Three-star wide receiver Nolan Borgersen of Westwood High School in Washington, New Jersey is an Eagle. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver chooses the Eagles over claimed offers from Central Florida, Maryland, Temple and a bevy of Group of 5 and FCS programs. Borgersen is a very intriguing recruit for a few reasons. One, he recently ran a 4.39 at BC's camp this week. People have been clamoring for a wide receiver with speed. Borgersen has it.
Secondly, his high school statistics are absurd. He led the NATION last year in receiving, finishing his junior year with 85 catches, 1,894 yards, and 27 TDs. Even if that is against inferior opponents, those are still some eye-popping numbers.
It's hard to believe that this kid only had the offers that he did. In 35 career games, he set state receiving records in catches (247), yards (4,212) and touchdowns (52). He doesn't have great size, but clearly he has the hands to be a receiver in the ACC.
Boston College has a lot of holes in the receiver position after the graduations of Josh Bordner and Shakim Phillips. It's been a while since BC has brought in a receiver with this kind of background, and he is on campus already grey-shirting, so it wouldn't surprise me if he earns playing time early. I would expect Borgerson to play immediately, along with Sherman Allston, Dan Crimmins and one of the rising sophomores (Nat Dixon, Gabe McClary, etc).
Here are Borgersen's highlights via Hudl:
Here are Borgersen's rankings:
- Rivals: Three stars, 100th best wide receiver, 23rd best New Jersey recruit
- Scout: Three stars
- 247Sports: Three stars
- ESPN: Three stars, rated a 75, 125th best wide receiver, 25th best New Jersey recruit