"The main schools I have been hearing from are Southern Utah, Stephen F. Austin and McPhereson which is an NAIA program in Kansas," Holt told JCFootball.com recently. "I have an offer from Southern Utah and I feel like it's a good school and a good place for me and, unless something happens I am not expecting, I am thinking that I will probably end up signing with them next week."
As a sophomore last season, Holt totaled 31 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, a team-leading three interceptions and nine pass breakups.
"As a corner, I'd say zone coverage is what I'm best at," Holt noted. "I feel like I can bait the quarterback into a bad decision and it gives me the chance to be a little more aggressive with short routes.
"As far as other stuff, I think I excel as a return man because I'm good with the ball in my hands and I have good vision and the ability to break tackles and make big plays with my speed."
Holt averaged 26.4 yards per punt return with two touchdowns last season as well.
The talented prospect enjoyed a solid prep career at Arroyo Grande (Ca.) High School, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship, so he decided to join the Bulldogs.
"It was still close to home, but I also liked the staff here and the program," Holt added.
Holt will finish up his academic work this spring and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.
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