Junior corner hearing from Arizona

Junior Jamirr Holland will likely be one of the top junior corners in the west. Read on for his thoughts on recruiting, what makes him a good player, and more.

Pleasanton (Calif.)Foothill junior cornerback Jamirr Holland wasn't happy with his play during his junior season, but that didn't stop schools from noticing him.

"Honestly, I didn't play very well and neither did my team," the 5-foot-11, 185-pound corner said. "I hurt my shoulder early in the year and wasn't really ever able to get right. Even when I played it bothered me a little bit, but I tried my best to suck it up and give it my all."

Holland has seen his high school season end, but admits that he is enjoying the start of the recruiting process."

"We had kind of an up and down season and made it to the second round of the playoffs, which was obviously short of the goal, but the recruiting attention is nice," he said.

Some quality schools are following Holland's progress.

"I've heard from Tennessee, California, Utah, Boise State, Nevada, and Arizona via mail" Holland said. "Everything is still in the early stages though and I don't have any favorites."

While Holland is sorting through the recruiting process, he has a specific plan for making himself a better football player.

"I think my strengths are that I'm equally good at running back and cornerback," Holland said. "On defense, I believe I have quick feet and good anticipation skills.

"On offense, I think I surprise people at how hard I run, even though I'm not the biggest guy."

Holland plays on both sides of the ball and believes that ability will help him on the next level.

"The thing that is nice about playing both positions is they rely on being strong and quick, so most of the speed resistance exercises and lifts are fairly similar," he said. "The main goals over the next few months are to improve my agility and really add some solid muscle."

Holland believes his plan will pay dividends down the road.

"I love football, so working hard is fun for me," Holland said. "I'll get myself to where I need to be."


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