Panthers offer Easton Junior

Scout.com traveled to Easton High last Friday to watch one of the state's top juniors, the Red Rover's Jarred Holley. Holley didn't disappoint making two game changing plays. The talented athlete has earned two scholarships this week.

The Easton Red Rovers hosted a tough opponent from the Philadelphia Catholic League in Cardinal O'Hara on a rainy Friday night in Easton, Pa. Jarred Holley, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete helped his team on both sides of the ball, but it was his impact at cornerback that helped the team to a 6-0 win.

In the third quarter Cardinal O'Hara's offense was driving after quarterback Tom Savage hit Chris Smith for a 53-yard pass, but when the Lions tried a jump ball in the end zone to 6-foot-7 junior tight end Mark Wedderburn, Holley plucked it out of the air, taking away what could have ended up being a game-winning touchdown. Later in the fourth quarter, O'Hara was mounting a final drive to try and win the game, but Holley made an athletic catch on a deflected pass to seal the victory for the Red Rovers. Add these two game changing interceptions to the 53 yards Holley picked up on the ground and it was easy to see why Holley has already received two offers.

When we spoke to him Friday, Holley said, "I received my first scholarship offer today from Virginia," Holley said. "I've also been hearing from schools like Notre Dame, Michigan, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Penn State and Pittsburgh."

We also spoke to Holley tonight after practice where he learned he had picked up his second offer from in-state Pittsburgh. "My coach told me Pittsburgh offered today," Holley said. "I know Pittsburgh is a very good school and I'll definitely be looking into them."

Holley has no early favorites and claims to like all of the schools that he's been contacted by. He and senior running back Ryan Hartzell combined for 1442 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.


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