One of the most sought after players in New Jersey returned from his visit to Michigan State very impressed and excited. But how did it affect his list of favorites?
Jesse Holley of Roselle, N.J. had a great visit with the Spartans, so do they lead?
“I really don’t have a leader. I loved my visit, but I need to see the other schools first.”
The other schools that Holley is referring to are Virginia, UCLA, Notre Dame, Michigan, Maryland or North Carolina. He will definitely visit UCLA and has an official set with Virginia for Nov. 23. The others will fight it out for the final two spots.
“I’m trying to work out a date with UCLA now. I want to visit with them before the end of the season and would prefer to take my last two visits soon as well. I want to make a decision soon.”
Jesse based his top choices on the fact that the schools would let him play both football and basketball.
“I want to get this done,” said Holley. It’s been very stressful and it’s been starting to weigh on me. I don’t want to have to worry about this through the start of basketball season either.”
And what about his visit to Michigan State?
“Tyrell Dortch from Hoboken was my host and we had a really great time. I was able to see a lot of the campus and meet a lot of the players. I felt very comfortable when I was there, I just had a great time.”
And what about the slow start for MSU?
“They are a young team with a young offensive line. Things will turn around so I’m not worried about that. Michigan State has always been a top program and that’s not going to change.”
So who will be his last two visits?
“Well, it’s between Notre Dame, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina. I’ll make a decision within the next few weeks and then set my visits, I really want to get this done.”
In his last game versus arch-rival Hillside, Jesse had four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also made 10 tackles, recovered a fumble and ran 25 yards for a score and had three interceptions. For his efforts he was named the Madison Square Gardens Tri-State High School Hiesman Defensive Player of the Week.