Unsigned Sophomore: Palomar DE Andrew Wojcik

What does a guy have to do to get a I-A scholarship offer? That might be what Palomar DE Andrew Wojcik is thinking after being one of the top defensive players in the Mission Conference for the past two seasons, but being overlooked by the I-A programs to this point. He stands 6-3, 250-pounds and runs very well, was twice All-State, is an outstanding student, can transfer mid-year and lives in the weight rooom. What more does a guy have to do? Here is a look at Andrew Wojcik.

Andrew Wojcik
Defensive End
Palomar College
6-3, 250-pounds
Fallbrook High School
Fallbrook, California

Andrew Wojcik came to Palomar as a Sam linebacker.  However, the Comets were loaded at linebacker and needed a down (three point) defensive end.  Thus, he made the transition to D-end and was immediately successful.  As a freshman in 2000, he was one of the most heralded defensive players in the Mission Conference.  He received numerous accolades (see below) following the season.

In 2001, he played the entire season on a turf toe.  However, he played through the pain and didn't let it slow him down.  After his dominance as a freshman, many teams ran away from Wojcik during his sophomore season.  Despite this adversity, Andrew was once again rewarded with numerous post-season honors (see below) as the Comets advanced to the California state championship game.

Despite two outstanding seasons for the Comets, Andrew has yet to receive a scholarship offer from a I-A program.  He has extensive I-AA interest, but it is Andrew's goal to make it to the I-A level.  Recently, schools including the University of Nebraska have been looking at Andrew, but the scholarship offer has been elusive.  He is ready to transfer now and is an outstanding student.  He is in great shape, spends a lot of time in the weight room, runs very well (4.65-forty), and plays hard every play.       

Palomar defensive line coach J.G. Aegerter on Andrew Wojcik:

"He's very disciplined.  More mature than your average kid.  He's one of the most focused guys I've coached in 26 years.  Whoever gets him is going to wonder how he slipped through the cracks.  He has great leadership qualities.  He leads on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom.  He plays with a great motor.  He never takes a play off.  He'll chase down a play no matter how far away the play is.  He's one of the most well-conditioned guys I've ever coached.  Eats well.  Very into nutrition.  He plays with passion on every down.  Andrew never quits."

Awards & Accomplishments

3.65 GPA Cummulative

Palomar's Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman in 2000

Palomar Coaches' Award in 2001

2001 Accolades

First Team All-Mission Conference Central Division

First Team All-State Region IV

First Team J.C. Grid-Wire Academic All-American

Honorable Mention J.C. Grid-Wire All-American

2000 Accolades

First Team All-Mission Conference Central Division

First Team All-State Region IV

Honorable Mention J.C. Grid-Wire All-American

For more information on Andrew Wojcik, contact Palomar head coach Joe Early or drop us an email at JCFootball.com

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