Roselle, N.J. athlete Jesse Holley took his second official visit this past weekend and came away impressed, very impressed.
"It was really great," said the 6-foot-4, 190-pounder who visited Virginia this past weekend. "I made sure I spent the most time with the freshmen and asked them about the coaches."
Holley, who visited Michigan State in October, said there was no comparison between the two.
"Man, it was just better than MSU in a lot of ways," he said. "The campus is really nice and not too big, the academics are great and I can see myself getting a chance to play early in football and basketball there.
"I also really liked the coaches. I'm being recruited by Al Golden and I spoke to all the offensive coaches. But the most important thing was talking to the younger players about how they're treated and what kind of chance they get to play early. They play a ton of freshmen."
Holley was hosted by New Jersey native Lance Evans. He said he thought about committing.
"I was tempted and still am," he said. "I absolutely loved it there, but I want to clear my head a bit and make sure I don't rush. I'll probably take one more visit, most likely to Ohio State, in early December and then choose. Right now it's UVA."
Holley did say there was one drawback to Charlottesville.
"It's a little slower than I'm used to as far as activity and things going on," he laughed. "But maybe that's a good thing. Sometimes slowing down is good."