Briar Woods DB/WR Evan Rutkowski (Twitter Photo)
Evan Rutkowski Commits to Towson
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Briar Woods High School’s senior Evan Rutkowski has recently announced his commitment to Towson University. He had narrowed down his list of schools to around five, with Army, Navy, Air Force, William & Mary, Virginia Military Institute, among others. He wanted to play for a team that is close to home, and that can compete at the next level and give him the best chance to make an impact.
Evan is a safety and considers himself more like another linebacker than anything else. He has an aggressive play-style and plays downhill, swarming to the ball carrier on every play. He prides himself on never taking a play off, and going all out for a whole 60 minutes. He appreciated all the time and effort every school took to get to know him as a person and a player, but ultimately chose the school that gave him the best chance to pursue his dreams of playing college football. He talks about always wanting to play at the next level, and that when he committed to Towson, it got him one step closer to reaching his goals.
Committed to Towson University!⬛️? pic.twitter.com/YWUdRwDSxk
— Evan Rutkowski (@EvanRut2021) October 17, 2020
Towson has been home to some very competitive football in the past ten years. The Tigers have repeatedly had winning records throughout the 2010s, capitalized by a 13-3 record in 2013 and a trip to the FCS National Championship game, ultimately falling to North Dakota State. The Tigers, though, are coming off a season that saw them go 7-5 and make big improvements. The Tigers took a few seasons to retool their program, but it looks like they will get back to their winning ways in the coming years. With Evan in the fold, the Tigers have found one of their safeties of the future, a player they can build their defense around. With the addition of Evan, they also get a large amount of versatility, with Evan being able to play multiple positions on the football field. He enjoys the fact that he can play anywhere on the field at any given time, doing whatever is needed in order to help the team win.
While Evan will still have a year of eligibility left at Briar Woods, he can look forward to enrolling at Towson next fall, and taking the field for the Tigers. He will continue to hone his craft and be the jack of all trades, and he ensures that will not change. In college, though, he will face new challenges, whether in the classroom or on the field. He declares that he will face them head-on and make the most of the opportunity given to him at Towson, because he will do whatever it takes to win on any given day.
– Marc Goldstein