OL Names Finalists; UM Makes Cut

At 6-foot-5 and 345 pounds, Lancaster (Pa.) McCaskey standout Joel Holler is considered the top offensive line prospect in the state this season. With over 20 offers, he has the recruiting sheet to prove it. For now, however, Holler wants to see his team improve.

"We lost our first game last weekend 48-25," Holler said. "We did alright but made way too many mistakes. We basically beat ourselves and have room to improve. I played both ways and felt real good about my performance."

In the meantime, Holler has been busy talking to college coaches since Sept 1.

"Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, Maryland, UConn, and a few other ones I missed have called," he said on Monday night. "I have my list of choices narrowed down to seven. They are Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Pittsburgh."

Holler talked more about the Hurricanes.

"They're the only one that hasn't offered me yet," he said. "I talked to them in the spring after Coach Kehoe stopped by my high school. They were sending me letters during the summer saying they're going to evaluate my first few games this season to determine whether to offer or not. If they do, that would be great because they're one of the ones I'm still considering."

Holler was asked if a UM offer would indicate a possible visit to Coral Gables.

"I really haven't figured those out yet," he said. "I'll probably take some after the season but I'm not sure where yet. I can only take five so I may have to narrow my list down even more. I'm more worried about the season right now."

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