St. Johns (FL) Bartram Trail High School quarterback P.J. Blazejowski holds seven offers as Florida High Schools open up pre-season practice today. The 5-foot-11 and 171-pound trigger man hopes his performance in summer camps and in his upcoming early season games will bring more scholarship offers.
“I still have the seven offers and I’m still talking to the same guys,” said Blazejowski of his recruitment. “Hopefully in a month or so it will pick up again. We will see what happens.”
The dual-threat quarterback has had a busy summer trying to prove to coaches he has the game to overcome his lack of size as it pertains to his height.
“Summer has been going great. I have attended four camps so far. Arkansas State was earlier; in June. I went to Samford, Middle Tennessee and New Hampshire,” said Blazejowski of his summer camp stops. “I got to check out their campuses and meet their coaches.”
Another school Blazejowski visited unofficially was Furman this past weekend and the quarterback was looking forward to the visit.
“They are looking forward to getting me up there and I am looking forward to meeting their whole coaching staff,” said Blazejowski before leaving on his trip. “I just want to get a feel for the place. That is one of the big things with recruiting is trying to find the right place for you.”
The quarterback will be get a chance to compare and contrast Furman against Samford and Arkansas State, both schools left an impression on the young signal caller earlier this summer.
“Samford went great, probably one of the best camps I’ve had. Coach Trickett (Quarterback coach Travis Trickett) is an awesome guy and he is kind of excited about me. We will see what happens there with an offer. Arkansas State was awesome too. Coach Hamden (head coach Bryan Harsin) and Coach Hardin (quarterback coach Bush Hamdan) are two great guys. Campus was beautiful and camp went really well. There were some really talented guys there and we made some plays,” said Blazejowski of his camp experiences.
As a junior last season Blazejowski was a threat throwing and running the ball. He passes for 1,996 yards while completing 60 percent of his passes. He also threw 28 touchdown passes against only nine interceptions. On the ground the elusive quarterback ran for 350 yards on 65 carries.
Blazejowski has above average arm strength and he has a very quick release. As a runner he makes defenders miss and has great field awareness and does a good job of setting up blocks. He also has a knack of making the most out of a broken play.
Look for more updates on P.J. Blazejowski as we get closer to the kickoff of the 2013 football season.