"It's really nice," Holtz said of being committed. "Now I can enjoy my senior year."
And it's not just Holtz that is excited about his decision – his family and friends are, too.
"Everyone was really excited and happy for me," Holtz said. "They knew it was the right choice."
Part of the way the Shaler Area HS standout will enjoy senior year? Paying several visits to Happy Valley.
"I am coming to the Alabama game," Holtz said. "And I will probably come up for another one or two."
One of the things that the Pittsburgh prospect intends to to on his visit this week is bond with his future teammates.
"I look forward to meeting the other commits and getting to know them," Holtz said. "Our class is looking really good, and we have a chance to win championships in the future."
He added, "I am also looking forward to being a part of the Penn State family."
But before Holtz joins the Nittany Nation, he's got high expectations for his senior season.
"Our goals are to win our conference and make a run in the playoffs," Holtz said. "We have a really good chance to make some noise this year."
Plus, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound athlete has plenty of personal goals for the season.
"I want to catch the ball a lot more this season," Holtz said. "And score more touchdowns than I did last season, as well as make more tackles."