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Holton now a two-way player

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Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely tight end Michael Holton is one of the top tight ends in the state of Florida. Last year he was used primarily as a blocking tight end, but with a new coach at the helm things are likely to change.
“I have offers from Auburn, Florida, Central Florida and Indiana,” Holton said. “Right now I would say my top five is Auburn, Florida, Indiana, Georgia and Wisconsin. I haven’t really heard much from Georgia, but I would like to.”
The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Holton runs the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, has a 245-pound bench press and a 320-pound squat.
“I want to take all of my visits and see what all is out there,” Holton said. “I am looking for a school that has good academics and a good coaching staff. Personally I would like to go out of state to play and see some new stuff.”
As a junior Holton caught nine passes for 76 yards and one touchdown, as he was used primarily as a blocking tight end. However, with a new coach Holton will play a much more significant role.
“This year we are going to throw to our tight end’s more,” Holton said. “They also have me playing some defense too. I have been working at defensive end and safety. I like playing defense a lot too.”
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