Czajkowski Pumped for the Fall

Addressing the kicker spot was a major point of emphasis in the class of 2006 with NC State signing two special teams standouts. Pack Pride catches up with Josh Czajkowski for his plans to arrive at NC State this summer.

There had been some speculation that kicker Josh Czajkowski might not enroll at NC State this summer. Apparently, those rumors have turned out to be false.

The 5-10, 185-pound kicker from West Springfield High School in Springfield, VA plans on enrolling at State in early July for the second summer school session, along with many of his fellow commits from the Class of 2006.

"Everything looks good and I'm just excited to get up there," said Czajkowski. "I'm not sure what I want to major in yet, but I'm just ready to get down there and start working hard."

As a senior last fall Czajkowski connected on 6-of-7 field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards and missed just one extra point on the year. He also averaged 41 yards per punt.

"The coaches haven't really told me exactly what they're going to want me to do when I get up there, but I'm just going to work hard and try to get on the field. It's my goal to start and play a big role this fall somehow. What that means, I'm not exactly sure. But I would like to work my way into the depth chart.

"I think the team has a chance to be really successful this year. I think we're bringing in some good talent, and there are plenty of quality players still there for us to make a run in the fall."

Czajkowski had a great soccer career in high school – something that is certainly common to many successful kickers in the college ranks. He decided a long time ago that his future was on the gridiron, and he will devote his entire athletics career at NC State to football. Czajkowski was the second player to verbal to the Pack last year.

While NC State was the first school to offer, he had received a lot of attention from powerhouses such as Michigan and Penn State.

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