The Wildcats added to their 2021 recruiting class once again on Monday evening, when guard Angelo Brizzi announced his commitment to head coach Jay Wright and the Wildcats over Arizona, California, Colorado and Michigan, among others.
Brizzi is ranked 118th in 247Sports Composite Rankings and is ranked as the No. 20 guard in the nation.
The 3-star prospect is from Warrenton, Va. and attends Highland High School. Listed at 6-3 and 170 pounds, Brizzi has solid height for a lead guard, but will likely need to put on some muscle to excel in a college basketball season.
During his junior season in 2019-20, Brizzi averaged 20.3 points, 6.6 assists and 3.2 steals per game. The Virginia native is also a plus shooter from distance, a good passer and will likely spend his time at Villanova initiating the offense often.
Brizzi told Travis Branham of 247Sports.com why he chose the Wildcats, “They have had recent success with developing players and winning as a program. They especially develop point guards.”
Brizzi is the fourth commit to Villanova’s 2021 class, joining 4-stars Trey Patterson, Nnanna Njoku and Jordan Longino.
The addition of Brizzi moves the Wildcats’ class to No. 1 in the country according to 247Sports’ Class Rankings There is still a long way to go for the class of 2021, but Villanova should finish the recruiting cycle in the top 10 best classes.
Wright may not be done, however. He’ll look to close out the 2021 class with a splash by potentially adding 6-4 5-star guard Trevor Keels.