Standout OL Will Visit; Likes Kehoe

This talented offensive line prospect will take five official visits over a five week period beginning later this month and one of them will be to Miami. Read on to find out what he likes about the Hurricanes and what he's been talking to Coach Kehoe about.

At 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, Lancaster (Pa.) McCaskey offensive lineman Joel Holler saw his season come to an end last week.

"We went 8-2 and didn't get in," Holler said. "We had a real good season but were unlucky with the playoff situation. I thought I did well, but I really would have liked to have won our last game."

Holler, a full academic qualifier, said his attention is now turning to the recruiting process.

"Well, it all gets started on November 23 when I start my run of officials," he said. "On the 23rd, I go to Ohio State. On the 30th, I go to Virginia Tech. Then on December 6, I have Pittsburgh followed by Miami on the 13th. I'm not sure on the last one yet, but it'll probably be either Maryland or Pitt."

Holler said that last visit will be on December 20 because he would like to take five trips in five weeks before making a decision.

"It'll give me a chance to compare them all at the same time of the year," he said. "I figure after five visits, I'll have a pretty good idea of what is best for me. I hope to have a final decision around Christmas."

Holler currently has scholarship offers from all of his favorites, except the Hurricanes. He talked about that.

"I'm not sure why they haven't offered yet," he said. "Since Coach Kehoe still calls me every week, they must be pretty interested. He said they want to see me in person first which is understandable. We talk about each of our games and getting me down to Miami for a visit so I can see the place. I'm excited and I think it'll be a great trip. Miami's a great school and I really like Coach Kehoe a lot."

Many people have been wondering about the chances of Miami stealing Holler away from Penn State, if they were to offer.

"It's like this," he said, "Penn State's a great school. I like Coach Paterno and it's close to home. They're definitely in my top five but I don't have them No. 1 or anything. I have to chase the best opportunity for me and right now, I have no idea where that's going to be. I have to go where I feel comfortable and that could be any of the five or six schools that I'm still looking at."

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