Coaches Like Hollins’ Progress

Scout.com caught up with Hightower quarterback Neiko Hollins from Missouri City, Texas. He spent an entire off season perfecting his craft. And from the sound of things, plenty of progress was made. Now it’s time to take the field and show it…

He took over the team last season and did well. And even though he will admit it was a bit of a learning curve, he was happy with the results. But now Missouri City (Tex.) Hightower quarterback Neiko Hollins wants more.

“So far practice has been going good. The offensive line is protecting and I am making quicker decisions,” Hollins said. “I have been getting in lots of reps and spent lots of time in the off season studying film.”


Sounds like the making of a solid quarterback. 

And not only did the 6-foot-3, 203-pound Hollins work on his game during his own off season, he ventured to a couple of camps to hone in his skills as well. It seems as though 2016 target Hollins has made stops at some of these college programs before as he gathered more feedback while there.

“I went to camps at Texas and Texas A&M. Both programs said that they like me,” Hollins said. “I showed well and the coaches said that my feet have gotten a lot better. Texas said that they like the way I’m progressing as a leader.”

Aside from the two in-state programs mentioned, Hollins said that Nebraska, Maryland and Louisiana Tech have been “showing love” during the process. The latter program has caught Hollins’ attention quite a bit since he made a trip down that way. 

“I enjoyed my La Tech visit. I like the way the coaches have built the program focused on academics,” Hollings said. “There use a three-quarter system to help the football players earn degrees.”

Hollins said that he would like to see about getting out to Texas Tech for a game this season. And if able, he would like to get out to Oregon as well.

Now Playing
Nebraska Punter Sam Foltz Dies in Car Crash
2:26
B1G coaches talk Foltz and Sadler
1:11
Gallery: Sam Foltz vigil
1:22
Lewis Cancels Trip To Nebraska
1:03
Hunter Echols de-commits from UCLA

Big Red Report Top Stories