The first visit for JUCO tight end Tim Holt couldn’t have gone better.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end out of Fullerton C.C. (Calif.) is currently focused on Iowa State, UNLV and Bowling Green and stopped in Ames during the weekend as the mid-year signing date nears.
“I was super impressed with everything. The coaches were awesome. I met all of them really. I was really impressed, they were really good people and it was great coaches,” Holt said. “The team, obviously I saw one of the best games of the year. The game didn’t go the way they probably wish it could have at the end, but it was a great game and I was impressed with everything from the facilitates to the fan base to the coaches. Everything was really impressive to me.”
Holt, who will sign Dec. 16 with three years to play two, had 19 receptions for 244 yards and a touchdown in nine games during his sophomore campaign. At Fullerton, coaches used Holt at tight end (about 60 percent of the time), but also used him in both the slot and out of the backfield.
Iowa State thinks the big tight end could do the same in Ames.
“I went to a meeting with Coach [Todd] Sturdy and he was telling me that the main thing that stands out with me is that I’m versatile enough to stay on the field,” Holt said. “Instead of just being an in-line tight end I can go out in the slot, I can go in the backfield, I can play multiple positions so they wouldn’t have to bring a tight end off the field, they’d be able to stay in 11 personnel the whole time without having to pull the tight end.”
“I watched some film with him and he was just showing me that there’s so many things he likes to do. He said one of the main things is he can put me in the backfield.”
Holt has his visit to UNLV set for Dec. 4-6 while a trip to Bowling Green is to be determined. He thinks he’ll know more about where things stand after his UNLV trip, but arrived back in California on Sunday excited about what Iowa State has to offer.
“I was very impressed with Iowa State, I couldn’t have been more impressed, really. I thought everything about it was awesome,” Holt said. “I have a lot of thinking to do in the next three weeks, four weeks maybe. I’m kind of running out of time, I’m getting close to the end, so I’m going to have to make a decision obviously before signing day, which is approaching pretty quickly. I’ll be talking with my family and really seeing where I end up.”