Already with more than a dozen scholarship offers in hand, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop Dowd wide receiver added his first from the ACC that left him "excited" about the possibilities.
Jevon Holland, a 6-foot-1, 183-pound receiver, was informed an offer from Louisville would be coming his way a little more than a week ago, but it was officially extended on Wednesday.
"I was excited," he told Cardinal Authority. "I was actually officially got offered (this week). But they told me I was offered on Feb. 20th. It was out of the blue. I was juiced."
U of L assistant David Boller, a former NFL scout who serves as the program's Director of High School Relations, informed Holland, who also plays safety and returns kicks, that the coaching staff was impressed by what they saw of him on film.
"I talked with coach Boller and he said I jumped off the screen," he said. "He loved the way I play."
As a junior he helped guide Bishop Dowd to the Division 5 State title, totaling 1,084 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns, while also recording 50 tackles from his safety position.
The Cardinals join Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah and a host of other west coast programs to extend a scholarship. He's recently visited both the Bruins and Trojans and while the distance to the Derby City makes a Louisville visit a "little bit" harder, Holland says "it can be worked with" to have it happen so he can learn more about the Cardinals program.
At this point, a few programs are leading for his services, with the Cardinals offer lifting them closer to the top.
"Right now Cal, UCLA, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Boise State," he said. "Louisville is definitely pulling interest, but I don't know them very much."
As he makes visits, Holland is looking for a solid mix of football, school and life off the field.
"Good environment, diversity, enjoyable town," he said. "Good football and great academics."