Joel Holler certainly fits the prototype for a Big Ten offensive lineman. But will he end up there?
Traditionally, the Big Ten has been known for its “three yards and a cloud of dust” style and mammoth linemen. The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Holler certainly fits the latter description.
“The Big Ten’s great,” said the Lancaster (Pa.) JP McCaskey standout tackle. “Most people say I’m a Big Ten lineman.”
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So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to see perennial Big Ten powers Ohio State and Penn State on Holler’s list.
This weekend, Holler will see Big Ten football at its best, as he travels to Columbus for the Ohio State-Michigan game, one of the nation’s fiercest rivalries, a game that has national title implications.
“It’ll be a great game,” Holler said.
This will be Holler’s first official visit. He’ll travel to Virginia Tech on Nov. 29, Penn State on Dec. 6 and Miami on Dec. 13.
All of Holler’s favorites have offered, with the exception of Miami, though Holler expects to ‘Canes to step forward soon.
Right now, Holler says he’s wide open. His visits will determine where he ends up.
“I just want to see the atmosphere at these schools, what the student bodies are like and whether I’m comfortable with the players,” Holler said. “I want to see if I’m comfortable with the players and coaches.”
Holler is rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and as the No. 82 overall prospect nationally.