Texas wideout to walk on at Alabama

With the Tide a tad thin at the receiver position, this tall and speedy Texas athlete's decision to walk on this fall could be important.

William Hold, a 6-2 1/2, 185- pound wide receiver from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas has decided to pay his own way to Alabama this fall.

Hold, who has been clocked at 4.50 in the 40-yard dash, caught 18 passes as a senior for 360 yards and three Tds as a senior. That works out to an average of 20 yards per catch.

Playing on a team that was short on talent (McCallum managed only a 3-7 record), Hold was listed as a standout player who made First Team All District at both wide receiver and free safety, during his final prep season. Earlier, he had made All District free safety as a junior.

The Texas native is a tremendous leaper who sports a 36-inch vertical jump, and he obviously uses that ability to his advantage at either receiver or free safety.

Hold has camped at Texas and the A.S.C. Contact camp.

Hold bench presses 260 pounds and squats 405. He finished high school with a 3.0 GPA and made 1080 on the SAT.

He had offers from Trinity College and Abilene Christian, plus offers to walk on at Florida State, Clemson, and Northwestern. Hold decided on the Tide due to their need for wideouts.

Hold will be considered a non-recruited walk on at Alabama, meaning that he will not factor into either the 85 or 25 scholarship limit rule.

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