“I had my heart set on East Carolina,” said Borders. “That was one of my top schools I wanted to go to when I first started playing in high school.”
During his career at Shelby High School, he has seen a ton of success. As a junior, Borders caught 93 passes for 1,732 yards and racked up 26 touchdowns, which helped lead his team to their 3rd straight 2A state championship.
Borders earned offers from Appalachian State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Georgia Southern, Georgia State, and a few other schools but ultimately felt the most comfortable here at East Carolina.
“ECU feels like home to me,” he said. “I feel like I fit in well and get along with the coaching staff. I really like coach (Scottie) Montgomery. I feel like we will be able to build a good relationship and bond.”
A big goal that Borders has set for himself is to help continue the tradition of success that wide receivers have had here at East Carolina in recent years. The 2017 recruiting class appears to be promising when it comes to keeping that tradition going.
“I’m very glad to be a part of Pirate Nation,” said Borders. “I’m ready to put on that purple and gold and make some plays out there. Everything else will fall into place.”