Holland, a 6-foot-3 270-pound offensive guard from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Perry Traditional Academy, originally verbally committed to the Tar Heels in July. However, John Bunting's dismissal led Holland to soften his pledge. The releasing of Cignetti and Weber will further effect his commitment, he said.
"Coach Cignetti and Coach Weber were a big part of my recruiting process," said Holland. "Those [coaches] would have been some of the main coaches I would have been dealing with if I would have been down at North Carolina. The fact that they won't be staying on next year will have a big impact."
Regardless, "nothing has changed" with Holland's commitment status. He still considers himself a "soft" pledge to UNC as he officially visits other schools.
This weekend, Holland heads to his former leader, Pittsburgh, for an official visit. He will then officially visit Division I-AA Delaware the following weekend. Holland, who took an official trip to UNC on October 14th, is looking at Kentucky and Toledo for his final two official visit slots.
All five aforementioned schools have extended Holland a scholarship offer.
In spite of the visits, much of Holland's concerns could be answered during a conversation with new North Carolina head coach, Butch Davis.
"I'm just looking forward to being able to have a talk with Coach Davis," said Holland. "I want to find out what's going down at North Carolina and also how I stand with him."
Holland's opportunity to speak with Davis should arrive shortly.
"I missed a call, but I did receive a message [from another assistant coach] saying I should expect a call from Butch Davis soon," said Holland. "I know he's busy right now."