Just how good is Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft two way standout Jamere Holland? The athlete could very well be the top wide receiver and top corner in the state this year. He's a game breaker with incredible speed and recently narrowed down his list to four schools with one glaring omission.
Holland, 6-1, 180 was the state champion in the 100 and 200m last year and is one of the fastest players in the entire country. Not only does Holland have track speed, his speed translates very well to the football field and the athlete is a lot more physical than most track/football players we've seen in recent years.
On the recruiting front, Holland is now down to four schools and recently dropped one of his early season favorites.
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"Florida is out," Taft offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. "When Josh (Portis) left Florida, Jamere decided to go in a different direction too. He's down to Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Mississippi State and will take all four of those visits in January.
"He's going to Arizona (Jan. 6) and Oregon (Jan. 13). I think he has dates with Washington and Mississippi State but I don't remember those two. Obviously there for the last two weekends in January and he'll be ready to announce pretty close to signing day. Everyone is recruiting Jamere as a receiver right now and that's all he wants to play.
"It's kind of funny, when he was a sophomore, all he played was corner, he didn't want to play receiver at all. Then last year he played both ways for us and really liked receiver and now that's all he likes. USC offered him as a corner but he doesn't want anything to do with the position.
"Right now, I think he's looking at all the schools equally but he's probably focusing the most on Arizona and Oregon. Arizona is a young team that is building something and they have a big need at receiver. Oregon has a great offense that fits him well but they have a ton of receivers already so those are just a few of the things Jamere is looking at."