Borgersen High on Terps

Wallington (N.J.) receiver Nolan Borgersen was already quite familiar with the University of Maryland, having been in College Park, Md., for a junior day and a previous visit. But on June 22 he trekked down I-295 with a mission in mind: Convince the Terps' staff to fork over an offer.

Wallington (N.J.) receiver Nolan Borgersen was already quite familiar with the University of Maryland, having been in College Park, Md., for a junior day and a previous visit. But on June 22 he trekked down I-295 with a mission in mind: Convince the Terps' staff to fork over an offer.

And that's what the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder did, running a 4.46 40-yard dash and showing out in drills, drawing plenty of praise from receivers coach Keenan McCardell and head coach Randy Edsall.

"Coach Edsall, he said that he loves what intangibles I bring to the table and also how I play," said Borgersen, who holds offers from UMD, Temple, Buffalo, Western Michigan and several I-AA suitors. "Some other schools were hesitating on me, but [Edsall] said he went with his gut and wanted to offer me. That really meant a lot to me.

"And Coach MCardell, I had a really good time with him and he was giving me some pointers. He was very impressed with how I performed and recommended me to Coach Edsall."

Borgersen, of course, had a previous relationship with his area Terps recruiter, Keith Dudzinski. UMD's inside linebackers' coach has been in touch consistently and let the Jersey wideout know if he performed well "there was a good chance I'd come away with an offer."

"I did what Coach Dud said, and I got the offer. I was really, really excited about it," Borgersen said. "Coach Dudzinski, I really like him, and he's also very honest with me, which I appreciate. He was saying how Maryland has two receivers on board and one spot open for a taller guy. So I know the situation there."

And ... what does Borgersen think of that situation?

"Well, I'm thinking about it. I definitely do like Maryland and it's very high on my list -- it's a chance to play Big Ten ball and it's the biggest offer I have," Borgersen said. "The staff there is really cool, I've been down there three times now and just really enjoy myself there. The town is great, it's a great area, and it's not too far from home. I know Juwann Winfree too, and he obviously loved Maryland, and there's other people from my area that are down there.

"So I'm going to be sitting down with my family and deciding on a school within a week."

Borgersen is currently at Boston College for the Eagles' camp, which will be his last of the offseason. He most recently attended one-days at UMD and UVA and said the Wahoos might ante up as well.

"UVA was good, and I think I did well there. Their coaches are talking about offering me," said Borgersen, who currently has the Terps up top, followed by Temple and Harvard. "UVA is a real good school, but right now I still like Maryland.

"I know UCF is talking about offering, Illinois is getting back to me and Michigan State was talking to me. But we'll see; I don't know if they'll offer or not. Right now I'm just looking forward to getting this long camp season over with and making my decision."


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