Commit Analysis; QB P.J. Blazejowski

St. Johns (Fla.) Bartram Trail High School quarterback P.J. Blazejowski recently committed to Furman and Scout.com takes a closer look.

Offers: Arkansas State, Furman, Jacksonville, New Hampshire, Presbyterian and Weber State

Committed To: Furman

What to Like

P.J. Blazejowski is an undersized quarterback at 5-foot-10 and 180-pounds but he is very athletic who can run and pass the ball with success. He possesses a stronger than average arm strength and a quick, tight throwing motion which allows him to get the ball out his hand quickly. He also makes good decision. Taking into account both this season and last Blazejowski has completed 60 percent of his passes while amassing over 3,000 passing yards. The talented athlete has thrown 34 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions over the same time frame. The signal-caller is blessed with great feet and can flip his hips and change direction. He also passes above average speed and quickness. As a runner Blazejowski doe a great job of making people miss and setting up his blocks. Over the last two seasons the quarterback has totaled 781 rushing yards on 154 attempts while scoring seven times. His athleticism and field awareness allow him to make plays when everything around him breaks down.

Room for Improvement and Questions

The only real question is whether or not his height will limit his production and ability to be a starter at the college level. With his commitment to Furman I believe the answer to this is no. The offensive system that Furman runs his similar to what Blazejowski runs at Bartram Trail which is conducive to a smaller quarterback because it takes advantage of his ability to throw off play action and while rolling out of the pocket. Blazejowski of course can improve his fundamentals and reading of defenses. One of the things you notice on film is that sometimes he is misses on throws when rolling out of the pocket because he doesn't set his feet thusly throwing the ball off balance.

Thoughts

I think that Blazejowski is a great get for Furman. He is a good leader who loves the game and plays with passion. He is an above average athlete with above average arm strength who just happens to be two inches short. At the college level he will have to adjust to throwing the ball over taller defensive lineman than he has faced in high school. His ability to move his feet and change directions will allow him to make more time for himself when the pocket is starting to break down around him. Teams will also have to honor is ability to run. While he might not be a threat to break off an 80-yard run if you don't contain he is certainly fast enough to be 20 yards downfield before you know it. All things considered I believe that Furman and Blazejowksi are a good fit for one another.

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