In-state speedster Borghi visits CU

Pomona (Arvada) running back Max Borghi had a blast during last weekend’s unofficial visit to Boulder to see the Buffaloes throttle the Beavers. The 5-foot-10, 187-pound junior has been in contact with the Pac-12’s Utah as well and the 2018 speedster hopes to land his first offer soon.

“I had a good time up there. I talked to all the coaches, beautiful facilities, I liked it a lot down there. I really get a great vibe. CU is killing it right now, The Rise is crazy,” Borghi told about his visit.

“I talked to [Darian] Hagan a little bit, [Darrin] Chiaverini and [Adam] Toyama. They said they want to come out and watch me in person, see how I’m playing.”

CU’s recruiting coordinator, Chiaverini, noted that that the work Borghi has put on film has been impressive. See speed, quickness. The 2018 hopefully bumped into friends at Folsom and it sounds as if the in-state buzz behind CU’s program is growing louder by the days.

“I saw Ray [Robinson], I saw Dante Sparaco, I saw a couple buddies I know. Dimitri [Stanley] from Creek,” Borghi continued.

“I did grow up a Buffs fan. My mother actually went there for a little bit to college. I’ve been a fan for a while. It’s sweet down there,” he said of CU.

If the Buffs were to offer Borghi a scholarship, they might have to fend off their Rumble in the Rockies counterpart. Borghi visited Utah this summer and he likes what the Utes have to say.

“I’ve been talking to the University of Utah a lot. I’ve talked to CSU a lot, Oregon State has been sending me a bunch of stuff,” he continued on college interest.

“[The Utes] said really like me. They said they’re waiting on an offer until after my fall season most likely. They’re following me and I’m doing well. I went to their camp over there this summer. All the coaches, talked to them. Coach [Morgan] Scalley [defensive coordinator] found me from Utah.”

All the colleges looking at Pomona’s offensive weapon have pegged Borghi to play out of the backfield at the next level. The junior has toted the rock 46 times this fall for Pomona, averaging 8.2 yards per carry, with seven total touchdowns.  

“It’s going good. Our team is killing it, right now we’re sitting at first in the state,” Borghi said of his junior campaign.

“My footwork, my vision, the mobility of my hips. I’ve been working on drills to get my hip mobility better,” he continued on improvements he’s making as Pomona chases a 5A state title.

Speaking of state titles, Pomona snagged one this past spring on the track. Tip of the cap to the sprinter Max Borghi who was named to CHSAA’s 5A All-State team in just his sophomore year.

“In state, I ran a 10.8 flat I think,” Borghi said of the coveted speed measurement known as the 100-meters.

Colorado’s 2017 commits were putting in a good word for the Buffs this past weekend. It seems Sparaco and the crew are always representing CU.

“They said it’d be cool if I played with them,” Borghi said of his interactions with CU’s commits.

Borghi has been impressed by Colorado’s climb back to football prestige. He noted that Folsom was rocking for the Oregon State game.

“It’s crazy, it’s getting better and better. I saw they’re ranked 21st in the nation,” Borghi said of the Buffs.

“It would be unreal [if CU offers]. I think that would be unbelievable. I just want to land my first honor, honestly, and I think CU is an awesome place. That would be up there in my decision making, I love it up there.”

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