Pomona's Max Borghi changes commitment from CU to Washington State

(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

Max Borghi, the star running back from Pomona, announced late Thursday night that he had changed his college commitment from the University of Colorado to Washington State:

Borghi, who will be a senior this fall, wrote that he was "grateful for the opportunity Colorado offered me, and want to thank Coach (Mike) MacIntyre, and the whole CU staff."

He also thanked Washington State head coach Mike Leach and running backs coach Jim Mastro "for this great opportunity and truly believing in my skill set."

Borghi originally committed to CU in February.

He is one of the state's most electric athletes, and rushed for 824 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He also caught 31 passes for 495 yards and five touchdowns.

Last season, he tore his ACL and MCL in his right knee during the state quarterfinals.

Because of that, he misses the state track meet in the spring, but was a qualifier as a freshman and sophomore, and helped Pomona win the 4x100-meter relay while also finishing second in the 100 and 4x200, and third in the 200.