Ht: 6-1 Wt: 228
40-yard dash: 4.75
Rivals: 3-Star #24 OLB
Scout: 4-Star #16 OLB
247Sports: 4-Star #16 OLB
ESPN: 3-Star #29 OLB
A 4-star outside linebacker prospect by both 247Sports and Scout, Tuf Borland starred for Bolingbrook teams that advanced to Illinois state playoffs four consecutive years ... Borland recorded 165 tackles as a senior and was named all-state by the Chicago Tribune, all-SW Suburban Blue and the Voyager Media defensive player of the year ... he had 152 tackles as a junior and was an IHSFCA 8A and Chicago Tribune all-state selection ... rated a Top 20 linebacker prospect nationally by Scout (No. 16) with 247Sports ranking him No. 20 ... is rated as high as the No. 4 player in Illinois (247Sports) and a top 300 player by Scout ... also played baseball and basketball for two years ... is not related to Wisconsin Badger and Ohio native Chris Borland, although both players had grandparents from same area in Iowa ... father, Kyle, played linebacker for Wisconsin from 1979-82 and played a year with the Los Angeles Rams and also in the USFL ... uncle, Brian, is the defensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo ... Borland enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016.
Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Ross Homan, Marcus Freeman, Nick Conner
An aggressive run stopper, Borland notched 153 tackles as a senior. Relentless in pursuit. Your typical Big Ten linebacker.
It will be difficult to see the field as a true freshman, but if he does it will happen on special teams first. Taking part in spring practice will give him better odds of playing in 2016.