|Bench Press:||300 pounds|
|School:||J.P. McCaskey High, Lancaster, PA|
Many believe that McCaskey's Joel Holler is the top offensive line prospect in Pennsylvania.
"I think he's going to be the top recruited lineman on the east coast," McCaskey head coach Scott Feldman said last month. "There isn't anyone he hasn't been able to handle. He's a dominant, dominant player. He started every game since his freshman year."
Joel excels on both sides of the ball. He played offensive tackle and defensive end for McCaskey last season and earned 2nd Team All-State honors.
Holler has scholarship offers from several teams including Maryland, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Miami, Pitt, Penn State and Ohio State.
Bill Kenney is recruiting Joel for Penn State. Although Penn State's offer is not yet in writing, the coaching staff has given clear indication that a scholarship offer is there for Holler if he wants it.
Joel attended a summer camp at Penn State two years ago. He also attended most of the Nittany Lions' home games last year.
"I also went up like 3 Mondays ago on an unofficial visit and so they showed me all around," Joel said. "I went with my coach (Mark Stauffer) and my dad."
Joel and his father have been Penn State fans for quite some time. However, Joel is considering all of his options.
"I'm open. I don't want to go too far away. I really haven't thought about it that much."
Holler attended both the Blue-White game and Nike Camp at Penn State this past weekend.
"On Saturday, we got to tour the facilities, not the campus, but the weight-lifting and training facilities."
Joel performed very well at the Nike Camp on Sunday. He was measured at 6'6" and 348 pounds. He displayed good footwork with a kid his size and was very impressive during the one-on-one drills as expected.
"I just went up there to do the drills, the one-on-one, the footwork drills and all of that. We did the one-on-one drills, then we did the blocking drills to see how you come off the ball, how your pass protection is. It went real well. I thought I was one of the better ones there. The coaches that ran the drills told me that I was doing real well. It was real fun, it was a good experience."
Note: South Carolina made a visit to his school yesterday.
Joel at the Blue-White game
Joel posing for a Nike Camp photo
Joel during one of the Nike Camp drills