Three-star JUCO defensive end Desmond Hollin is up to five scholarships. The Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College prospect landed one of his latest offers from the SEC and has scheduled his first official visit.
"I have five offers right now," he said. "Purdue, Marshall, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette have offered. I got both Kentucky and Lafayette last week."
Hollin discussed his SEC offer, Kentucky.
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"Kentucky is in the SEC," he said. "It shows I can play in the SEC and perhaps more SEC schools will look at me."
Meanwhile, Hollin has received interest from the likes of Tennessee and Florida State recently.
"They both have been telling me that they are going to keep in contact with me," he stated. "I sent them my tape and they are pretty interested."
Regarding his other options, Hollin has scheduled one official visit.
"I have one visit set, I'm going to Purdue on December 8th," he said. "That's the only visit I've got right now. I plan to take others, but I just don't know where."
The lineman discussed Purdue and why he wants to head there.
"It's their history," he said. "They have a history of defensive ends and defensive linemen in the NFL right now. I'm pretty interested in Purdue and they can further my career."
In addition, Hollin noted that Purdue is the school leading at this time.
"Well, since Purdue has been around since high school, I'm pretty familiar with their coaches and the coaching staff," he said. "I like them a little, but I am open to other schools."
As far as visits in general, Hollin discussed what he's looking for as he considers his options more.
"I want to see a lot on my trips," he said. "I want to check out the facilities and education wise I want to see the libraries and academics. I want to see the weight room too."
The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder has helped his team to a 7-0 record this season.
"Everything is going good," he said. "I've been doing really well. I have eight sacks this year. I had three against Lackawanna.
"I've come out with the same type of energy every game. I know I'm doing my best every game and I'd say I'm playing great every week."
Hollin plans to graduate in May and start college in the summer semester.