Bruins All Over Holiday

AUG. 20 -- The San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback, Dechaun Holiday, said UCLA is prioritizing him...

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback Dechaun Holiday (6-2, 200), plans to narrow his list in the next couple of weeks.

“I’m going to narrow it down to a top five real soon and those will be the five I visit,” said Holiday.

While he doesn’t have any visits set, Holiday knows one school that is certain to get an official visit.

“The only one really for sure I know I’m going to visit is UCLA,” said Holiday.

A few others are also likely to get trips.

USC, Oklahoma, Florida State, Washington, Oregon and a few others are ones I’m considering for a trip,” said Holiday. “I just have to see their schedule and my schedule.”

Holiday has taken a number of unofficial visits, seeing a slew of Pac-12 schools.

“I visited UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Oregon State,” said Holiday.

He also took in a UCLA practice in San Bernardino earlier this month.

“I went out to one a couple of Saturday’s ago up to San Bernardino and they looked good,” said Holiday. “They were getting after it and I got to see some 1on1s with the DBs and receivers and got to see the linebackers work. I enjoyed watching Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) with the DBs, then I roamed around and saw Coach (Jim) Mora and picked his brain a little about what they’re going to do this year.”

While Holiday won’t name a favorite, he did acknowledge that UCLA has been after him the hardest.

“I’d have to say UCLA is recruiting me the hardest,” said Holiday. “Coach Meat and Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu are the main ones recruiting me and I talk with Coach Mora a lot.”

But Holiday said he’s still open to everyone.

“I consider myself pretty wide open,” said Holiday. “I’m going to try and take some visits during the season. My coaches are real understanding as well. So I want to be able to see a few more schools. I’m still trying to work out my schedule for when I can take them.”

With plans to announce closer to Signing Day rather than in early January at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Holiday has plenty of time.

“I want to narrow it down to the schools I’ll visit so I can focus on them and then focus on my team,” said Holiday.

Holiday has added receiver to his resume, and while his heart is at corner, he’s open to some receiver at the next level.

“I prefer corner and I’m pretty dead set on corner,” said Holiday. “I play receiver to help my team and that’s something I would play in college and it’s something I’m starting to like a lot too. But corner is where I worked my craft and that’s my number one position.”

Holiday and Mission Hills will open their season with an out-of-state clash with Provo (Utah) Timpview.


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