Four-star linebacker Jeffery Holland of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian was supposed to be at UCLA today, visiting the school and the state of California for the first time. But as it would turn out, the timing was quite right.
"This was the only week off for the players and I didn't want to just go there without the players being there," the 6-foot-1, 225-pound rising senior said. "So I'm just going to take my official visit there, but I'm not sure when."
"I like UCLA because I can probably go play early," Holland said. "(Bruins defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich) is a really good guy and I trust him a lot when he tells me I can fit in their defense."
Auburn also has a few advantages. Holland's uncle, Carey Holland, played basketball for the Tigers in the 1980s with Chuck Person, which led to Jeffrey growing up a Tigers fan.
"I just like Auburn," Holland said. "I like the atmosphere. It's a country town and I'm from the country, so I like it."
Holland also grew up a Gators fan and Florida is the school he's most familiar with. He estimates he's visited at least 10 times in the recruiting capacity and his relationship with the coaching staff is stronger than with any other school.
"I love Florida," he said. "They're right down the street, 45 minutes away. I can get down there any time and my family can come see me. (The Gators) have a lot of advantages."
Holland said he would like to decide on a school before National Signing Day and has tentatively set his official visits for Florida, Auburn, UCLA, Florida State and USC.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.