Holland Still Has Favorite

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Northside (Roanoke, VA) prospect Brandon Holland has increased his offer list since the beginning of the summer. Four schools have now offered Holland in addition to Virginia Tech.

The home-state and virtually home-town Hokies are still the favorites even with more schools entering the picture.

“Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland, and West Virginia have offered me,” said Holland, who is being recruited by Kevin Rogers for Virginia Tech. “Virginia Tech is still number one. I like all of the coaches. I like the whole program – just how they do things. Academically, it’s a great school also.”

A decision could come soon for Holland, who hopes to take an unofficial visit to Clemson in the near future.

“I want to visit Clemson some time over the next month,” said Holland. “I think a decision could come soon if all goes as planned. It’s tough because more and more colleges keep coming in. I hope to decide before school starts.”

At 6-5, 280 pounds, Holland has played defensive throughout high school. He is not sure which position the Hokies would want him to play, and believes he has the versatility to play on either side of the ball.

“They haven’t told me specifically which position they are recruiting me for,” said Holland. “I’m thinking defensive end, because that’s what I’ve played throughout high school. I could play a lot of positions on the field. I could play tight end if they wanted me to. I would like to play defensive end though.”

Holland was a close follower of the ACC expansion earlier this year. He is more than happy with the way everything turned out for Virginia Tech, however admitted to being slightly worried in the beginning.

”I was nervous about it, especially with the teams that were originally leaving,” said Holland. “It’s great for them though. They get more money, and they will get better players.”

Holland is on track to qualify academically. He wants to major in Computer Science or Sports Management in college.