Dublin (CA) High School defensive end Spencer Hollie got the opportunity to start in the first annual B2G West Coast Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday and played amongst some of the best high school athletes on the pacific coast.
"It was good, I liked it a lot," Hollie said. "I met some good coaches and they coached us up. We got the win today. The people I played with are also the stars at their schools so it was good to get out and play with them."
Hollie sayshe thinks he fared well against some of the top offensive linemen in his region. The 6-foot-5 275-pound gap-filler says although he didn't quite have the stat line that he hoped for, he still made some big plays when his team needed them.
"There were great matchups all over the field," Hollie said. "I won against the best offensive line that was invited there, but I could have played a lot better. I just had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle. Both of my solo tackles were for loss."
Hollie, who only holds an offer from SMU, leaves on Friday to take his official visit to the Hilltop. He says that because he has already seen the campus on previous trips to SMU, this time around he'll be focusing more on establishing a rapport with the members of his future football family.
"I already went down there for my unofficial visit and seen the whole campus so now when I go for my official I want to be able to start building a relationship with my future teammates so when I get down there we can just start off right and hopefully try to win the league and win another bowl game," he said.
Hollie says that throughout his recruiting process he has been contacted by a few schools with a couple being from the Pac-12. However, things never ended up with him receiving any additional offers.
"I was talking to Stanford but they just fell off," Hollie said. "I was talking to Oregon, but the coach that was recruiting me left for the NFL. Then UNLV came to talk to me. They were on me heavy, but they were looking for me on the offensive line."
Hollie, who will try to come in and earn playing time on a defensive line that lost all three starters to graduation, says that if he does pick up a late offer or two, it will not have an affect on his decision.
"Even if offers do come, they aren't going to change my mind about where I'm going," Hollie said. "I'm a solid commit."
Hollie Takes Part In All-Star Game
Pony Stampede Top Stories
Game Preview: SMU vs. TulaneScott previews SMU's AAC road matchup at Tulane on Saturday, where SMU looks to avoid a letdown after upsetting Houston.
Pony StampedeYesterday at 12:00 PM
SMU Basketball Player Profile: Semi OjeleyePatrick continues Pony Stampede's SMU Basketball Player Profile series with junior forward Semi Ojeleye, a former five-star recruit who comes in with high expectations after…
Pony StampedeYesterday at 1:00 AM
SMU OL commit talks visit for win vs. HoustonSMU offensive line commit Alan Ali visited for the Mustangs' win vs. No. 11 Houston. He talks about the experience, his senior season and evolving relationship with the SMU…
Pony StampedeWednesday at 9:50 AM
Pony Stampede Podcast: Oct. 26Come inside another Pony Stampede podcast with the latest on SMU football after the win vs. Houston, football recruiting and SMU hoops practice notes.
Pony StampedeTuesday at 9:00 PM