Alas, Borne hasn't wasted any time, getting off to a great start in a recent scrimmage vs. highly-respected McDonogh 35 of New Orleans.
"We did good; we beat them 40-19," said Borne of the scrimmage vs. the Roneagles. "They made some big plays, but we made more. I had three sacks, including a sack on their first drive.
"On a two-point conversion attempt, I got another sack when I blew past their offensive guard and got a blindside shot on Theltus Cobbins (Kentucky commmit), their quarterback. That felt good, because he's a quick, dual-threat guy."
This week, Borne and his teammates face neighborhood rival St. Charles Catholic in the jamboree, followed by a road game at Patterson and four-star RB Kenny Hilliard.
"We're ready," said Borne of the Patterson matchup, a 38-33 win for East St. John in 2009. "Every day, we're working on tackling and I hope to blow everything up that night. Our goal, as a defensive unit, is to limit Hilliard to less than 100 yards."
Borne sang the praises of some of the senior Wildcats.
"Floyd Raven, he's going to strictly be a cornerback this year - no linebacker - but don't be surprised if you see him line up at safety sometimes. Dhaquille Williams had a tough day in the scrimmage, because it was all muddy and slippery. He usually never drops a pass. Stafford Jones, one of our backs, has been running hard."