Holiday Closing In

The San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback, DeChaun Holiday, will announce his decision on Sunday...

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback Dechaun Holiday (6-2, 200), is on the back stretch of his recruitment, his announcement coming on Sunday.

“I’m ready,” said Holiday. “I do think it has been a great experience. Looking at the whole picture, I’m glad I’ve been able to go to all these great schools and visit them and be recruited by them. At times it has been overwhelming, but overall its been a great experience.”

Holiday has one more official visit on the docket before he announces his decision, a trip to UCLA starting on Friday.

He’ll return to San Diego on Sunday afternoon and then announce that night.

“I’m announcing on a local station right after the Super Bowl,” said Holiday. “I’ll have hates for UCLA, USC, Oregon and Arizona State.”

Arizona State will be in his home on Wednesday night.

“Coach (Todd) Graham is coming in with a bunch of coaches,” said Holiday.

The next night, UCLA assistant coach Demetrice Martin will be in.

“Coach Meat is coming in on Thursday,” said Holiday. “Coach (Jim) Mora has already been in so it’s just Coach Meat.”

But Holiday will still get to see Mora this weekend, when he heads to Westwood.

“I leave on Friday for my visit to UCLA,” said Holiday. “I’ve been up there enough times to have an understanding of what and where everything is. This trip is for me to see how the players are. But I’m looking forward to it and talking with the coaches and the other recruits there.”

Holiday said he hears from a couple of other UCLA cornerback commits.

Colin Samuel has been talking to me and Stephen Johnson, I met him at The Opening, he’s been talking with me too,” said Holiday.

Holiday said that he’s got his family’s full support, no matter where he goes.

“My family all has their favorites, but they’ve always been supportive of me wherever I want to go,” said Holiday.

Holiday said that when he gets to college, he’s already got one person in mind that he’ll target, teammate Troy Warner, a 2016 linebacker, who’s brother, Fred, signed with BYU last year.

“I’m going to try my hardest with Troy and I’m pretty sure I have a chance,” said Holiday. “He is different like me, he may want to go create his own legacy somewhere else.”


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