Holl Holds Firm in Commitment

After a season-long state championship run, Katy High School strong safety Sam Holl is turning his focus towards his collegiate career. Read on to find out where Holl decided to hang his hat as well as what position he'll be playing.

As a rule of thumb in Texas, no one enjoys losing, especially if that loss takes place at the 5A, Division 1 state championship football game. However, rather than hang his head, Sam Holl is ready to begin training for his career at Baylor University. That's right, with signing day a little over a month away, Holl is as firm in his commitment to the Bears as ever.

""I'm pretty strongly committed to Baylor. I haven't really looked at any other schools since I committed"

Rather than spread himself thin with other sports, Holl has decided to use the off-season focus solely on improving his abilities.

"I'm not really going to be playing any sports, although I might run track a little bit for conditioning. I'm mostly going to be working on getting faster and bigger and getting ready for college ball. I haven't talked to the coaches yet about the specific areas I need to work on, but whatever they say, I'll work on and try to get better at. For now, I'm just trying to get bigger and faster."

There was also some question earlier on as to what position Holl would be playing. He also discussed when he might see the field.

"I've talked to coach Kendal Briles as well as coach McCloud and they want me to stay at secondary, more as a secondary power player. As far as being red-shirted or not, I haven't really talked to them much about it. I'm excited to go ahead and play probably; I mean, it's what I want to do."

Now that high school football season is over, Holl plans to take his official visit to Baylor sometime in January. He also mentioned attending several games at Floyd Casey Stadium and enjoying them thoroughly. This holiday season, Holl is excited about two events.

"I'm really looking forward to graduating and getting to play football at a whole different level, especially being able to play for a Big 12 team."

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