Now into his first spring practice as a Cardinal, Holston is once again making a statement for time along the Cardinals defensive front. Holston entered spring ball with the second team, but with each practice he has seen an increasing amount of reps with the first unit.
"It's going pretty good," said Holston. "I'm learning a lot. I've made a lot of advancements."
However, while it's possible that he could work his way into a spot with the first team, the redshirt freshman said that he's staying focused on himself and not worrying about who may or may not get starting spot heading into fall camp.
"I'm not really concerned about the depth chart," he explained. "Right now it's about me getting better as a player every day. Everyday when we go in and watch film, I look for my mistakes and try to make myself better from that."
"I watch film every time I can," he added. "A lot of people look for the good things on film, but I try to watch for the bad things I do, so I can correct those."
Holston admits that he'd like to have a bigger frame, but said that his quickness off the line of scrimmage puts him at an advantage.
"Probably my speed and reading on the move," he said of his strengths. "You have to read on the move a lot with our defense and I can do that pretty good. I still need to get a bigger body, but I can use my speed."
"They taught me how to step up and play," he said. "You can't sit back and watch everybody else make the plays, you have to get there and do your thing too."
Despite having three new starters along the Cardinals defensive line, Holston said that the new faces will surprise most observers this fall.
"We're going to be pretty good," he said. "We're going to shock some people."