Hyattsville (MD) Dematha Catholic defensive end Deonte Holden visited NC State last spring fell in love with the Pack and committed in June. Since that time he has been a rock solid commitment for the Wolfpack.
Although he hasn't been able to visit Raleigh as often as some of
the Pack's in-state commitments, Holden made up for lost time this
past weekend when he made his official visit to NC State. He talked
with Pack Pride about the trip.
"The visit was great," he said. "I got to meet some of the football
players that's there right now and they were pretty cool. It made it
seem very comfortable to be there. I'm glad I got have that
Holden was accompanied by his parents on the trip. It was his
mother's first visit to NC State but both came away impressed with
what the Wolfpack had to offer their son.
"Both my parents went with me on the visit. They both had the same
feeling about State that I had. My dad has always told me that your
decision is my decision. They both liked the school. My mother, that
was her first time there and she loved it. She had a great
impression of the school."
Holden was hosted by a current Wolfpack defensive end and he said
the two immediately hit it off.
"Mike Rose was my host and we really got along. I feel like his
personality is almost the same as mine so I can see myself in him."
There were four uncommitted prospects on official visits to State
this weekend and Holden said the current commitments did their part
to try to sway the players still considering the Pack.
"We were definitely working on the guys that aren't committed to
State because the more, the better. We need to add people to the
family so we can reach that ultimate goal of winning championships."
State still has unfinished business at Dematha as they're in the mix
for Holden's teammate, OL Brock Ruble. Holden told Pack Pride that
he feels good about State's chances.
"I feel great about Brock. Florida State is coming to his house
tonight (Monday evening) and after that he'll make his decision. I
put a good word in to him and hopefully he decides to come. He will
decide soon. I know it's after the FSU visit. I know coach Doeren
and coach Nielsen are supposed to be here on Tuesday."
Holden is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 66 defensive end
in the nation by Scout.com.
Holden: "The Visit Was Great"
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