Holiday excited about future

Devin Holiday recently visited Arizona. Read on for his thoughts on the scrimmage, his future as a Wildcat, and more.

While he UA secondary returns some talented but inconsistent performers, the coaching staff is looking for some early contributions from the newcomers.

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills corner back Devin Holiday is one of the players who figures to push for immediate playing time and he was in attendance for the spring game.

"The visit went really well," Holiday said. "I got to talk with the guys and I'm just ready to get there and compete.

"You can tell the players get along. There was a really positive vibe coming from the game because everyone is trying to stand out."

The possibility of early playing time is important to Holiday.

"One of the reasons I liked Arizona so much is there are open spots in the secondary," Holiday said. "The coaches say everything is up for grabs. Best players play.

"You've got some guys with experience and some other guys who have been injured, but all the guys here can play, so it important for me to not back down at all."

Holiday is also looking at his academics.

"I'm not sure what I'm going to major in yet, but academics are very important to me," Holiday. "I might just start in general studies and figure out with a counselor what I should focus on. Regardless, I want to be a coach and you've got to have an education to go far in that field."

Not only is Holiday focused on the mental aspect of school off the field, but on it as well.

"The mental part of the game is something that I'm always trying to improve at," he said. "Knowing your opponents tendencies and being able to see the play before it happens is what separates the really good players from each other and it is also very important from a coaching perspective."

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