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WSU football recruiting: Max Borghi signs his letter of intent

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The Colorado running back has garnered numerous accolades following his senior season.

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One of the most important players in WSU’s 2018 has signed his letter of intent to come to Pullman next summer. After a bit of suspense, Arvada, Colorado running back Max Borghi faxed in his letter to Bohler Gym after the WSU coaching staff was able to flip him from his commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes in June.

What was the suspense? Well, Borghi didn’t submit his letter along with everyone else on Wednesday, as word spread that Stanford was making a late push to get him to flip. Things were pretty quiet, and most people who follow recruiting expected Borghi to hold off until the February signing period.

Then came this nebulous tweet from WSU Football’s official account:

MYSTERIOUS

The suspense didn’t last long.

IT’S A FESTIVUS EVE MIRACLE!

Borghi is a consensus 3-star recruit standing 5’10” and weighing about 195 pounds. The stats from his senior season at Pomona High School are positively eye popping. From MaxPreps:

1,690 yards rushing on 170 attempts, 115 yards of receiving and 27 touchdowns.

Wow.

That all came in a campaign where he was coming off surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee. For his efforts, Borghi won the 2017 Gold Helmet Award, given to the best high school player in Colorado.

As we noted in his profile when he committed, Borghi is exceptionally fast and, when combined with his agility, makes him dang near impossible to tackle. It will be interesting to see if Borghi gets any playing time his freshman year but it seems likely with the departure of both Jamal Morrow and Gerard Wicks.

His junior year highlights are below but we thought this one in particular needed special attention.

With Borghi now in the fold, Mike Leach has the running back he wanted to sign, and WSU’s class is looking even better.