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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Darlene Camacho

Ricky Wolff

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/02/2013
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THE BASICS

Position: OL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 255
Hometown: Northridge, California
High School/Previous School: Crespi Carmelite High School

Coach Mangurian on Wolff: Initial quickness, explosive and athletic. Can play center, guard and tackle. Balance and feet, good sustain and finish. Intelligent and relentless.  Good use of hands and posture as a pass protector. Does a good job getting to the second level in the running game. Can and will get bigger. Tough and self-motivated. Depending upon conditioning level, could challenge for playing time early. Can’t have too many centers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif. ... Played for head coach Jon Mack … Team captain and led his team to an 8-2 record … Ranked the No. 19 team in California … All-league 2010 and 2012 … Daily News All-Star … Also lettered in wrestling, shot put and tennis.

INTENDED MAJOR: Mathematics

PERSONAL: Parents are Carol Shubin and Thomas Wolff (deceased) … Has a younger brother, James (16).

FUN FACT: Interests include hiking, reading, and playing the guitar and piano.

WHY COLUMBIA? “I was impressed by Coach Mangurian and the direction he is taking the Columbia football program in.”