Hopewell (Hopewell, VA) quarterback Lee Bujakowski is using his off-season time wisely. In addition to playing baseball this spring, he has been working hard to improve his football skills and athletic ability. Most notably, he is trying to improve his speed. He hopes to add quicker and faster feet to go along with his 6-3, 220 pound frame and rocket arm.
So far, his work has paid off.
“I’ve been working with a speed coach to get faster,” said Bujakowski, who ran a 5.0 in the 40 his junior season. “I’ve run the 40 since the season last ended, and I’ve gotten down to the low 4.8’s. I recently was clocked at a 4.8 flat in the 40. Other than that, I’ve been basically trying to improve on everything.”
Bujakowski hopes to show off his new speed during summer camps. Schools where he will camp include six in particular, all of whom stopped by Hopewell high school to visit in the May evaluation period.
“North Carolina State, Marshall, UNC, Duke, UVA, and Tennessee were schools that came to see me,” said Bujakowski. “I want to participate in as many camps as I can. I will go to all six for one-day camps.”
With no scholarship offers in the fold, Bujakowski realizes his performance at these summer camps will be important. The schools recruiting him have indicated to him that this is a strong quarterback class, and they want to see most kids in person before extending any official offers.
“The schools that I’ve talked to all say this is a strong quarterback class,” said Bujakowski, who threw for 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior. “As far as I can tell, they are waiting for the camps before making official scholarship offers. I know the schools recruiting me will take at least one, maybe two quarterbacks this year.
“Virginia has told me that they will make official offers to quarterbacks following their summer camp – they want their coaches to see all of the talent on the field at once, and make a decision from that. The other schools recruiting me have said pretty much the same thing. I need to go to all of the camps and show them what I can do.”
Bujakowski is wide open and does not list any favorites. He did attend the NC State spring game, where he had a great time watching Wolfpack quarterback Philip Rivers play.
“I think I play a lot like him,” said Bujakowski of Rivers. “It was great getting a chance to see him in person – he was awesome. NC State is heavily interested in me. They will also wait...
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