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Arizona Wildcats football: Cats venture South for latest verbal commit

2011-08-02T16:46:00Z 2011-08-02T16:48:48Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats venture South for latest verbal commit Arizona Daily Star

Defensive tackle Gerron Borne verbally committed to the UA this afternoon, becoming the 12th player to join the Wildcats' 2012 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-2-inch, 270-pound Borne is coming off a monster junior season at East St. John High School in Reserve, La. Borne registered 45 tackles and eight sacks at a position - defensive tackle - that rarely gets to the quarterback.

Borne, 17, said he chose the UA for three reasons: Its engineering department, the campus and the football program's ability to produce NFL players.

"The school is on the come-up, and I want to be a part of that," he said. "I couldn't pass up on this opportunity."

The Scout.com recruiting service lists Borne as a three-star recruit and the nation's 51st-best defensive tackle prospect. He chose the Wildcats over offers from Illinois, Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

Read more in Wednesday's Arizona Daily Star. 

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