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Canes in pursuit of #1 2021 kicker Borregales

Canes in pursuit of #1 2021 kicker Borregales

Stefan Adams
After taking kicker Bubba Baxa in the 2018 class, the Miami Hurricanes have been quiet when it comes to kicker recruiting lately. However, when you have a special talent like Andres Borregales in your backyard, it’s hard not to take notice. The Canes offered their first kicker since Baxa by extending a scholarship to the 2021 prospect from Chaminade-Madonna yesterday, and Borregales said he didn’t see it coming.

“UM has always been my dream school, so I was really shocked when I received a text from my head coach saying they offered me,” Borregales said.

What makes Miami his dream school?

“Miami is my hometown team and I grew up watching them with my family - ever since I was little, I wanted to play for Miami,” Borregales said. “Miami is one of my top schools, and I haven’t set up any official visits yet, but I would love to go visit the campus.”

Borregales plans to use the visit to get familiar with Coral Gables and to also start building a relationship with the coaching staff. For his part, the star kicker is well-aware of what Manny Diaz is doing since taking over the head coaching job back in January.

“I think coach Diaz is taking the program back to where it used to be, and that’s becoming National Champions year in and year out,” Borregales said.

Besides Miami, Borregales also has offers from FIU and Southern Miss, but has no other visits planned as of now and prefers to spend his summer improving his game. This weekend, he participated in the Kornblue Kicking “Fab50” camp and took home the title for both top kicker and punter for the 2021 class. He is now considered the #1 high school kicker in the nation regardless of class by Kornblue Kicking, a nationally recognized kicking instruction company.

“I’ve just been practicing and perfecting my technique,” Borregales said. “I went to the Fab50 camp and I did really good - I won the FG competition and the longball competition.”

In addition to the promise he’s shown on the field, Borregales has quite the pedigree as well. Kicking runs in the family for Borregales – his older brother, Jose, is the starting kicker for FIU and was honored as a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award as a sophomore in 2018. Borregales says he’s taken a few lessons from his brother and applied it to himself both in recruiting and in kicking.

“I’ve learned that you should strive to get good grades and work hard on the field and in the classroom,” Borregales said. “Kicking-wise, I’ve always looked up to my brother and ever since I was little, I used to kick with him and try to be just like him.”

Borregales recently announced he would transfer to Chaminade for his upcoming junior season, but he played 2018 with Booker T. Washington, where he was named first team All-Dade for his performance.

“My sophomore season went pretty good, I went 7/9 in FG, longest being 47, and 33/47 touchbacks,” Borregales said.

While Borregales is in no rush to land on a school right now and will let the process play out, he will be focused on the atmosphere in a given program when narrowing down his choice.

“A big factor for choosing a school would be that I would like it to be a positive and family environment,” Borregales said. “For right now, I’m pretty neutral in what school I’m going to pick. I’m just working on my craft and making sure I graduate before making any decisions.”

 

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Kids kicking extra points and the ball is landing outside the track OMG . KO are almost field goals LMAO

GOCANES
 
That dude in the picture with him is my high school teacher. B kornblue
 
After taking kicker Bubba Baxa in the 2018 class, the Miami Hurricanes have been quiet when it comes to kicker recruiting lately. However, when you have a special talent like Andres Borregales in your backyard, it’s hard not to take notice. The Canes offered their first kicker since Baxa by extending a scholarship to the 2021 prospect from Chaminade-Madonna yesterday, and Borregales said he didn’t see it coming.

“UM has always been my dream school, so I was really shocked when I received a text from my head coach saying they offered me,” Borregales said.

What makes Miami his dream school?

“Miami is my hometown team and I grew up watching them with my family - ever since I was little, I wanted to play for Miami,” Borregales said. “Miami is one of my top schools, and I haven’t set up any official visits yet, but I would love to go visit the campus.”

Borregales plans to use the visit to get familiar with Coral Gables and to also start building a relationship with the coaching staff. For his part, the star kicker is well-aware of what Manny Diaz is doing since taking over the head coaching job back in January.

“I think coach Diaz is taking the program back to where it used to be, and that’s becoming National Champions year in and year out,” Borregales said.

Besides Miami, Borregales also has offers from FIU and Southern Miss, but has no other visits planned as of now and prefers to spend his summer improving his game. This weekend, he participated in the Kornblue Kicking “Fab50” camp and took home the title for both top kicker and punter for the 2021 class. He is now considered the #1 high school kicker in the nation regardless of class by Kornblue Kicking, a nationally recognized kicking instruction company.

“I’ve just been practicing and perfecting my technique,” Borregales said. “I went to the Fab50 camp and I did really good - I won the FG competition and the longball competition.”

In addition to the promise he’s shown on the field, Borregales has quite the pedigree as well. Kicking runs in the family for Borregales – his older brother, Jose, is the starting kicker for FIU and was honored as a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award as a sophomore in 2018. Borregales says he’s taken a few lessons from his brother and applied it to himself both in recruiting and in kicking.

“I’ve learned that you should strive to get good grades and work hard on the field and in the classroom,” Borregales said. “Kicking-wise, I’ve always looked up to my brother and ever since I was little, I used to kick with him and try to be just like him.”

Borregales recently announced he would transfer to Chaminade for his upcoming junior season, but he played 2018 with Booker T. Washington, where he was named first team All-Dade for his performance.

“My sophomore season went pretty good, I went 7/9 in FG, longest being 47, and 33/47 touchbacks,” Borregales said.

While Borregales is in no rush to land on a school right now and will let the process play out, he will be focused on the atmosphere in a given program when narrowing down his choice.

“A big factor for choosing a school would be that I would like it to be a positive and family environment,” Borregales said. “For right now, I’m pretty neutral in what school I’m going to pick. I’m just working on my craft and making sure I graduate before making any decisions.”

Andres Borregales sounds like a kid with a smart head on his shoulders, and the football talent to be a difference maker! I hope that our coaches stay on top and land his commitment and signature. Thanks again for another outstanding update Stefan.
 
Does he have a gf and when will Kosi test drive her?
 

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