Chris Borrayo says he wants to be a detective. He says he wants to major in criminal justice. That doesn't mean that mama still can't push him around, at least just a little bit.
"I'm very happy. It's a very good feeling," Borrayo said after he officially committed to California on Sunday night. "After the home visit [Saturday], my mom just kept pressuring me. It was my choice, but I knew she wanted it for me, and I knew it was the best decision for me. It was good to get it off my chest."
Borrayo says that the decision was a long time coming, and that making it formal on Sunday was essentially a foregone conclusion. His commitment will likely strengthen this weekend, when he makes his official visit.
"I'm most excited about the official, to see how the school is, and how the classes are. That's what I want to find out on my official," Borrayo said.
Borrayo committed after speaking with yet-to-be-officially-named offensive line coach Zach Yenser "around 6:30 or 7:30," on Sunday night, and will come to Cal in the fall as an offensive guard. Borrayo is a barrel-chested lineman with a lot of brains to go with his 6-foot-3, 290 pounds of brawn, but he admits that he'll have to bulk up a bit to play effectively at the next level.
"My strengths are probably my footwork, being able to read a defense and read D-linemen, but I need to work on my strength," Borrayo said. "I know at the college level, I'm not exactly the strongest guy. Probably my speed and stuff, too."
The biggest difference, said Borrayo, between playing guard and playing tackle -- which he's done in high school -- is the amount of space he'll have to move in. Yenser and Borrayo did not get to talk about the finer points of the new Bears offense, but, he said laughingly, that's what the official visit will be for. And now he'll be coming as a commit, instead of a target.
Ryan Gorcey publishes Cal Sports Digest and writes about Major League Baseball for FOXSportsNEXT. Follow him on Twitter @RGBearTerritory.
Beyond the Commitment: Chris Borrayo
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