"Kansas State offered me on my junior day visit there," Holtorf said. "I was surprised, excited and happy when I got it. It's my first BCS offer."
Holtorf and his father got a chance to speak with the head coach personally while on the junior day visit and it was then that he picked up the offer.
"I got taken into Coach Bill Snyder's office to have a talk. After we got done we shook hands and he said how excited he was to get this process started with me.
"My father and I went back to the game and one of the assistant coaches came up and told us I got a scholarship. It was unique and I was caught off-guard, but I really liked how he did that. Kansas State likes me as an offensive lineman."
It wouldn't be long before other schools were following suit and offering Holtorf. Later in the week his coach let him know that there was another pending offer, but this time it was for the other side of the football.
"This last week I was in class and was checking out my phone when I noticed my coach texted me. He was telling me to call Ohio because they wanted to offer me too.
"I went to the back office and I called Coach Burrow from Ohio. I got a chance to speak with him, Coach Frank Solich and the defensive line coach. They like me as a defensive lineman."
The opportunity to play D-1 football to Holtorf is the realization of a dream as well as encouragement to keep pushing all at the same time. He knows that he's talented enough, but he also knows that it's going to require more work.
"Getting both of those offers is nice, but at the same time I know there are things that I can do to become a better player," Holtorf said. "I crossed that line when I started getting D-1 offers."
Many have suspected that Holtorf was going to be one of the most highly sought after recruits in the state of Nebraska this year. These two offers are starting to solidify that thought and with many other visit opportunities the next offers could be around the corner.
"I haven't made any other plans yet. I have some opportunities to get out and hit some other junior days and I am considering them. I would like to make some first trips to schools before I make return visits to others if that makes sense."