Offensive guard / defensive tackle Brandon Holland (6-foot-5, 281 pounds, 4.9 second forty-yard dash) from Roanoke (Va.) Northside still has Virginia Tech at the top of his list of favorites, but is allowing other schools to have their say before he makes a decision. Rated the No. 20 prospect in Virginia by Rivals.com, he has set up two official trips and is contemplating others.
“Tech is No. 1 right now,” he said. “Tennessee is high, Clemson high, and the others are medium because they are not showing as much interest.” He said all of his favorites have offered, along with one other, which is contingent on a visit.
“I got a verbal from UNC,” he explained. “They said I would get one on my visit, but I haven’t decided if will take one there yet though.”
Holland has set up visits, however, to Clemson on Nov. 8 and West Virginia on Dec. 5. He has talked to Virginia about tripping to Charlottesville, but has not set a date. Tennessee and Maryland will likely be his final two destinations. One school is noticeably absent from the list, but with good reason.
“I don’t need to set one up to Tech,” he explained. “I’m there all the time.” He has already visited Blacksburg unofficially for the UCF game and plans to return this weekend for the Miami game. He also went to the UVA-Wake Forest game earlier this fall.
So what will be Holland’s deciding factors?
“Basically how good I get along with coaches and if they offer my major,” he said.” He wants to major in either sports medicine or computer science, but is leaning in the sports medicine direction. A decision could be forthcoming soon.
“After my official visits, if not sooner,” he said “Around November or December.”
Northside finally got their first win of the year, but their season will come to an end next week. Although the team struggled, Brandon had a solid season with 52 tackles (27 solos), three sacks, and a fumble recovery.