Jersey Athlete Visited Duke

Skillman, N.J., is home to a multi-talented athlete in JT Tartacoff, a player who scored just about every way you could think of on offense last season. Tartacoff brings blazing speed to the gridiron and is currently holding one offer from his home-state school Rutgers.

Montgomery High School athlete JT Tartacoff ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the Scout.com Combine last year at 5-foot-11.5, 175 pounds and he has gotten even faster since then. Right now his sole offer is from Rutgers, but he has been taking visits recently to other schools.

"I've been getting handwritten letters from coaches at Rutgers, Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Pittsburgh and North Carolina," Tartacoff said. "I also just went to Rutgers for a visit on Saturday and have been out to Pitt, Duke and UCONN."

"Pittsburgh was a lot of fun and I really liked the coaching staff because they made me feel really comfortable," Tartacoff explained. "Pittsburgh is a great city and I love the expectations they have for the program there. Their expectations are to win a national championship and I definitely respect that approach."

"Duke was really impressive as well. They are really impressive academically and if you graduate from there you're really set for life. The campus and coaches were great and I got the impression they focus on making you a better person there. They're building the program and I like what they've done so far."

"I had a lot of fun at Connecticut as well," Tartacoff offered. "They have some of the best facilities in the country and the school and student body are definitely behind them to be spending that amount of money on the football program. I think it's a great time for them right now as they've been really successful and you can see that as everyone is really amped up about football up there."

As a junior, Tartacoff completed 6 of 6 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. He carried the ball 89 times for 517 yards and five touchdowns. Tartacoff also had 10 catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. He only played in six games.


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