Offensive tackle/defensive tackle Daniel Borg (6-6, 280, 5.4) from Tucson (Ariz.) Ironwood Ridge could be the number one trenchman in the Grand Canyon State in 2004. He plays for a relatively new school so may have been under the recruiting radar screen. That is about to change.
The new regime at the University of Arizona has made Borg a priority recruit. New head coach Mike Stoops wants to make sure that the best local talent stays at home and plays for the Wildcats.
Arizona was the first team to offer Borg a scholarship. There are many more offers on the way.
The next offer could be from Oregon State. The Beavers have already made a verbal offer for the services of Borg and the Beavers have sent superb recruiter and former Wildcat, Charlie Camp to recruit Borg for Oregon State.
Borg is also getting a lot of recruiting attention from Stanford and why not? Borg is an outstanding student with a 4.16 GPA and 1190 SAT.
Colorado, Cal, Washington, Washington State and UCLA are also giving recruiting attention to Borg.
Don’t be surprised if some SEC teams show up on the scene. Borg is originally from the south.
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 plays both ways for Ironwood Ridge but he will play on the offensive side of the ball on the collegiate level.
Borg was selected first-team all-region, first-team all-area and second-team all-state for his skills on the gridiron in 2003.