Video Interview: Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) head coach Vito Campanile

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With 18 returning starers, look for Bergen Catholic to be ranked highly when the Preseason Hight School Football America 100 is released in early summer. During last year’s COVID-19 shortened season, BC finished as the top team in New Jersey and No. 31 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water.

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Head coach Vito Campanile is blessed with a ton of talent starting with senior-to-be quarterback Steve Angeli, who recently gave his verbal commitment to Notre Dame. He’s the No. 4 college football prospect in the state in the composite rankings in the Class of 2022.

Angeli is joined on the Class of 2022 list by defensive back Jaeden Gould, who is ranked No. 2 in the latest composite rankings. Cornerback Jayden Bellamy is ranked No. 7 in the state. Defensive end DJ Samuels, who was the only sophomore on’s all-state team, will help the Crusaders up-front defensively.

Below, Campanile looks ahead to what should be an outstanding season for BC.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.