Old Bridge (N.J.) quarterback Artur Sitkowski still has plenty of high school ahead of him as a rising sophomore in the 2018 class.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder, however, already has a college opportunity in front of him. Sitkowski earned his first verbal scholarship offer Friday when he excelled at a Rutgers skills camp.
“That’s just a dream come true,” he said. “As a little kid, I was watching RU football every single Saturday and cheering for my home state, cheering them on. It means a lot to me.
“I’m so blessed and thankful for the opportunity that Rutgers gave me. I worked hard to earn it, but I’m just thankful for it. I have to keep on working now.”
Sitkowski enjoyed a hands-on camp with new Rutgers offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels and the rest of the coaching staff.
“He’s a terrific coach,” McDaniels said. “He has a great attitude and approach. You can tell he has a love for the game. I learned so much. The coaches helped me so much with my footwork, my mechanics, my decision-making. It was so much fun to compete and learn from that.”
Sitkowski has camps planned to Massachusetts and Maine before he goes into his first full season as a starting quarterback and a leader for Old Bridge.
“I’m unpredictable,” Sitkowski said on his style of play. “It’s something my dad has always said. Be unpredictable. Am I going to run? Am I going to throw?”