Angel Arce is one of the best players from the Meriden, Connecticut area in the Class of 2022.
The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Arce, who attends Francis T. Maloney High School, is a dynamic player that works as a quarterback and also as a safety.
Arce, who was a member of Youth1’s Freshman450 list last year, explains his strengths as a quarterback.
“As a QB I can’t lie, I enjoy throwing touchdowns, running for touchdowns. I love leading my team,” Arce said. “Along with QB, I also play safety. I love playing defense especially safety since I am a QB I know what To look for. I also get to come up and show my toughness. As a QB I love leading my team, the better the competition the better I am.”
Arce patterns his play after this legendary quarterback.
“For the next level I want to be like Joe Montana,” Arce said. “He knew his reads so well that 8 out of 10 times he knew where the ball was going before the ball was snapped. That’s how sharp I need to be!”
Arce has a strong passion for the game of football. This is shown through his actions and behavior on the field.
“I love the competition, being with my brothers, and I get to crack some heads on defense,” Arce said. “I love laughing out loud and having a great time with my teammates in the locker room.”
Arce lists his proudest achievement.
“My freshman team went undefeated. I have to say the highlight of my season is when I threw 6 tds and ran for a 7th versus Bristol Central,” Arce said. “That game I threw every kind of TD and I had my way with the defense.”
Arce does his best to show strong leadership to his teammates. It’s important to Arce that he sets a positive example on his peers.
“I lead by example,” Arce said. “I am the field general and I’m neck deep in the battle on the field. The best advice I give my teammates is ‘Our offseason is when we work together, as a squad is what will make or break us!”
Arce has improved in many aspects since being selected to the Freshman450. Arce excitedly lists the strides he’s made in the last year.
“I feel I’ve always been physically capable of competing on the varsity level. The mental aspect of the varsity game is what I needed to work on. I’m doing one-on-one film work with Coach Fredericks (varsity head coach), strength conditioning with the returning varsity starters and potential starters,” Arce said. “Also 7-on-7 with the Maloney Spartans varsity team, QB strength training with BreakOut Athletes and staying sharp with my mechanics with my QB Coach Craig Bryden and Air Attack QB’s. So I’m feeling my progressions will have me ready to start varsity in the fall and lead this team for the next three years.”
Arce discusses his upcoming plans.
“This winter/spring I was suppose to go to Polynesian Bowl Showcase at Bishop Gorman, Army All American Futures MiniCamp, FBU Top Gun, USA Regional, Nike Opening Combine, Adidas Rivals, etc.” Arce said. “My dad’s injury at work stopped everything, but I’ll be back better, stronger, smarter! I plan on having stars behind my name after I show how determination and hard work elevated my game to the next level!”
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Article written by Rolando Rosa.
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