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Artur Sitkowski commits to Illinois

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The former Scarlet Knight quarterback will stay in the Big Ten.

NCAA Football: Boston College at Rutgers Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Just 12 days after Artur Sitkowski announced that he was going to enter the transfer portal, he announced that he has a new home.

Sitkowski took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his commitment to Illinois.

Sitkowski will join a quarterback room in Champaign that features Isaiah Williams and Brandon Peters, who will return for his sixth year of eligibility in 2021. In his second stint in the portal, Sitkowski decided to pull the trigger on a transfer.

In 2019, Sitkowski entered the portal but was persuaded to stay in Piscataway once the Scarlet Knights hired Greg Schiano as head coach.

The former four-star recruit in the Class of 2018 was named the starting quarterback for Rutgers as a freshman. He struggled mightily completing just 49.4% of his passes. Sitkowski totaled 1,158 yards with four touchdowns and 18 interceptions. However, he showed improvement in 2019 before redshirting the rest of that season after head coach Chris Ash and offensive coordinator John McNulty were fired after four games.

In 2020 under Schiano, Sitkowski appeared in four games and made two starts. He went 52-for-81 for 444 yards and three touchdowns. He did not throw an interception. As a whole for his career on the banks, Sitkowski completed 54.5% of his passes with Rutgers with 2,031 yards, eight touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

Rutgers could get a chance to face their former quarterback this season. The Scarlet Knights will travel to Memorial Stadium to take on the Illini on Saturday, Oct. 30.