Rutgers has its 2017 quarterback in Johnathan Lewis and one of the top in-state quarterbacks in 2018 feels like a priority at the position after a visit from the staff.
Old Bridge (N.J.) quarterback Artur Sitkowski last game as a sophomore came in a state title game at High Point Solutions Stadium, and Rutgers was one of many schools that visited during spring evaluation.
"I think [the offense] can fit me pretty well," Sitkowski said. "I'm not dual threat but I can run the ball a little bit. I can throw the ball. ... I believe [I am high on their board]. We keep in touch. Coach Mehringer was just there to see me throw a couple days ago, so yes."
Sitkowski connected with head coach Chris Ash and Mehringer during multiple offseason visits to campus. The commute from Old Bridge to Piscataway is an easy one, and one Sitkowski plans to make often during his recruitment.
"I like coach Ash a lot," Sitkowski said. "I like coach Mehringer. He's a young guy that's full of energy with a lot of knowledge of the game. It's awesome."
Sitkowski has a busy summer planned with his family, and it kicked off last week at the NLG 7-on-7 Tournament in South Jersey where he plays quarterback alongside former Temple commit Kenny Pickett for Air Sports Group.
"It's awesome," he said. "Going to places, people knowing your name, going to events and becoming a target, you know you have live up to the hype. You have to compete every day. You have to win the day. It's fun."