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Artur Sitkowski moved from New Jersey to Florida in January, and it showed him leaving home may not be easy, but it is possible to thrive in such a way.
Now, the 6-foot-4 1/2, 208-pound Sitkowski will be spending the next four years or so in Florida after he committed to Miami, a school he felt strongly about for a long time.
"It just like it. It's the perfect place for me," said Sitkowski, who is at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy. "It's where I can go (thrive) at. It's a great time to go. I wouldn't want to be at any other place. It's Miami."
Sitkowski said for a while he was planning to decide in late February or early March, and he held to that. He had a strong relationship with the coaching staff at Rutgers -- he used to play 20 minutes from campus at Old Bridge (N.J.) High -- and last weekend he was at Florida State.
He made the trip to Miami to get a more in-depth look at the campus and speak to coach Mark Richt, and decided it was the right fit.
"What he's done with quarterbacks and everything like that, what more can you ask for?" Sitkowski said. "He's put so many guys in the (NFL), I'm just exctied and ready to get to work. It feels good but I have to keep grinding. I have The Opening (regional) tomorrow and just get ready to get back to work and grind with my teammates."
Sitkowski made the move to IMG in January, and he said the experience helped greatly with his decision.
"It's been so helpful," he said. "It was hard at first, but I'm so excited. I came down to IMG, and it was one of the best decisions of my life. I'm just excited to keep it going, and try and keep it going every single day."