Hometown: Manorville, N.Y.
High School/Previous School: St. Anthony’s High School
Coach Mangurian on Katz: Outstanding overall athletic ability, size and speed. Position flexibility; can play corner or safety. Great long speed and short area explosion. Good leaping ability. Shows range at safety and strong press coverage skills. Long arms with good ball skills. Quiet confidence based on strong work ethic on and off the field. Has the tools to play early.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Anthony’s High School in Melville, N.Y. ... Played for head coach Rich Reichert … 2012 all-league ... Went 8-3 in 2012 … Ranked as the No. 6 team in N.Y.
INTENDED MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering
PERSONAL: Parents are Michael and Hannah Katz ... Has three younger siblings, Destinie (15), Lluna (13) and Michael (9).
FUN FACT: Other hobbies include playing basketball.
WHY COLUMBIA? “I was most attracted to the Columbia football program."