Two sport future for Bornstein
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Two sport future for Bornstein

2014 tight end Zack Bornstein is an accomplished California high school decathlete and will look to continue his track career along with football at the next level.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian tight end Zack Bornstein made his way to San Antonio last week to participate in the Army National Combine.

Official results have yet to be released, but it was clear by observation the 6-foot-4, 217-pound Bornstein was a standout.

The high school junior is a two-sport athlete at Oaks Christian. It's football in the fall and the decathlon in the spring.

"As a freshman decathlete I broke the California state record," he explained. "This year I plan to go to Peru for the World Juniors." And in two years, he plans to go to a university where he can play both football and continue his track career. "I'm definitely looking at schools that support that and want me to do that," he said.

Bornstein has received early interest in both sports from Boston College, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, and Wisconsin. "I love the Pac-12 schools," he said. "Especially Oregon and Stanford, UCLA, Cal, Washington."

He is also keeping an eye on programs a bit further from home, including two in the Sunshine State. "There are definitely some schools on the east coast, Florida and Florida State, that I'm interested in," he said.

It was little surprise after talking with Bornstein to hear he looks up to New England Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski. Though he knows he has more than a ways to go before he's near the same level as Gronk, he's on the right path.

"I'm good at blocking as a tight end," he explained about his game. "I believe I have speed, strength, and the ability to catch the ball really well."

As far as improvements? "I think I need more consistency with my route running and just more consistency in general."

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