Bartram Trail High School quarterback P.J. Blazejowski has received his first FBS offer. The undersized quarterback, at 5-foot-11 and 171-pounds, learned Monday night that he has an offer from Arkansas State. The Red Wolves sent quarterback coach Bush Hamdan to St. Johns, FL to investigate Blazejowski after hearing about him through the coaching grapevine. Shortly after Coach Hamdan left practice he called P.J. at home to extend their offer.
Blazejowski had this to say about getting his first offer, “I was so excited, I was shocked but in a good way, at first I didn’t believe it. Coach Hamdan said he heard about me and wanted to come see me at practice. They feel I am a good fit for what they do on offense.”
The rising senior makes up for his lack of size with an uncanny ability to make plays out of nothing. He possesses stronger than average arm strength and a quick, tight throwing motion which allows him to get the ball out his hand quickly. He can make plays through the air as evidenced by his throwing for 1,996 yards, 28 touchdowns to only 9 interceptions and a 60 percent completion percentage last season. Also a threat on his feet, P.J. ran for 350 yards on 65 carries and 8 rushing touchdowns.
While watching him at practice I couldn’t help but think of former South Florida and Big East record-setting quarterback Matt Grothe. Blazejowski has a very similar build to Grothe and the same type of athleticism only with a stronger arm at this point in his career. Like Grothe’s coaches, P.J.’s rave about his intangibles and his ability to lead and make those around him better.
He is being looked at hard by North Texas, Samford and Weber State among others. He says he plans to be patient with the recruiting process but said about the Arkansas State offer, “I feel blessed, that’s for sure.”