To get a better idea of that the Tigers are getting with Borom, we asked Scout.com recruiting analyst Allen Trieu a few questions about the massive Class of 2017 offensive guard.
Black & Gold Illustrated: You’ve probably seen Borom more than anybody else has over the past few months. What have you seen from him and what do you like about him?
Allen Trieu: “First, he got a lot better. The kid wanted it and he worked. When I first saw him in February, he had no offers, only a few schools talking to him and was much more raw. When I saw him again in June, he had improved in every way possible. He was better with technique, he was in better shape, quicker, he really worked for it. And then obviously on top of that, he has the size and natural gifts you need to play college football.”
Black & Gold: I was surprised he didn’t get more interest from schools once Missouri offered. Why do you think that was the case?
Trieu: “I think some of those schools weren't able to see the improvement. His junior film is solid, but like I said, he's a new kid now. Missouri saw that at Sound Mind and beyond that, I don't know that other schools got to see him much other than Michigan State, who was essentially already done with the interior part of their OL class when he camped.”
Black & Gold: What do you see as Borom’s potential at the next level?
Trieu: “His potential is good because his trajectory is headed up. If he keeps improving at the rate he has this offseason, he will be very good because the upside is there.”
Black & Gold: How early in his college career do you think Borom can crack the two-deep and/or make an impact?
Trieu: “I see him as probably a redshirt guy. It will be more apparent once I see him this season but most offensive linemen need to redshirt. Given his work ethic, it wouldn't surprise me if he really used that redshirt year and ended up beginning to push in year two.”
Want more BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com coverage? Become a member today to get insider information, members-only forums, exclusive videos, team shop offers and ticket discounts. Click HERE to learn more and get a 7-day free trial.