The Lions' assistant offered the Potomac, Md., Bullis School end in early March. The two have chatted nearly daily since about football, life, and everything in between as the junior climbed the Lions' board.
Saturday, Holland became more than just a recruit on Penn State's radar.
The end confirmed to Fight On State that, despite an offer from Florida State earlier Saturday, he had ended his recruitment and committed to Penn State while on an unofficial visit with fellow Maryland native and defensive tackle Adam McLean.
The 6-foot-5, 225 pound Holland is the program's 13th commitment in the class of 2015 and second defensive end pledge.
"Coach Spencer is really fun and an easy guy to talk to," Holland told FOS in an April interview. "He really stays in the loop, and it is very hip on things that are going on.
"I grew a quick relationship with getting to know him, and we continue to have better conversations."
FOS will have more on the junior's commitment later Saturday.