Junior San Diego WR High on the Buffs

As a junior, <b>Menelik Holt</b> caught 44 passes for 780 yards and 12 touchdowns. He played defensive end for two games and returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Holt was named first team all-league. He also plays basketball where he set the school record for rebounds in a playoff game last year (22). He plays center and averages 10 points and 16 rebounds a game. He was born in Denver and still has family in the area. The Buffs are one of Holt's early favorites.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
40 time: 4.65
Bench: 285
Squat: 415
Clean: 245
Vertical:'36
From: San Diego, California
High School: St. Augustine

"I always have a good time when I go to Colorado and visit family," said Menelik Holt. "My uncle lives in Colorado Springs and I have an aunt in Aurora. I was born in Denver. I like the tight-knit community around the University. I enjoy the snow and I wouldn't mind playing there at all."

He has received many handwritten letters from Linebackers Coach Brian Cabral. "He usually sends stuff around the Holidays telling me he hopes I have a great time and wishes my family well."

Despite his interest in Colorado, Holt admits it could be tough to pry him from his home-state. "I wouldn't mind staying in California if I can."

His top schools are Michigan, Oregon, Arizona State, CU, UCLA, San Diego State, and Cal. "Michigan is my favorite. I have always liked them."

He receives the most mail from CU, ASU, and Washington. Holt also receives many items from Notre Dame and Cal.

Holt describes himself as a hard worker. "I get to school at 5:30 in the morning and work out until 7:30 almost everyday. I want to be the best no matter what I do and I feel the work I put in off the field separates me from others on the field. It is my goal to catch everything."

St. Augustine will be led this year by the little brother of Jason Forcier, junior-to-be Chris Forcier.

Holt carries a 3.0 core GPA and scored a 1440 on his Pre-Sat. He would like to major in Business. "My grandmother owns some businesses in Ethopia and down the line I would like to go there, learn the language, and run them for her."

He plans on taking the SAT and ACT this summer.


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