Holston, a 6 foot 5, 240-pound defensive end who runs a 4.6-forty, made his final official visit to Illinois last weekend but reaffirmed after that trip that he was solidly committed to the Cardinals and would be signing with Bobby Petrino's rising program this week.
Holston enjoyed a solid game on Saturday. In leading his team to the win, the athletic Holston applied constant pressure and was also stout against the run.
"I didn't get any sacks but I got a lot of pressure the whole game," said Holston. "I also did a good job against the run. They didn't run against me the whole game."
The opposing quarterback also got a work-out trying to avoid Holston.
"I got tired of running from you the entire game," the opposing quarterback told Holston following the game.
While several programs, including Illinois, have tried to sway him since he made a commitment to Louisville earlier this month, Holston explained why he decided to stick with the Cardinals.
"Louisville has really good coaches and it's the place to be right now," Holston said. "They're already one of the best teams in the country and they've got nearly the entire offense coming back next season."
"I also feel like I have a real good chance to play next season at rush end," Holston added.
After he signs his binding national letter of intent to attend Louisville this Wednesday, Holston said he'll be spending much of his time getting prepared for next season.
"I'll be in the weight-room getting bigger," he said.