Hometown: Park Ridge, New Jersey
High School/Previous School: Bergen Catholic High School
Coach Mangurian on Tobia: Physical playing style and production at a high level of competition. Position flexibility, can play on LOS or behind the LOS. Good range, lateral movement and pursuit. Long arms. Plays the edge well. Good block protection. Shows burst to the ball and good instincts. Will need to work on coverage skills in college. Solid tackler, good leverage and finish. High energy and emotion. Has the tools to contribute early.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J. ... Played for head coach Nunzio Campanile … Leading tackler on Bergen Catholic … Ranked as a top 10 tackler in Crusader’s history … 2012 All-Metro … 2012 All-North … All-Bergen 2011 and 2012 … Also lettered in lacrosse.
INTENDED MAJOR: Pre-Medicine
PERSONAL: Parents are Michele Calderoni and Adam Tobia … Has two siblings, Phiona and Pierson.
FUN FACT: Interests include all sports and reading.
WHY COLUMBIA? “Strong academic program with a NCAA Division I football program. I was also impressed with the Lion’s coaching staff and the city location of the University.”