Holiday eyeing Oregon visit next

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills defensive back Dechaun Holiday discusses where he's headed next and which programs are staying on him during the evaluation period.

Talented Mission Hills defensive back Dechaun Holiday is armed with at least 25 offers from around the country, many of them coming in early on in the process.

Although things have cooled down recently in the offer department, Holiday said he's still adjusting to the process while getting prepared for his summer.

"It's been a little overwhelming" Holiday said. "But I'm kind of getting used to it. Not as many offers have been coming in and I'm just getting ready for summertime with The Opening coming up and getting ready for that."

UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Florida State, USC and Arizona are just a few of the programs who have offered the four-star prospect. He said that three Pac-12 programs are staying on him more than others and that he's eyeing a timeline to release a Top 10 list.

"UCLA is recruiting me the hardest, as well as Arizona and USC," Holiday said. "Before I necessarily give out my top list, I want to get out to other schools and then probably in the summertime I can give out a list."

With the Ducks, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect said that secondary coach John Neal has remained in steady contact with him throughout the spring.

"We're in contact a lot," Holiday said. "He's actually coming to visit me next week."

Following the check-in with Neal, Holiday, whose last visits were to Arizona and Arizona State two weeks ago, has plans to visit Oregon shortly thereafter.

"That'll be my next visit," he said. "I think at the beginning of May I'm going to be getting out there."

Academically, Holiday plans on exploring the Oregon campus and sitting in on classes to see what they have to offer. Football-wise, Holiday is looking forward to getting to know some of the team in person.

"I do want to meet some of the players if I can and ask them a couple of questions about how life is up there," Holiday said.

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