Part 2: Jake Holland's All-American Diary

Auburn football commitment Jake Holland gives a behind the scenes look on playing in the Under Armour All-American Game.

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of reports featuring Auburn football commitment Jake Holland's experiences preparing for and playing in the Under Armour All-American Football Game that is scheduled for Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., at 10 a.m. CST. Holland made 153 tackles as a senior as he earned first team Class 6A All-State honors for Pelham, Ala., High School.

Orlando, Fla.--"We didn't do a lot today, but everything went well. I woke up and went to registration at 9 o'clock and got all of my stuff fitted and then hung out all day in the players' lounge. It has ping pong, pool and all kinds of games. I just hung out there until 9 o'clock this evening and then we had a team meeting.

"The coaches gave us a general overview of the week. They told us to be respectful of everybody. They didn't do much else. It was basically an opportunity for them to introduce themselves to the players.

"I got a chance to talk to almost everybody on my team, the Black Team, and got a chance to get to know everybody. We start practice tomorrow (Wednesday). I believe we get started at 10 o'clock.

"Because this is an all-star game and because of the limited time we have to prepare, they have put a lot of restrictions on what we can do on defense. We can play cover three basic and cover one. Basically, that is all we can do, but obviously that makes sense because of the situation.

"After practice we will have a skills challenge. I really don't know exactly what we are going to do in the challenge. I just know that the linebackers, the running backs and the linemen get to compete against each other in some type of obstacle course so it should be interesting."

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