Hometown: Mount Carmel, PA
High School/Previous School: Mount Carmel Area Jr./Sr. High School
Coach Mangurian on Kwiatkowski: Will play outside linebacker, most likely sam. Played on the defensive right side in high school, big time production. Very disciplined. Will have to learn to play consistently lower in college, but is fundamentally well-coached and prepared. Long arms, good block protection and escape. Good read and diagnose while engaged. Should be immediate special teams contributor.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mount Carmel Area Jr./Sr. High School in Mount Carmel, Pa. ... Played for head coach Carmen Defrancesco … Was captain of his 2012 team … Heartland All-Conference selection … Also lettered in basketball and track.
INTENDED MAJOR: Undecided
PERSONAL: Parents Cheryl and Kevin Kwiatkowski ... Has two older siblings, Michael Moratelli (31) and Shauna Polifka (26).
FUN FACT: Also enjoys golf, fishing and travelling.
WHY COLUMBIA? “Impressed by coaching staff, current players and New York City. Great academics and athletics.”