Outstanding wide receiver prospect Jesse Holley has set up two more official visits. These trips will be his last, as he will decide between Virginia and two schools who made in-homes this week with Jesse – UNC and Ohio State.
“I set up an official visit to Ohio State on January 11 and North Carolina on January 17,” said Holley. “I will decide between those three schools.”
Holley was very impressed with the Virginia program following his official visit to Charlottesville on the weekend of November 23. The All-American athlete still has the Cavaliers high on his list, however the Buckeyes have made a strong move in this recruiting race.
“Talking to Virginia, and seeing what’s coming in, they are bringing in real big names,” said Holley. “That’s a team you would want to be apart of. But the last time I talked to Coach Golden was two weeks ago. I don’t know what to think about that. I guess he’s been pretty busy…I don’t know.
“As far as Ohio State, right now I am checking out their background before my visit. They have a lot of players, including [All-American corner and receiver] Chris Gamble going to the league. They said they have three wide receiver spots open, and I could come in and make an immediate impact.”
North Carolina is also still in the mix for Holley, as Coach Bunting is focusing on the youth of his program as a major selling point.
“North Carolina is losing Sam Aiken to the league, and they will be lacking a big play guy who can go down the field,” said Holley. “Coach Bunting has NFL experience and connections, and he is getting a chance to get his own players into the system. They’re young right now, but they could be big time in a few years… maybe not to the national championship level, but at least get to a big bowl.”
With the new schools in contention, Holley did not state a leader between the three schools. In fact, things may be more up in the air for Holley than they have been in a while.
“Well, first Virginia stands out, and then Ohio State, and then Virginia again, and then sometimes North Carolina will slip in there,” said Holley. “Something new happens each day that changes things.”
Things seem to have changed in this recruiting race. The Buckeyes and Tarheels made strong impressions this week, getting Holley in for the two official visits.
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