Puyallup pipeline continues

<B>MAKAI BORDEN</B>, a 6-1, 190-pound athlete from the same tradition-rich football program that is sending <b>Jacob McKinney</b> and <b>Loren Langley</b> to WSU this fall, had an impressive Air Attack showing over the weekend and hopes to continue to turn heads this summer in Pullman.

Continuing in the finest traditions of Puyallup High, Makai followed up an impressive 2003 season with a great showing Saturday at the Lake Washington Air Attack Camp.

"I just want to play," Borden told TheInsiders.com when asked about where he expects to play in college. "I could play slot, I could play running back, I could play safety. I just need to put on more weight."

Makai admitted that, while he would love to play running back in college, most of the feedback he's been receiving has led him to believe that he'll either be a receiver or defensive back at the next level.

Oregon, Oregon State and BYU, plus Idaho and Montana, have been showing the most interest so far. But Borden hopes to get the Cougars' attention by camping in Pullman this summer. He's also planning to camp at UW. In addition, Puyallup's team camp at the University of Puget Sound.

Any leaders right now? "I'm wide open," said Borden. "I'm looking at playing time and where I can make it to the field the quickest. Really that's what a lot of it is going to be about."

In 2003, he amassed 1,128 yards of total offense and scored 16 toudchdowns. Nearly 900 of those yards came in the ground.

But his versatility is obvious as he was named to the SPSL South first-team on defense, despite his effectiveness running and catching the ball.

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