Junior Holley Talks About PSU Trip

Easton High is off to a 6-0 start this season, outscoring opponents 257-14 because of a tough defense led by junior cornerback Jarred Holley. Holley made a trip to Penn State last weekend for an unofficial visit and talked to Scout.com about the visit.

“It was a really nice trip,” Jarred Holley said. “I went up with my mother and father and we met with some family friends before the game who have season tickets.

“We ended up eating dinner with the recruits that were present and my family and I had the opportunity to talk to Coach (Mike) McQueary, who had been to one of my games earlier this season,” he added.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Easton, Pa., native has already been offered a scholarship by the Penn State staff and got a good feel for a typical Happy Valley Saturday.

“My parents and I went on the field before the game and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing,” Holley explained. “We sat right next to the student section during the game and I have to say, those fans are crazy. It was a big difference being used to a high school stadium, obviously.”

Holley's excellent cover skills, great instincts and 4.48 speed have made a huge impact for Easton this season, helping their first-string defense hold opponents scoreless through six games.

“We gave up 14 points last week, but that was after the first and second string came out at halftime as we were up by 40 points,” he said. “My team has been playing really well.”

Holley has been playing well, too, intercepting seven passes in the first four games of the season before opposing coaches figured passing in his direction was counterproductive.

“The last two games I haven't had an interception,” he said. “Teams really stopped throwing the ball to the receiver I'm covering, so I don't get many opportunities.”

The Easton High standout currently holds offers from Penn State, Northwestern, Virginia and Pittsburgh, and when asked how he felt about his Penn State visit he had the following to say:

“I'd rate it a 7.5 out of 10. I had a good time and it was a good game. I'm just taking it all in stride right now and learning about each of these schools.”


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