Artur Sitkowski received some big news after his visit to Gainesville. The four-star quarterback was among the best quarterbacks in Jm McElwain's first QB Challenge camp, earning him a scholarship offer.
"It's huge for me," said the 2018 prospect. "The Florida Gators is really a nice school, great university and campus. I have family here in Tampa, so it will be huge. They are high on my list...I had a soft spot for the Gators. My Aunt is a Gator fan. I like the Gators. They fill out my checkmarks in a school."
Sitkowski has learned plenty from his family in Florida, however, he and his father picked up a few things himself.
"My father and I have done our homework," he said. "They have the three things that I look for in a school: they have great academics, they run a pro-style system and it's a great environment to play football in. The people here are great."
His time with McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier really made his trip worthwhile in the end.
"Coach Nuss is definitely a quarterback guru and so is coach Mac," he said. "Coach Nussmeier has played in the NF, he has coached in the NFL and he has produced NFL quarterbacks. It's testimony it has been done."
Our relationship"it's been very good. It has gotten a lot better. I talked to coach Nuss a lot, and I got to meet coach Mac. That relationship has been building ever since. I love it."
Sitkowski already has some of the biggest programs in the country vying for his talent, but a few are pursuing just a little harder.
"Ohio State is probably the school who is recruiting me the hardest," he said. "Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, UNC and South Carolina also. But the schools that are recruiting him the hardest Ohio State, North Carolina and South Carolina."
Sitkowski hopes to make his decision after the spring evaluation period next year, either in May or June, and before his senior season.
"Defintiely want academics of course; two it's the system and what type of offense they run; three is how I feel around the university and how comfortable I feel around the university and the people," he said. "If I were to get hurt and be a student, would I still want to be around that university"