Holder taking his time

Alijah Holder is going through the recruiting process and Arizona is one of his top schools. Read on to see his thoughts on the Wildcats, his overall recruitment, and more.

Oceanside (Calif.) 2014 defensive back Alijah Holder possesses the height and quickness that make him an ideal fit for any defensive scheme, and Rich Rodriguez is doing his best to convince Holder to bring his talents to Tucson.

"I went to Arizona and Arizona State about a month ago and they were both good trips," Holder said.

"At Arizona, I got to talk with Coach Lockwood for quite a bit. He likes my game and says I could play early and even if I didn't, a lot of their defensive backs are upperclassman who will be graduating soon."

Holder seems to be focusing on one other school besides Arizona.

"Arizona was a nice school with a good campus and I'm going to look further into them," he said. "Along with Washington State, Arizona is up there on the list."

In the meantime, Holder will continue to visit other schools.

"I got a lot of stuff going on this summer," Holder said. "I'm going to continue to take some visits, but I'm not sure where. I'm letting my travel coach deal with that stuff. I'm also going to attend a bunch of camps this summer."

Holder is focused on a few different things when looking for the right school.

"There are a couple of things I'm looking for in a school," Holder said. "I would like to attend school with my brother if possible and I want to find a school with a good engineering program," Holder said.

"I've always liked mathematics and I want to find a good program where I can put that to good use because academics is a priority."

In addition, Holder has a good idea of when he would like to decide.

"Hopefully I can decide on a school sometime before the season, but there isn't a time frame locked in and if I have to wait to find a school, that's alright," he said.


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