Kiaro Holts ‘ recruiting card
Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN) junior offensive tackle Kiaro Holts was one of the more impressive prospects at Virginia Tech’s July 11th camp. His performance in Blacksburg paid dividends last Thursday, when the 6-5, 280-pound prospect received an official scholarship offer from Frank Beamer and company.
“I was really surprised to get an offer this early,” said Holts.
“I was excited because I like the campus there. Everything was really up to date and the education part was really cool.”
Tech is the first official offer for Holts, who also claims interest from Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State and UCLA. Holts visited Tech and Ohio State this past summer and enjoyed both experiences. Those two programs have the edge right now, though a decision isn’t expected to come for a while.
“I really liked Ohio State and Virginia Tech,” said Holts, who believes he probably won’t commit to a college until the beginning of his senior season. “Those are the two main ones right now. And UCLA is there, too.”
Of Ohio State, Holts said, “I liked that the campus is pretty big. And the stadium was great.”
Holts never saw action on the varsity level until this season. Further, he played on the defensive line for the JV last year and has moved to offensive tackle on the varsity. Warren Central defensive coordinator Steve Tutsie discussed Holts’ progression from the season’s start until now.
“He keeps getting better and better,” said Tutsie, whose team is 8-2 heading into the next round of the state playoffs this week. “He has never played as physically as he is now, but he never played on offense until this season. He had a great workout at Virginia Tech. He had the best feet there. He’s about 280 pounds right now. When he adds 30 to 40 more, he’ll be a man. He keeps improving. Before, he wasn’t finishing blocks. He’s doing that now. Last game, we had a 2-point conversion and he told our coaches to run the ball his way. He’s really getting it now.”
Holts has seen his confidence grow with every week.
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