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June 11, 2013
Holland taking confident approach
Isaiah Holland is approaching his recruitment with a few scoops of confidence. The 300-pound tackle holds offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State and others. He's thankful for the interest and interested in learning more about each program. That said, he's absolutely positive more options will materialize.
He comes right out and says that much.
"I don't think I have all of my offers yet," Holland said on Tuesday. "I'm going to wait for the rest of them to come in before I even think about visits or anything like that. I'm going to wait and see because it's so early for me."
And so he'll wait. He'll wait for California, which stopped by his school in spring. He'll also wait for Oregon, Utah and Michigan, which have been dialing up their interest in recent weeks. He has no problem slow-playing the process. Holland does not hurt for confidence.
"After I feel like I have all my offers, I'll decide which ones I like most, and then do the visits," he said.
Holland recently visited San Diego State because his team took a passing-league trip there but does not intend to go out of his way to take other unofficial visits. As for possible destinations for official visits, he's starting to plot his agenda - even if all he has is a rough draft.
"I'd probably go to Oregon State because they that's a great football program and in a great place," Holland said. "I'd probably go to Arizona State. But, like I said, I don't believe I have all my offers yet so I don't want to say anything for sure."
Holland, a two-star prospect, lived in San Diego until just before he started sixth grade and still has family scattered around Southern California. His father played college football for Colorado in the mid 90s. He does not reveal how much either factor will influence his recruitment.
In total, Holland holds six scholarship offers. He is ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the state of Colorado. As a junior, he helped lead Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian High School to a 12-2 overall record.
Holland attended high school on a US military base in Germany before relocating to Colorado prior to his junior season. He has played just one season of varsity football.