Penn State Pledge Holland Has Choice to Make

The Potomac, Md., Bullis School three-star could play either tight end or defensive end at the next level.

Jonathan Holland’s college future could be as a tight end. But it hasn’t been decided yet.

The Potomac, Md., Bullis School three-star defensive end and Penn State pledge clarified a tweet he sent out Wednesday declaring he “wanted to announce that I'm officially changing my position from DE to TE at the next level.”

“They [Penn State] told me I can decide which one I want to play, and whenever I decide, I can let them know and they’ll support it 100 percent,” Holland wrote in a message to FOS.

“Right now, I want to [play tight end].”

But Holland isn’t certain yet. Penn State’s staff is in no rush for an answer, and Holland will visit University Park Saturday with offered 2016 four-star quarterback and teammate Dwayne Haskins.

Regardless of Holland’s final choice, the Lions will undoubtedly be aided in Haskins’ recruitment by his close bond to Holland. The two are teammates, and have often connected for Bullis this fall.

Impact

Penn State has recently picked up its efforts to recruit both a tight end and a defensive end. The Lions have always liked Kittanning, Pa., three-star tight end Nick Bowers, and it offered Sept. 10. Bowers visited for the Ohio State game Oct., 25, and while the current Pittsburgh verbal has set no timetable for a final decision, he called the trip to University Park “pretty fun,” adding the fans were the best part.

So Holland’s sudden choice didn’t play much of a role in PSU offering Bowers. The same cannot be said for Philadelphia George Washington three-star defensive end Shareef Miller.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect recently put Penn State in his top seven, and visited for the Ohio State game after picking up an offer from James Franklin earlier this month. Miller would be a quality addition regardless of Holland’s choice, as one of Penn State’s current verbal commitments at defensive end, Ryan Buchholz or Kamonte Carter, have the build to slide inside down the road.

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