Aztecs Keep Holder Local

The Aztecs received a big boost for the 2014 recruiting class last night when 2014 Oceanside Wide Receiver Mikah Holder pledged to San Diego State.

The Aztecs received a big boost for the 2014 recruiting class last night when 2014 Oceanside Wide Receiver Mikah Holder pledged to San Diego State.

"I committed to SDSU last night, but I made my decision late last week. It came down to the Aztecs and Arizona," Holder said. "Coach White, Coach McDaniels, Coach Long, and Coach Sipe, I've seen them at the tournaments. I've known them the best of any coaching staff and I feel very comfortable with them."

Holder, the younger brother of current Aztec defensive back King Holder, had collected offers from Arizona, BYU, Idaho, San Jose State, Yale, and Nevada.

What put the Aztecs over the top?

"I would say location. It's a great city for me to play in, I can come home on weekends and have my family see me play," Holder told me. "It was a big plus with my brother. I'll get to play with him for the first time. I've been waiting to play with him so I'm excited for that."

With an older brother playing for the Aztecs, Holder was no stranger to the campus. "I like how wide open it is. I've been there a lot with my brother dropping him off and picking him up."

There had been talk of Mikah choosing to attend the same schools as his twin brother Alijah, but Alijah ended his recruitment by picking Stanford last week. "Once he committed I was happy for him, we always knew there was a chance we wouldn't play together. SDSU was a better fit for me than any other schools."

Oceanside High School has built arguably the biggest dynasty in San Diego High School Football over the last 20 years, and Holder definitely credits the coaching staff for his development.

"They've prepared me a lot since my freshman year, I hadn't grown into my body then," Holder said. "Through their work and determination I've gotten better, I owe it to them for where I am today."

"Just a lot of lifting right now, we've been doing conditioning and getting in shape and were doing some throwing on the weekends," Holder said. "I'm running in the 4-4's right now, but I'm still trying to be a consistent catcher and work on my route running."

Holder joins Patrick Henry's Jabril Clewis as the two wide outs committed for the Aztec's 2014 class.

"I'm not going to take any more visits."

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