Trip Report - Nick Holt Jr.

Over the past two years, the top player in the Metro League has been Seattle Prep's Nick Holt Jr. On both sides of the ball he was a standout for the Panthers and he had offers from three FCS schools as well as walk-on offers from two Pac 12 programs, but decided to walk-on at Washington and hopes to earn a scholarship in the near future...

"Washington didn't offer me, but I'm going to walk on and try and earn a scholarship," Holt Jr. told "I'd seen a lot of the stuff, but now it is from a different point of view and I liked it and I ended up committing (to walk on)."

Holt was a standout on both sides of the ball the past two years at Seattle Prep and said the Huskies are looking at him as a linebacker who can also play fullback, much like Stanford's Owen Marecic.

"They are looking at me as a linebacker and as a fullback depending on where they need me and where I fit best," Holt said. "I love playing both and I think I can help out. I just want to play and show the coaches what I can do."

One coach who was concerned about where Holt Jr. ended up was his father, Nick Holt, who is the defensive coordinator with the Dawgs.

"(My mom) was really excited and happy for me and my dad was too" Holt Jr. noted. "He was kind of worried that I went to U-Dub just to make him happy and I told him that's not it at all and it's where I wanted to go, so he's excited too and it's really good."

With offers from FCS powers like Eastern Washington and Montana as well as Portland State and walk-on offers from California and USC, Holt had his choices of places to go, but he said Washington had everything he was looking for and that made it an easy decision.

"The facilities are amazing, but from an academic standpoint, U-Dub is amazing and the graduation rate for the football players is second to Stanford in the Pac 10 so that's impressive," Holt Jr. said. "I love the campus, the school and Seattle and I feel it's the best fit for me.

"Every time I'm in that stadium I get chills down my spine and I could definitely picture myself playing there."

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