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Max Borghi Flips from Colorado to Washington State

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The Buffaloes have lost one of three running back verbals.

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CU’s recruiting class took a blow yesterday when Max Borghi flipped to a different school, and a Pac-12 school at that. The versatile running back at Pomona High School switched from a Buff commit to a Wazzu commit late last night, citing that Mike Leach believed in his skill set.

It’s hard to speculate, but this could have something to do with the fact that CU just got commitments from two Texas running backs, Jarek Broussard and Deion Smith. That’s a lot of competition in the 2018 class and it’s possible that Borghi wanted a clearer shot at playing time. Whatever the case, it’s a bodyblow to lose an in-state commit to a conference rival.

Borghi was an early commit, and his skill set would fit well at CU or with the Cougars. His incredible short-area quickness and athleticism combined with his hands means that he would thrive in any up-tempo no huddle offense, and he looks to do just that. We wish Max luck in Pullman, except for the games where he comes home.