Only One Favorite for Holland

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Throughout the recruiting process, Northside (Roanoke, VA) defensive end Brandon Holland has liked only one school… Virginia Tech.

In a conversation with the 6-5, 281 pound prospect last night, it appears everything is still the same.

“Yeah, Virginia Tech’s still my favorite,” said Holland. “They are the leader. Maryland is probably second and Clemson third. I have written offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Clemson, and West Virginia.”

Holland was able to check out the Hokies during last Sunday’s 49-28 victory over Central Florida. This was Holland’s second chance to see the Hokies live in action, and he came away very impressed.

“The first time I saw them play was against Arkansas State in the first game last year,” said Holland. “They were up like 52-0 at halftime and some people started to leave before the game was over. This year, the place was sold out and everything was great. The fans were crazy. They have great fans.”

Though Tech has been the solid leader throughout, Holland may take some official visits before deciding. He wants to decide soon, possibly within the next month or two.

“I’ve been talking to Clemson about taking an official visit, but nothing’s set up,” said Holland, who has been contacted by Virginia Tech, Virginia, Clemson, and Oklahoma in the early days of September. “I will definitely visit Tech. Other than that, I’m not sure. I want to have a decision soon. I’ll probably make my decision within the next couple of months.”

While he is thinking about recruiting, Holland is also focused on rebounding from a season opening loss to Pulaski. Holland wishes he could have made more of an impact, but the opposition consistently went away from his side of the field.

“They only ran my way three times the whole game,” said Holland, who is being recruited as a defensive end on the next level. “We did horrible. Pulaski beat us bad 35-0. They have been wanting revenge on us for the past two years. They wanted to beat us so bad, and they did.

“We have a young team, but I think we can come back. We need to win this week.”