Bruins Looking at Holliday

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian WR Blair Holliday talks about UCLA's Junior Day, who his favorite school is and what his timetable looks like...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian receiver Blair Holliday knows how easy it is to fly under the radar at Oaks, what with six of his teammates signing with major programs last month, and several more of his peers getting national recruiting attention.

At the receiver position alone, his Oaks counterparts include the West's top receiver prospect for 2012, Jordan Payton, and Will Smith's son, Trey.

But Holliday has made his own headlines and several schools are interested in the 6-3, 185-pounder.

"I've talked a lot with UCLA and went there for their Junior Day last week," said Holliday. "It was fun and went really great. I saw a couple of things that were key in the recruiting process and met a couple of coaches like Coach (Chuck) Bullough and I talked with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel. It looks like a place I want to be."

Several other schools are expressing interest in Holliday.

"I'm hearing from Cal, Stanford, Utah, Yale, Nebraska, schools like that," said Holliday. "With Washington, I get a couple of letters from them, but it would be cool to play with Nick (Montana) again."

Holliday, though, said his favorite school is in his back yard.

"UCLA is definitely my favorite," said Holliday. "It's close to home, my dad is a huge UCLA fan and everything is decked out in UCLA, so if they were to offer, I'd definitely jump on it. And it would be a lot of fun to play with Malcolm (Jones) and Cassius (Marsh) again."

Holliday played receiver exclusively last fall for the Lions, but plans to mix in some defense this season. Still, offense is where his future is.

"Last year I only played offense, but this year, I'll play a little defense," said Holliday. "But I'm getting recruited as a wide receiver and definitely want to play there."

Holliday said he plans to hit a couple of camps during the spring, including UCLA and possibly one at UConn.

He's not worrying about the lack of offers.

"I have to wait and be patient, offers will come," said Holliday. "I really don't know right now when I want to commit, I haven't gotten to that point yet."

Academically, he's in solid shape, with a 3.6 GPA and will take the SAT and ACT in May.


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