Hometown: Leonia, New Jersey
High School/Previous School: Leonia High School
Coach Mangurian on Bonadies: Local, knows what the Ivy League is all about. Great size, strength and power. Position flexibility which gives added value. Played center, requiring special abilities that you cant have too much of. Could get a look at defensive tackle. Size, work ethic and attitude makes us better. Works hard off the field. Tremendous upside. Good lateral range for a big man.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Leonia High School in Leonia, N.J. … Played for head coach Dave Schuman … Three-time varsity football letterman … Captain of the Tigers his junior and senior seasons … Named First-Team All-North Jersey … First-team all-state group 3 … Second-team all-county…First-team all-league.
INTENDED MAJOR: Business
PERSONAL: Parents are Michael and Anne Bonadies ... Two older brothers, Joe (four-year offensive lineman for Penn; 2012 First-Team All-Ivy League) and Nick (former defensive end at Bryant).
FUN FACT: Interests include literature, history, astronomy, music and other sports.
WHY COLUMBIA? “The academics, loved my visit and very impressed with the direction of the football program.”