2021 K commit Borregales strong with UM despite rising P5 interest

2021 K commit Borregales strong with UM despite rising P5 interest

Stefan Adams
2021 Chaminade-Madonna K Andres Borregales committed to the Miami Hurricanes back in June of 2019 and, in the past year, his bond has grown considerably with the UM staff.

“They don’t even seem like coaches anymore, it’s more like friends I can trust because we’ve built that relationship,” Borregales said. “We talk here and there checking up on each other, it’s a great relationship.”

Despite his strong ties to Miami, that hasn’t stopped other programs from continuing to recruit Borregales, who is known as one of the top kickers in the country. The Chaminade star recently landed an offer from Louisville, and has been in touch with a few other Power 5 schools as well.

“During quarantine, I’ve had UNC, Arkansas, and Ole Miss contact me,” Borregales said. “They’ll tell me basically about their team, their campus, and how they work over there. Like I’ve said before, I’ll still listen to other options, but I’m still pretty strong with Miami right now.”

Helping to solidify Borregales’ commitment even more has been the grad transfer of his older brother, Jose, to the Miami program over the offseason. Even though his brother is playing out his final year of eligibility in 2020 and will be gone by the time Andres hits campus, the two have talked about building a legacy at the local school they’ve always loved.

“Honestly, it’s been great, because ever since my brother was little, his dream school was Miami and he always wanted to play there,” Andres said of Jose. “Unfortunately, he didn’t get the offer coming out of high school, but he ended up going to FIU and did really well, got his name out there, and now he’s living his dream at UM.

“When he was in the recruiting process again, in the transfer portal, he told me if Miami offered him, there was no question he was going there. Then it happened, so it was just crazy.”

With the quarantines in place, it has been an unusual offseason for football players around the country, but Borregales says he has been keeping on top of his game any way he can, including kicking with Jose.

“I’ve just been doing pushups, situps in my house,” Borregales said. “Whenever me and my brother have the chance, we’ll go outside to a park and go kick to at least get some type of work in… But we usually end up getting kicked out by the cops since the parks are supposed to be closed.”

While states across the country are slowly opening up, a big focus in the recruiting world has been when it might be safe to have recruiting visits again. According to Borregales, he’s talked with the coaches about getting back to UM’s campus, but there is still uncertainty on that front.

“I’ve talked to them about it, but they still don’t know,” Borregales said. “They’ve said maybe June or July, but as of now they’re not sure of a specific date.”

In 2019 as a junior, Borregales hit on 12-15 (80%) FG attempts, including a 3-3 mark from 50 yards+ (long of 57) for the state title-winning Lions. He also converted 57-59 (96.6%) extra points and averaged 40.2 yards per punt (long of 67) as Chaminade’s punter as well.

“I honestly think this was my best year of high school, because I broke a lot of my own personal records, and records from my school,” Borregales said. “I also got my name out there a lot more.”

 

Comments (29)

Kicking alone could have won us UF, UNC, VT, and GT. That could of had us at 10-2 presumably going to Charlotte and getting abused, but sent for a rematch with UF in the Orange Bowl. It's a blessing though because we'd still have Enos, even with 10 awful wins.
 
Kicking alone could have won us UF, UNC, VT, and GT. That could of had us at 10-2 presumably going to Charlotte and getting abused, but sent for a rematch with UF in the Orange Bowl. It's a blessing though because we'd still have Enos, even with 10 awful wins.
If we could have a confident Enos offense like Louisville game I wouldn't be mad.
 
If we could have a confident Enos offense like Louisville game I wouldn't be mad.
I noticed Enos ran that game from 1 particular look. From the gun with two backs and 3 WRs. Kept Jarren from getting knocked on his back instantly.
 
Kicking alone could have won us UF, UNC, VT, and GT. That could of had us at 10-2 presumably going to Charlotte and getting abused, but sent for a rematch with UF in the Orange Bowl. It's a blessing though because we'd still have Enos, even with 10 awful wins.
In that scenario we would've started 10-0, then lost to FIU and Duke to end the season. I don't think that would've happened. Either (1) complacency would've set it in a lot earlier, and we would've dropped at least 1 game before getting to 10-0, or (2) we would've been locked in and beat those two teams handily.

But...can you imagine what the reaction would've been like if a 10-0, top 5 Miami team on the cusp of the CFP would've lost to FIU? Lol.
 
In that scenario we would've started 10-0, then lost to FIU and Duke to end the season. I don't think that would've happened. Either (1) complacency would've set it in a lot earlier, and we would've dropped at least 1 game before getting to 10-0, or (2) we would've been locked in and beat those two teams handily.

But...can you imagine what the reaction would've been like if a 10-0, top 5 Miami team on the cusp of the CFP would've lost to FIU? Lol.
I highly we doubt we lose to FIU if we were 10-0
 
2021 Chaminade-Madonna K Andres Borregales committed to the Miami Hurricanes back in June of 2019 and, in the past year, his bond has grown considerably with the UM staff.

“They don’t even seem like coaches anymore, it’s more like friends I can trust because we’ve built that relationship,” Borregales said. “We talk here and there checking up on each other, it’s a great relationship.”

Despite his strong ties to Miami, that hasn’t stopped other programs from continuing to recruit Borregales, who is known as one of the top kickers in the country. The Chaminade star recently landed an offer from Louisville, and has been in touch with a few other Power 5 schools as well.

“During quarantine, I’ve had UNC, Arkansas, and Ole Miss contact me,” Borregales said. “They’ll tell me basically about their team, their campus, and how they work over there. Like I’ve said before, I’ll still listen to other options, but I’m still pretty strong with Miami right now.”

Helping to solidify Borregales’ commitment even more has been the grad transfer of his older brother, Jose, to the Miami program over the offseason. Even though his brother is playing out his final year of eligibility in 2020 and will be gone by the time Andres hits campus, the two have talked about building a legacy at the local school they’ve always loved.

“Honestly, it’s been great, because ever since my brother was little, his dream school was Miami and he always wanted to play there,” Andres said of Jose. “Unfortunately, he didn’t get the offer coming out of high school, but he ended up going to FIU and did really well, got his name out there, and now he’s living his dream at UM.

“When he was in the recruiting process again, in the transfer portal, he told me if Miami offered him, there was no question he was going there. Then it happened, so it was just crazy.”

With the quarantines in place, it has been an unusual offseason for football players around the country, but Borregales says he has been keeping on top of his game any way he can, including kicking with Jose.

“I’ve just been doing pushups, situps in my house,” Borregales said. “Whenever me and my brother have the chance, we’ll go outside to a park and go kick to at least get some type of work in… But we usually end up getting kicked out by the cops since the parks are supposed to be closed.”

While states across the country are slowly opening up, a big focus in the recruiting world has been when it might be safe to have recruiting visits again. According to Borregales, he’s talked with the coaches about getting back to UM’s campus, but there is still uncertainty on that front.

“I’ve talked to them about it, but they still don’t know,” Borregales said. “They’ve said maybe June or July, but as of now they’re not sure of a specific date.”

In 2019 as a junior, Borregales hit on 12-15 (80%) FG attempts, including a 3-3 mark from 50 yards+ (long of 57) for the state title-winning Lions. He also converted 57-59 (96.6%) extra points and averaged 40.2 yards per punt (long of 67) as Chaminade’s punter as well.

“I honestly think this was my best year of high school, because I broke a lot of my own personal records, and records from my school,” Borregales said. “I also got my name out there a lot more.”

Damn, that 50 yd fg on the highlight had about 10-12 yds to spare. Kid has a Huge leg!!!
 
Kicking alone could have won us UF, UNC, VT, and GT. That could of had us at 10-2 presumably going to Charlotte and getting abused, but sent for a rematch with UF in the Orange Bowl. It's a blessing though because we'd still have Enos, even with 10 awful wins.
And we'd have Jarren Williams as well still here.
 

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280
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