Niko Kvietkus elected to take a year of prep school after finishing high school and so far, his decision has been panning out—as more collegiate interest comes his way.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound lineman was a standout at Xavier High School (Conn.) on both sides of the ball. He played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Falcons, as well as long snapper.
Villanova became the latest to offer Kvietkus, as he announced on Wednesday that he had received an offer from the Main Line school.
Honored to receive an offer from Villanova University. #TapTheRock @devine_sean pic.twitter.com/tgVM7irRGc— Niko Kvietkus (@kvietkus8) August 2, 2017
This is his third Division I offer this month, with Army and New Hampshire reaching out in July. It seems like Villanova will be looking at him on the defensive side of the ball.
In the 2016-17 season, Kvietkus finished with 43 tackles, five tackles for loss, and two sacks through 10 games. To top off his final campaign as a Falcon, he was given all-state honors.
This year, Kvietkus will be going to prep school at Deerfield Academy (Mass.).
He is an explosive defensive end, able to beat his man off the ball. Kvietkus utilizes a nice set of moves to separate himself from his blocker, whether it be the swim or spin maneuvers. He is a physical player, driving his man back on his heels, as he tries to rip by towards the ball carrier.