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Arizona OL stock is scorching hot

Just a little over a week ago Rivals.com introduced you to offensive tackle/defensive tackle Daniel Borg (6-6, 280, 5.4) from Tucson (Ariz.) Ironwood Ridge. At that time we reported that he had one offer and that he could be the number one trenchman in the Grand Canyon State in 2004. When you’re hot, you’re hot.
Rivals also told you that Borg plays for a relatively new school so may have been under the recruiting radar screen and that is about to change.
Since Rivals.com introduced you Borg he has increased his offers to five.
Arizona was the first team to offer Borg a scholarship. The new regime at Arizona has made Borg a priority recruit.
At that time Borg had a verbal offer from Oregon State and that has stayed status quo. The Beavers have yet to put their offer in writing.
Not to worry, Nebraska, Washington, and Vanderbilt have joined Arizona with written offers according to Ironwood Ridge head coach Gary Minor.
The rest of the Pac10 is coming on very strong. ASU, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Washington State and Cal are recruiting Borg hard.
Out of the conference teams have also showing Borg a lot attention, too. Colorado, Northwestern, Purdue, Duke and abundance of Ivy League schools as well.
When you carry a 4.16 GPA and score 1190 SAT your options for colleges are unlimited.
An outstanding all-around athlete, Borg also participates in basketball and throws the shot and discus. He was second in the region in both the shot and discus as a sophomore.
Borg currently benches 300, hand cleans 270 and squats 420. Look for those numbers to go way up once he starts hitting the weights again. Borg hasn’t really been maxing since last August.
“Daniel is the complete package,” Ironwood Ridge head coach Gary Minor said. “He is an outstanding young man.”
“Daniel has always been focused and wants to be the best he can be,” Minor said. “He doesn’t miss any workouts. Daniel loves to get himself ready.”
“As a football player, Daniel totally dominates the opposition,” Minor said. “He’s a great drive blocker, a great pull blocker and he’s excellent in pass protection. Like I said earlier, Daniel is the complete package.”
Borg was selected first-team all-region, first-team all-area and second-team all-state for his skills on the gridiron in 2003.