Texas DE Has Missouri In His Top 5

A talented defensive end prospect from the state of Texas took some time following his season opener this past Friday to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com about the current status of his recruitment, and interest in Missouri following his offer from them.

After his team’s disappointing 7-46 season-opening loss at DeSoto, 2014 DE/LB prospect Justin Hollins 6’5” 210 Arlington (TX) Martin took time to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com about his interest in Missouri, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.

“It was impressive to get an offer from Mizzou,” said Hollins. “They’re one of the top schools in the nation. And, (they’re in the) SEC, of course.”

Hollins reports offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, State, Oregon, Oregon State, and TCU, in addition to Missouri.

He’s already taken unofficial visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and TCU. He’s taking an official visit to Oregon this month, and he’s planning to visit Missouri later.

“I’m trying to work that out now,” explained Hollins, who has been speaking with Missouri Defensive Coordinator Dave Steckel about setting up that official visit to Missouri.

Hollins indicated that he has also spoken with Missouri Defensive Line Coach Craig Kuligowski, and he said that he is interested in Missouri, and that Missouri is among his “top five” schools.

Hollins is a former basketball player who decided to concentrate on football about a year ago. He reports personal bests of a 4.61-second laser-timed 40-yard dash, a 4.49-second hand-timed 40-yard dash, a 34” vertical jump, and a 4.37-second 5-10-5 shuttle, to go along with a maximum of 320 pounds in the bench press.

Hollins identified his criteria for choosing a school.

“I’m looking for a good academic program, and a football program that best fits for me,” explained Hollins, who indicated that he plans to study engineering in college. “And, (a program) that will best prepare me for the future.”

Hollins said that he expects to make a decision “either later in the season or before Christmas”.


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