Busy Two Weeks Ahead for Holuba

With over 14 offers, Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic defensive end Kurt Holuba will spend the next two weeks touring schools that have extended him scholarships. He'll also look at a couple schools who haven't offered, including the University of Wisconsin.

Growing up with four older siblings, Kurt Holuba was used to hearing about their accomplishments, including one brother graduating from Princeton and another one from Harvard.

Now it's his turn to brag a little bit, as the defensive end from Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic is becoming the first of the Holuba kids to be heavily recruited by major colleges.

"It's great to be able to blaze your own path and doing something new," Holuba told Badger Nation. "It's a lot of fun and it defensively makes my whole family proud. They tell me that all that time. It's just been a great thing so far."

The 6-3, 235-pound Holuba has plenty of offers that are close to home (Boston College, Massachusetts, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia) and some solid BCS opportunities (Arizona, Florida State, Michigan State, etc) in different parts of the country.

"It's been awesome getting all these offers, especially from great schools," Holuba said. "It's all just been a blast."

But in order to figure what school is going to be the right fit for him, the three-star defensive end – ranked No.69 in the country by Fox Sports Next – will spend the next two weeks touring colleges. In West Palm Beach this weekend, Holuba will start at Florida State and be working his way north by visiting Duke, North Carolina and Virginia with his dad.

From there, Holuba will visit Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and do a one-day camp at Stanford with his mom tagging along, not to mention potential trips to Boston College and Rutgers.

"I'll have a good idea who my favorites are after these next two weeks," said Holuba. "Nobody is off the table right now."

Of all his visits, Holuba has scholarships from every school except the Cardinal and the Badgers. Having been in contact with running back coach Thomas Hammock and other coaches through Facebook and have received school visits from multiple coaches, Holuba is excited to take a closer look at a school he gives high marks.

"Wisconsin is very interested in me," said Holuba. "It's a school I would be in love with (if they offer me). They are a great academic school, a top notch football program and that competes nationally. I am anxious to get out there and see how it feels. They said they are real interested in me and want me to come out to visit.

"I feel like they are great job at showing me love. They said they definitely liked what they've seen and they definitely want me."

Visiting Madison on June 15, Holuba was hesitant to speculate if Wisconsin was going to offer when he arrives on campus.

"I haven't asked that question," said Holuba. "I'm just excited to see them."

A year after being worried whether or not he would be able to win a starting spot, Holuba is one of the key players on the Crusaders' defense after finishing his junior season with 60 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Calling the last year "mind blowing," Holuba is looking forward to taking some official visits and making a decision, likely, after his senior season.

"I'm just so happy of how everything has gone so far," Holuba said.

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