If Artur Sitkowski had his way, he would have participated in both Big Ten camps Thursday in North Jersey.
But without individual transportation, the Old Bridge (N.J.) High School quarterback tagged along with teammates to Paramus Catholic (N.J.) for Michigan's Next Level Football Camp featuring Jim Harbaugh.
“It was very stressful going through, you know, which camp to go to,” Sitkowski said. “But definitely, I wish it was on (different) days so I could go to both schools, but it came down to just transportation.”
Courting national offers as a 2018 prospect, Sitkowski stood out in more ways than one among the 650 prospects in attendance.
The 6-foot-4, 208-pound pro-style quarterback flashed his big arm and showed solid pocket awareness in the slew of drills implemented by the 40-plus participating college programs, working one-on-one at times with Michigan’s fiery head coach.
Sitkowski, who holds an offer from the Wolverines, knows him pretty well by now.
“It was awesome,” Sitkowski said of Harbaugh, who mainly worked with the quarterbacks at the camp. “It really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and hopefully (it) will become an everyday opportunity. But, you know, working with (Harbaugh), it was awesome. Just the positive vibe he brings to the game, the energy — it rubs off on you. It makes you wanna work even harder.”
For the upcoming month, the four-star recruit has a stacked planner.
He shared his upcoming visits throughout the remainder of June, revealing a circuit of schools in the East and the Midwest.
Evidently, that includes a local visit just a few towns over to Rutgers before the visit spree comes full circle.
“This week, I will be going to the University of North Carolina,” Sitkowski said. “June 17th I’ll be going to Ohio State, June 18th I’ll be going to Michigan, June 25th I’ll be at Rutgers and June 26th I will be at Boston College.”
Sitkowski will be one of many top local quarterbacks in action for the Rutgers passing camp.