Every time 2018 Pomona athlete Max Borghi touches there is the potential for a big play. Borghi, a 5-10 180 pound speedster, rushed for 998 yards last season, sharing touches with All-State runner Cameron Gonzales. Borghi also added 38 receptions, leading the panthers in catches. Further, Borghi is one of Colorado’s most dangerous returners, averaging over 32 yards per kickoff return and 24 yards per punt return. Last season Borghi returned three punts and a kickoff for scores.
Key to Borghi’s explosive game is great speed. So far this track season Borghi has posted a 10.83 100 meters and a 22.10 200 meters. Beyond the speed, and most impressive regarding Borghi’s game, is the fact he does not play around, Borghi sees a gap, plants a foot and goes! Also, Borghi is surprisingly strong for a 180 pounder, running through arm tackles and finishing in a physical way.
Due to his speed and on field ability Borghi has already garnered DI attention. According to Borghi he is hearing from Colorado, Colorado State, Wyoming, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, Washington State and Cal. Borghi has not gained an offer, but he feels Colorado, Colorado State, Wyoming and Oregon State are showing the most interest. Right now Borghi is focused on track but he does plan on attending camps at the schools showing interest. Based on his big play skill set, Borghi says schools are looking at him as both a running back and receiver.
Borghi and his Pomona squad, last year losing a tight game in the state title, are poised for a big 2016 season. Borghi, Gonzales and quarterback Ryan Marquez return to the backfield, while Colorado’s top player and Ohio State commit Jake Moretti anchors what will be a very good offensive line.