AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.)—Projected as an offensive lineman for his true freshman year in college.
HIGH SCHOOL—A member of the Lexington Herald-Leaders’ Kentucky Top 50 team (one of 11 linemen), he earned first-team all-city honors as selected by area coaches as a senior, after he gained 50 pounds from his playing weight as a junior, when he was a first-team all-city performer at defensive end. As a senior, when he was Bryan Station’s most valuable player, he started the season playing solely on offense, racking up 46 pancake blocks and six end zone (touchdown) blocks on the year. He also started the last six games of the season at defensive end, making 21 tackles, including five for losses (four quarterback sacks), to go with three fumble recoveries and six passes broken up. As a junior, he had 43 tackles, 10 for losses with four sacks, two fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles and four passes broken up. He also started every game at offensive tackle, recording 40 pancake blocks. He played on both sides of the ball as a sophomore as well, contributing 27 pancake blocks and 19 tackles (two sacks), three fumble recoveries and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. Top games as a senior included a 16-tackle, six for losses with three sacks on defense and nine pancakes and two touchdown blocks on offense in a 39-38 triple-overtime loss to Woodford County; against Grayson County, he recorded 11 tackles, four for losses (two sacks) with six pancake blocks in a 20-7 win. Under coach Trey Moore, Bryan Station posted records of 1-9 his senior and sophomore seasons and 2-8 his junior campaign. He also lettered three times in track (throws), earning first-team all-city honors and second-team all-county accolades in the shot put (he also threw the discus).
ACADEMICS—He is interested in business (administration or marketing) as his major at Colorado. In high school, he owned a 3.3 grade point average and was a regular on the honor roll his sophomore through senior years. He was named to the All-State Academic team as a senior.
PERSONAL—Born February 7, 1988 in Lexington, Ky. Hobbies include playing video games, watching ESPN and hanging out with friends. As a junior in high school, he worked at a nursing home as a doctor’s aide, also serving as the activities director and helping serve meals (“They were like my family,” he said. “I got really close to some of them.”). After college, he is interested in becoming an entrepreneur and start his own business. Former CU running backs coach Oliver Lucas, the new coach at Bryan Station, first connected Borders with his former school. (First name is pronounced quinn-tin.)