Jose’s younger brother, 2021 #2 K Andres Borregales, has been committed to Miami for over a year. Jose moving from Sweetwater to Coral Gables for one year before his brother joins the squad seems a like win-win move for everyone (except for Butch Davis).
Borregales is FIU’s all time points leader with 281 in 3 seasons with the Panthers. His career long is 53 yards versus Middle Tennessee in 2018.
FIU transfer K Jose Borregales says he feels like he can hit up to 60-yard field goals. Would be a drastic improvement from the Miami kicking game a year ago pic.twitter.com/9IOn5nBs7l— Gaboowins (@GabyUrrutia22) March 6, 2020
Last season, he finished 21 of 29 on field goals and converted all 40 extra point attempts. Borregales made three of four attempts from 50+ yards and went 10 for 11 on attempts from 40+ yards in 2019.
Jose Borregales @F5_Jose said that, at first this spring, players would mess with him asking, “Why did you do that to us?” after his three FGs with FIU helped upset UM in November.— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) March 6, 2020
He also discusses how kicks have gone in both indoor and outdoor settings during practice. pic.twitter.com/256al62oPW
He was one of the most productive kickers in the nation during his three seasons playing under Coach Butch Davis. Jose made 75.8% of his field goal attempts and 97.8% of his extra point attempts. In 2018, Borregales was named a Lou Groza Award finalist for the nations top kicker.
Getting a kicker like Jose Borregales could prove to be a game changer for the Canes. We all just saw what could happen to your season due to incompetence from your kicker (no need to name names). Last year, Miami’s kickers only made 60% of their field goals. Borregales is an experienced kicker who is a welcome addition to a Canes roster looking to contend this upcoming season.