Miami got the QB in their 2018 recruiting class today when 4-star Artur Sitkowski committed to the Hurricanes.
Please respect my Decision pic.twitter.com/OhiJqywfGL— Artur Sitkowski (@artursitkowski4) February 26, 2017
A New Jersey native who recently transferred to Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, Sitkowski is a top talent at QB, and a big get for Miami. A top 75 player in the 2018 recruiting class, Sitkowski fills the need for a QB in this class, and would add even more high-end talent to the Hurricanes’ roster.
In 2 years at Old Bridge (NJ) HS, Sitkowski’s numbers were decent but not eye-popping. Playing on a team that mainly runs a wing-T type offense built around running the ball, Sitkowski had a 2-year stat line of 199/394 (50.5%) passing, for 2,632 yards, with 22 TD and 13 INT. On top of that, Sitkowski ran for 394 yards and 10 TDs, sack yardage included.
A prototype QB at 6’4” 220lbs, Sitkowski has all the physical tools to be a top end passer. He transferred to IMG Academy to get better coaching and development, and play in an offense that is more suited to showcase his prodigious talents.
Many schools were after Sitkowski both before and after his transfer to IMG. Hometown school Rutgers made Sitkowski a priority, as did Miami (obviously), LSU, and Florida. New LSU OC Matt Canada reportedly told Sitkowski that the passer was “his guy” and top target at QB for the Tigers. The Gators, however, reportedly lessened their communication with Sitkowski in recent days, and fell off in his recruitment. Couple that with Mark Richt openly making the New Jersey native his #1 QB target in the 2018 class, and it’s easy to see why he picked Miami.
Sitkowski committed to Miami over a healthy list of 26 offers, with Florida, Rutgers, North Carolina and South Carolina being some of the top teams vying for his commitment. Sitkowski is the only QB in Miami’s 2018 recruiting class and that figures to end Miami’s recruiting at this position.
For a better idea of the kind of skills Sitkowski has, you can watch his HUDL highlights below.