Holts plans on visiting the West Coast

USC has offered a larger number of out-of-state prospects than in years past, but that's mostly because Lane Kiffin and his staff at Tennessee had been evaluating many of them before taking over at USC.

USC has offered a larger number of out-of-state prospects than in years past, but that's mostly because Lane Kiffin and his staff at Tennessee had been evaluating many of them before taking over at USC.

One of the most recent offers went to offensive tackle Kiaro Holts from Warren Central in Indianapolis, Ind. The offer from the Trojans was Holts's sixteenth and meaningful enough for him to plan on taking an official visit this fall.

"I'm going to take an official visit to USC in September," said the extremely talented offensive tackle.

The official visit to USC will provide Holts an opportunity to build on what little he already knows about the Trojans.

"I know they have a new coaching staff at USC and coaches who have coached in the NFL," said Holts. "I also know they are a powerhouse like my high school team."

USC's sole home game in September is against Virginia on Sept. 11 and after that, Holts said he has tentative plans for three more official visits.

"If Oregon offers, I'll visit there, Ole Miss and maybe North Carolina," said Holts. "That's about it for right now. I might go to Arkansas and Ole Miss during the spring and maybe North Carolina. I'm looking around at schools from all areas and looking for a very good position coach, and a head coach I can bond with."

Holts is a humble person and although he has sixteen scholarship offers very early in the recruiting process, he didn't envision experiencing what he has so far this year.

"A year ago, I didn't think I would have any offers," said Holts. "But I had a good season and colleges started calling me."

Scout.com will continue to follow Holts recruitment throughout the process.


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