Hometown: Alpine, New Jersey
High School/Previous School: Dwight-Englewood High School
Coach Mangurian on Mourkakos: Early decision. Came to Columbia football camp. Tough, great work ethic, mature and motivated. Has position flexibility. Dominated his level of competition in high school. Can play with his hand down and in space. Could play on either side of the ball. Has initial quickness and ball skills. Room to grow. Natural strength and power. First look will probably be as an inside player on the offensive line. Good for our team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Dwight-Englewood High School in Alpine, N.J. ... Played for head coach James Panepinto … Captain his senior year … 2012 all-league ... Also lettered in basketball.
INTENDED MAJOR: Pre-Med/Philosophy
PERSONAL: Parents are Kally and Othon Mourkakos ... Has three older siblings: Stacey, Paulina, and Christina.
FUN FACT: Other hobbies include playing basketball and reading.
WHY COLUMBIA? “Columbia University has always been my dream school. I love New York City and everything the University has to offer."