“When they first offered me I was like, “Is this for real?” said Holker. “I went over to the campus and met with Coach Detmer, Coach Ah You, Coach Clark, and Coach Empey and we were talking. Then Coach Detmer told me that he liked my game and then he offered me a scholarship. It was awesome!”
Holker was quite excited to have received an offer from the team he has supported his entire life.
“It’s awesome and I’ve grown up a fan of BYU, so it’s nice to get a scholarship from there,” Hoker said. “It’s just so cool. Both my parents went to BYU, so it’s something that I’ve always wanted to happen. It’s really sweet. I was there with my mom and my dad so that was really cool. They thought it was awesome and were really happy for me.”
Holker put up some outstanding numbers at the tight end position for the Pioneers during the 2016 season.
“I’m 6-4 and weigh 220,” said Holker. “I’m in the class of 2018. Last season I think I had 105 catches for 1,295 yards and 11 touchdowns. I just think I’m a little more athletic than some others. I’m a little bit faster and quicker, so I can get a little bit more open in the routes. It helps me to get open and I’m also a little bit taller than others so that helps me as well.”
Holker’s athleticism not only served him well in running routes and catching balls on the football field. It also allowed Holker to play basketball as well.
“I play basketball too and I’m pretty good at driving and getting rebounds,” said Holker. “I play the forward spot. I think we’ll do good this year.”
Currently Holker has four scholarship offers on the table. That’s more than likely going to change as time wears on.
BYU’s football program has traditionally had outstanding tight ends throughout it’s history. Ty Detmer had many outstanding tight ends to throw to throughout his career and is looking to reinstall that element in BYU’s offense.
“I like the tradition BYU has and I think it would be pretty cool to go somewhere that has a lot of tradition,” Holker said. “To go to a place that has tradition to build upon is pretty cool. Also, BYU is close to family.
“It’s awesome that [Coach] Detmer is the offensive coordinator at BYU! It’s cool that he wants to utilize the tight end in his offense because tight ends can create mismatches on the field. I just think it’s awesome that he wants to utilize them within his offense.”
Holker doesn’t have a timeline on when he might commit to a school but BYU is sitting well with him given his childhood fandom.
“I don’t know I just going to pray about it and see what happens,” said Holker. “I’m going to think about it.”