Scholarship offers came in bunches when Thomas Holley burst on to the scene. The defensive tackle from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln picked up big time offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others over the span of a few weeks but things have cooled off lately.
"There haven't been any new offers just yet," said the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Holley. "I've been hearing that Michigan has a lot of interest and may be offering soon but I don't want to jump to conclusions. Most of the schools just talk to my coach and he lets me know.
"The most recent offer was from Ohio State," he said. "They have good academics and good football but they're always keeping in contact with me just to see how I'm doing and that's good so we can build that relationship."
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Holley has a series on visits planned while he is on spring break but it doesn't sound like one of them will happen.
"I was trying to go to Florida but it didn't work out with the plane tickets because of all the people traveling for spring break," Holley said. "I may have to do that trip another time but I'll definitely get down to Florida. I'm probably going to go to Syracuse on Tuesday for their spring practice. I'm going to try to Boston College also before I go back to school.
"I want to visit as many schools as possible," he said. "Schools like Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Ole Miss but those might have to wait until the summer when I have more free time."
Having only started playing football a short time ago, Holley will be a man on a mission when The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour hits New Jersey.
"I'm trying to prove I can hang with everyone because I'm the new guy and that all these aren't offering me for no reason," Holley declared. "That's why I've training and working hard so I can show everyone what I can do when I get there."