Holland sees USC as a factor in his recruiting

December 9, 2013 

Junior ATH Jeffery Holland of Jacksonville, FL had planned to attend the Clemson at USC game but went to the Florida State at Florida game that weekend instead. But that doesn't mean his interest in the Palmetto State schools has diminished. To the contrary, the Gamecocks and Tigers are major players in his recruiting.

Holland just won a state championship last weekend and last Thursday USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. came by his school to check in. "We were talking about the future and about some of his players like Clowney, his defense and things like that."

Holland said he will definitely get to USC for a visit now that his season is over. "I definitely want to get up there," he said. "I've got to get up there, I really do. That's a must."

Holland said Clemson is recruiting him hard as well. "I like Clemson," he said. "I like their coaches, they're pretty cool guys, good Christian guys. I just like the program a lot."

Holland also has offers from Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Miami, Alabama, Auburn and about 50 others. He has not narrowed his list and is not citing favorites at this point. "There's a lot of schools coming in right now and I just want everything to flow correctly," Holland said. He does feel like Florida, Florida State and Ohio State have been recruiting him the hardest.

He also wants to take trips to UCLA, Southern Cal, Clemson, Ohio State and several other out of state schools. Holland said he does not have a timetable for a decision and most schools are recruiting him as an outside linebacker.

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