Fla Combine Star Adds 6 More Offers

Not many players are as hot of a commodity of late than Jarrod Holt from Clearwater (Fla.). The offensive line standout, whom possesses a 3.5 GPA, is one of many 'big uglies' from the state of Florida that has caught the eye of the Pittsburgh coaching staff.

What was 5 offers has now turned into 11.

"I've got a bunch of new offers and some new schools involved," Jarrod Holt said, "Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Rutgers, Duke, Missouri, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Ole Miss and Indiana."

Holt says he has a bunch of unofficial offers as well that are expected to be coming in at any time now.

With the schools involved, it's easy to see why Holt is considered one of the fastest rising offensive line prospects in the state of Florida and possibly the entire southeast.

"I haven't started narrowing things down just yet," Holt said, "I'm interested in all of the schools right now and want to wait until after the summer before doing so. I'd like to go out and see them before I start making my list."

Holt was one of the recent standouts at the Scout.com Combine in Tampa earlier this year. At 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, Holt has got a frame and build that has attracted a lot of attention.

"I'm going to Florida's and Miami's one day camps here soon and then after that I plan on making a long trip where I can get out and see some of these schools," Holt said. "I'll probably check out Tennessee and a few others too, cause their are a bunch others that are showing heavy interest too."

Last fall, Holt had a dominating junior season, finishing the season with a 93 percent blocking grade, while also posting 48 pancake blocks in seven games in becoming the 2004 Offensive Player of the Year at Clearwater (Fla.) High.

Jarrod has two older brothers whom played in the ACC, with Joe graduating from Virginia, and Jon currently at NC State.

"It's been great having them," Jarrod said of his two older brothers, "They've been involved in football for some time so they've been a big help with me in asking the questions and informing me of what I should be looking out for."

Holt said the Pittsburgh coaching staff has been in touch and has recently visited him in Clearwater, but he insists he wants to go out and see the school before he can make a fair and accurate evaluation.

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