Holland Adds Wisconsin

One of three players Wisconsin offered at Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian Academy last week, sophomore athlete Jeffery Holland has the potential to be one of the best in the south for 2015.

Reading off his list of scholarship offers, Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian Academy athlete Jeffery Holland barely took a breath when he announced Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida International, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Massachusetts, Memphis, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, UAB, UCF, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin had all offered him a scholarship.

It's an impressive accomplishment for any player, but especially for an unranked running back who has yet to play one repetition as a junior.

"It feels great," Holland told Badger Nation. "I never had a clue I would get these kinds of offers."

It's obvious that the 6-2, 230-pound athlete was being modest. With the ability to run sideline-to-sideline on defense and pound the ball with power, Holland rushed for 750 yards on offense and 11 sacks on defense last season as a sophomore.

"Most schools are recruiting me as an outside linebacker but schools have offered me on either side of the ball," said Holland.

One of the schools that see him as a linebacker is Wisconsin, who extended him a scholarship offer last Wednesday along with teammates Isaiah Ford (a 2014 wide receiver verbal to Louisville) and Kevin Toliver (a 2015 DB verbal to LSU).

"I know they are a pretty good school," Holland said. "They said they wanted to get some linebackers up from Florida for some speed. They like that I am a big backer and they think I'll be able to help their team."

Holland says he is "just letting it flow" in terms of his recruitment, choosing to focus on improving his game.

"I have gotten faster, so I have trimmed up and added a little bit more muscle," said Holland. "I gained about five pounds of muscle and lost some fat, so I feel a lot better. I am really pushing myself because coaches tell me that I have potential to be one of the greats."

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