (Pa.) Downington East who tops the board for both programs at the position.

“I have been to Penn State a bunch of times, and I want to see the atmosphere at Notre Dame with fans around,” Angeline said. “I want to do everything I can to make the best decision, so I want to see Notre Dame again.”

Angeline will travel to Notre Dame on Friday with his mother and younger sister.
Angeline made his first trip to Notre Dame in February, when he added an Irish offer.

“I know that (my mother and sister) are excited to see campus because they’ve never seen Notre Dame before,” Angeline said. “Last time I was here, I got to talk a lot with the coaches and academic people in the business school because that’s the major I plan on doing.

“I didn’t get to see the players practice last time I was here, so I’m really looking forward to them playing in the spring game and watching the coaches coach them.”
 
Since landing the Irish offer in February, Alabama, Auburn, Arizona State, Nebraska, UCLA and USC have followed suit with scholarship offers.

Angeline said he would ideally finalize his commitment before his senior year. Currently, he does not have any future visits planned beyond Notre Dame.

“I would like to commit this summer, but it’s not a definite thing,” Angeline said. “Definitely education is the most important thing, and then the fit with the players, coaches and offense. I know that wherever I go, it’s going to be competitive, so early playing time and depth chart stuff isn’t a big deal.”

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound tight end acknowledges Notre Dame’s history of success in utilizing tight ends is something that draws him to the program.

“They put a lot of players in the NFL, so that’s important,” Angeline said.

Angeline is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 13 tight end in the class of 2016.


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