Like most cornerbacks going to Division 1 schools, the balls thrown two-star Statesville (N.C.) cornerback Breon Borders way this season have been few and far between. But when the Duke commit has been thrown at by opposing quarterbacks, he's made them pay.
The Duke commit has six interceptions this season and has played a pivotal role in Statesville's run into the second round of the playoffs. This week he and his team play pass-happy Ashville (N.C.) Erwin and Borders is excited for the chance to add to his interception totals.
"Teams haven't been throwing my way really at all," he said. "I might get a little action this week and I'm pumped. I'm ready for the challenge."
Borders, who also lines up at wide receiver for a few snaps a game, said everything with the Blue Devils is going good, and he's still a solid commit.
"I'm still rock solid," he said. "Things are going well and I'm on pace to enroll for summer term in June."
He's visited the Duke campus twice in the past month, once for the team's loss to Virginia Tech and again for the Blue Devils' historic win over North Carolina.
"The Carolina game was an awesome experience," Borders said. "It was wild."
He added that he feels like he's entering the program at just the right time.
"I'm looking forward to going to Duke because we're not going anywhere but up," he said. "I'm very impressed because I know the players and the never get up and they're always working hard. I just like where Duke is going as a program."
One of the final steps in Borders recruitment is to take his official visit, which he said would likely be in December.
"It's probably going to be after my season," he said. "I'm ready to go and have a good time."