Oaks Christian WR Talks Recruiting

Oaks Christian WR Blair Holliday (Westlake Village, CA) currently holds six offers and more could be on the way soon. The talented WR will be taking an unofficial visit to Duke this weekend and he also hopes to visit Boise State in the near future. What are his thoughts on recruiting at this point? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Oaks Christian WR Blair Holliday (Westlake Village, CA) currently holds six offers and more could be on the way soon. The talented WR will be taking an unofficial visit to Duke this weekend and he also hopes to visit Boise State in the near future. "I've already been to Stanford, Cal, and San Diego State," he said. "I'm going to Duke this Friday and I'm hoping to visit Boise State sometime within the next two weeks," he added.

Assistant Head Coach Brent Pease is recruiting Holliday. The Bronco WRs seemingly get better each and every season under the tutelage of Brent Pease and the high-flying offense at Boise State has caught Blair's attention. "Coach Pease is recruiting me. We last emailed each other a couple weeks ago," he stated. "I feel I can get the best exposure in the passing offense they have."

Holliday spoke briefly with Head Coach Chris Petersen back in May just after receiving the offer from Boise State. "Coach Petersen said he likes my highlight film, says I have good hands, and that I'm exactly what they're looking for. He wants me to be a part of their program," he said. "He seems like a real straight shooter. He wasn't going to tell me stuff just to get me there."

The Oaks Christian football program has dominated one opponent after another for the past few years. The program has produced solid D-1 talent over that time period as well. Jimmy Clausen paved the way for Nick Montana and now the Lions will have another new starter at QB in 2010. Combine that with the fact that they'll be moving up into a much more difficult classification and that means it could possibly be a rebuilding year for the SoCal powerhouse. "Trevor Gretzky is replacing Nick (Montana) this year. It's his first year playing varsity," Holliday said. "We've seen glimpses of greatness from him and we know he has the ability to win. We want to prove ourselves this year since we'll be moving to a new league," Holliday added.

In 2009, the Lions rode a wave of momentum early in the season as they defeated Jake Heaps and the Skyline Spartans in Sammamish, WA. That momentum continued until the championship game against Serra and they came up just short by a score of 42-41. "We just can't go through the motions. Coach told us we'd lose if we didn't shape up and he was right," he said. "We always have a target on our backs and we need to embrace that."

What does Holliday (6'3, 186, 4.52) bring to the field? "I'm a playmaker. I'm going to catch the ball when it comes my way," he said. "No corner can stop me and you can't be stopped as long as you go into each game with that mentality."

In 2009, Holliday had 48 receptions for 950 yards and 10 TDs.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Blair Holliday.

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