Guard Demarcus Holland keeping options open

Naaman Forest combo guard DeMarcus Holland, who de-committed from USF last month is still open and considering his options. USFNation caught up with the 6'3, guard to get the latest on his recruitment, what schools are in the picture, and to see if the Bulls are still in the mix. Read on for all the details.

Last month Naaman Forest guard DeMarcus Holland, who committed to Stan Heath in January, backed off his USF pledge as his team was entering the play-offs.

"I de-committed from USF to check out other options," Holland told USFNation.com back in February.

The 6-foot-3 combo guard led his Naaman Forest team (29-8) deep into the Texas state playoffs where they lost in the semifinals to Marcus.

"We did well as a team and lost a tough won in the Semi's," said DeMarcus. "Personally I did very well and averaged about 12 points, 5 ast,, 5 reb, and 2 stl per game. I won district MVP, First team All-State, and First Team All-Region."

With his team out of the play-offs, Holland can start focusing on recruiting again.

"It's about the same, right now I'm just waiting until Early April to take a visit to Texas," said Holland. "They offered me back in February."

Holland talked about why he de-committed from USF.

"I had only taken one visit when I committed and that was to USF." said Holland. "I just wanted to make sure I didn't rush anything and open it up for awhile so I'll be 100 percent on where I'll be the next few years."

With a Texas offer on the table a planned visit, is Texas now in the lead for Holland?

"No, I don't really have a leader," said Holland. "Right now I'm all open."

The Forest standout said that even though he de-committed from the Bulls, they're not out of the picture.

"Yes, USF is still in the picture though," said Holland. "It's just USF and Texas. I do have offers from Fresno State, SMU, and Texas Tech also though.

DeMarcus says he still keeps in contact with the USF staff since his commitment.

"Yeah we talk and they give me updates on the team and stuff," said Holland. "There's no hostility, just respect."
"I followed USF through the post season and the did very well," said Holland. "It was good to see them have a good season and post season.

Holland talks about what keeps the Bulls in the picture.

"USF is a good program with a good staff," said Holland. "I'm just going to Texas to make sure I'm 100 percent about my Future."

He also talked about what puts Texas among his leaders.

"Great coaching staff, home state, Big 12, and another great opportunity," said Holland.

Holland plans on making his final decision next month during the signing period which runs from April 11 thru May 16.

"I'm going to make my decision during the signing period," said Holland. "Sometime in early April."

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