|Hometown:||Dix Hills, N.Y.|
|High School:||Half Hollow Hills H.S.|
|Major:||Enrolled at Columbia College|
A 2017 graduate of Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, N.Y. where he lettered four years for head coach Kyle Madden … Two-time preseason Top-100 Player on Long Island … Three-time All-Suffolk County selection … Three-time Newsday Grid Iron Great honoree … Scored 11 touchdowns, totaled 865 total offensive yards, rushed for 379 yards on 40 carries (8.3 yards per carry), caught nine passes for 277 yards (31.0 yards per reception) on offense and made 20 tackles, intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble on defense despite in only six games as a senior … Missed six games due to mono as a senior … Named team captain as a senior … Scored a career-high six touchdowns in a game, notched a career-high 172 yards receiving and scored on a career-long 60-yard touchdown reception as a senior … Guided the Colts a 9-3 record and Suffolk County Championship as a senior … Selected to All-State, All-County, All-Conference teams as a junior in 2015 … Three-time Newsday Grid Iron Great … Led the Colts to a 9-2 record after totaling 2,131 offensive yards, rushing for 983 yards on 108 carries (9.1 yards per carry), catching 28 passes for 631 yards (22.5 yards per catch) on offense and totaling 55 tackles, four interceptions and 10 passes defended on defense … Also finished with 267 kickoff return yards (33.3 yards per return average) and 211 punt return yards (16.2 yards per return average) … Scored on a career-long 93-yard run during his junior year … As a sophomore, helped guide Half Hollow Hills to a 9-2 record with 16 touchdowns, caught 30 passes for 481 yards (16.0 yards per catch), 370 rushing yards on 42 carries, completed 10 of 12 passes for 122 yards on offense and made 58 tackles and returned a fumble 90-yards for a touchdown … Scored five touchdowns in win over Hills West … Ran for a career-high 277 rushing yards in a game as a sophomore … Competed on three varsity sports teams: football, basketball and lacrosse … National Honor Society member … Four-time High Honor Roll member.
Born Alexander Nicholas Filacouris on December 11, 1998 … Son of Nick and Artemis Filacouris … Has two sisters Tatiana and Melina and a brother Yianni … Father played college baseball … Not many people know this but he has walked on the Pyramids of Egypt … Committed to Columbia on September 18, 2016 … Selected Columbia because of the campus, the people and location and it proved to be “the best of both worlds on and off the field” … Chose Columbia over an offer from Army West Point, Navy, Brown, Villanova, Holy Cross, Bryant, Harvard, Princeton, Penn and Stanford … Enrolled at Columbia College.