The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Holley, who plays at Abraham Lincoln High (Brooklyn), long planned to visit Florida in early June, and that time arrives Tuesday as he boards a plane for three straight days of visits.
Holley will be at Florida State on Wednesday, Florida on Thursday and Miami on Friday. He will visit Notre Dame on June 21 and Ohio State on June 22, and then return home and considering trimming his list.
"Everyone is saying good things that separate them from each other, and good things that increase the quality of their school," said Holley, a member of the Scout 300. "I want to get a feel for each school for where I might want to go."
"For me, distance isn't too much of an issue. It's more so how I feel at a school and how I fit into a school."
Holley said he still isn't listing favorites, and he is anxious to see these schools before heading out to The Opening late in the month.
As for the five schools he is set to visit, he share his thoughts on each school:
Florida State: "They're saying I'm really important to them and I talk to (assistant) coach (Sal) Sunseri a lot, and he's real excited I'm coming down."
Florida: "Florida's a great place. I just want to see the environment of the school and see how each place is different from each other and get a change to see their coaching staff and talk to everybody and see what they have to say and talk to their academic advisor and see what they have to say."
Miami: "I know (Miami signee) Gus (Edwards) but I don't really talk to him that much. I know it's a private school so the amount of people in the classes are small, so you'll be able to focus more. And I know there's a good tradition of football there, so that's big."
Notre Dame: "Tradition and academics (stand out). They just played for a national championship and they have a really high graduation rate. Those are the two things that definitely stand out."
Ohio State: "Ohio State has a big tradition. It's a good, quality school. They have things out there that will intrigue you, and it's not like it's a small country town where there is nothing there. There are things you can do."