Most high school linebackers would be very happy with 168 tackles in their career. But, John Bordano isn't most high school linebackers. The 2nd SMU 2010 commitment is at a self reported 168 on the season and as New Braunfels keeps winning, the tackles will keep piling up.
"I feel I have like I have accomplished a lot of my individual goals this season, but my most important goals are with the team. I want this team to go far," stated Bordano to PonyStampede.com. "It's all I care about."
New Braunfels is 11-3 after beating Brandeis yesterday afternoon, 14-7. The Unicorns will take on Katy (14-1) on Friday night.
"I don't want to say we have the most talent, because we don't. But, we are a great team. We have a great bond among the guys," said Bordano. "We all come through for each other. I think that is the biggest thing for us. We all depend on each other so much. We wouldn't be anything without each other. We are a tight group."
As a junior, Bordano was a first-team All-District 26-5A selection after recording 98 tackles with six sacks. It's safe to say that the senior will be receiving post season awards again.
Bordano has not found the time to visit a SMU home game this season, but was able to make it to Fort Worth to see the Mustangs take on TCU. The 2010 recruit has stayed in constant contact with the coaching staff and is excited to see the progress SMU is making.
"The SMU coaching staff is really happy for me and everything we are accomplishing. I have stayed in contact with them weekly during the season. I call coach once a week and we shoot emails back and forth. I'm planning on taking my official after the season is over," said Bordano. "My choice has really paid off. They have done a terrific job at SMU. It makes me even more willing to be going there. I knew Coach Jones would turn it around. It's amazing that it has only taken about a year. I can't go wrong with my choice to go SMU."
Bordano reports that he will be only visiting SMU for his official visits and that he is 100% committed to the Mustangs.
The Unicorns are giving up just over 14 points a game this season, sporting one of the best defenses in 5A. Bordano and crew will need to continue that defensive success against Katy. The Tigers are averaging close to 35 points a game.
PonyStampede.com will check in with Bordano before and after he takes his official visit to the Hilltop. Stay tuned!