Former Rutgers starting QB announces transfer from program
The quarterback room in Piscataway has taken a hit.
Friday, former Rutgers starting quarterback Artur Sitkowski announced that he will be leaving the program and entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal. He spent three years with the Scarlet Knights, but because of a redshirt season and the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all fall student-athletes, the former 4-star QB will still have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
“First and foremost, I want to thank Coach [Chris] Ash for giving me an opportunity to represent Rutgers University and my home state of New Jersey. Thank you Coach [Greg] Schiano and the entire Rutgers Football staff for teaching me how to be a better man and player,” Sitkowski wrote on Twitter. “It has always been a dream of mine to play for Rutgers, and I am blessed to have done so. …To my teammates, I will always cherish our memories on and off the field and cannot wait to see all of you do great things.
“With that being said, I will be entering the Transfer Portal with three years of eligibility [remaining]. I am excited for what is to come next.”
Sitkowski earned the starting job at Rutgers as a true freshman in 2018. The highly-touted 4-star prospect brought a lot of excitement to the program, but struggles along the offensive line, an ever-changing offensive coordinator situation and a coaching change were major challenges the program faced.
In 2018, Sitkowski threw for 1,158 yards and had 4 touchdowns with 18 interceptions. The following year, Texas Tech transfer McLane Carter won the starting job to open the season but an injury put Sitkowski back atop the depth chart. After playing in three games, Sitkowski sat the remainder of the season and utilized his redshirt year.
Following the 2019 campaign, Sitkowski entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal but decided to return to play for Schiano. But with Noah Vedral transferring in from Nebraska, Sitkowski didn’t win the starting job and played primarily in a backup role.
Sitkowski leaves Rutgers having thrown for 2,031 yards and 8 touchdowns in three years.