Tucson Lineman Likely to Take Visits

Tucson, Ariz. offensive lineman Daniel Borg is a top prospect. The 6-6, 285-pound Borg attended a couple of camps this summer and has started to narrow down his list of top schools. Are the Irish recruiting Borg? Will the Irish make the cut? What are his thoughts on Notre Dame? Irish Eyes spoke to Borg to get the latest on his recruitment.

Daniel Borg says he's had a busy summer. "Summer has been good," Borg said. "I attended camp at Washington, Arizona and Nebraska. I liked it at U of A (Arizona) and Washington. I didn't like Nebraska that much. I didn't get a good feeling there like I did at the other two schools."

Borg says he's started to narrow his list down. "U of A and Washington are my top two right now," Borg said. "I've also been to Oregon State and I like them. I'm still looking at Notre Dame, Northwestern and Utah but I haven't visited them yet. All have offered me. Utah was a verbal off, though."

The Irish have been actively recruiting Borg since the beginning. "I get a lot of mail from them. I talked to coach Willingham and I really like him. He seems like a really nice guy. They've got a good tradition and they have great academics there.

"I haven't ever been in that area before. I think I might spend an official visit and go check it out. I'm definitely interested in Notre Dame. I just don't know much about them."

The plan for Borg is to take some official visits before making his final decision.

"I plan to take my visits," Borg said. "It could be two or it could be five, I don't know. I won't decide before my season. It will probably be sometime between November and December."

We asked Borg what would be important to him when making a decision. "I think the people are going to be important--the coaches and the players," said Borg. "I also think how comfortable I feel there and how I fit in. Academics will also be important."

Will distance be a problem for Borg? "I would kind of like to stay on the West coast," Borg said. "But, if a schools really stands out, I won't have a problem leaving--distance won't matter."

Comments: The Irish appear to be in the race but Arizona and Washington have the clear lead at this point. We think the Irish will have some ground to make up in September. Borg doesn't plan to make an early decision so there is plenty of time for the Irish coaches to do just that. We'll check back with Borg in September when the coaches can begin calling again.

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