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Holiday back from Arizona trip

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Devin Holiday was sitting near the 'Zona Zoo for the Arizona-USC game on Saturday and the San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills three-star prospect who committed to the Wildcats in June said it was an unforgettable experience.
The student section was loud, the game was thrilling and Holiday said it was a great time in Tucson especially since Arizona upset the Trojans.
"It was very exciting and electrifying," Holiday said. "The fans were going wild and it was a great atmosphere.
"The crowd, especially because I was sitting in the 'Zona Zoo, even when they were losing, the crowd had a lot of spirit and were cheering them on and getting loud.
"That helped the players come back, too. I'm sure they could hear it. As long as the crowd doesn't get out of the game it helps you stay focused, too."
Holiday, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect who projects as a defensive back, said he had some good conversations with cornerbacks coach David Lockwood and Rod Smith, his recruiting coach.
The San Marcos Mission Hills prospect said his commitment is firm and he's not looking around at all. Cincinnati, Colorado State, Hawaii, Houston, New Mexico and San Diego State have also offered but Holiday is happy with his pledge.
Plus, he's developing a strong friendship with fellow Arizona commit Derek Babiash, who was also at the game this weekend, and that's another draw to the Wildcats.
"It's definitely a solid commitment," Holiday said. "I have people I know going there, I feel like it's home already and we have things established already.
"Derek Babiash and I have built a really good relationship. We both came out for the game and we were hanging out after the game, before the game, we went out to dinner. We're definitely building a great relationship."
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